Art Festival Sanford Florida

10th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts Returns May 1-2

Historic Downtown Sanford’s iconic brick streets will soon be lined with artwork from some of the best artists across the country as it’s transformed into an artist mecca for the 10th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts.

Over 150 acclaimed local, regional and national fine-art and fine-craft artists will gather in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford for a relaxing weekend of art appreciation and education. The event will take place on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As guests stroll the streets, they’ll have opportunities to view live “Art-In-Action” demonstrations, try gourmet eats from the Culinary Arts Food Court and enjoy live acoustic tunes as the festival goes on.

“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to bring this festival to Sanford every year,” said Liz Darwick, event treasurer. “The city has so much history and culture, there’s no better place to hold this event.”

Art lovers will also have the chance to purchase their favorite pieces throughout the event and try their hand at creating their own masterpiece during artist-led workshops.

Admission is free and all proceeds support the festival’s Art-For-Kids Scholarship program, which provides free art classes to children in Seminole County.

“There are so many people who have a hand in making this festival what it is,” said Kim House, president of St. Johns River Festival of the Arts. “This event truly wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors and the support from the city and community. We’re so grateful to everyone who makes it a success each year!”

The total event route encompasses First Street, Park Ave., Palmetto Ave. and 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Sanford, FL 32771.

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About St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts is an annual art festival in Historic Downtown Sanford that features excellent food, live music, Art-in-Action, sculpture, chalk art, great restaurants, quaint shops with plenty of FREE parking and FREE admission. This premier art experience boasts of over 150 regionally and nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen that will line Sanford’s charming brick streets with a selection of paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, blown glass and much more.

About Historic Downtown Sanford

The Historic Downtown Sanford District in Central Florida is a global travel destination featuring award-winning restaurants, craft breweries, gastropubs, shopping, world-class events, street festivals, concerts, theaters, art galleries, and a spectacular marina featuring fishing, boating and dinner cruises.

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