From brilliant, vivid paintings to eye-catching photography, art can be appreciated in many forms. Stellar artwork will be available for the public to view and purchase at the Mount Dora Arts Festival.
The popular event, which is in its 44thyear, will be held February 2-3. More than 300,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Mount Dora to attend the festival, which is ranked among the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. The talents of approximately 285 of the country’s leading artists will be on display in the areas of oils, clay, graphics, watercolor, acrylics, glass, jewelry, sculpture and more. The event also features live entertainment in Donnelly Park, and food will be provided in separate food courts. Attendees can also opt to enjoy a nice meal in one of the numerous downtown restaurants.
Here’s a look at this year’s festival schedule.
*The butterfly encounter, located in Donnelly Park, will be open both days.
*Mario DeCiutiis, the principle percussionist at Radio City Music Hall for 45 years, will perform at Donnelly Park from 10 a.m. to noon on February 2 and February 3.
*Captain Harry, a singer/songwriter who has performed alongside The Drifters and The Temptations, will perform at Donnelly Park from noon to 2 p.m on February 2.
*On both days, children ages 4-12 will be able to decorate white ribbons with markers, crayons, beads, and more.
*The MasterSounds Jazz Trio will perform from noon to 2 p.m. at Donnelly Park on February 3.
*Frank Primato, a percussionist/drummer/vocalist, will perform at Donnelly Park from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on February 3.
For more information, please call (352) 383-0880 or visit www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org.