apr 16 – 17
In its 16th year, this is the Big Bend Region’s premiere outdoor fine art festival. Located in downtown Tallahassee along Park Avenue, just east of Monroe, the festival is free and open to the public. Visitors view and purchase amazing one-of-a-kind works from over one- hundred and fifty fine artists from all over the U.S. while enjoying a weekend of fun, fine art, local culinary delights, children’s pop-up art studios, community partners and live entertainment. Art, culture and local heritage abound at the festival with reenactments of Jacques LeMoyne, the first European artist to visit Florida and sketch images of the natives and local flora and fauna and take them back to Europe; pop-up studios for children and adults to experience making art; the community’s best entertainers on stage and much more. A wide variety of local foods are offered by the region’s food trucks and restaurants as well as a bar serving craft beer, wine, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more. Begun in 2000, the festival has grown each year, adding more fun artful and cultural experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Ranked #87 in the top one-hundred fine art and design shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, it’s a must visit for anyone living in or visiting North Florida or South Georgia.
Sat. and Sun. April 16 & 17, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Free. ChainofParks.com. Check out VisitTallahassee.com for more cultural events on the same weekend.