Nov. 26-27: 51st Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival at Francis Field

binks_robertSt. Augustine, FL  — The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 51st Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival on Thanksgiving weekend —Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

 

More than 150 fine artists from around the region and across the country will exhibit original paintings, handmade pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass, photography, fiber arts and other fine crafts.

Two days of live entertainment provided by the Gamble Rogers Festival performers, food and beverages, the Hyundai Kids Art Zone, Colonial Craft Corner, Florida Museum of Natural History station and the citywide Nights of Lights combine for a festive start to the holiday season.

Artists will also be giving talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend, including the Textile Arts Guild.

“We hope everyone will join us Thanksgiving weekend at the Festival,” said Diane Bradley, Festival Manager.  “This event has been a hallmark of our City’s cultural life for decades. It’s two days of fine art and family fun for a great cause.”

sumerville_stevenAn estimated 15,000 visitors attend the annual art gathering, which is staffed by hundreds of volunteers under the direction of the St. Augustine Art Association, a non-profit art organization founded in 1924 to promote excellence in the arts. With a $1 gate donation, Festival visitors receive a prize drawing ticket for area attractions, restaurants and specialty gifts.  Proceeds sustain the Art Association’s operations, education, exhibition and outreach programs for the local community.

All-day discount parking is available in the Historic Parking Garage with a PARK NOW Card. For information, call 904-824-2310 or go to www.staugustineartfestival.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • 11am John Dickie and Friends
  • 12pm Linser and Lowe (Paradox)
  • 1pm Mike Lagasse
  • 2pm Blue Lotus Belly Dance Troup
  • 3pm Al Poindexter
  • 4pm Ancient City Slickers

SUNDAY, NOV 27

  • 11am Davis Loose and Friends
  • 12pm Bear and Robert
  • 1pm Bob Patterson
  • 2pm Sunset Monday
  • 3pm Johnny Matanzas and the Hombres

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