Friday, April 21, 2006

Mainsail Set

Hi Paradisiacs!

This weekend features the Mainsail Arts Festival in St. Pete. From the official website:

April 22nd & 23rd, 2006
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. &
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.

The waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg provides a picturesque setting for the 31st Annual Mainsail Arts festival. As a leading cultural event on St. Petersburg's outdoor calendar, over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to enjoy and purchase quality art and listen to top name entertainment. The Mainsail committee of hard-working volunteers produce this annual fine arts festival named by Sunshine Artist as one of the top 200 fine arts events in the United States. Artists exhibiting are competing for $50,000 in prize money.

This year's Mainsail commemorative art was created by Elaine Hahn, an
artist who resides in Holiday, FL and works in two mediums --
watercolor and oil. Her design will be available on Mainsail T-shirts
and posters. You will find Elaine exhibiting at this year's show, in
Booth #1. For more information about the artist, visit

There is something for everyone....
This two-day event combines visual and performing arts along with opportunities for children to actively engage in art activities. There is a delicious assortment of culinary arts and as well as Mainsail souvenirs. There is no cost to the public to view the show. Over 200 exhibiting artists from all over the United States have their art on sale or available for commission in the following categories: Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood.

Be sure to check out the musical highlights.

Should be a fun time for all!