The 49th Annual Art In The Park is presented by the City of Ormond Beach and Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens. It will be held in Rockefeller Gardens on Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at The Casements and Fortunato Park. Rockefeller Gardens is located in front of The Casements at 25 Riverside Drive, at the southeast corner of the Granada Bridge.
There will be arts to please everyone from acrylics to wood, and everything in between. With Mother’s Day only a week later on May 14th, this is a great event to find unique and lasting gifts from among beautiful paintings, photographs, and distinctive pieces of hand-crafted work.
Art and crafts will be judged. In the fine arts category, a single award of $1,500 sponsored by Mimi’s Original Art, will be made for Best In Show and will be displayed at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Eight others, four fine artists and four crafters will receive a total of eight awards: First Place $400, Second Place $300, Merit Award $200 and Honorable Mention $100.
For the young artists, the event will feature a Kids’ Craft Zone (free) which will be located inside The Casements. Kids are invited to come and make a special gift for Mother’s Day. The Palette & Brush Club of Halifax will be demonstrating and helping with the craft.
While shopping, strolling, or dining, there will be a variety of musical entertainment. The duo of Stealing Vanity, Dan Allen The One-Man Band, and Traces Of Gold will perform on Saturday, and on Sunday Love Conspiracy, Tie Dye Road, and Jordan Redding.
Food vendors will offer an array of items to satisfy every appetite—Alston’s Chicken, Coastal Donuts, Kona Ice, and Reesie’s Weenies & more.
In addition, The Casements will be open for tours on both days providing an excellent opportunity to see this beautiful historic building. When touring The Casements, be sure to see the Sunrise Community Girl Scouts art display in the gallery.
For additional information: 386.676. 3241 or visit www.ormondbeach.org