It’s an artsy weekend! Make plans for this (Florida) cold weather and visit these indoor events around town…
The long weekend definitely shortened this past week and I am having a hard time realizing there’s yet another weekend upon us. Of course, that is not a bad thing, because as usual, there’s plenty to do in Sanford – despite the announced cooler temperatures…
We picked our top 4 events below, but please also remember that there’s even more to do every weekend (Farmer’s Market anyone?). Simply pull up the events calendar on your Sanford365 App and pick your favorite events.
Or how about a walk/jog/bike ride on the all new Riverwalk. Phase II officially opened yesterday with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony… Thank you for being so gorgeous, Sanford!
Whatever you decide, we wish you a great time 😉
When: Friday, January 23, 6-9pm
Where: Downtown Sanford
What: The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites you to the Sanford Art Walk, a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center (230 East First Street, Sanford, FL), and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. The event at the Welcome Center will include live music and lots of ART!
The juried exhibit will hang in the Welcome Center for the month following the event, until setup for the next month’s event begins. During the hanging, the artwork may be sold through the Welcome Center.
This month’s theme…
“Teacher’s Turn”- Seminole County’s art teachers give their heart and soul to the education and enrichment of your kids, opening up young minds to a lifetime of art and beauty. Join us in our appreciation of this wonderful and talented community of artists. Submissions are open only to Seminole County Public Schools art teachers; exhibit open to the public!
More Info: Sanford Art Walk Web Site
When: Friday, January 23 at 8pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday, January 25 at 2pm – LAST weekend to see this outstanding play!
Where: The Princess Theater, 115 West 1st Street, Sanford, FL
What: A play by Matt Charman presented by The Cornerstone Theatre Company.
Caleb Farley is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke’s cabins, a ramshackle desert retreat in Nevada—one of the only places to secure a quick divorce in 1950’s America. But the other men, there to shed the lives and wives they’ve known and begin anew, quickly begin to suspect Caleb may be hiding more than just a broken heart. In a time of heightened fears and political distrust, this boy’s presence is set to test each man’s loyalty—to country and to one another.
Admission: Tickets: Adults $20 | Students $15 (under 25 with valid ID)
More Info: Call (407) 494-8474 to order tickets.
When: Sat. Jan. 24, 9am – 5pm & Sun. Jan. 25, 10am – 4pm
Where: Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd., Sanford, FL
What: Looking for that one-of-a-kind-find or wanting to add to an existing collection? Then the Sanlando Depression Glass Show is for you. An assortment of glassware including Elegant, Depression, China and Pottery are all displayed and for sale throughout the room.
Some of the best and most experienced dealers from across the US will be available to assist you at the show. Each dealer brings their own unique collection of beautiful glassware.
Appearing at the show is a guest author bringing not just their knowledge of glassware, but a selection of the best collector glass books available. Daily seminars, 2pm Saturday or 1pm Sunday, will provide valuable information and insight into the glassware collecting world.
Stopping by the snack bar will make your day trip complete. An assortment of delicious soups, salads, sandwich, and desserts are available to satisfy any appetite.
Visit the Sanlando Depression Glass Show in Sanford to start your own unique collection or to learn more about Depression Glass.
More Info: Event Web Site or Glen or Carolyn Robinson (803-684-5685) and Larry or Brooke Newton (850-673-9607)
When: Saturday, January 24, 10am-5pm
Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery, 211 E First Street, Sanford, FL
What: Indulge your senses in this inaugural celebration of Southern culture. Guest artists, foodies, and musicians will fill the bill for this informative symposium taking place in our spacious gallery in Historic Downtown Sanford. Three 90 minute sessions will highlight different components of Southern heritage.
10-11:30am, Taste & Talk, Celebrating Southern Food. Give your tastebuds something to smile about with cookbook authors and local foodies Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson. Their book, Good Catch, features recipes and stories of local lore that highlight Florida seafood and off the beaten path fish eateries.
1-2:30pm, Made by Hand, Preserving Traditional Arts. Discover the value of how to make things the old fashioned way. Georgia wood carver Roy Minshew will share his expertise and homespun wisdom. Learn how Roy coaxes amiable animals from raw wood and tree limbs. 1:00pm – 2:30pm.
3:30-5pm, Pass it On, Saving our Stories. Pull up a chair and lend your ear. Hear stories of the Sanford blues scene from days gone by. We’re sharing neighborhood stories worth saving. We might even having you dancing in the aisles with musical guests Maurice Fields II, Maurice Fields III, and Herb Ransburg, the current president of the Orange Blossom Blues Society. 3:30pm – 5:00pm.
Admission: $10 per session or $25 for a Triple Pass to attend all three sessions.
Attention Sanford365 App Users: use the app’s coupon tab for a 50% off coupon!
More Info: Call the gallery to reserve tickets in advance. 407-323-2774.