The 48th annual Art Harvest will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6 at Highlander Park in Dunedin. Art Harvest is a fine art festival featuring over 200 artists from around the country, produced by the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, Inc.
This year’s Featured Artist is Herbert Scott Davis. He was born in Tampa Florida in 1961 and raised in Ybor City. The neighborhood mixed with culture and art, and rich in color, texture and style helped spark his artistic interest. Herbert earned his Marketing and Design degree at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Upon returning to Tampa he began a career in advertising, working as a freelance illustrator for many local agencies. As computer technology began to change the advertising industry, Herbert began to shift his interest towards fine art, his first love.
His pastels have a level of uniqueness that is not often seen in the art world today. Created only with overlapping line work, they expose the simple nuances of the human figure in glowing tones of flowing color. His acrylic paintings are rich with texture and color that invite the viewer to reach out and touch the artwork. “This inter-action with the art is a welcome site” the artist says.
Art Harvest admission is free. Parking is $5 at Highlander Park and $3 at the nearby Dunedin High School with an approx. ½ mile walk or free shuttle service to Highlander Park provided by Morton Plant Mease. There are food and beverage vendors on site, as well as a children’s tent with art projects provided for supervised children.
Sponsors to date include: Publix Super Market Charities, Bright House Networks, St. Petersburg Times, Panache Vue’ Magazine, Tampa Bay Magazine, Morton Plant Mease, ClearChannel and T Rowe Price. For more information, call the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin’s Headquarters at 727-738-5523.
Celebrating over 60 years in Pinellas County, the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin has raised over 1.5 million dollars and contributed more than 1 million volunteer hours to the community. All proceeds from this event are reinvested into the community and have helped fund notable projects such as the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, UPARC Foundation, The Rick Pitino High Point Center, and the F.U.N. Bus, which has provided field trip transportation for over 50,000 area public school children. Currently, the League’s focus is on public awareness and support of the foster care system and the aging out of 13-22 year old children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.
JLCD Office Number 727-738-5523
Sponsorship Opportunities available Contact
Courtney Pagliari 727-459-6509