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St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford

13th Annual fine arts and fine crafts event will take place April 27 and 28.

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford

Over 55,000 visitors of all ages are expected to take over the iconic brick streets of Downtown Sanford in April for the return of the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts.


The 13th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts will take place on the shores of Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, bringing over 150 acclaimed local, regional and national artists to the heart of Sanford.


“We’re so happy to once again create an opportunity for the community to be face-to-face with art and creativity from so many talented artists,” said Kim House, president of St. Johns River Festival of the Arts. “This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors and support from the city and CRA, and all our dedicated volunteers, and we’re so grateful to everyone who makes it a success each year.”



The festival is free to attend with free parking and features excellent food, live music, Art-in-Action demonstrations, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, quaint shops, and restaurants. The total event route encompasses First Street, from Myrtle Avenue to Sanford Ave., and Palmetto Avenue in Historic Downtown Sanford


St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford

Daily festival features include:

  • 150+ Art Exhibitors

  • Live Music Entertainment

  • Culinary Arts Food Court

  • Craft Beer and beverages

  • Great Restaurants

  • Art Demonstrations


St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford

The mission of The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts in Historic Sanford, Florida is to enrich the quality of life in the community by cultivating an arts and cultural environment that offers venues to educate and stimulate the appreciation and advancement of both.


The festival will offer a variety of experiences, including live art demonstrations.


Two fine art jurors will select the best pieces, and $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to art and craft winners.


St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford

As a non-profit 501C (3), the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts proudly sponsors “Art-for-Kids,” a scholarship program designed to encourage an appreciation and understanding of the arts. Proceeds from the art festival provide art instruction and education to children in Seminole County regardless of their ability to pay, in a safe, full-service art center.

 

For more information, visit www.stjohnsriverartfest.com.


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St. Johns River Festival of the Arts returns to Historic Downtown Sanford


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