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Woodland Boulevard blossoms into an artist's garden of color every November as the city hosts the Annual DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts.
More than 200 local and national artists will display and sell their artwork in the historic downtown shopping district from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, just in time for holiday gift-giving.
This is a juried fine art show not to be missed. Discover the rich colors of imagination in paintings with brilliant blues, verdant greens, sultry reds, expressive pastels and stark black and white; in nature and wildlife scenes, which reveal the old, the untamed Florida; in unique pottery, sculpture, woodwork; and in nature photography from around the country.
The event is free to the public. There will be live entertainment both days including youth performances in the newly restored historic Athens Theatre.
There will be a family fun zone on West Indiana Avenue. In the heart of historic downtown DeLand, the festival creates an oasis of children's activities and learning opportunities.
The youth art exhibit is a show within a show. The rotunda of the Volusia County's Thomas C. Kelly Administration Building is the venue for an exhibition of promising student artists from public and private schools throughout the county. Take some time to wander through this exhibition showcasing more than 1,200 examples of student art.
Hands-on art workshops will be on the grounds of the Administration Building. Girls and boys may create their own artwork in the hands-on area. Admission is free and participants may keep what they make. Projects will be offered by The Museum of Florida Art, The African American Museum of Art, and the Junior Service League of DeLand.
For more information, visit delandfallfestival.com.