Monday, February 15, 2010

Osceola Art Festival

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...' as the the famous quote goes - this past weekend began in the roughest conditions and blossomed into a fine Saturday afternoon and Sunday for the Osceola Art Festival! Hard rain and wind gusts of up to 35 mph didn't stop many of the festival artists from setting up on Friday afternoon, but sadly several artists lost their tents and displays in the bad weather - glass was strewn across pavement and tents rolled across the festival grounds like tumbleweeds. But in the end the artists stood strong and made for a wonderful display of talent and beautiful artwork for a cool and sunny weekend.

After all was said and done approximately 155 artists, sponsors, food vendors, galleries and non-profits displayed for thousands of patrons to come visit and purchase original paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography and pottery. The student exhibit hosted the work of over 200 Osceola County students with prizes going to each school. Best of Show for Elementary, Middle and High School categories as well as the festival winners list will be posted on the Center website at this week.

Thank you to all who came to play and support the arts and we look forward to presenting it again next year - hopefully with better weather and a lot more people!

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