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Art on Main Street
Dunedin hosts 17th annual art festival Jan. 11-12
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"Island Dream," by Steve Vaughn. Vaughn’s work will be on display and available for purchase at the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival, running Jan. 11-12.
DUNEDIN – The 17th annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Dunedin.

Admission is free.

The street will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 100 artists from the United States. Attendees will enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway.

This gallery style outdoor-juried art event will showcase a variety of original handmade art by the finest artists in the country appealing to all tastes and budgets. The show will feature a wide array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media.

Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists and learn about the creative process. In addition there will be a free art giveaway featuring the work of artists Lynn and Steve Cebula. No purchase is necessary to participate.

Participating artists

Many Florida artists are scheduled to participate in this year’s festival.

Janet Mokher, a native of Miami, is one of the exhibitors planning to display and sell work at the show. Mokher, an accomplished oil painter, is inspired by the colors and textures of her tropical surroundings. Her spirituality plays an integral part of her creative process. She is a veteran artist of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events including the Dunedin Art Festival. To explore more of Mokher’s work, visit www.JanetMokher.com.

Michael O’Toole lives in Longwood. He is a retired semiconductor engineer that discovered glass blowing while cruising the Mediterranean Sea. Years later, after a return to academia at Jacksonville University to learn glass blowing, he opened Inspired Glass Creations. Color and form are prime motivators in O’Toole’s creations. Glass allows virtually an infinite variety in color, density, reflection, refraction and transmission that is unique to this medium. Coupled with form, the possibilities for functional and beautiful art glass pieces are endless.

O’Toole’s studio is located in Longwood. He is currently working on canework and murrini work in his studio as he loves the technical challenge and complexity, particularly with murrini. To see more of O’Toole’s work, visit www.inspiredglasscreations.com.

Steve Vaughn hails from Winter Park. This celebrated fine arts photographer traded in his suit and tie and a 30-year career in the newspaper industry to pursue his passion for life and art.

During 25 years at The Orlando Sentinel, Vaughn was sports editor, managing editor and then executive editor of the newspaper from 1980 through 1992. Today, his signature panoramic photographs are displayed on the walls of numerous Florida corporations and private residences. He specializes in big, sweeping images that transport the viewer to some of the finest destinations. To see more of Vaughn’s work, visit www.stevevaughn.com.

Howard Alan Events

The Downtown Dunedin Art Festival is presented by Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company. Howard Alan Events develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country.

For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows. Like other Howard Alan Events festivals, the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival will feature original art, handmade in America; unique and affordable gift items; more than 100 artists from 30 different states; prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000; artists hand-selected from hundreds of applicants; a free art giveaway and a vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media.

All artists remain on site for duration of festival.

For information on the 17th annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com.
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