Peace River National Art Festival March 19 – 20

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The Peace River National Art Festival will be held March 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Laishley Park.
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.
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 shop of unique hand-crafted items. The Visual Arts Center has a staff of highly accomplished instructors teaching four-week and six-week art courses in an array of media including: pottery, stained glass, jewelry, watercolor, charcoal drawing and more. Weekly portrait painting, life drawing studios and wine & art socials are also mainstay activities at the Visual Arts Center.
Entry to the at festival is $5 per person collected at the gate to benefit the Visual Arts Center.
The Visual Arts Center is located at 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda and can be reached at 941-639-8810 or visit for details on events, exhibits, classes, workshops and more.


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