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Nearly 200 artists and crafters will color the LOOP's Old Fort Park next weekend.
The 52nd annual Art Fiesta runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 15-16, in and around the park, which is across from New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Ave.
In addition to food vendors, Art Fiesta patrons may enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. A stilt walker, face painter and balloon artist will entertain alongside live musicians. The concert schedule is:
Saturday, Feb. 15
9:30-10:30 a.m., Nedobeck Trio
11 a.m.-noon, Sea of Key
1-3 p.m., Willie Bouton Band
3:30-5 p.m., Brad Sayre
Sunday, Feb. 16
9:30-10:30 a.m., Mid Florida Quartet
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Ronnie Rogers
2:30-3:30 p.m., J.P. Inc
Two well-known local artists will judge the show. Sculptor Harry Messersmith has served as executive director of several Florida art museums and has taught fine art and sculpture at various colleges and universities. He has a master's degree in fine art and sculpture from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in art from Stetson University. Lisa Weaver has worked with art education programs at the Museum of Art DeLand and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Ms. Weaver earned a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Stetson.
Parking for patrons with disabilities will be available on the north side of City Hall with access from Sams Avenue off Washington Street.
A free park and ride shuttle also will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day between the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events Department at 1000 Live Oak St. and the Canal Street area.
Admission to the show is free.
For more information, call (386) 424-2175.