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Despite these challenging times, the love of fine art in our community has not diminished! The 2021 Chain of Parks Art Festival will adapt as the world copes with the challenges of COVID-19 by implementing new safety practices and requirements to keep our artists and community SAFE! The festival will follow current scientific and governmental guidelines for safety.

 

April 2021 info: 

April 15th-18th, 2020

Ranked one of the top Fine Art Shows in the nation, LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival is north Florida’s premiere outdoor fine art festival. The festival will kick-off with an FSU Opening Nights Special Presenting Artist Event on Thursday evening, then on Friday the festival will have a new feature of Workshops & Local Artist Demonstrations and finally the highly anticipated festival weekend with artists in the park will be located along the majestic oak lined Park Avenue, just east of Monroe Street in beautiful downtown Tallahassee, the two-day festival is free and open to the public.

Come see the art and stay to enjoy a wide variety of live entertainment on the main stage, a host of local food trucks and vendors, and libations served enthusiastically at the WXYZ Bar by Aloft, all at the Center Court.

The Art

View and purchase one-of-a-kind works from over 150 fine artists from all over the US displaying original fine works of art with a fresh and diverse array of 2-D and 3-D mixed media, ceramics, drawing & graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture and computer-generated art. Artists compete for awards in each category by our expert judges.

Understanding Fine Art vs. Craft: 

Art is a form of work that is the expression of emotions. Executed from innate talent and passion. Art emotionally moves its patrons and evokes a feeling within each viewer. 

Craft is a form of work which results in a tangible output, often repeatable over and over. A fine craft can be learned from considerable practice and developed into a world-class form. Patrons are inspired by the skill to create the piece rather than a reaction to the subject matter. 

Entertainment

Our Main Stage is located in the Center Court on Calhoun and features a variety of local bands and aspiring singer/songwriters along with crowd pleasing local performing arts groups.  Stay after the art show on Saturday for an evening concert in the parks that will have you grooving & dancing in the street!  Pop-up performances can be seen throughout the festival keeping everyone entertained all weekend.

The Village

The Village is a highly interactive part of the art festival. Children’s Pop-Up Studios offer art projects for children to make while they experience a wide variety of art media reflecting the art of the participating professional artists in the festival. Community Partners inform and education visitors while providing art activities for children and adults.  Jacques LeMoyne Living History Encampment provides interactive opportunities for learning about the first European artist to visit Florida. The Village also features fun foods, games, chalk art, pop-up entertainment and more.

Souvenirs

Click HERE to visit our gift shop with collectible souvenirs!

*2020 souvenirs are coming soon. 

Important to note:

“One of the coolest events in Tallahassee. Wonderful art. Engaging artists. Tunes, too.”

– Patrick Yack