Whether you’re an avid collector of art or you just know what you like, you can find something to enjoy at this weekend’s 42nd annual Leesburg ArtFest.
The event, presented by the Leesburg Center for the Arts, will be staged from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, on Main Street and the rest of the historic downtown streets. General admission is free, and free parking is available. A pop-up party kicks off the festival from 6-9pm Friday, March 8, at Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe, 410 W. Main St.
This is a juried show with more than 90 fine artists, according to leesburgartfest.com. The festival highlights both local artists from Central Florida, as well as painters, jewelers, sculptors, and potters from all over the United States exhibiting and selling one-of-a-kind art pieces while competing for prizes.
Among the new attractions are the Harper Printmaking Studio’s Little Big Print booth, the 5 Emerging Artist booths, and the Beacon College Art Students booth.
Live music, entertainment, children’s activities, food, and beverages also are part of the fun in Towne Square and throughout the festival grounds. New this year is Concert Crawl, in which local musicians will perform at various patio locations. In addition, players from Melon Patch Theatre will perform scenes from their upcoming show “Footloose” both Saturday and Sunday on Main Street.
Other activities include interactive art, a mobile art studio, and the coinciding Literary Arts Festival at the Leesburg Public Library at 100 E. Main St.
For more information, call 352.365.0232 or go to leesburgartfestival.com.