110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Apr 7, 2014 - 10:47:53am
Practice makes perfect, and what started out great a year ago will be even bigger and better this year, organizers of the second annual "Art Among the Trees" festival 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, on the grounds of the Historic Porter House in DeLeon Springs.
The festival will include a juried fine-arts exhibit, crafts, and plenty of music. In the juried art competition, $100 will be awarded in three categories: Best of Show, Best Fine Art and Best Fine Craft. At last count, around 40 artists had signed up to participate.
Local students' art will be on display. Free hands-on arts and crafts, including painting a pony, will offer fun for the younger ones.
Bluegrass and old-time bands will take the stage, and jam sessions will be back.
"Bring an instrument and learn the traditional art of old-time and bluegrass music", the DeLeon Springs Community Association invites.
Food trucks will provide plenty of vittles to fuel attendees' activities.
Community Association Secretary Amy Munizzi said DeLeonites have eyed DeLand's successful Fall Festival of the Arts and DeLand Outdoor Art Festival. The Community Association will grow DeLeon Springs' art festival as big and successful, drawing people from all over Central Florida to DeLeon Springs for "Art Among the Trees."
By all accounts, the DeLeon festival is on its way, after drawing hundreds of people last year.
The festival will take place among the tall trees that give it the name, on the historic Porter House property at 5030 N. Highway 17.
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