By Jessica Tuggle
SEBASTIAN - Inspiration strikes artists throughout the year, but art shows tend to be seasonal and season is here again.
Sebastian River Art Club artists are preparing to host their first art show of the year, with works inspired by the season, the Sebastian landscape and more.
The show will take place at the Sebastian River Art Club's meeting place at 1245 Main St., Sebastian from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free "Festival of Fine Art" will include works by more than 25 artists in the club, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, jewelry and pottery, said Alice Russell, publicity chairwoman.
The art club is known for its art shows in Riverview Park throughout the fall, winter and early spring, but for several years, the group has decided to bring the party indoors for the premiere show.
"When the weather outside is bad, we sometimes have to cancel shows, but this show will not be canceled, the artists will be there and the work will be there," Ms. Russell said.
Light refreshments, perhaps cookies and punch, will be available for guests who come to browse, she said.
Ms. Russell, an oil painter, will have several pieces in the show herself.
Several of her works are inspired by the natural world, and her paintings include a Florida panther, a lighthouse, a hot-air balloon, a wooden bridge and a seagull over water.
By bringing the show indoors, the public will be able to see the works, but also learn more about the club itself.
"I think it's a good way to start off the season and people can come and stay as long as they like and visit the gallery, which is always there, too," Ms. Russell said.
For more information about the Sebastian River Art Club, call (772) 388-2168 or visit www.sebastianriverartclub.org.