The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Winthrop Town Centre located at the intersection of Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale in Riverview. The festival will be held in Founders’ Park behind the Egg & I.
The annual fine arts festival has become an event that the community eagerly awaits. The festival features fine arts, entertainment (the Winthrop Charter School Music Department, the Brandon Ballet and Ian White’s Band will perform) and much more. In addition, there will be food and beverages offered by local organizations such as the Boy Scouts and the Rotary Club of FishHawk/Riverview.
This is a wonderful chance for the public to not only see fine art, but to meet the talented artists and make an investment in fine art from the person who personally created it. The fine arts will include weaving, pottery, sculptures, paintings, glass and photography. There will be a wide variety of fine craftsmen showcasing their work as well.
The Winthrop Arts Festival is a juried show. Artwork will be judged by two esteemed professionals, John Hardin of Hillsborough Community College and Debra Bryant, a local artist. Awards for Best of Show, First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention will be announced at a banquet scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Festival organizer and Winthrop Town Centre Artist, Bryant Martinez said, “It is heartwarming to see how this festival has grown into a fine community event. I love how the artists, craftsmen and the community come together in fellowship.”
Martinez added, “But this festival has become more than that. We are committed to not only honoring local artists but the many fine non-profits, such as ECHO and the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, that serve this community.”
The community is asked to bring a non-perishable item to ECHO’s table to help fill its food pantry.
Space at the festival is limited this year with only a few spots left. The public is invited to come out and see all of the great art. This includes the upcycled art that Riverview High School’s Ms. Clark and her students have created.
For more information on the sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival, visit www.winthropartsfestival.org.