The Cultural Arts Alliance's upcoming 26th annual ArtsQuest fine-arts festival will have a new home — and it will be long term.
Grand Boulevard spokesperson Stacey Brady said
"We have been working to create destination events at
The CAA has signed on to put on ArtsQuest at the
The festival began as a simple art show in the streets of Grayton 26 years ago. Since then, as it has grown, the juried fine-arts festival has moved around from being held on the grounds at
"This will be a right-on, perfect fit for
ArtsQuest takes place every year on Mother's Day weekend (May 9-11) and normally sports around 100 white tents with local, regional, and national artists showcasing their works.
"We are excited about the new location," said CAA Executive Director Jennifer Steele.
This year during the festival week, local galleries will participate in Gallery Nights Monday through Thursday, offering special parties, showings and events in the spirit of ArtsQuest. This tour of special gallery events is open to the public.
Friday’s festivities get a boost this year with a new After Hours Beach Bash on the Grand Park Lawn. Tickets are $40 and include two complimentary Bacardi Beach Cocktails, hors’ d oeuvres and live music. Tickets are available online at www.artsquestflorida.com.
The addition of gourmet food trucks along the Gourmet Galley and special Bacardi Beach Bar by Wine World will further spice up this year’s festival. As always, guests will enjoy continuous live music throughout the festival weekend.
For more information visit the website at www.artsquestflorida.com.