Celadone Fine Arts Festival: Be a part of the inaugural event

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Sea Turtle by Kathy Crowther

The Celadon Fine Arts Festival is proud to present 28 juried artists, representing five states, for this inaugural event from May 20-22 at Celadon on Lady’s Island. The festival starts Friday, May 20, 4 to 8 p.m. Parking $5 per car. Saturday is family fun day, opening at 10 a.m.; Jef the Mime performs from noon to 4 p.m.; Generation Gap, everyone’s favorite band, plays from 4 to 7 p.m.; and glass artist Kathy Oda will help kids create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that is encased in glass. That evening from 7:30 to 9, hang with the artists and applaud the winners of $3,000 in awards, judged by artist P.A. Kessler, while being serenaded by the sounds of Kenny Varner. Tickets to the reception are $10, catering by Breakwater Restaurant.

The festival lasts through Sunday, May 22, from noon to 5 p.m. Ice cream from Berry Island, wings from 2 Fat 2 Fly, Italian ice from Jack Frost, and Brick’s bombers will be available all day each, and Photobooth Beaufort will be on site too.

The inaugural Celadon Fine Arts Festival presents the highest caliber of fine art and crafts, for the knowledgeable and discriminating audience that resides, visits, and revels in the Lowcountry creative experience.

“I am looking forward to the Celadon Arts Festival because it is the first of its kind in Beaufort,” said artist Eve Miller. “The eclectic mix of media is very exciting.  Hopefully it will be the start of an annual event showcasing the arts in Beaufort County.”

The festival is located in the beautiful Celadon Community on Lady’s Island, across the bridge from historic Beaufort, then left down Sams Point Road, make a right at the tower. Artists, collectors, and visitors will be surrounded by oak trees, ponds, and the distinguished architecture that is Celadon, May 20-22. Visit www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org and www.CeladonFineArtsFestival.org for details and updates.


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