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See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate The Arts At ArtsFest 2020 Featuring New Corning Museum Of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out, Chopped Competition, Urban Art/Mural Competition And More February 8 & 9 In Downtown Stuart

One of the most diverse and creative cultural celebrations in the region will enliven Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart with a vivid spectrum of visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts and live music that uniquely cater to all five senses and all agesArtsFest 2020, presented by The Arts Foundation for Martin County, enters its 33rd year on February 8 and 9, showcasing traditional and contemporary art harmoniously in family- friendly environment while unveiling new bold and daring artistic endeavors. The event was once again named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for the fifth year in a row.  There is still time to sign up for the 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out Competition on Sunday, February 9!  Get your Early Bird Tickets!  Don’t miss the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot ShopStuart Chopped CompetitionOff the Wall Urban Art CompetitionARTivity Zone, Instrument Petting Zoo, Native Wildlife exhibitGames and activitiesFace painting and temporary tattoos, and SO MUCH MORE! The Rickie Report shares the detailed schedule, some peeks from last year and information about buying tickets.  Children 18 and younger are free.  Early bird buy-one-get-one tickets are available through January 31. Each ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of art glass!  What Do The Arts Create In Martin County?  Economic Activity: $27,200,000  Full-Time Equivalent Jobs: 752  Household Income To Local Residents: $14,400,000!  

 

 

 

 

 

See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate at ArtsFest 2020

Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart

100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $50. Children 18 and under are free.

Early bird, buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available from January 2 – 31 at Seacoast Bank branches.

Every ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of glass art.

 

 

 

 

NEW !!!     NEW!!!      NEW !!! 

 

Featuring  NEW  CORNING  MUSEUM  OF  GLASS  MOBILE  HOT  SHOP

 

Photo Credit: Stephen Ironside for The Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

“We’ve set out to create an immersive event that invites attendees to experience the arts—with all its broad expressions and possibilities—in ways not typically considered,” says Nancy Turrell, executive director of The Arts Council of Martin County. “Each year we aim to add something memorable and we’re confident we’ve pulled that off this year. Even still, we chase this goal with a commitment to never stray from the traditional appeals that have made ArtsFest one of the longest-running and most successful art shows in the region.”

 

For the first time ever this year, ArtsFest will feature the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, a 46-foot-long, 50,000-pound mobile glass art studio that can sculpt 2,300 °F sand into stunning works of art. This live glassmaking experience brings the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of the Corning Museum of Glass. The Mobile Hot Shop recreates a state-of-the-art studio environment and demonstrates complex hot glassmaking techniques in an immersive, narrating experience with some of the world’s top professional glassmakers, many of whom have been featured on the Netflix original show, “Blown Away”, the first-ever glass blowing competition show that pushes contestants to creative extremes in search of the “Best in Blow”.

 

“The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop delivers a premium experience as guests get an inside look and our impressive mobile station and internal heating chambers to watch how the material of glass unfolds into an art form,” said Eric Meek, senior manager of Corning’s Hot Glass Programs. “We are very excited to be a part of ArtsFest 2020 as this is the only Florida location where our Mobile Hot Shop will travel this season.”

Corning will be performing hot glass demos both days during ArtsFest. All admission tickets include a chance to win a stunning piece of custom glass art made by the Corning glassblowers.

 

 

NEW – 1st  ANNUAL  PLEIN  AIR  PAINT  OUT  COMPETITION

 

 

New to this year’s festival is the Plein Air Paint Out Competition debuting on Sunday, February 9. In this outdoor competition, artists are challenged to paint in the Plein air tradition of painting on site from real life. Plein air painting leaves behind the four walls of a studio and allows artists to experience painting and drawing in the landscape as festivalgoers look on. Artists are allowed to enroll in the competition up until the day of and can click here to apply. Completed works will be available for purchase after the competition closes.

 

Join the fun at ArtsFest 2020 on Sunday, February 9

Check in begins at 8 AM

Painting is from 8:30 AM – Noon

Prizes will be awarded in the afternoon

1st – $300, 2nd – $200 & 3rd $100

Paintings available for sale after judging

(see details on the Arts Foundation for Martin County website or call Neil at Stuart Art Supply 772.220.4500)

Pre-registration allows you to visit the ArtFest on Saturday to either enjoy the festival or scout out the perfect location!

