Events – art show schedule

Art from the Heart – Laurel D. Rund – the Essence of Laurel

Laurel’s Art from the Heart is filled with movement, light and imagination.  Her unique and inspirational artwork makes a perfect gift for the holidays or special occasions.  When visitors step inside Laurel’s booth, they are intrigued and look at her art with their heart – because Laurel’s work tells a story for each individual to interpret.

If you are looking for a special piece of art which will grace your space, look at Laurel’s inspirational Art from the Heart and consider purchasing a piece.  The artwork will tell the story you see, and you will know what that story is each time you look up at the piece you purchased.


2018 Art Show Schedule

January 2018

33rd Annual Cape Coral Arts Festival 2018

January 13th – 14th, 2018    10 am to 5 pm

The Rotary Club of Cape Coral is hosting the 33rd Annual Cape Coral Arts Festival 2018   This is a highly attended and award winning festival.  Hard working and creative artisans display and sell their work at this venue.   The energy level is high, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral is helpful and the money raised through the show goes to a good cause.


February 2018

42nd Bonita Springs National Art Festival

February 10th -11th, 2018   10 am to 5 pm

Over the years, the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals have been consistently ranked by trade journal Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the finest in the entire country. Last year, Bonita National attained the lofty ranking of #2 in the nation.

Description: Participation in Bonita Springs National’s three winter art festivals is restricted to just 211 spots. The festivals stress quality and originality, with artists juried into the shows exhibiting and selling original paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, handcrafted jewelry, clay works and ceramics, glass art, metal sculpture and more.

St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival

February 24th-25th, 2018   10am to 5pm

Are you an art collector or wish to be one?  Do you enjoy buying art to beautify your home or office or merely seek to support the arts? Join us in South Straub Park on February 24-25, 2018 for the continuation of a growing new art tradition: the 5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival

The 5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival showcases original artwork by more than 120 artisans from across Florida and around the United States. Together these artisans will weave a tapestry of art from works in painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more. If you do not find exactly what you want, commission a piece of original art made expressly for you! 

Hours of the 5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival are both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission and parking are free


March 2018

17th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic

March 3rd – 4th, 2018   10 am to 5 pm

The Downtown Venice Art Classic will be hosted again this year over the first weekend in March. This show is not only rapidly gaining artist attention, but is also gaining the esteemed notoriety of its counter part the Downtown Venice Art Classic hosted every fall. The 16th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic is set up along beautiful West Venice Avenue at the heart of Downtown Venice, Florida. This festival brings together an exquisite collection of longtime favorites as well as some of the newest and most contemporary artists out in the scene providing a diverse range of artwork for buyers to choose from.

If you cannot attend one of the art shows Laurel is participating in, don’t worry – you can purchase her inspirational and unique Art From the Heart on her  Fine Art America Store.  Or, if you have a question about a particular piece, please email Laurel directly at


5th Annual Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival

March 10th-11th, 2018   10 am to 5 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival in downtown Sarasota on March 10-11, 2018. The event is located at Gulfstream and Main near JD Hamel Park.  Your support has made this art show a signature event for the Sarasota community.  Visit the Essence of Laurel booth and take a tour of Laurel’s Art from the Heart!

The Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival, hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association, transforms Gulfstream Avenue into an outdoor gallery of original, handmade works by artisans from across America.  This tapestry of art is woven from creations in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and much more.  All created in a diversity of styles and materials, each body of work unique. If you do not find what you seek, consider commissioning a piece of art made specifically for you! 

Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm with free admission and parking. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!  Come be inspired and discover something of yourself as you explore art!


Essence of Laurel Booth


Art from the Heart by Laurel D. Rund