Begin the holiday season with a journey to Sarasota to explore and experience the beauty of ART! at the 2nd Annual Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts on December 8-9, 2018. The event is held at Lido Beach, produced by Paragon Festivals and graciously hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association.

Artisans from across Florida and throughout the United States will journey to Lido Beach to exhibit their original and creative artwork. Together their works will weave a tapestry of art from extraordinary creations in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art to photography, digital art, mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. Experience a diversity of styles and materials within each art medium.

Whether for yourself or as gifts for friends, family, loved ones or associates, you will find exceptional works of art at all price points. Commission a piece specifically for yourself! All the artists creating these pieces will be present at the event, many being represented in the nation’s most prestigious private art collections and public institutions.

Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. Bring family and friends to enjoy the weekend as you explore original, handmade art. Discover how adding art to your home and office will enrich your life and those of family and friends! And carry with you our hopes and wishes for a wondrous holiday season and prosperous New Year!

The Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts is directed by Paragon Festivals. Contact Bill Kinney, the Festival Director, for more information or to arrange interviews with artists. E-mail Bill at admin@paragonartfest.com or by phone at: (941) 487-8061. For more images or larger file sizes for articles or event promotion,  contact Ron Mellott at (812) 824-5996 or by e-mail at: fuji680@bluemarble.net