March 1, 2024

The 47th Annual Leesburg Art Festival Returns This Weekend

1.2 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

The 47th Annual Leesburg Art Festival Returns This Weekend

1.2 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

The streets of downtown Leesburg will come alive once again as the Leesburg Center for the Arts hosts the 47th Annual Leesburg Art Festival this weekend, after taking a hiatus last year. Hosted on Main Street in Leesburg, the festival will showcase the works of 40 talented artists, including Emerging Artists and the Harper Printmaking Studio.

The two-day event, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, offers attendees the opportunity to explore downtown Leesburg’s charming shops, restaurants, and more while enjoying a diverse array of artistic offerings. In addition to visual art, the festival will feature a Literary Festival in partnership with the Leesburg Public Library, showcasing 24 authors reading from and selling their books.

Attendees can also look forward to art activities for children, including printmaking, as well as performances by the Heart of Florida Model A Club, live music, delicious food and beverages, and much more.

Featured performances at the festival include:

Saturday, March 2

  • 12 p.m. Beacon College vocal performance (trailer stage near City Hall)
  • 1-3 p.m. Barbara Gomulka on piano (Main Street)
  • 2 p.m. Leesburg High School Orchesis dance performance (grass near City Hall)
  • 3 p.m. “Not Quite Ripe! Improv proudly grown at the Melon Patch” (trailer stage near City Hall)

Sunday, March 3

  • 1-3 p.m. Barbara Gomulka on piano (Main Street)
  • 2 p.m. Creative Arts Program’s “Art of Fashion” show (circle around the fountain)
  • 3 p.m. “Not Quite Ripe! Improv proudly grown at the Melon Patch” (trailer stage near City Hall)

Come out for a weekend of art, music, literature, and community spirit and support the arts.

For more information and event details, visit leesburgarts.com.

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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