This past weekend, April 15th and 16th, I went to the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival along Park Avenue beginning at N. Monroe Street on both days. The festival has been voted one of the top 100 fine arts festivals in the country and had so many artists there was enough to view on Saturday and Sunday. I had the pleasure of speaking to the featured artist, Debo Groover, about her creative 2-D mixed media pieces and how she made them. Which was, interestingly enough, groups of colored polymer clay flattened in a pasta maker and hardened to be used along with acrylic paint on her designs. I’ve included a photo below.
Although Ms. Groover is from Tallahassee, there were artists from all over the country participating in this popular local event. The weather was beautiful and Saturday was very crowded. I particularly enjoyed the paintings but there was pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking and fiber arts. Attached below are some more shots from the festival. Can’t wait til next year…it was inspirational!