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Art Festival This Weekend!


Marking its 37th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will bring more than 100 top-notch artists and crafters to the islands to exhibit and to sell their one-of-a-kind pieces this weekend.

Held on the grounds of The Community House, the two-day event will take place today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A food court and silent auction willl also be featured.

The dozens of participating artisans include artists, crafters, exhibitors and cultural jewelers, who will present 2-D and 3-D work like jewelry, photography, wood carvings, pottery, sculptures and more.

For the juried show component, the artisans will compete for first place, second place and third place in each of the three categories – 2-D, 3-D and Creative Crafts – as well as two honorable mentions.

A Best in Show, known as the Ikki Matsumoto award, will also be handed out.

“Everybody who knows about Sanibel associates his work with Sanibel,” Congress said.

A digitally preserved and enhanced “In the Shade of Greens,” by Ikki Matsumoto (pictured above) has been chosen as the logo and T-shirt design for this year’s festival.

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