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Past Events with Essence of Laurel

42nd Bonita Springs National Art Festival

Dates:     February 10-11, 2018     Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost:      $5 optional donation requested at gate that goes toward scholarships, programming and community events at the Art League.
Location:  Bonita Springs National takes place in Riverside Park on Old 41 in historic downtown Bonita Springs.

  • For GPS purposes, 10450 Reynold Street or 27000 Old 41 Road (34135).)

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.

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 Arts Festival

Dates:       February 24-25, 2018  Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  

Location:  St. Petersburg Fine Arts Festival  

  • South Straub Park
    198 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
    FL 33701

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! 

17th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic

Dates:  March 3rd - March 4th, 2018  Hours: 10 am to 5 pm.

Place:   West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida

The 17th 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.

Laurel Rund will be a participating artist at this show!   Visit the Essence of Laurel booth to find a unique piece of artwork which will tell a story to you and grace your walls.  Every home takes on the unique personality of the person who lives in it.  Laurel’s artwork will speak for you. 

Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival

Dates:         March 10-11, 2018

Times:        Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5

GPS Address: 

33 S. Gulfstream., Sarasota, FL  34236

Are you an art collector, seek art for your home or office, or merely wish to support the arts?  If so, 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. 

Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!  Come be inspired and discover something of yourself as you explore art!

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