Art Talks and Tea

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Art Talks and Tea

Wednesdays at 12noon

Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, join us for fascinating and informative discussions with the Festival of Arts artists at our Wednesday Art Talks.

For the Festival’s 85th anniversary, as a nod to the first art show, the Festival is adding tea for patrons to enjoy while artists talk about their inspiration, history, and careers in art. Listening to the artists present their work is not only interesting and inspiring, but gives attendees a deeper understanding of painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other art on the grounds.

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Date Topic Description
July 12 New Digs Festival Board President Fred Sattler and Architect Jay Bauer discuss the newly debuted Festival grounds
July 19 The Disney Connection Exhibits Director Ron Morrissette is joined by a group of artists and staff whose had previous careers with Disney and what led them to the Festival of Arts
July 26 Toy Box A panel of exhibitors discuss using childhood games and toys in their still life artwork
Aug 02 Female Figures A group of artists share how they portray the female figure in their different art styles and mediums
Aug 09 Hot off the Presses Long-time exhibitor Vinita Voogd leads a group of printmakers in discussing their chosen medium
Aug 16 Fashion Show Artists The week after the popular Festival Runway Fashion Show, the participating artists will discuss their designs and allow people to get up close to the Runway looks.
Aug 23 The Art Behind the Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy discusses the artistry behind the scenes of the Pageant of the Masters

Tips for Attending

  • Want to find out more about our artists? Take one of our free daily art tours.
  • Bring your lunch or grab a bite at one of our on-site restaurants.
  • Not in the area? Catch live streams of the Art Talks on the Festival’s Facebook page.
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