april, 2021

09apr(apr 9)8:00 am18(apr 18)3:00 pmLeMoyne Chain of Parks Arts Festival8:00 am - 3:00 pm (18) LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, 125 North Gadsen StreetEvent Type :Arts,Best Bets

Event Details

LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival is a high-quality fine art festival in downtown Tallahassee, occurring April 9th – 18th, 2021. The festival has expanded for 2021, offering new and exciting programs such as the Zerbe Zelebration, Artist Workshops, FSU’s Opening Nights Presenting Artist event, and culminating artists in the parks on April 17-18. For more information and Covid-19 safety guidelines, please visit ChainofParks.com.

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About the Festival

Ranked one of the top Fine Art Shows in the nation, LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival is north Florida’s premiere outdoor fine art festival. The festival has expanded this year, offering new and exciting programs to bring the community unique fine art experiences in a Covid-safe way.

We will kick-off the expanded festival with a collaborative citywide exhibit called the Zerbe Zelebration, celebrating renowned artist, Karl Zerbe and his 50th retirement anniversary. The “Zelebration” will be held April 9th – 18th, 2021 (see the Zerbe drop-down page for details).

Other exciting news for this year’s Festival includes FSU’s Opening Nights Special Presenting Artist event with artist Michael Rosato on April 15 and Artist Workshops with Hatch printmaker Jim Sherraden, at LeMoyne Arts April 15 & 16.

Finally, the highly anticipated festival weekend with Artists in the Park will be located along the majestic oak lined Park Avenue, just east of Monroe Street in beautiful downtown Tallahassee, the two-day festival is free and open to the public.

Come see the art and stay to enjoy a wide variety of live entertainment on the main stage, a host of local food trucks and vendors, and libations served enthusiastically at the WXYZ Bar by Aloft, all at the Center Court.

The Art

View and purchase one-of-a-kind works from over 125 fine artists from all over the US displaying original fine works of art with a fresh and diverse array of 2-D and 3-D mixed media, ceramics, drawing & graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture and computer-generated art. Artists compete for awards in each category by our expert judges.

Professional chalk artists will also be creating large scale pieces throughout the festival to create interactive (selfie worthy) works of art.

Understanding Fine Art vs. Craft: 

Art is a form of work that is the expression of emotions. Executed from innate talent and passion. Art emotionally moves its patrons and evokes a feeling within each viewer. 

Craft is a form of work which results in a tangible output, often repeatable over and over. A fine craft can be learned from considerable practice and developed into a world-class form. Patrons are inspired by the skill to create the piece rather than a reaction to the subject matter. 

Entertainment

Our Main Stage is located in the Center Court on Calhoun and features a variety of local bands and aspiring singer/songwriters along with crowd pleasing local performing arts groups.

The Village

The Village will be adjusted this year to be a nice place to take a rest, picnic, visit a kid-friend art installation, and pick up grab-and-go crafts for your kids!

Souvenirs

Click HERE to visit our gift shop with collectible souvenirs!

Time

9 (Friday) 8:00 am - 18 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival

125 North Gadsen Street

Organizer

LeMoyne Arts Organization850-222-8800 125 Gadsden Street