Melbourne Art Festival – www.melbournearts.org/
For over a decade, Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked the Melbourne Art Festival in the Top 100 best fine art shows in the nation. The backbone of this two-day, outdoor festival is the juried fine art show featuring over 250 artists from around the country. The festival also presents free concerts by national recording artists as well as regional and local acts. Other weekend events include KidsWorld (an arts and entertainment center for children), a 5K Run, Student Art Competition, free art workshops, food refreshments and a complimentary Park & Ride service. The Festival is a nationally recognized event held each year on the fourth full weekend in April in historic downtown Melbourne, Florida. This year, it will be held on April 23th to 24th 2011 and, as usual, admission is free. Please note that due to the popularity and high attendance of this event, no pets, skateboards, rollerblades, or coolers are allowed.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival – www.wpsaf.org
The Indian River Photo Club is based in Vero Beach, Florida and their goal is to promote the art and science of photography, to encourage the learning of skills necessary for such promotion, and to provide an atmosphere, through meetings and programs, whereby friendly relationships between the member photographers can be realized. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Vero Beach Community Center – 2246 14th Ave in Vero Beach. Membership is $20 for individuals, $20 for families, and free for students.
Indialantic Art Festival
This quaint, oceanfront town of Indialantic is the backdrop for this annual art festival held along the Atlantic Ocean off A1A. More than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, blending a perfect balance of well-known favorites and the latest names in the contemporary art scene, converge on Nance Park at Wavecrest & the Boardwalk for two memorable days. Stroll among life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and much, much, more. This year it is being celebrated January 15-16 2011.
Indialantic Craft Festival
Indialantic, a picturesque oceanfront community just east of Melbourne on Florida’s central Atlantic coast, has launched a new summer tradition with the Annual Indialantic Craft Festival, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of nation’s most talented artisans. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more (all handmade in America) will be on display, ranging from $15 to $3,000.