Inaugural Hastings Main Street Fall Festival of Art
Celebrating Arts, Culture and History
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of creativity at the Inaugural Hastings Main Street Fall Festival of Art, a dynamic collaboration between Hastings Main Street and the esteemed St. Augustine Art Association. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Historic Stanton Ford Building, this event promises a fusion of artistic expression, cultural celebration, and community engagement.
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Historic Stanton Ford Building, 301 N. Main Street and surrounding areas in downtown Hastings
Step into the heart of artistic innovation as you explore the Festival of Art, a showcase brimming with diverse fine artists whose talents span a wide spectrum of mediums – from evocative painting to intricate glasswork, from timeless pottery to captivating fiber creations, and from mesmerizing photography to exquisite jewelry designs.
The downtown area will come alive with Hastings Main Street's annual Fall Festival, a cherished tradition that adds an extra layer of excitement to the event. Revel in the sounds of live music while wandering through the charming cottage industry vendor area, where unique treasures await discovery. Savor delectable offerings from an array of food trucks and watch young faces light up in the engaging kids' zone.
Distinguished guest speaker Dr. Seth H. Bramson, a notable railroad historian and prolific author, boasts the title of America’s most-published author on Florida history. With a collection spanning 63 years, he is the foremost collector of Florida East Coast Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia, as well as Miami memorabilia and Floridiana. Dr. Bramson will grace us with his presence for the first time in Hastings, discussing 'The Florida East Coast Railway: America's Speedway to Sunshine for Over 125 Years.' This renowned historian and author will delve into the profound impact and legacy of Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway on the foundation and growth of Hastings.
Adding historical depth and authenticity, two of the original Highwaymen artists, R. L. Lewis and Curtis Arnett will take center stage, enchanting attendees with live art demonstrations and guest appearances from 10 AM to 3 PM. This infusion of heritage and artistry adds a unique dimension to an already remarkable event.
Juried Art Show: $1
Outdoor Fall Festival: Free
Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and immersed in the creative spirit. This family-friendly occasion promises a day of shared experiences, artistic exploration, and the joyful embrace of community.