Artists invited to participate in 49th annual Fine Arts Festival


— Established and emerging fine artists and crafters are invited to be a part of one of Florida’s longest consecutive running art festivals scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Nov. 7 in downtown Sebring.

With more than $3,000 in cash awards for juried artists, the 49th annual Highlands Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, presented by Duke Energy, kicks off the holiday gift-buying season and brings local and national artists to Circle Park.

Original works and limited editions of fine art in all media, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media will be considered. Only artists displaying their own work are eligible to participate. Fees apply and the deadline is Sept. 4.

In addition to the Circle of Artists, the festival will include Children’s, Culinary and Chamber of Commerce streets with vendor opportunities on each street also available. Live music, demonstrations, kids art and craft activities, and street performances will also take place.

Confirmed sponsors include Highlands Today, Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency, Highlands County Tourism Development Council, Annett Bus Lines, Heacock Insurance Group, Heartland Real Estate Corp., Palmer Grand Rental, The Palms of Sebring, Harbor Community Bank, Bagwell Lumber and the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce.

Details regarding artist submissions, vendor opportunities, volunteer opportunities and sponsorships can be found online at or by calling 385-6682.

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