Get ready for the Anna Maria Island WINTERFEST – the annual Fine Arts and Craft show held in the Holmes Beach City Hall Field this Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th from 10-4:30 each day. Parking and admission are free, leashed pets welcome. Perfect place to pick up local art for holiday gifts!
This year’s Winterfest had over 100 artists, southern style comfort food, live Cajun and Blue Grass music. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day with a bit of winter chill in the air, we showed up at about 11:00 A.M. and were graciously greeted by the volunteers who were selling tickets, water, and soda at the entrance. Winterfest was underway, the band was playing, and people were browsing the art exhibits.
This year’s Winterfest had an amazing showcase of jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and sculptures. But my favorite was the Wildlife, Inc Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. They had the most beautiful hawks and owls on display in their booth. I actually had to take a closer look to realize that they were alive.