Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Celebrating 28 years in northern Palm Beach County -- and 11 in Abacoa, the always-anticipated ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival featured a spectacular showcase of fine artists from across the country and is being called by patrons and promoters the best installment yet.
The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival drew nearly 300 juried creatives, whose work lined the streets of one of the most desirable collection of homes for sale in Jupiter.
Ceramics artist Don McWhorter, of Carrollton, Ga., won Best in Show. McWhorter has displayed his work at 18 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festivals. In addition to Best in Show, first-place winners were selected by a panel of three judges in 14 categories. Youth Art Competition winners also were named at the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. Nearly 200 students from kindergarten through 12th grade submitted their art – a great turnout – and competed for first, second and third place in each grade.
Sponsors included presenter Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, a hospital near Garden Oaks, and the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, whose headquarters are on Loxahatchee River property. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s staff of employees and team of volunteers produce the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival – one of the top 50 art shows in the United States.
A portion of proceeds from the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival goes toward art-education programs in Palm Beach County schools. Proceeds are gleaned from vendor fees, ticket sales, onsite donations, including tip jars, and merchandise sales. The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival not only attracts art lovers, it also draws families who come out for the live entertainment, which ran for three days, the ArtiKids Area, which was abuzz with interactive exhibits, and the food and drinks.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities’ Abacoa sales specialists look forward to the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival every February because they know how much of an asset it is to the community.