For the weekend of May 3rd-4th I will be one of the exhibiting artists in the upcoming Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival. It is held in the downtown historic district of Fernandina Beach, FL. My booth will be right on Centre Street so for all who can make it I should be easy to find. I am really looking forward to it especially because my dad, Don McDowell, will also be an exhibiting artist! He is a welded steel artisan and sculptor. Below is a link to his blog. We are both very excited to be presenting our work in the same show.
Below is some more info from the festival website and a link.
The first Shrimp Festival was held in 1964 to celebrate the traditional blessing of the shrimp fleet – once a major industry on beautiful, historic Amelia Island. Up to 150,000 people attend annually during the weekend event to enjoy fine food, fine art and special activities. The Island Art Association (IAA) sponsors the arts and crafts portion of the festival in conjunction with the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Committee. Annually about 325 artists and craftsmen are juried by IAA into the show. The arts and crafts exhibit has been consistently recognized as one of the best art events in North America by Sunshine Artist Magazine and has been ranked in the Top 200 many times in recent years.