It’s January in Wellington, and that means it’s almost time for Art Fest on the Green.
The Wellington Art Society’s 12th annual Art Fest on the Green will be staged at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The best art shows in the country are in Palm Beach County during the month of January,” said Leslie Pfeiffer, co-chair of the event. “It’s the main fundraiser we have every year, and it’s primarily volunteers who help pull it off.”
The Wellington Art Society has approximately 100 members and is a nonprofit charitable educational organization. Proceeds from the event go toward the society’s scholarship fund and outreach programs. “We’ve given out more than $80,000 in scholarships,” Pfeiffer noted.
There will be nine different art categories — or mediums — represented at the event, which is also an opportunity for local artists to display their creativity and talent to the public.
“We will have artists doing demonstrations, and a patron is able to get a piece of art personally created for them before their very eyes,” Pfeiffer said. “We also try to keep artists in the same location from year to year, so they can easily be found.”
There will also be a complimentary booklet with information on sponsors and advertisers. It will include a map of where all the 55 artists are located and information on each of them.
The event is sponsored by The Town-Crier, Wellington The Magazine, the Village of Wellington, Art Cellar, Whole Foods Market, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Westlake.
Jen Hernandez from Art Cellar will be offering art projects for children during the festival, music will be provided by Bobby G. and his friends from the local music scene, and there will be food trucks for when guests get hungry.
The free event is a rain or shine, and all of the artists’ booths have coverings to keep them and their work dry and shaded from the unpredictable South Florida weather.
“We are enthusiastic about the location, which is a park-like setting on the grass, and there is plenty for the entire family to enjoy,” Pfeiffer said.
The Wellington Amphitheater is located at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.
For more information about Art Fest on the Green, contact Leslie Pfeiffer at email@example.com or (561) 632-3677, or Toni Willey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 389-4798. To learn more, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.