If you have lived in the Brandon/Riverview Florida area for the past few years, you’ve probably heard about this local art festival. I have had the privilege to participate in this event multiple times. Winthrop Town Centre is a wonderful location full of people who enjoy community, art and some great food. If you have a chance to stop by, do so. There are some really talented people in our area. You would be so amazed by some of the artwork and crafts that are for sale.
Not only is artwork and food on sale at this festival but you get free entertainment too! Local musical artists, Winthrop Charter School students music, entertainers and performers of all walks of life. Seriously, this a great weekend get away that is so close to home. Support your local small businesses and artists and connect to the community.
For about four years my class participated in this event and the students loved creating works of art and crafts! Even more, they loved working the booth and seeing people enjoying their work. Here are a few pictures of some of the unique work my students have done. Trust me there are a lot of booths with many different items and interests that you’ll be sure to find something you admire.
Riverview High ESE Program 2012
Riverview High ESE Program 2016
There are many opportunities for children to enjoy this event as well. So bring the kids and encourage them to enjoy the arts. The Art Factory will be open to help kids get inspired and create something to take home to remind them of the artist in them.
Art lovers of all sorts are selling their priceless works of art as well as crafts on March 25th and 26th (2017). The Art Festival is located in Winthrop Town Centre area off of Bloomingdale and Providence. There is a large field area behind Boca’s Restaurant that will be filled with tents ready for customers. Hope to see you there!
Visit their website for more information and multiple ways to get involved in and support our community.
Using inexpensive watercolors, crayons and watercolor paper you can make a beautiful flower bouquet painting. My 3 year old enjoyed painting over the wax crayons and seeing her painting come to life. Click on the link to watch my you-tube video Simple Valentine Watercolor Painting
I am no professional painter, but I do enjoy painting and crafting whenever I get a chance. I have learned tips and tricks through personal practice, art classes, and glimpses of other you-tubers. I’ve only gone over a few tips/tricks in the video for this simple watercolor painting craft.
Hope you enjoy and I’ll make sure my videos improve with time.
The items stated below are the items used in the video (I will receive compensation if you click and purchase any of these items from Amazon).
What is the purpose of having a blog for a tearoom that I don’t own yet? We all have hopes and dreams that we long to achieve. Well, a family friendly tearoom with an adult special needs program is mine.
I have never owned my own business before; though I have run a school based coffee business (but that story is for another day – check my ‘about’ me page for more details). Each day I’m learning new things about myself, tea, crafts, special needs and business planning. Part of my dream includes trying all of these new learnings together.
My vision is simple: To use my passions and skills so that we may benefit from one another. Then, when I do finally have my tearoom, I will be able to bring people together with each visit and encounter. But what does that look like? I would like to inspire others to join me in empowering those with disabilities, build compassion/character in each other, and encourage uniqueness all while satisfying your taste buds.
Community involvement is a huge part of the mission/vision of PeachPearPlum. From the arts (music, crafts, stories, etc), working with schools to increase Service Learning opportunities, as well as increase knowledge and comfort around people with disabilities.
This blog is here to help me stay focused on my dream as well as entertain, guide and educate others. My posts will range from tea decor, crafts and recipes, to special needs job skills and accommodations.
I look forward to trying new things, building on what I already know and receiving feedback/knowledge from my readers. I invite you to learn and dream along with me.