Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will come alive with beautiful things to look and – and buy – during the 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts.
The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3 and will feature an amazing outdoor art gallery spanning four blocks. Admission to the event, as well as event parking, is free, and there will be shuttle service to and from The Pine School’s lot.
Clients of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities are sure to find something appropriate for their living rooms or coffee tables at the two-day festival. Artists will set up their display booths starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Waterway homes in Hobe Sound, and will continue south to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce building.
All of the artists were juried by a panel of judges, whose goal was to ensure quality of design and diversity of media. The artists will be onhand throughout the festival, giving festival-goers the opportunity to meet them and ask questions about their work and their inspiration behind it.
In addition, the Chamber is sponsoring a special green market with area vendors and a children’s activity area with arts and crafts and interactive games.
The 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts official poster was designed by Klaus Schuler, a Hobe Sound watercolor artist whose resume includes memberships in the Southern Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. The poster was unveiled during the Chamber’s Business After Hours event Seacoast National Bank, near Hobe Sound Golf Club. The Business After Hours event was sponsored by AMAC Insurance, the Alzheimer’s Association and Amato’s Bridge One Pizza, and the unveiling featured not only the original painting, but also signed and unsigned posters for sale.
Also at the Business After Hours event was a children’s art contest, sponsored by the Hobe Sound Women’s Club. The contest involved students from Hobe Sound and Seawind Elementary schools, near Lost Lake Golf Club.
The 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Nightingale Private Care and sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center, The Law Offices of Goldstein, Schmitt & Wade, Home Make Over Systems, Florida Power & Light in Juno Beach, and the Business Development Board of Martin County. One of its highlights will be the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Hobe Sound Murals Project. Artists involved in the project finished their first wall mural in 2009, initiating their artistic plan of creating an assortment of painted walls along Bridge Road that pay tribute to the history of Hobe Sound and look ahead to its future. Today, a total of 10 murals have been completed.
Project artists will work during the festival on their 11th wall, which will be an old Florida-style landscape scene in the southeast corner of the Winn-Dixie plaza.
“This local endeavor continues forward and benefits from the generosity of the public and the volunteer efforts of artists,” said Angela Hoffman, the Chamber’s executive director. “Artists working on this mural will include Cindy Cooper, Brenda Leigh, Nadia Utto and Shannon Wiley, with logistical assistance provided by Frank Marrerro and Josef Utto. Other local artists will also likely become involved.”
The Hobe Sound Murals Project recently became part of Landmark Arts Inc., a new nonprofit organization with the mission of “Creating Community Culture.” Landmark Arts Inc., which is accepting donations, invites festival-goers to see plans for future wall murals, including the Landmark Plaza World Fountain & 9/11 Memorial project.
For information about the 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, call 772-546-4724. For information about Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, call 561-746-7272.