By Dawn Krebs
MARTIN COUNTY -- Once again, Osceola Street in downtown Stuart will be transformed into a mecca for artists as the Downtown Stuart Art Festival opens its 23rd year.
"This is one of the bigger shows in the area," said AnaBelle Dweck, publicist for the event. "Every year, approximately 30,000 people come to see all the incredible talent."
There's a lot for them to see, as a myriad of original and eclectic works of art from leading artists from all over the United States will be found.
And because this art show is a juried, gallery-style outdoor showcase, it draws hundreds of artists as well.
"About 250 artists bring their talent to this art festival," said Ms. Dweck. "We have experienced artists coming back year after year."
Some local artists expected to be in attendance at the free event include David Berger, Scott Buccina, Sue Dayton and Lori Drucker, offering their talents in the forms of oil paintings, stone sculptures, paintings and photography.
The show starts at Osceola Street, and then continues on to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street. There will be artwork priced to sell, from as little as $25 up to $30,000.
The artists themselves will have their work judged by an independent panel of expert judges.
The Downtown Stuart Art Festival will be held on Osceola Street in downtown Stuart on Feb. 23- 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (561) 746-6615.