April 19, 2024


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Two-day outside pageant provides artisans to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

TARPON SPRINGS — Heading into slide, craft festival year will kick off in the Tampa Bay place with the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Pageant, managing Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, on Dodecanese Boulevard in Tarpon Springs.

Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is cost-free. Stop by www.artfestival.com.

The event will showcase the creations of a lot more than 60 craft artisans and artists. Thousands of authentic functions will be on show and accessible for buy during the no cost, two-day occasion.

The unique artwork walk is offered along the historic sponge docks in central Tarpon Springs, and features hundreds of useful and whimsical performs of excellent, handmade art from neighborhood and checking out crafters and artisans. Pets on leashes are welcome to be a part of their human companions as they stroll by the pageant, which contains a whole environmentally friendly marketplace of reside plants, handmade soaps, tasty edibles and additional.

Including to the satisfaction of the outing, patrons can meet up with the artisans guiding the operates and find the techniques and inspirations powering each and every generation, and even request a personalized reward or merchandise.

Several Tampa Bay place craft artisans and artists will get section in this year’s competition.

St. Petersburg artist Sandy “Sam” MacNeill owned a tailor made cabinet design and style company for 20 decades exactly where she created and mounted personalized cabinetry in significant-conclusion personalized-designed residences in Avila, Cheval, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Venice, Honduras, and Antiqua. All through that time, she acquired six To start with Place awards from the Countrywide Association of the Reworking Market and the Countrywide Subzero Structure Award for Very best Kitchen area. Now in her retirement, she enjoys planning and setting up wooden products and solutions and creating summary acrylic fluid Art in her store.

Functioning with mixed media, MacNeill generates flowing compositions utilizing depth, distinction, and color mixtures.

Originally from Albany, New York, Desiree Laz has been seen locally at the Gulfport Art Stroll. She works by using focal beads and gemstones to crochet collectively pendants, necklaces, earrings and other ocean-motivated pieces of wearable artwork.

Clearwater’s Iuliana Meyer is a mixed media artist who utilizes clay polymers, silk, wire, paints and far more to hand-mildew tiny décor, vases, wearable functions and colourful wall artwork.

Palm Harbor artist Iryna Ahrens credits her school several years in the Soviet Republic of Ukraine for the inspiration guiding her distinctive medium and get the job done. During springtime the blooming flowers under no circumstances ceased to delight her, and she spent decades understanding how to translate their attractiveness into functions of art using leather-based as a medium.

Acknowledged for crafting greater-than-life flower sculptures, she has perfected the method into wearable and hanging functions of artwork. Leather-based, all-natural stones and acrylic paint come alongside one another into initial 3-D items on display for the duration of her Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Competition debut.

About American Craft Endeavors

American Craft Endeavors provides juried craft demonstrates in a lot of of Florida’s vibrant downtown locations and well known tourist destinations including the Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals, the Siesta Crucial Craft Pageant in Sarasota, and the Downtown Venice Art Competition and Craft displays in Venice. The group’s founders individually pick one of a kind, culturally abundant metropolitan areas and towns for their show areas, supplying a total outdoor knowledge unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-picked from hundreds of applicants in buy to make certain a excellent event that includes varied artwork media and the highest high-quality of initial handmade crafts.

For further information and facts, go to www.artfestival.com or contact 561-746-6615.

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