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Winter Park’s Art on the Green has started!

Art on the GreenThe City of Winter Park and the Public Art Advisory Board are pleased to announce the return of Art on the Green, a prestigious exhibition of large-scale sculptures magnificently displayed in Central Park and on the lawn of City Hall in downtown Winter Park.

Art on the Green 2012 will feature the unique and creative works of eight noted sculptors on display from September 1, 2012, through March 1, 2013, concurrent with park hours. Visitors can begin their outdoor sculpture tour at Winter Park City Hall, located at 401 S. Park Ave., or from anywhere in Central Park. Exhibition catalogs will be available at City Hall and the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., during regular business hours.

Selected by curator Olga Viso, Rollins College graduate and executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Art on the Green 2012 collection includes a range of sculptures from elaborate bronze pieces to those fashioned from stainless steel and reclaimed materials. “Besides improving the quality of public spaces, art in the public realm can generate healthy civic dialogue, foster social exchange, and lead to the expression of a unique and nuanced community identity,” says Viso.Central Park in Winter Park Florida

On display at Art on the Green 2012 will be Russell Bellamy’s “St. Prego,” Doug Makemson’s “Ain’t Gonna Work on Maggie’s Farm No More,” Allie Pohl’s “Ideal Woman: Caryatid (Fuchsia),”  Dale Rogers’ “Think and Be Free,” Carolina Sardi’s “Three Double Nests,” Chris Scala’s “Airbourne,” Barbara Sorensen’s “Muse I” and Bill Woods “Doorways and Roadways.” The Art on the Green 2012 exhibition can be viewed FREE of admission seven days a week. A fun, family-friendly opening event celebration will also be held Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in front of Winter Park City Hall.

For more information about the Art on the Green 2012 exhibition, please visit the city’s official website at and click on the
Art on the Green logo.


WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (April 30, 2012) – The City of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce that the Art on the Green 2012 “call for artists” deadline has been extended. Art on the Green 2012, a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park presented by the City of Winter Park and Massey Services ®, Inc., will run from Saturday, September 1, 2012, through Friday, March 1, 2013.

Olga Viso, Rollins College graduate and executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, one of the most important contemporary art museums in the United States, will serve as guest curator for Art on the Green 2012.

Eligible artists nationwide are encouraged to submit entries for the competitive selection process between now and the updated deadline Friday, June 1, 2012. Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting the home page of the city’s official website at and clicking on the Art on the Green button.

Winning entries to be included in the exhibition will be  announced on Friday, June 22, 2012. Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. There will also be a $500 “People’s Choice” award presented to the artist with most the votes from the public during the exhibition.

For more information regarding “Art on the Green,” a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board,  please call 407-599-3498.

For information regarding additional events in the City of Winter Park,  please visit the city’s official website at

53rd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Winter Park Sidewalk Art FestivalThe Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals, consistently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. Join us for this annual tradition in Winter Park, the City of Culture and Heritage. Festival hours are as follows: Friday, March 16, from 9am to 6pm; Saturday, March 17, from 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 18, from 9am to 5pm.

Festival takes place in Central Park in Downtown Winter Park. For more information visit the festival’s official website at

Hannibal Square Folk Art and Craft Festival blasted with arts and all about it

The Hannibal Square Folk Art and Craft Festival, once again brought art to the public. Everyone expected an onslaught of arts, music, film fests and theatre events in every corner of the town. Art enthusiasts definitely found everything they needed at the event and even local visitors enjoyed a wonderful day of arts and crafts, and were delighted with all the artistry being offered. There are only two words that mainly highlighted and attracted people to join: Folk Arts – it’s the only event where the best of art can all be found in one place. The amazed crowd saw the talent of self-taught artists and professional artists as well as gathered pieces of art. The event happened at Hannibal Square Heritage Center 642 W New England Ave Winter Park Winter Park, FL last April 16, 2011, and the audience definitely was delighted enough as their hearts were filled with joy.

This year, the folk art and craft festival stepped outdoors and created side-street works of art that surely enchanted audiences of all ages. From kids to those over their 50s, there was absolutely something in store for everyone. Participants witnessed the Porch Dogs and other bands play which provided the soundtrack to a whole day of sharing stories, workshops for children and youth, and fabulous art works from local legends like the Highwaymen and so much more. During the day, the crowd visited the center’s new exhibit “The Art of Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales” with prints by the late Kitty Kitson Petterson.

The event definitely was a great day of family bonding thru art where great music, striking art pieces and Art Wonders happened simultaneously at the recent annual Hannibal Square Folk Art and Craft Festival.


It’s Time for Winter in the Park!

Time to bundle up because winter’s coming to Winter Park!

Beginning on the 13th of November until the 9th of January, the City of Winter Park will once again host one of our favorite holiday shindigs, “Winter in the Park,” the city’s very own skating rink for the holidays to be set up at Central Park West Meadow here in downtown Winter Park, Florida. As an extra special holiday treat, this year’s rink will be 20% larger and will be around for an extra 2 weeks—all for you to enjoy here in sunny Winter Park.

Kids of all ages and all families are invited to put on their ice skates and give “Winter in the Park” a whirl and a spin.

The rink is open during these times.

  • 3 to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays
  • 3 to 10 p.m., Fridays
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays
  • 12 noon to 8 p.m., Sundays

Entrance fee to “Winter in the Park” is pegged at $10.00, which also covers rental for ice skates. Discounts are also available to groups of 20 or more ice skaters. You can even rent the whole ice rink for some frigid fun with the whole gang, family or what have you.

37th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

Autum Art Festival Winter ParkJoin us for the 37th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival!
Date: October 9-10, 2010 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Central Park (along beautiful Park Avenue)
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Over 150 Central Florida artists display their work at this weekend festival in downtown Winter Park, which includes entertainment, food, and children’s hands-on art workshops. Co-sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, the City of Winter Park and Crealdé School of Art. Admission is free!