Event Offers Hands-on Celebration of Cultural Arts
LARGO, Florida – Feb. 11, 2019 – The public is invited to attend Festivale 50 on Friday, February 22, 1-4 p.m., to experience a hands-on celebration of arts and culture in Pinellas.
The event, sponsored by Pinellas Community Foundation and presented by Regions, is on the campus of Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, Fla.
Festivale 50 is open to the public. Admission is free with a Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) membership of $50 or more and $30 for nonmembers. To become a PCF member visit www.pinellascf.org. Festivale 50 tickets for nonmembers are available at www.pinellascf.org/festivale50
The fee allows attendees to enjoy festival food and experience a myriad of activities such as trying a pottery wheel, listening to the Ruth Eckerd Hall traveling chorus, playing The Florida Orchestra’s drums, oboe and other musical instruments, and engaging with the ACT II working artists.
The event commemorates 50 years of charitable giving by the Pinellas Community Foundation to a wide range of charitable organizations. Festivale 50 specifically showcases the arts and cultural organizations supported by the foundation.
“Arts funding has been dramatically cut from the State of Florida budget in the recent year,” said Duggan Cooley, Pinellas Community Foundation CEO. “Thanks to Regions for their sponsorship of this event. Festivale 50 allows us to put a focus on the importance of arts and culture and highlight the arts and cultural organizations in Pinellas County that are supported by the foundation.”
Participating groups are the American Stage Theatre; Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACTS); Clearwater Jazz Holiday; Creative Clay; Dunedin Fine Art Center; EMIT; Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art; Morean Arts Center; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; NOMAD; PARC; Pinellas Community Foundation ACT II Artists; Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL); Ruth Eckerd Hall; Sherwood White, community volunteer and Elvis impersonator; The Arc Tampa Bay and The Florida Orchestra.
For more information, contact Pinellas Community Foundation at 727-531-0058.
Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1969. With over $100 million in charitable assets, PCF seeks effective solutions for Pinellas County’s most challenging social, environmental and educational issues, while supporting the advancement of arts and culture. PCF is the only charitable foundation providing donors with customizable giving opportunities to enhance the quality of life for Pinellas County residents. More than 262 charitable organizations have received $50 million in donor-funded grants to support their community programs. PCF’s mission is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors. For information, call 727-531-0058 or visit www.pinellascf.org.