Writer / Lynn Wettach
The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day fine art extravaganza. The event is being held October 14-15 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park.
Lynn Wettach, Show Director, is well known for bringing artisans together who are recognized nationally/regionally for their talents. The show is a professionally juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category. This year there are nearly 100 outstanding artisans and master craftsmen who will be exhibiting their carefully created works. The person or artist you meet in the booth is the visionary behind the work.
Each is available throughout the show to discuss their work, share their stories and answer questions. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore a wonderful palette of diverse artwork.
“The success of the first three years of The Beaches Art Fest shows how much the community wants this type of event at the Beach,” says Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of the Beaches Museum & History Park. “This is going to be a wonderful experience for the artists and the visitors.”
Attendees can expect to find that something special to please everyone (and every pocketbook). From exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful woodcarvings.
“I am pleased to say, we have a treasure trove of top quality, original, affordable and imaginative creations from a wide variety of exceptional artists,” Wettach says. “This is going to be a fantastic show.”
The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine. The fest will begin Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A), Jacksonville Beach. Admission is free. For more information, visit TheBeachesArtFest.com.