Melbourne Art Festival to go virtual April 25 – 26
Melbourne Art Festival
The 2020 Melbourne Art Festival is going virtual after the decision was made last month to cancel the public event originally scheduled for April 25-26 in Wickham Park. The event was canceled when Brevard County announced the closure of parks and other facilities to public events until at least May.
The virtual festival will launch at MelbourneArts.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and will showcase more than 220 artists from around the region who were juried in to participate this year.
The Melbourne Art Festival has become an annual institution in Central Florida, drawing tens of thousands of visitors. Even though we can’t be together at the park this year, we hope that art lovers throughout Central Florida will log on and get to know the amazing artists and supporters who make the Melbourne Art Festival possible.
“The Virtual Melbourne Art Festival is a new way for us to support the artists who were to be part of the 2020 event by highlighting their art to our community online,” says Johana Gant, president of the Melbourne Art Festival, Inc. “Artists depend on festivals to sell their art and connect with past customers and fellow artists. We hope a Virtual Art Festival will help some of them to sell some of the work and connect with the community.”
The platform will provide visitors with links to artist websites, images of their original work, and even some interviews. There will also be, never-before-seen, photos and videos from previous Melbourne Art Festivals, links to band performances, and information on sponsors, volunteers, the patron program and the Art Festival’s Student Scholarships. Visitors will easily be able to browse and support the artists organized by a medium with listings and links to the artist’s personal website where artwork can be purchased from artists.
Melbourne Art Festival is a Not for Profit 501-C3 organization whose mission is to promote and encourage artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation. The organization and the festival is run completely by volunteers.
Virtual Melbourne Art Festival details:
· What: Virtual Melbourne Art Festival
· When: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26