Come to Check Out the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival

The weather is finally warming up, summer is right around the corner and students are getting antsy for graduation and finals.  What better way to unwind and enjoy the cloudless spring days than by delving into a two-day outdoor cultural extravaganza at the Chain of Parks Art Festival?  Accompanied by live entertainment, local food trucks and vendors comes over 170 artists from all over the country to share their original works of art.

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The festival will commence on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. and will continue until Sunday around 5 p.m.  While there will be a number of musicians performing throughout the weekend, the festival will be headlined by The Krickets on Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. The Krickets are a female swamp folk group from Florida’s Gulf Coast. These women have a unique sound, powerful voices and an American Horror Story: Coven kind of style. They are signed by the same producer as the Alabama Shakes and have won the IMEA Folk Artist of the Year Award in 2016. This concert is COMPLETELY FREE. No tickets are necessary. They will be performing after the day’s events on the Main Stage.

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With tens of thousands of attendees drawn in every year and a plethora of fine art, the Chain of Parks Art Festival has been named the number one Fine Arts Festival by the Sunshine Artist Magazine. Scattered beneath the Spanish moss dressed oaks, attendees stroll from tent to tent admiring the various works of art. Artists from all over the country arm their tents with their best works ranging from paintings, mixed media, jewelry and to hand-blown glass vases. There is something for every attendee to surely appreciate.

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After strolling through the tents, take a break from all of the art appreciation and indulge in some of the local food trucks and vendors while watching some of the local entertainment groups like Below the Dam Band, Bagels & Biscuits, Tuesday Supper Club, Fairview Jazz Band and many more. A couple of the hotels in the downtown region will be participating in the festival as well. The Aloft Hotel’s WXYZ bar will be serving libations throughout the weekend and the Four Points hotel by Sheraton will be providing complimentary shuttle services. There will also be a number of recreated famous works of art like Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Grant Wood’s American Gothic for attendees to take fun photo-ops in.

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With all of the pressures and demands of college, the intense Tallahassee nightlife, finals and graduation coming up, it’s easy to get lost in stress. Take this time during the weekend of April 21 to relax, discover the beauty of art, immerse yourself in the music of local bands and just have a little fun!  For more information on the event visit the festival’s webpage here to browse through the list of this year’s artists, entertainment groups and see samples of some of the artists’ works.

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