Despite some dreary weather, Ormond Beach residents supported local artist at the Granada Grand Festival of the Arts.
Though the skies were gray Sept. 26, there was nothing but color filling the sidewalks and streets of Ormond Beach.
The first-ever Granada Grand Festival of the Arts let local, creative talents of all kinds show of their masterpieces in the Ormond Beach Arts District. Hosted by Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District, the festival included chalk artists, singers, poets, hair stylists, painters, live cake decorators and more. Local artists Kristin Heron and Lucia Fanning transformed a few old buildings into art installations for the festival.
“A new art event can be transformative in many ways for our downtown,” said Executive Director of Ormond MainStreet Julia Truilo said in a press release. “We wanted to reflect that by transforming these unused buildings temporarily; letting everyone see how vibrant downtown Ormond Beach can become.”
Ormond Beach artist Leah Wiedemer displayed a collection of her landscape paintings for sale. She’s been an artist since the 1980s.
“I just recently started doing plain air painting,” Wiedemer said. “I’ve been to all the various parks around here and I really liked that.”
Like many of the vendors and participants who enjoyed the festival, Wiedemer can’t wait to see what happens next.
“I’m really excited to see it grow.”