August 24, 2018
TFP FEST 2018
4th Annual Art & Craft Festival
The Fuzzy Pineapple will host the 4th Annual Art and Craft Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1209 Paul Russell Road from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature a variety of student and local artists showcasing their best original handmade wares for sale as well as live entertainment including singers, dancers, poets, and musicians. Admission is FREE to this family-friendly event and pets are welcome.
New make and take booths such as tie dye and pineapple mask making invite attendees to make art projects and take them as keepsakes from the event. Other fun activities include healthy lifestyle workshops, a fashion show, body art show, hands on games, henna and body art, live art, yoga, and community installation art. Numerous art contests allow artists and festival patrons chances to win cash prizes. Patrons can get painted from head to toe with friends in the color zone and then take a pic by the different photo booths. Showing support by shopping small encourages the artists to continue their work and stimulates Tallahassee’s local economy.
“This event caters to art lovers, foodies, pet lovers, family, and friends. There is something for everyone,” Dennard assures. “Activity booths keep little ones occupied while parents shop. Teens can meet with entrepreneurs their own age while looking for clues in the scavenger hunt. College students can network and chow down on tasty eats. Dad can rock out with the band onstage. Grandparents can walk their favorite pets as they speak with the artists. This year, we have more student participation. Full classrooms are getting involved with pineapple themed art!”
Students are eligible to apply for sponsorship with a free booth to sell their creations. The Fuzzy Pineapple encourages festival patrons to wear pineapple theme outfits and costumes to make the celebration a real pineapple party. There is a cash prize (up to $500) to the individual, group, or organization who brings the most people to the event. Patrons can use the hashtag #TFPFEST to keep in touch and stay in the know. There are also multiple fun opportunities to earn volunteer hours through the event.
“The purpose of this festival is to bring awareness to the public of the many diverse, independent artists located here. It is our mission to help these artists generate enough buzz to propel them into their next level of artistic and economic growth.”
If you would like to join or find more information about this event, please contact Ms. Dennard at 850-566-5661 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.