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|Second Annual Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival in February|
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Second Annual Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival will take
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Second Annual Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. The Festival will again be held in Gulfport’s waterfront Veteran’s Park (5350 31st Avenue South). Last year’s first-ever Festival was tremendously successful, with dozens of artists showing their work and hundreds of attendees. The event is a juried “boutique” show, focusing solely on fine art and fine craft. Purchase awards and other prizes will be offered to participating artists. There is no charge for admission. The event is open to all and is family and pet-friendly.
Dozens of artists from throughout the nation are expected to participate in the event, offering work for display and sale. The Festival is Gulfport’s only two-day outdoor art event, intended to highlight not only the work of local and regional fine artists but also work from artists not previously represented in the area. A wide range of artistic media will be featured including paintings, photography, glass, wood, ceramics, metal, furniture and fiber. The Festival builds on Gulfport’s reputation as an arts destination. In addition to the many artists residing and working in Gulfport, the city also hosts the twice monthly Art and Gallery Walk, the annual 2Cool Art Show and other events throughout the year which offer opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.
The event venue, Veteran’s Park, is a scenic location overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. It is adjacent to Gulfport’s Shore and Beach Boulevards, the hub of Gulfport’s vibrant Waterfront District with a collection of all-independent restaurants, pubs, shops, art studios and galleries. Parking in the area is convenient and free. A free trolley will also offer visitors round-trip transportation to the Festival from remote parking locations.
The Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Merchants Association and the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is produced by Boulderbrook Productions. Artists may still apply to participate. For more information about the Festival, visit Boulderbrook.net or call (239) 293-9448 or visit the Facebook page at Facebook.com/events/234273733676433.