110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted May 16, 2014 - 1:52:57pm
The weather provided one of the gorgeous spring days that make West Volusia a wonderful place to live.
More than 2,000 people, according to organizers, took advantage of the bright skies and mild temperatures to enjoy DeLeon Springs' Art Among the Trees festival in April.
Winners of the $100 top prizes were:
• Best Fine Art — Gayle Barlow of DeLeon Springs, for her works in pen and ink, as well as oil and acrylic.
• Best Fine Craft — Donna Massey of DeLand, for her hand quilting.
• Best of Show — Doug Garvey of Daytona Beach, for his woodworking.
Judges were local artists Jan Obendorfer and Ruth Vines.
Along with arts and crafts, attendees enjoyed bluegrass and other old-time music, with some jam sessions, lunch, and breezes beneath the oak trees on the historic Porter property that give the festival its name.
The DeLeon Springs Community Association is already at work planning another fall festival.
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