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  • 2016 Festival Winners

    Best of Show

    Leland Williams,

    Booth 107

    Best 2D

    Carroll Swayze,

    Booth 115

    Best 3D

    Claudia Mechiorre,

    Booth 41

    Awards of Excellence

    Caleb Barnaby

    Jewelry - Booth 135

    Jeffery Haynes

    Printmaking – Booth 61

    David Mack

    Ceramics – Booth 16

    Cedar Key Arts Center Creativity Award

    Jean Yao

    Fiber – Booth 73

    Awards of Distinction

    Dan Bi

  • Arts Festival a hit with the crowds

    The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts was blessed with pleasant weather and crowds that did not overwhelm the island. And art lovers found plenty to like and buy from the 123 artists displaying their wares.

    Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin estimated the crowd was between 10,000-12,000 for the two-day event last weekend. “We had a good crowd,” Sandlin said. There was little call for law enforcement to handle anything, he added.

  • Becoming art at the art festival

    Abby Tucker of Ocala gets into the spirit of the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts and becomes a living piece of art.

  • All about the art
  • Arts Center welcomes 2016 Seahorse Key Artist-in-Residence Carroll Swayze exhibit in Members Gallery

    The Cedar Key Arts Center welcomes internationally known artist, Carroll Swayze, for a reception on Friday, April 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Swayze was chosen as this year's Seahorse Key Artist in Residence and the show will feature her work created and inspired by her time in the lighthouse on Seahorse Key.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-7-16

    Tuesdays

    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.

    Saturdays

    South Levy

    Marketplace

  • Roads to get needed attention

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Alice Lalonde, office manager for the Levy County Road Department showed up with a whopping 140 pages of work for the County Commission on Tuesday, but they were happy to approve everything she asked for.

    Why? “Well that usually means there's funding for the projects,” said Fred Moody, county coordinator. While the money may not arrive in the next year, it means the projects are to be done.

  • Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Sunday

    On Sunday, April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida.

    Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.

  • Arts Festival is this weekend

    This is a photo of the print which was created by Diana Tonnessen, who hand carves a linoleum block and prints on archival paper.

    This image is used extensively for promotion of the 52nd Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key which will be held April 9 & 10 from 10 am until 5 pm.  

  • Art opening for “It’s a Guy Thing”

    Join in the fun Saturday evening, April 2, from 5 to 7 at the opening of “It’s A Guy Thing!” in the Main Gallery at the Cedar Key Arts Center.

    April’s invitational exhibit will feature the creations of some of the artful men of Cedar Key including Christian Harkness, Kevin Hipe, Mike Leiner, Richard Levine, Gene Rantz, Chick Schwartz, and Russ Weaver. The show includes sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media and runs through the month of April at the Cedar Key Arts Center, 457 2nd Street, Cedar Key.