Arts Lovers Asked to Get Their Hands Dirty
Volunteers are still needed for the Suncoast Arts Fest.
Love art? Enjoy pitching in to help the community? If so, organizers of the seventh annual Suncoast Arts Fest want you!
Pam Marron, the festival’s co-director, said volunteers are needed to do everything from helping booth sit for artists to delivering snacks to participants during the event.
“It’s a fun festival,” said Marron. “While they’re volunteering (they can) enjoy great art and great entertainment. Stuff is going to be happening everywhere.”
The Suncoast Arts Fest is a two-day juried show that takes place at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The festival runs Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It draws more than 100 artists from all over the Tampa Bay area and beyond, Marron said. Many artists travel from other states to take part in the show, she added. It also pulls in nearly 100,000 spectators.
In addition to works of fine arts and crafts, the show features live entertainment throughout its run, Marron said.
“It’s an incredibly festive event to volunteer at,” she said. “The work isn’t hard. It’s fun the whole time, plus there’s good food there.”
Anyone interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-247-6182. Marron asks that volunteers be over 16. Students will receive community service hours for their assistance, she said.
More information about volunteering is available on the Suncoast Arts Fest’s website.
Stay with Patch for more information about the festival in the coming days.