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Mainsail Art Festival Just Around the Corner

By TB Reporter

More than 260 artists from all over the nation are expected.

ST. PETERSBURG — The 41st Anniversary Mainsail Art Festival converges on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, this coming weekend (April 16-17.) Admission to the event is free.

There will be art on sale or available for commission in categories including ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood.

The event also offers visual and performing arts along with a “Young at Art” student show and the Junior League’s Kids Create art activity tent. There will be an assortment of culinary arts as well as Mainsail souvenirs.

Now in its 41st year, the Mainsail Art Festival began in 1976 when the city’s Bicentennial Committee, the St. Petersburg Recreation Department and the new Saint Petersburg Arts Commission joined forces to sponsor the “First Annual Saint Petersburg Sidewalk Arts and Colonial Crafts Festival.”

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The entertainment lineup includes of Gospel, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Swing, Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Rhythm and Blues:

Saturday, April 16

12:00-1:15        Crossover Remix: Urban D Belinda Womack aka MzB

 Gospel to Hip-Hop, Reggae to Contemporary

1:30-2:45          Bus Stop Band  Rockin’ the World

3:00-4:15          Lounge Cat  Swing, Swagger and Sway into Your Heart

4:30-6:00          Johnny G. Lyon Band  Energizer Bunnies of Classic Rock ’n’ Roll

Sunday, April 17

1:00-2:00          Vodkanauts  Rat Pack to R n’ B and Surf Freakouts

2:15-3:30          Alan Darcy Group and the All Stars  Hot Sax and Cool Voice

3:45-5:00          Charlie Morris Band  Original Blues for the People

In addition, there will be strolling entertainment throughout the weekend, featuring a minstrel, mime, magician and more.

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Mainsail Art Festival Just Around the Corner
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Mainsail Art Festival Just Around the Corner
More than 260 artists from all around the nation are expected.
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Tampa Bay Reporter

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