SEBASTIAN – With one day down, there’s just one more left to get out to Riverfront Park in Sebastian to taken in more than 100 artists and a variety of live music.
“It’s just a real classy show,” said Sebastian resident Bruce Zingman.
More than 8,000 people visited Sebastian’s riverfront Saturday, taking in 115 art booths displaying pieces of glasswork, wood carvings, photography, metalwork, jewelry, earthenware, oils and watercolors, to name a few. “It’s been jammed all day,” Zingman said of the crowd along the riverfront. “It’s really built up.”
Organizer Lisanne Monier-Robinson, of The Old Opera House Gallery, said she was happy with the crowd Saturday.
“This little show has finally arrived,” she said.
Robinson added that those who didn’t make it out to the park Saturday should come out Sunday.
“They are missing out” if they don’t come, she said.
This is the 9th annual Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art and Music Festival – though the 10th year it’s been held. Sunday’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is free parking around the waterfront and at the former Wal-Mart to the south. But drivers are asked to have patience.
“You’ve got to have a sense of humor,” Robinson said.
Along with plenty of art booths to peruse, live entertainment will be on stage and plenty of food vendors will be offering tantalizing treats including ice cream, kettle corn and artichoke dips.
Sunday’s headliner is David Shelley and Bluestone, known for powerful blues rock guitar with soulful testifying vocals.
Saturday’s band was Ernie Southern and the Deltaholics.
Co-sponsoring the event with the City of Sebastian is the Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art and Music Festival, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in and appreciation of the arts, and to promoting cultural enhancement within the city and the surrounding area.
The arts and music festival is free to attend.