Central Park was alive with inspiration as Florida artists exhibited their work during the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Oct. 8-9. Photos by: Jim Carchidi
A week of storm cleanup gave way to two days of art appreciation as 186 creators drew a crowd of thousands to the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Oct. 8 and 9.
Aside from being the only juried festival to exclusively feature Florida artists, the event is a boost for retailers and restaurateurs along Park Avenue.
“It draws more than 150,000 visitors, many of them from outside our region, which gives us an opportunity to show off our boutiques, bistros and the dynamic experience of visiting Winter Park,” said Betsy Gardner Eckbert, President and CEO of festival host, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
The outdoor exhibition featured landscapes painted by a local architect, stained glass created by an MBA candidate, and the first performances on the recently completed Central Park Main Stage.
Click here for the winners list, and see the photo gallery for a look at some of the features and faces from the 49th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival.