'Mainly Art' starts season at Bradenton Farmers Market

Art, crafts, music and boat-building demo highlight this week's event

October 17, 2013 


Every year, on the third Saturday of every month from October to May, the Bradenton Farmers' Market hosts "Mainly Art," a showcase of local artists, artisans and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations. There's everything from paintings, jewelry, baskets, glassware, photography, painted furniture, woodwork, glass/plant hangings to children's clothing. Live music, too.

"Mainly Art" for the 2013-14 season kicks off this weekend, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Old Main Street.

There's a new addition to "Mainly Art" this year called the "Art Of" series featuring local experts demonstrating how things are made and how they work.

The series gets going this week with "The Art of Boat Building." John Beale, education and volunteer coordinator at the Florida Maritime Museum, will demonstrate small-boat building for people with little experience working with basic tools.

The next two "Art Of" demonstrations feature Brandon Scott of Brandon Scott Artworks demonstrating the art of Da Vinci's machines (Nov. 16) and Joey Long of Keeton's Office and Art Supplies demonstrating the art of gelli printing (Dec. 21).

The music for this month's "Mainly Art" comes from percussionist Scott Blum.

Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Bradenton's Farmers' Market, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Tickets: Free. Information: bradentonfarmersmarket.com.

-- Marty Clear

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