SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The 4th annual Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Neighborhood Association (IBSSA) Sun Circle Art Festival will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10am – 5pm at Sapphire Shores Park on Sun Circle Drive in Sarasota, One block south of the Ringling Museum on the Bay. This year, the Sun Circle Art Festival is partnering with the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County to help raise funds and support for the North Trail ArtSpace project.
“We are very proud to present this festival for the fourth year, and we are excited to announce that as always, our featured artwork will be original, handcrafted pieces. Our local artists have amazing talent and it’s a joy to be able to share with our community, artists also are coming from New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts and an original Highwayman, James Gibson from Ft. Pierce FL” said Jane Nutter Johnson, IBSSA member and festival coordinator. “Our association is more than 60 years old and we are a community, The Museum District, who cares about our neighborhood and each other – and we are honored to bring this festival to life again. In 2015, we had over 70 artists, entertainment and face painting, and we can’t wait to see what 2016’s festival brings!”
The Sun Circle Art Festival is free and open to the public and will feature more than 60 artists. This year, the festival will include food and beverages from Carr’s Corner Café, Muse at the Ringling, World Bites Kafe, Buddy Brew Sarasota, and Orange Leaf Sarasota. The festival will also feature live music from local talent and entertainment is scheduled throughout the day. The park and trees are “yarn-bombed” – wrapped with knitted material – to give an extra whimsical touch to the atmosphere before and during the event.
About Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Neighborhood Association
Representing Sarasota’s Historic Bayfront neighborhood, the IBSSA was founded 50 years ago with a mission to enhance and preserve the Old-Florida environment and eclectic character of the neighborhood. The organization is a community of people who care about the city, the neighborhood and each other. IBSSA members include residents of all ages living in homes with a wide variety of architectural styles and sizes and the association is open to anyone who resides on or owns property within IBSSA boundaries. To learn more, visit www.ibssa.ws.