ArtiGras Festivities Overview
Artist Demonstration Stage – Learn how artists apply their outstanding skills to create art in various media throughout the festival. Demonstrations are on the hour every day with artists from the Lighthouse ArtsCenter and participating ArtiGras artists from around the country. Sponsored by Lang Realty and WJNO 1290.
ArtiKids Area – Get your hands dirty and experience the art in the Chobani Champions ArtiKids Area! This section is dedicated specifically to young artists who are invited to participate in a wide selection of interactive art activities made from recycled materials.You can create a One of a Kind Hat, make a One of a Kind piece of art from recycled materials to take home and be in a One of a Kind recycled Fashion Show. Activities are provided by Resource Depot, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Arts Center, A Latte Fun, Time Remembered, Go Van Gogh and Macaroni Kid.
Youth Art Competition Gallery – Enjoy the amazing talents of local young artists from area schools – grades K-12. Over 200 pieces were submitted to the contest and will be on display all weekend. Winners will be announced live on the Main Stage on February 18th. Winning schools receive prize money to purchase art supplies and winning students have their artwork framed courtesy of Fastframe.
Tiny Treasures Children's Art Boutique – Kids will love the chance to purchase their very own fine art donated by exhibiting artists. No adults allowed! Visit this children's-only tent inside the ArtiKids area. Proceeds benefit the Quantum House. Sponsored by WQOL.
Beer Garden – Relax in the shade of the Buzz 103.1 Beer Garden where you can enjoy a Budweiser Draught under the umbrellas while listening to live entertainment.
Comfort Zone - Re-Energize in the shade of the relaxing Comfort Zone sponsored by Kool 105.5 and Florida Power & Light.
Art Pick Up – No need to carry those large purchases through the crowds back to your car! Let us meet you at the Art Pick Up gate where will be personally load it into your car for you. For more information, ask the artist from whom you purchased your artwork. Sponsored by WZZR Real Radio.
Artivity Avenue - The newest creation for Adults to "find their artist within" at ArtiGras. Come take a painting class while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese.
Resource Depot Green Zone - All artist participating in the Green Zone have used 70% upcycled materials made into wearable art along with art for your home and garden. Proceeds benefit Resource Depot - a reuse center which collects business discards, samples, and scraps that would ordinarily end up in the landfill and then donates these materials back to educators, parents, children, seniors and other nonprofit agencies.