SIGN UP ONLINE

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT COMPETITORS (at publication time):  Pamela J Ayres, Manon Sander, Liza Karsai, Barbara Z Lyons

*Artists are allowed to apply up until the day of the competition

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR  FAVORITE  ARTSFEST  EXPERIENCES  RETURN:

 

  •   ArtsFest 2020 maintains the tradition of featuring international, national and local artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture and jewelry, each selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception in our Artisan Experience.
  •   Back to tickle your culinary senses is the beloved Stuart Chopped Competition – modeled after the Food Network’s hit show- where pitting chefs from local, favorite restaurants engage in a two-day cooking battle royale. The intensity grips onlookers who gather for a whiff – and even a taste – of what these culinary artists cook up. The two-day competition narrows from six chefs to three before crowning a winner.
  •   Back for a second year, the Off the Wall Urban Art Competition brings artists from around the state to compete in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest unfolding in front of festivalgoers will test who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces conveying themes of unity, diversity and the spirit of world culture.
  •   The ARTivity Zone ensures that there’s something for everyone in the family to participate in! This area provides a host of creative projects and arts interactivity for kids—in formats both expert-facilitated and freestyle. Face painting, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibit and more will keep young art lovers entertained and educated. Families can also gather information from community partners including Martin County Parks & Recreation, Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Students For H20, Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society, and more! Free for children 12 and under.
  •   Performing arts lovers will delight in music and dance performances taking on two stages- Memorial Stage and Banyan Stage – all weekend with performances that promise to cater to every musical taste. See full schedule of performances below.
  •   Festivalgoers looking for an elegant encounter with the arts can enjoy shaded seating in the VIP Lounge—which includes two drink tickets, catered lunch by Carrabba’s and afternoon snack bar—for $50 per ticket, per day. (Children 3 and older require a ticket.) The posh atmosphere created by Life Beautifier is inspired by Bollywood and packed with several surprise perks (along with the air-conditioned bathrooms).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTSFEST  2020  LIST  OF  ARTISTS,  PERFORMERS,  AND  DETAILED  SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOPPED   COMPETITION:

 

2 day competition begins Saturday at 11:30AM inside the #CHOPPEDArena narrowing six chefs…

to three for the final showdown on Sunday at 11:30AM~~~

Who will win the cash prize and who will get CHOPPED?!

*Chefs from additional restaurants TBA

The Gafford, Ellie’s Deli, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Lost City Golf Club, Spritz City Bistro

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT   EXPERIENCE:

We’ve teamed up with Snorkel Corn Entertainment again this year with promise to cater to every musical taste all weekend long!

MEMORIAL STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

12:35  –  1:45PM  Robbins Music
2 PM-2:30PM Wings to Fly Dance Company
3 PM – 3:30PM Florida Arts and Dance Company
5 – 7 PM JM and The Sweets

 

 

BANYAN STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

10:15 -11 AM, Sweet Butter Joe
12:45 – 1:30 PM, Bashaum Stewart Music (Solo)
4 PM- 4:45 PM, Two Dad Doodad

 

MEMORIAL STAGE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

12:30 – 1:45PM, Lara Hope’s Gold Hope Duo
2:30 – 3:30PM, Milly Marzipan
4 –  5 PM, The Little Things

 

BANYAN STAGE: SUNDAY, FEB 9

10:15 – 11 AM, Michael Robbins
12:30 – 1:30PM, Xander James
3  –  3:45 PM Bashaum Stewart Music(Trio)

 

 

 

ARTSFEST   #OFFTHEWALL   MURAL   COMPETITION

 

 

ArtsFest #OFFTHEWALL competition returns Saturday in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest tests who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces!

2020 Competitors:

Tiffany Beasi, Stefan Bernard, Gregory Dirr, Dan Gorostiaga, Taylor Komara, Louichyz Art,Brent Mcahern, James Muldoon, Sam Nagel Art

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  •   Bridges Montessori – Henna hands using the scratch foam printmaking process

  •   Martin County Parks & Recreation – Games and activities including hula-hoops, jumprope, etc.

  •   Pattycake Art – Face painting and temporary tattoos

  •   Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra – instrument petting zoo

  •   Students 4H2O – sustainable development goals paper chains

  •   Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society – guitar petting zoo

  •   Treasure Coast Wildlife Center – native wildlife exhibit

  •   Women Supporting the Arts

 

 

 

COMMUNITY  +  ARTIVITIY ZONE:

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11AM – 6  PM Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  9

11 AM – 5 PM  Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

 

LOCAL  +  EMERGING  ARTIST  TENT

 

Stop by and greet these emerging artists:

Cheryl Rosenzweig, Clodagh Hendy, Susan Darienzo, Catherien Duffield, Robert Johnstone, Pam Panella, Mary Lou Pults, Sunny Walker, Jordan Silvia

HIGH  SCHOOL  ART  BOOTHS

 

Clark Advanced Learning Center, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, The Pine School, Jensen Beach High School

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.ArtsFestStuart.org.

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

 

 

 

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