Arts in April 2024

Arts in April 2024

In celebration of World Art Day, the Winter Garden Art Association, in partnership with the City of Winter Garden, will host “Arts in April 2024," a series of events throughout the month for the community to explore and create art, as well as raise awareness for the local arts community. For more more information about Arts in April activities and schedule, please visit the Winter Garden Art Association Arts in April website page.

EXHIBITIONS - Free

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TOP CHOICE ANNUAL AWARDS

SOBO’s Annual Awards Exhibition showcases the best 2D & 3D works of art. Awards are presented for Best of Show, People’s Choice, Curator’s Choice, and Multiple Medium Category Winners.

April 2 -- June 1
Tuesday – Friday │11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday │ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SOBO Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd Street │ Free 

OPENING RECEPTION
April 4, 5:30 - 8:00 pm │ Public Invited
SOBO Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd Street │ Free

OUTSIDE CALL TO ARTISTS FOR TOP CHOICE ANNUAL AWARDS Exhibit  -- Entries are accepted March 1 - 8, 2024.
Click here for guidelines and to submit. 

Artists are encouraged to submit their best 2D & 3D works, open to all types of artistic entries. Winning entries will be featured as part of the Top Choice Annual Awards exhibition that will be on display April 2 – June 1 at SOBO Art Gallery.

Arts in April - HIgh School Top Choice 2024
HIGH SCHOOL TOP CHOICE ART AWARDS 

A selection of 2D and 3D works of art from area high school students are on display at this annual exhibit that celebrates Arts in April. 

April 1 – May 31 │ Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (City Hall operating hours)
City Hall Art in Public Places Gallery, 300 W. Plant Street │ Free

COMMUNITY EVENTS - Free

KIDS ART SESSIONS AT THE WINTER GARDEN FARMERS MARKET

Kids will enjoy the free art activities hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association under the Art Tent at the Winter Garden Farmers Market.

Saturdays │ April 6, 13, & 20
9:00 am – 12:00 pm │ Free
Winter Garden Farmers Market/ in front of Parking Garage Plaza (160 S. Boyd Street) along Tremaine Street 

CHALKIN’ IT UP SIDEWALK ART CONTEST

As part of Spring Fever in the Garden hosted by the Bloom & Grow Garden Society, contestants of all ages create 6’ x 6’ nature-inspired chalk art masterpieces in front of City Hall. 

Click here to for more information about Chalkin It Up Sidewalk Art Contest and to download application. DEADLINE to register is Friday, MARCH 15, 2024. Participants who register before March 10, 2024, will receive a free Chalkin' It Up t-shirt (while supplies last).

Prizes will be awarded in numerous categories for Adults, Elementary students, Middle School students, High School students, Family Group, People's Choice, and Best in Show.

Saturday, April 6 (Contest & Viewing) │ Judging at 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 7 (Viewing)
City Hall, 300 W. Plant Street │ Free

WINTER GARDEN URBAN SKETCHERS COMPETITION

Urban Sketchers Competition plus Plein Air Event at the Winter Garden Farmers Market. Free to participate or visit to watch their creations come to life. Stay tuned to wgart.org for details or call 407.347.7996.

Saturday, April 13 │ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm │ Free
SOBO Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd Street │ Check-in starts at 9:00 am
Winter Garden Farmers Market, 104 S. Lakeview Avenue / Along West Plant Street 

ART WORKSHOPS

SIDEWALK CHALK ART WORKSHOP (Free)

On Saturday, March 2, SOBO Art Gallery and Duke Energy will host an Open Studio workshop for kids, young adults, and families to teach sidewalk chalk techniques and plan for possible participation in "Chalkin' It Up" Sidewalk Art Contest on April 6. (Applications due March 15th for April 6 event) https://www.springfeverinthegarden.org/chalk

The workshop is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This “how to” class will start every 30 minutes and then artists can work on their creation with coaching as desired. Participants MUST bring a nature-themed drawing/idea or photo to work from. Basic chalk for practice will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring chalk or chalk pastels in colors needed for your design. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

The workshop is led by Certified Art Educator Lenore Eastham. Lenore has coached many first-place prize winners in the Elementary Group category. 

The workshop provides a smaller square for practice. Creating the 6' x 6' square at the Chalkin' It Up Contest will be a demanding task so consider working with friends/family. This workshop is a free event (donations happily accepted).

Saturday, March 9 │ 9:00 am -12:00 pm (class starts every 30 minutes) │ Skill Level: Students - Beginners (Open to All)
SOBO Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd Street │ Free

TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS @ 2PM, SPONSORED BY DUKE ENERGY

A weekly “create” event and opportunity for all skills levels to learn, grow, and be inspired through the talents of other artists. 

Tuesdays │ 2:00 pm │ SOBO Art Gallery Studio Room
Free for members, first-time visitors, and guests of members. 

April 9 │ “Acrylic Abstracts” with Artist Cindy Vener
April 16 │ “Alcohol Ink” with Artist Susan Grogan
April 23 │ “Pastels” with Artist Nicora Gangi 

Click here to register for Technique Tuesday workshop.

3-DAY OIL WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST STACY BARTER 


April 6 - 8
For fee and registration details, visit wgart.org.

Arts in April - VIP Fundraiser 2024

ART NIGHT VIP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Immerse yourself in the arts on this special night that includes a variety of art experiences throughout historic downtown Winter Garden, beverages, light appetizers, and a silent art auction. This is a ticketed event that serves as an annual fundraiser to benefit the Winter Garden Art Association. 

Saturday, April 27 │ 6:00 – 10:00 pm 
Historic Downtown
Ticket: $75 – Purchase Tickets

AND MORE!

Keep an eye out for other “pop-up” art and cultural activities and events in Winter Garden during the month of April.