WestonArts hosts the first ever Weston Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18. It all takes place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the fairgrounds behind Hurlbutt Elementary School.
The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, consists of over 70 juried artists’ booths, two days of live music and entertainment, food trucks, and access to many community organizations.
WestonArts is a local volunteer-run nonprofit organization with a mission to support, connect, and celebrate the arts in the community. The event is being hosted in partnership with Gordon Fine Arts, which has over 30 years of experience in directing art festivals.
“This town has such deep roots in the arts, and the idea behind the Weston Fine Arts Festival was inspired by the desire to create a legacy for the love of the arts in town,” said Patricia Perez-Goodrich, chair of WestonArts.
Weston’s own José Feliciano will play live at the festival after the 2:00 ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday the 17th. Mr. Feliciano has expressed pleasure that he can have his first live post-pandemic performance in his hometown of Weston.
Other highly anticipated performances include sets by Greta Guthrie, the Bar Car Band, the Chris Coogan Quintet, the Karl Schulz Trio, vocalists from SBEstudio, The Music Shed (featuring the Dented Heads, OR!, and The Boomers), Caravan the Band, and KRIS.
The entertainment lineup was arranged by Karl Schulz, WestonArts Student Liaison, local musician, and the festival’s Music Coordinator.
“Creating an opportunity to support artists and musicians who have been impacted by the pandemic is incredibly rewarding,” said Ms. Perez-Goodrich. “We hope this event becomes a tradition in our community that lives on for a long time.”
You can learn more about WestonArts on the organization’s website. To find out more about how to participate as an artist, community entity, or local business, email WestonArts at firstname.lastname@example.org.