Festival will feature 80 artists and artisans in Ormond Beach | Culture & Leisure
The eighth annual Grenada Arts Festival will line New Britain Avenue with artists and artisans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 5 in Ormond Beach.
The festival, which stretches from Beach Street to Ridgewood Avenue, will also feature a chalk art competition, music, food, beer and wine.
The free festival is growing this year with more than 80 artists and artisans as well as new activities. Stop by the “Pop-up Plaza” for musical performances, a chalk art competition sponsored by ArtHaus, food from local restaurants, and an opportunity to be part of this year’s community art project.
Children can get creative at the “Youth Art Tent”. Bring a ukulele for the afternoon “Ukes in the Street” jam session led by Beachside Music.
Grab a beer or glass of wine and stroll down the street to watch selected artists perform live demonstrations of their technique, then purchase something unique from one of the exhibitors selling their handcrafted pieces, the majority of which resides in Volusia County. . Stop by the stages at both ends of the street to listen to local jazz and blues musicians, including the Adam Kornecki Trio and jazz guitarist Thomas J. Jones.
Vote for your favorite in the ArtHaus Chalk Art contest. Eight professional artists will create mini-masterpieces in just seven hours. Judging takes place at 3:00 p.m. and participant votes help determine the “People’s Choice” winner. All money raised in chalk art supports ArtHaus’ arts education programs.
The Pop-up Plaza will have quick bites from local restaurants. Restaurants between New Britain and Granada Boulevard include Fugu Sushi, Gold Leaf Coffee Co., 31 Supper Club, Rose Villa Southern Table & Bar, Grind Gastropub & Kona Tiki Bar, 63 Sovereign and Hull’s Seafood. A few more steps will take you to Frappes Italian Grill, Dunn’s Attic or Frida’s Fresh Mex & Cantina.
The monthly Art Walk on the first Saturday will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at local galleries.
For more information, visit ormondbeachmainstreet.com.