Cocoa Beach Art Show set for Thanksgiving weekend

The art show has drawn large crowds to Cocoa Beach during Thanksgiving weekend.


If you enjoy seeing beautiful artwork, listening to music and eating great food, then you don’t want to miss the 2021 Cocoa Beach Art Show.

The show is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend from Friday to Sunday near Minutemen Causeway (Brevard Avenue) in downtown Cocoa Beach.

About 150 artists and exhibitors from Florida and across the country are scheduled to participate.

The three-day event begins Friday, Nov. 26 with a live band performing from 6 to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the art show opens and student art competition begins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music will begin on the big stage at 11 a.m. and will continue until 11 p.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 28, the art show continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with music starting at the big stage from 10:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. The dance party begins at 4 p.m.

Artists will compete in 13 media categories. They are: ceramics/clay; digital art; leather; glass; jewelry and metalwork; two-dimensional mixed media; painting oil and acrylic; painting watercolor; photography; printmaking and drawing; sculpture and wood.

Some of the scheduled artists to perform on the big stage include Cherry, Panama, Aquanuts, Cocolocos, Love Valley, Coastal Breed, Kevin Ebright, Anna Delgado and Tru Phonics.

Art Director Cindy Kelley said she’s excited about this year’s art show. “We had to cancel our show in 2020 because of COVID-19 and many people were disappointed,” she said. “We expect big crowds this year because many people are very anxious to come back.”

Kelley said the first art show started in 2014 with 93 artists, but has been steadily growing. She anticipates about 150 artists this year. “There are a lot of new artists coming this year,” she said.

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