Saturday, January 19, 2013
The eighth annual arts festival finishes out its run Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel.
Arts lovers flocked to The Shops at Wiregrass Saturday to check out the Suncoast Arts Fest. Now in its eighth year, the annual event draws artists and artisans from all over the Tampa Bay area and beyond for a showcase that benefits arts programs in Pasco County schools. A total of $10,813.91 was awarded to Pasco schools following last year's event, according to the festival's website. While the festival features the works of fine artists from all over the Bay area, it also boasts live entertainment, activities for children, chalk artists and more. All told, more than 120 artists and craftspeople turn out for the two-day event. Missed Saturday's fun? Don't worry! The festival continues Sunday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 28211 …
Friday, January 18, 2013
What's going on in Land O' Lakes and beyond? Check out this Patch Minute for weekend event suggestions.
In this Patch Minute, we bring you a preview of the Suncoast Arts Fest in Wesley Chapel. Want to see your Land O' Lakes event or activity featured in a Patch Minute? Post the details on our calendar. ****** Artist Sherri Calkins of Wesley Chapel finds much of the inspiration for her mixed media artwork through religion. “To me, art is not about the eqipment, it’s not about the tools,” she said. “It’s about your voice and your soul and your composition.” Calkins is one of about 115 fine artists and crafters who are participating in the eighth annual Suncoast Arts Fest this weekend at The Shops at Wiregrass. The event runs Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ceramics, clay, drawings, graphics, photography, printmaking…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Artists from all over the country are part of the annual event, which runs through Sunday, Jan. 22 at The Shops at Wiregrass.
Click through the gallery to see images of this year's Suncoast Arts Fest. The annual event draws more than 100 artists from all over the county, many from right here in the Tampa Bay area. The festival runs through tomorrow, Jan. 22, at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. If you go, stop by the Patch tent and say hello! Don't forget to add your own images of the festival to the gallery. Just click on the upload photos and videos button to get started. We plan to add more shots throughout the weekend and would love to feature yours, too.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
There is still room for fine artists and chalk artists to sign up for the juried show.
As the clock ticks down on the opening of the seventh annual Suncoast Arts Fest, organizers say there’s still time for creative types to get involved. The juried art show takes place Jan. 21-22 at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, featuring more than 100 artists from all over the United States. Many artists in the show come from Pasco and other nearby counties, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota and Manatee. Application deadlines loom for both fine artists and chalk artists who wish to participate, said Pam Marron, the show’s co-director. While the art show that draws nearly 100,000 spectators annually provides a place for artists to display their works, Marron said participants get much more out of the experience. “We do …
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 …