WWALS Booth at Cedar Key Arts Festival, 2018-03-24-25

Dave and Louise Hetzel will staff the WWALS booth at a big event in a small town in the Suwannee River Estuary, Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, 2018.

Cedar Key Arts Festival

When: 10AM-5PM Saturday, March 24, 2018
10AM-4PM Sunday, March 25, 2018

Where: downtown Cedar Key, Florida

Event: facebook, meetup

WWALS member Anna White Hodges, who arranged a site for the WWALS booth, says:

I want to mention that ALL booths in the Park are non-profit volunteers( including food booths) that are raising funds for different groups and non-profit organizations sponsored by the Cedar Key Lions Club! I wanna give a shot out to our local musicians and mention that they are also volunteering their time to entertain. The Lions Club also sponsors our “Guest” performers coming from out of town. I am happy to be a part of the Cedar Key Lions and the Cedar Key Arts Center in helping to organize this event. It takes a village and this one is amazing!

This is the 54th Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, also known as the Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival.

Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler, 1 Jan 2016, Cedar Key Art Festival, March 24-25, 2018: Small town festival; big-time art,

It’s a juried fine art fair, which means it attracts 120 serious artists vying for $16,000 in prize money. The fair has a great reputation — ArtFairCalendar.com named it one of the top 50 juried art festivals in America and more than 200 artists applied to participate this year.

If you want to go, better work on reservations last month:

  • Hotels sell out quickly, but there are always cancellations. For accommodations, call the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, which keeps a list of who has a room. The number is 352-543-5600.
  • A good option — one popular with the visiting artists — are two camping and RV parks about six miles outside of town. At Rainbow Country RV Campground, tent camping is $23 and no reservation is required. RV hookups are $23 to $24 and reservations are recommended. The new Cedar Key RV Resort is $30 a night and includes resort amenities such as a swimming pool.
  • Be patient with traffic and parking. This is a small town with a lot of visitors for art festival weekend. Visitors park along the town’s streets and if the festival is a big success, you’ll walk four or five blocks through town to reach it.

Small town as in less than a thousand residents and maybe 20,000 visitors to the Cedar Key Arts Festival. Thanks, Anna, Dave, and Louise!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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