CELEBRATION, Florida – On Saturday May 11, 2013, the Artists of Celebration hosted their popular Art & Wine Stroll. A casual and festive event where participating businesses offer their wines for purchase while patrons are invited to sip and enjoy perusing artists’ booths. Live musical performances filled the air as artists warmly opened their spaces, inviting onlookers to watch as they created oil paintings, charcoal sketches, watercolor, jewelry, knitted textile and more.
Celebration, a town modeled right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, offers picturesque tree lined streets, pristine sidewalks, and well-manicured lawns. Its downtown district situated along a wide promenade circling a lake, offers quaint shops for every taste. In autumn, leaf-shaped confetti shoots out of the lamp posts on Market Street to simulate falling leaves. During the holiday season, suds pour out of the lamp posts to replicate snow while Christmas music streams from the sidewalks.
The Artists of Celebration is a Celebration community group formed by those with an appreciation for the arts. Over the years the event has expanded to include a special kids area designated to promote creativity with hands-on projects. Art students from Celebration High School have also been present to showcase their developing talent.
“This is a wonderful and intimate event which is a favorite of the folks in Celebration. The Stroll offers a fun evening out for families while art truly brings people together. The affordably priced artwork is a bonus!” says Meryl Rachlin, President of Artists of Celebration and organizer of the Celebration Art & Wine Stroll.
All art on the premises is available for purchase as well as inquiries on commissions. Proceeds flow back into the event in order to broaden its reach and participants. Many regional artists have been able to reach customers they would not have been able to without events such as this.
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Celebration’s Art & Wine Stroll (Photos courtesy of M. Rachlin)