Two-working day out of doors festival provides artisans to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

TARPON SPRINGS — Heading into drop, craft competition time will kick off in the Tampa Bay area with the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Competition, working Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, on Dodecanese Boulevard in Tarpon Springs.

Hrs will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge. Check out

The party will showcase the creations of more than 60 craft artisans and artists. 1000’s of authentic works will be on display and accessible for buy through the no cost, two-day function.

The exceptional art wander is presented together the historic sponge docks in central Tarpon Springs, and features hundreds of practical and whimsical is effective of excellent, handmade artwork from regional and traveling to crafters and artisans. Animals on leashes are welcome to be part of their human companions as they stroll as a result of the pageant, which includes a complete eco-friendly market place of are living vegetation, handmade soaps, mouth watering edibles and a lot more.

Introducing to the enjoyment of the outing, patrons can satisfy the artisans powering the performs and uncover the approaches and inspirations guiding every single development, and even ask for a customized gift or product.

Various Tampa Bay spot craft artisans and artists will get part in this year’s pageant.

St. Petersburg artist Sandy “Sam” MacNeill owned a personalized cabinet style corporation for 20 decades in which she designed and installed tailor made cabinetry in high-finish custom made-developed residences in Avila, Cheval, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Venice, Honduras, and Antiqua. During that time, she gained six First Position awards from the Countrywide Association of the Remodeling Sector and the Nationwide Subzero Style and design Award for Greatest Kitchen area. Now in her retirement, she enjoys designing and developing wooden goods and generating summary acrylic fluid Art in her store.

Operating with mixed media, MacNeill makes flowing compositions applying depth, contrast, and colour mixtures.

Initially from Albany, New York, Desiree Laz has been witnessed locally at the Gulfport Art Walk. She utilizes focal beads and gemstones to crochet jointly pendants, necklaces, earrings and other ocean-influenced pieces of wearable art.

Clearwater’s Iuliana Meyer is a combined media artist who makes use of clay polymers, silk, wire, paints and a lot more to hand-mold tiny décor, vases, wearable operates and vibrant wall artwork.

Palm Harbor artist Iryna Ahrens credits her university many years in the Soviet Republic of Ukraine for the inspiration driving her unique medium and do the job. During springtime the blooming flowers by no means ceased to delight her, and she used many years finding out how to translate their magnificence into performs of artwork using leather as a medium.

Identified for crafting larger sized-than-lifestyle flower sculptures, she has perfected the method into wearable and hanging will work of art. Leather, organic stones and acrylic paint occur with each other into initial 3-D pieces on exhibit for the duration of her Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Artwork & Craft Festival debut.

About American Craft Endeavors

American Craft Endeavors provides juried craft exhibits in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown parts and preferred tourist places such as the Downtown Dunedin Artwork and Craft Festivals, the Siesta Vital Craft Festival in Sarasota, and the Downtown Venice Artwork Competition and Craft shows in Venice. The group’s founders individually decide on unique, culturally rich metropolitan areas and towns for their display locations, providing a full outside experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-picked from hundreds of candidates in get to be certain a exceptional occasion showcasing numerous artwork media and the highest high quality of initial handmade crafts.

For supplemental information and facts, pay a visit to or phone 561-746-6615.

By Indana