THE AVENUE VIERA HOSTS 58TH ANNUAL SPACE COAST ART FESTIVAL
Fine art by National and Florida-based artists; plus, student art showcase and more
VIERA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2023—The Avenue Viera, will host the 58th annual Space Coast Art Festival on Sat., Oct. 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Sun., Oct. 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The local art festival features 50 fine artists displaying their work, a popular student art show, and vendors.
“The Space Coast Art Festival is one of the top fine art shows in the southeast welcoming local, national and student artists to showcase their art to the community,” said Steve Izzo, coordinator for the Space Coast Art Festival. “We’re delighted to host this year’s show at the beautiful and walkable Avenue Viera to encourage residents to shop, dine, support local artists, and celebrate the creativity of our local and national arts community.”
Artists are jury selected to exhibit at the festival in 10 unique art categories including leather, fiber, wood, clay, jewelry, watercolors and more. The festival features the largest student art show in the Space Coast—where over 250 public, private, charter and home-schooled students in Brevard submitted over 400 pre-made art pieces. Categories for the student art show include mixed media, painting, drawing, sculpture, 3-D, photography, and computer graphics. Students also compete in a t-shirt design contest with the winning design selected for volunteer t-shirts and the lead festival graphic.
“We are happy to once again host the 58th Space Coast Art Festival,” said Daisy Pickett, marketing manager of The Avenue Viera. “Whether you’re an artist, a student who loves to create, or a supporter of the fine arts community, this festival has something for all ages to enjoy.”
The Space Coast Art Festival collaborates with several community partners including The Avenue Viera, Brevard Zoo, The Viera Company and more. The Community Foundation for Brevard awarded a grant to Space Coast Art Festival this year in support of the student art show to provide young artists with the opportunity to learn how art directly impacts the community, both culturally and economically.
For more information about the Space Coast Art Festival, please visit https://spacecoastartfestival.com/. For more information about events at The Avenue Viera, please visit https://www.avenueviera.com/events/.
About Space Coast Art Festival:
Space Coast Art Festival, (SCAF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. The festival’s mission is to host an annual fine arts exhibition and student art show and cultivate and promote fine arts on the Space Coast. The organization and activities exist because of the generosity of Festival Sponsors, Community Partners, and many Volunteers for their time and commitment. For more information, visit www.spacecoastartfestival.com and follow @spacecoastart festival on Facebook and Instagram and space-coast-art-festival on LinkedIn.
About The Avenue Viera: The Avenue Viera is an open-air lifestyle destination situated in the heart of Viera, Florida, a 40,000-acre planned development that’s part of the aerospace industry-centric region known as the Space Coast. Located directly off Interstate-95, where Lake Andrew Boulevard and Wickham Road converge, The Avenue’s collection of more than 80 premier national and local retailers, restaurants, and services make it a favorite stop for the area’s growing residential population as well as the region’s many visitors.
Featuring an inviting Central Park, a scenic fountain, and family-centric programming, The Avenue has been named “Best Shopping Center” by The Best of Space Coast Living for five years running. For more information, visit www.avenueviera.com and follow @theavenueviera on Facebook and Instagram .
About WS Development: Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class experiences, designed with our customers, tenants and partners in mind. Established in 1990, WS is one of few vertically-integrated real estate companies that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 22 million square feet of existing space and an additional nine million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit www.wsdevelopment.com, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.
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