Saturday, December 2

Peace River National Art Festival March 18 – 19

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The Peace River National Art Festival will be held March 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Laishley Park in Punta Gorda.
The festival will present a kaleidoscope of creativity when it convenes on the banks of the Peace River in historic Punta Gorda. More than 60 nationally recognized artists will display their works including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, and watercolor.
One of the participating artists this year is Danilo Alayon.

Danilo Alayon

The festival is hosted by the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda, who serves Charlotte County and beyond with three major galleries, an extensive arts library, an art supply store, and a gift gallery of unique hand-crafted items.
This two-day event draws over 8,000 visitors from Charlotte County and the surrounding areas. The festival organizers are proud to receive outstanding support from the City of Punta Gorda to ensure a successful event each year.
The Annual Peace River National Arts Festival began in 2007, shortly after Hurricane Charley devastated Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. What began as a fundraiser to repair the Visual Arts Center facility, has continued supporting the arts in Punta Gorda over the past decade as our signature event.
This is always a fun event and so much to do. There will be music, food, drinks, and lots of great art to view and buy. The Visual Art Center is excited to bring this opportunity to local artists and to the community. Admission is $5.
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