The 40th Annual Art Festival Beth-El
Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El’s annual fine art exhibition and sale, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday, January 26th, Sunday, January 27th, and Monday, January 28th at 400 Pasadena Avenue S.,
St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1973 with only 20 artists, Art Festival Beth-El now showcases over 150 national and international award-winning artists. This highly acclaimed fine art exhibit and sale is well known as one of the premier shows in the Southeastern United States. Space has grown from one gallery to six galleries throughout the facility featuring original paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and jewelry.
The Art Festival also offers a large selection of signed, framed, limited edition prints from Syd Entel Galleries of Safety Harbor. A large Outdoor Sculpture Garden will feature a variety of fun and unusual pieces for gardens, offices or large buildings. The Boutique gallery will offer fine art and craft at moderate prices. A yearly tradition will continue, as Art Festival Beth-El will feature selected works by talented emerging artists from Pinellas County’s seventeen public and private high schools. The Art Festival will award scholarship money to the schools of the winning students.
An elegant preview cocktail reception will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 7-10 p.m. with admission of $25 which can be purchased at the door. Art Festival Beth-El is free and open to the public on Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with light lunches and snacks available to purchase. The Avenue of the Shops, a one-day sale of fun art, jewelry and crafts, will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28. A free, special event featuring local comic Matthew McGee will be performed at 11 a.m.
A gourmet luncheon will be served on Monday at 12:30 p.m. with your $20 check necessary to make a reservation. Docents will be available during the weekend and will also offer a tour at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Art Festival Beth-El continues to grow in popularity and now attracts over 8,000 people from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Call the Temple at 727-347-6136 for more information.