DUNEDIN – The 50th annual Art Harvest is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Highlander Park in Dunedin.
Art Harvest is a fine art festival featuring more than 200 artists from around the country, produced by the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, Inc.
This year’s Featured Artist is Cheryll Grogan. She creates original paintings and giclee reproductions, making her art affordable for everyone. She was a letter carrier for 17 years working for the United States Postal Service.
She painted murals and had her work in various galleries throughout Pinellas County on the side, before she finally decided to be a full time artist. Her parents were both artistic and encouraged her to pursue her passion. She majored in art throughout school in Massachusetts and after 4 years in the Army finished her bachelor degree in fine art at University of South Florida in Tampa.
Rusty cars, peeling paint and old porches are some of her subject matter. Finding the beauty through study and photography, she has combined her passion of travel, painting and photography to create beautiful scenes that a lot of people overlook. Her work has been purchased by people all over the country as well as Europe. Grogan has created a piece specifically for Art Harvest to celebrate its milestone anniversary
Art Harvest admission is free. Parking is $5 at Highlander Park and $3 at the nearby Dunedin High School with an approx. half-mile walk or free shuttle service to Highlander Park provided by Mease Dunedin Hospital. There are food and beverage vendors on site, as well as a children’s tent with art projects provided for supervised children.
For more information, call the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin’s Headquarters at 727-738-5523.
Celebrating 65 years in Pinellas County, the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin has raised over
$1.5 million and contributed more than 1 million volunteer hours to the community.
All proceeds from this event are reinvested into the community and have helped fund notable projects, such as the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, UPARC Foundation, The Rick Pitino High Point Center, and the F.U.N. Bus, which has provided field trip transportation for over 50,000 area public school children. Currently, the League’s focus is on public awareness and support of the foster care system and the aging out of 13- to 22-year-old children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.