The fourth-annual festival was held outside Ormond Beach City Hall on Saturday, Feb. 3.
About 4,000 people attended the fourth-annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 3, said Ormond Mainstreet Executive Director Julia Truilo.
“It has grown every year, which to me, is exactly what we are trying to do,” Truilo said. “The first event was two hours in the evening, and now, we have the event all day.”
Local artists and vendors set up tents to show off their creations outside Ormond Beach City Hall. Part-owner of Masterpiece Mixers Joseph Janicek created a community art project for kids and those interested to add to with chalk on the sidewalk. Among the day’s performers were: Ormond Elementary Expressions Dance Team, Ormond Beach Middle School Chorus and Jazz Band, Jazz 4, the Volusia Saxophone Quartet and Thomas T. Jones.
Truilo said Ormond Mainstreet’s primary goals, as a nonprofit, are to attract people to the downtown Ormond Beach area and bring attention to the local arts scene.
“It’s an opportunity we have to enjoy the work of local artists, to bring them together,” she said. “It just makes downtown special.”