Lagoonacy is upon us! The event will be held by the Marine Discovery Center in conjunction with the Artists' Workshop on Saturday, April 21.
There are many opportunities to participate, show and sell, teach, or just plain help out!
Lagoonacy is a celebration of the Indian River Lagoon. In its 5th year, the event will once again offer a variety of activities and vendor displays for the public on the Marine Discovery Center's campus at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.
"Lagoonacy is a chance to invite the community to the Marine Discovery Center and The Artists' Workshop for a celebration linking art and nature, and it's a special day that also provides fun learning opportunities about the Indian River Lagoon for kids and families," said Chad Truxall, MDC Executive Director. "This event is our largest fund raiser of the year and it gives Central Floridians and visiting guests an enjoyable way to help support our education, conservation and restoration programs," added Truxall.
Held in conjunction with The Artists' Workshop, the annual fundraiser for the center will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with activities for both kids and adults. Food trucks, a beer garden, live music by five bands, archery (for kids), stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking will be featured at the daylong festival. Kids age 12-under may participate in face painting, meet a real-life mermaid, or test their game-playing skills in the Conservation Carnival, in which toy prizes may be won in eight different games for a nominal fee. Youngsters age 8-18 may also take part in archery, with noncompetitive target shooting supervised by trained staff.
AWI President Joe Anglin is inviting and asking all members to participate. There are many opportunities! We are trying to have 10 or more 12'x12' tent sites for showing, and if desired, selling your art. Each site costs $50 which can be shared by several artists using the same art tent space. Large beach umbrellas or just tables can be used if tents are not available. Based on other Lagoonacy Year vendors, artists might want to keep their work and pricing reasonable (just a suggestion).
We hope that AWI can be well represented this year. We (MCD/AWI) have planned for 100 vendors this year! Last year we had 50. We expect upwards of 3,000 people. Interested artists can contact Logan Rohrbach at MDC for vendor applications and assigned locations: email@example.com.
AWI will be doing our usual art family activities in the studios and pavilion area. Joe will ask for volunteers for heading and assisting in those activities at our April Members Meeting.
Adults may participate in both a live and silent auction for prizes ranging from gift baskets, artwork, a kayak, electric grills, boat charters, theme parks and various other bidding options.
A beer garden will be open to adults age 21 and over, with live bands performing from 11 a.m., until the event's close at 8 p.m.
Admission for Lagoonacy is $5 per person, with kids age 10-under admitted free of charge. Free on-site parking will be available.
Visit https://www.marinediscoverycenter.org/lagoonacyevents/ for more information.
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