The 25th annual St. Stephen’s Art Show during Presidents’ Day weekend, February 18-20, 2013, showcased the work of more than 160 artists in a wide variety of media.
Although its artist roster was heavier on local and regional artists than the adjoining and much larger Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the St. Stephen’s show attracted participants from as far away as England and Asia. More than 75 percent were from outside Miami.
The show also included an international food court, children’s activity area, an authentic English tea room, and musical entertainment – all on the shady campus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and School. It was a leisurely, laid-back alternative to the more intense Coconut Grove show next door.
The St. Stephen’s show began as a hot dog and refreshment stand on the grounds of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Now celebrating its silver anniversary, it has become a well-regarded outdoor arts and fine crafts festival, recently ranked eighth in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Best 200 Fine Art Shows.”
The St. Stephen’s show is the church’s longest standing cultural outreach event. The proceeds help to fund a variety of cultural, spiritual, entertainment, and public-service programs for the entire community.
The accompanying slide show contains works of art that particularly appealed to me.
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