January 12-13, 2019 sees the return of the 7th annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. The event is held each year on Gulf Stream between Cocoanut Ave. and McAnsh Square. The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) again graciously hosts this spectacular art event that has grown into one of the finest fine art festivals in Florida and the nation.
Over 130 local, regional and national artisans journey to Sarasota to showcase their art, a collection of beauty and creativity that transforms Gulf Stream into an outdoor gallery of spectacular painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, metalwork, graphics, woodworking and more. In each art medium you will find a diversity of styles, techniques and materials guided by the unique and compelling visions of each artisan. Discuss with the artists how they create and become inspired. Also explore the option of commissioning a unique piece of art made specifically for you! All the artisans that create these inspirational works are present at the event with many represented in the nation’s finest public art museums and most prestigious private collections.
The 7th annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival is open 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Immerse yourself in the visual experience as your sensibilities and appreciation for beauty guide you! Also, please take a moment to stop by the HSSC’s “Big Mac” mobile adoption center onsite to say “hi” to the dedicated staff. Meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption. Find a new, loving life companion while supporting a wonderful and compassionate organization.
The Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival is produced by Paragon Festivals. Contact Bill Kinney, the Festival Director, for more information or to arrange interviews with artists. (941) 487-8061.
Photos courtesy of Paragon Festivals.