INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Eighty fine artists and crafters will display their work in the 28th Annual Fall Festival in Kolb Park on Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show features everything from fine art to gift and food items for the upcoming holiday season.
Vendors and artists will include the popular “Pickle Lady,” Jeanne Steen of Belleair Beach; Anne Castle of Largo with her “Anne-painted” calligraphy on wood and small furniture pieces, and Kate Hetzel of Largo with the creations she fashions from recycled glass.
Margaret Phelps of Clearwater will have her appliquéd wearable art and Posh Pups of Seminole will present their cuddly beds and fashion accessories. Carolyn Gibson of Largo will demonstrate her lampwork, the fashioning of glass beads with a blowtorch.
In the Beach Art Center, Jeanne Dunne will demonstrate the art of oil painting in miniature.
The festival will be rounded out by various activities throughout the day. The North Beaches Branch YMCA is partnering with the Beach Art Center to host the children’s craft tent near the gazebo in Kolb Park.
The YMCA is also sponsoring a skate park celebration.
The Indian Rocks Beach Rotary will hold its semi-annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in the Beach Art Center from 7:30 to 11 a.m. A bake sale also will be held in the art center, featuring homemade goodies by art center members. Also in the art center is the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a piece of cake and a cup of coffee and admire the “Coastal Cottages, An Endangered Species” show and the Professional Association of Visual Artists show presently hanging in the galleries.
Musical entertainment will be presented by Mallku, who returns with their South American instrumentals by popular request.
Strolling in the park will be the Cat in the Hat, the Tailspinsters, storytellers and mimes and Razzmatazz ventriloquism and magic.
Cassandra Gordon-Harris will be doing face-painting near the gazebo.
Friends of the Library will have its semi-annual book sale in the City Hall auditorium beginning at 9 a.m.
One of the main features of the festival is Chalk Walk 2004. The Chalk Walk is based on the tradition of Italian street painters. Professional artists, Sunday painters, families, friends, Seminole High School students and anyone who wishes to do so may participate.
The Fall Festival is sponsored by the city of Indian Rocks Beach, the Beach Art Center and the Pinellas County Arts Council. Kolb Park is between 15th and 16th avenues on Bay Palm Boulevard across from City Hall. Call 596-4331.