Islamorada 23rd Annual Island Festival
Founders Park, Islamorada
April 5 & April 6, 2014
Artist, Nancy Tome, Gets Island Fest Honor
The work of Ft. Myers painter, Nancy Tome, is featured on the commemorative poster for the 23rd Annual Florida Keys Island Fest, presented by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. The two-day festival, offering live music, gourmet cuisine, vintage cars and plenty of fine art, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, 2014 at Founders Park in Islamorada.
Renowned for her work with acrylics, Nancy combines bold colors with intense details to depict animals in their natural environment. Her paintings are designed to capture "a moment in time" from her subjects' daily life.
The juried Arts & Crafts show will feature between 80 and 100 local and national artists whose creations run the gamut from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and photography.
For something ornate, drop by the booth of Hobe Sound sculptor and Island Fest regular Scot Buccina, who chisels stunning marine life pieces out of hard stone. "People are amazed that I'm carving these fish out of onyx, marble and alabaster," Buccina said.
Orlando-based photographer Steve Vaughn will be making his fourth trip to Island Fest this year, where he'll display his collection of tropical images, including numerous Florida Keys photos. Bright, deep colors are prominent in many of Vaughn's pieces. "To most people, my work represents escape," Vaughn said.
The Arts & Crafts Show is just one of Island Fest's many offerings. Other festivities include live music, a vintage car show, over-the-water adventures, the popular Taste of Islamorada competition and plenty of activities for children.
It all happens at Founders Park, MM 87, bayside on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Show times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and admission is free. For more information, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at 305.664.4503.