April 21 & 22, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Saturday Evening Concert, 5pm-7pm
Expect to have a first-class, fun-filled outdoor cultural experience at Chain of Parks Art Festival. View amazing, original and one-of-a-kind works of art in a delightful Southern outdoor setting. Enjoy a wide variety of live entertainment, a host of local food trucks and vendors, and libations served enthusiastically at the WXYZ Bar by Aloft. Nationally ranked the #1 Fine Art Festival by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this annual two-day festival draws tens of thousands of people from the Big Bend Southeast region to see 170+ artists who have traveled from all over the country to display their original fine art works.
Open House at LeMoyne
LeMoyne Visual Arts Center will host an open house Sunday, March 25th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, to feature their recently refurbished stained glass studio. The event will be held on the second floor of the Education Center, located behind the main gallery at 125 North Gadsden Street. Examples of various types and colors of glass, as well as tools needed to construct a stained glass window or lamp will be on display.
Stained glass is both an art and a craft. Artistic ability is needed to prepare a design and choose colors. Construction skills are required to render the idea into a pleasing object. This art form has been in existence for centuries, and in the past was most often used to depict religious scenes or figures. Chartres Cathedral, located outside Paris and constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries, has over 150 stained glass windows, most of which have survived despite numerous wars and civil unrest.
Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of America’s best known glass artists. In the late 19th and early 20th century, his studio produced thousands of lamps, windows and other glass objects as well as mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, and enamels.
Most glass used in windows and lamps is not ‘stained’ by applying a color to the surface. The colors come from different combinations of minerals that are added to glass when its molten. As part of the design, the surface of a clear glass can be permanently stained with silver nitrate, a process that has been in use since the 14th century. Using special techniques and materials, the surface of glass can also be painted, then fired in a kiln to make colors permanent.
Most glass for artistic purposes is produced by pouring the molten material onto a metal table, then rolling it flat. Special rollers can be used to add texture or minor imperfections, which add to the appeal since they scatter incoming light. Some companies in Europe and America still produce ‘antique glass,’ which is made by a glass blower.
Starting this fall, LeMoyne will be offering beginning and intermediate classes in stained glass. Students will have the opportunity to construct a small panel of their choice, using either copper foil or lead came. Contact Alexandra Hartsfield, Education Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 850.222.7622) or Andrew Miller (email@example.com, 850.878.7653) for more details.
Each year, from Thanksgiving night to New Year’s Eve, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts transforms into a holiday wonderland filled with decorations and locally made artwork. Whether gift buying or simply enjoying the holiday atmosphere, LeMoyne has art and events all season long for all ages.
Holiday Show Artist Information
2017 Holiday Show Dates & Hours:
Member's Only Preview – Thanksgiving Night 6 to 8 PM
Open to the Public – Black Friday to New Year's Eve
November 23 – December 31, 2017
Monday through Saturday 10:00am- 8:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
$3 per person or $7 per family
Members & children under 12 enter free
Each year, from Thanksgiving night to New Year's Eve, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts transforms into a holiday wonderland filled with decorations and locally made artwork. Whether gift buying or simply enjoying the holiday atmosphere, LeMoyne has art and events all season long for all ages.
A special members-only night is hosted each year from 6-8PM on Thanksgiving night. This perk gives our members a chance to preview the art and decorations before the most popular items sell out on Black Friday. If you would like to join in on the preview night, click here to instantly become a member online.
As one of our largest fundraisers, we charge an entry fee for non-members ($3 per person or $7 for a family) and ask that everyone sign our guest book. Head counts directly affect our grant funding and entry fees contribute to the exhibits in the coming year. Whether you're sightseeing or buying, every attendee supports LeMoyne's ongoing mission of Creating Community Through Art.
The Holiday Show is open to the public Black Friday through New Year's Eve.
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We cannot accept any returns or exchanges without the original receipt. Be sure you have your receipt on hand before bringing in any items for a refund. All items must be in their original condition (no missing or broken parts, etc) to be eligible for a refund.
Artist Consignment Returns – Due to the payment schedule for artist consignment items, returns must be made before the end of the month the item was purchased in. For example, Items bought in December have to be returned in December.
Manufactured Merchandise Returns – Returns of manufactured items can be accepted before December 31st.
There are no refunds on gift certificates, donations, or membership dues.