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Anna Maria Island Art League’s 23nd Annual Winterfest

Anna Maria Island Art League’s (AMIAL) 23nd Annual Winterfest: Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Festival will be held December 11th and 12th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall Field. Admission and parking are free.

The public is invited to browse and purchase original artwork created by the highly regarded local, regional, and national artists selected to participate in Springfest. Art work will include paintings, glass, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, wood and more.

In addition to original handcrafted art, the festival features the toe-tapping Cajun and bluegrass music of the Anna Maria String Band, plus Koko Ray and the Hurricanes. A selection of food and drinks will be on sale and will range from smoked mullet, fried green tomatoes and kettle corn to barbeque, fish tacos and more.

Also featured at the festival will be the annual AMIAL’s “Young at Art” children’s art exhibit and hands-on activity area where children are invited to make, free of charge, any of the art projects available. Winners of the “Young at Art Exhibit” receive prizes from Keeton’s Office & Art Supply.

Festival attendees may also purchase prize drawing tickets at the AMIAL hospitality tent. No less than 50 valuable pieces of art work all created and donated by festival artists, will go to lucky ticket holders. Proceeds from this event benefit the AMIAL’s scholarship program.

T-shirts designed by local artist Shirley Rush Dean will also be available for purchase.

Winterfest and Springfest Fine Arts Festivals are the primary source of funding for AMIAL and its community programs. Donations will gladly be accepted.

For more information and artists’ applications for future shows, please visit AMIAL’s website, www.islandartleague.org or call 941.778.2099