The 59th Space Coast Art Festival is all to happen in the coming month from October 16th to 17th.
In 1963-64 a group of Local Artists and some members organized an event called, “Cocoa Beach Sidewalk Art Show.” After two Years the Art Show became a huge part of the October Art fair.
The 59th Space Coast Festival after Pandemic Restrictions
Viera, after a whole year of suspension due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 59th Space Coast Art Festival is finally happening in a couple of weeks.
The venue of the Art Festival is at the beautiful and outdoor setting of the shopping center, The Avenue Viera, Brevard County Florida. The timings of the Festival are from 9:00 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 16th. On 17th it’s from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
There is providing plenty of free parking for the respected Artists and Patrons.
Due to the limiting space this year the officials are asking the public to leave their pets at home. It’s due to the safety and comfort of the animals because there will be a large crowd present.
The Participating Artists
Admission to the event is free, The event will feature a total of 50 Artists as a fraction of the selected content which is a juried fine art show, according to the President of Space Coast Art Festival’s board of Directors, Marilyn Grigsby.
Ms. Grigsby said, “We have everything from acrylics, oils, and watercolors to photography, clay, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, and mixed media. We have a variety of total of 10 categories.”
Ms. Grigsby also famed that the total number of artists is surpassed at 50 due to the safety measures in the result of Pandemic.
However, despite the limiting number of artists due to the Pandemic situation, the artists will still travel to the region’s huge distances like Costa Rica. They will also travel to states such as Oregon, California, North Carolina, and Illinois, according to Ms. Grigsby.
Ms. Grigsby added, “We had one artist selected from Canada who had to withdraw from the event because he can’t get across the border.”
More about the 59th Space Coast and Registration Details
Ms. Grimsby furthermore includes that the Food vendors will also be present at the event.
The Space Coast Art Festival will also consist of such elements which are exciting for the young audience as well. The aspects are geared especially towards the younger interested audiences.
Ms. Grigsby said in a statement that, “The Brevard Zoo is collaborating with us in sponsoring our Children’s hands-on section. Which is for the minor kids for creation and exploration.
Also, in addition to that, we have an all Brevard County student, private, public, and homeschool opportunity to submit their amazing Artwork for the awards as part of our Students Art Show.”
The procedure of taking the applications is still open for the Student Art Show Portion of the event. Ms.Grgsby also includes that those who are interested to apply and want to be a part of this can do it through the official website. The Festival’s official website is taking the applications for interested students.
Ms. Grigsby added that the Festival’s management is also looking for some volunteers for the event. The Management wants some help from the volunteers in the October event.
Those people who want to volunteer in the event can do so by tapping the option “Volunteers” tab on their official website.