WHEN: November 18th, 2017 - November 19th, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COST: Free and open to the public
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art Lovers, Creative Community
The CraftArt Festival 2016 is an invitation to out-of-town and local visitors to make Saturday November 18th & Sunday November 19th a fun-filled Florida weekend. Visitors will be delighted by the work of over 80 of the nation’s best contemporary craft artists, artist demonstrations, food trucks, craft beers and the best cultural venues on the west coast of Florida. The CraftArt Festival juror will award $10,000 in cash awards to the artists. Florida CraftArt is pleased to announce the juror for the CraftArt Festival 2016 is Chris Amundsen, the Executive Director of the American Craft council.
For the ninth year, the CraftArt Festival, a juried fine craft art festival, will be held in the heart of the Central Arts District in front of Florida CraftArt Gallery, located at 501 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. This 2 day festival kicks off the Holiday shopping season and takes advantage of the great Florida fall weather. One of the most eagerly anticipated arts events each year by collectors and patrons as well as by locals and visitors who plan a long weekend around the show, the CraftArt Festival features some of the nation’s best established and emerging fine craft artists with handmade works in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper and mixed media. The weekend will include artist demonstrations, make and take activities and wine and craft beer.
For the fourth year, we will continue to showcase the talents of emerging artists with the support of the DMG School Project as we engage the next generation of fine craft artists. St. Petersburg continues to support a vibrant arts community through its galleries, artist studios, museums and murals. At the center of this year’s festival is the street mural that was created at the Shine Mural Festival in September.