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Historic 2nd Street will transform this weekend into an open air art gallery as the Chamber of Commerce presents the 45th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts. Artists and craftsman will line the roadside in booths from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to show off their paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography, and other artwork. Over $10,000 will be awarded and their ribbons will be on display Sunday.
This annual event is an opportunity to showcase some of our region’s best artists, as well as artists traveling to Florida from across the U.S. This year’s show will feature returning artists, as well as many new to the show. Popular throughout our state, Mike Segal’s brightly colored painting entitled “July 4th Snoozer at Cedar Key” will serve as the festival’s commemorative 2009 piece.
Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, formerly known as the Sidewalk Arts Festival, has been reoccurring since 1964.
Check out the Beacon’s special section B for all the 45th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts information you need.