The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts has brought a new arts program to the Central Florida area. ArtPop Central Florida will shine the spotlight on talented local artists throughout the year by displaying their artwork on digital and vinyl billboards that are seen by thousands of local residents and visitors. The first official ArtPop program was launched in Charlotte, NC in January of 2014 with 20 local artist’s works displayed on available billboard space. To date 80 artists have been featured on the streets of Charlotte, NC. ArtPop is now on the streets of 10 different cities across the country with at least 20 more to come in 2016-2017. The art works are chosen from a group of submitted entries by artists. A winning artists. Other images are chosen by a public popular vote. Each billboard includes the artist’s work along with their name. A page on the Fall Festival website will feature the billboard locations, the artists and a link to each artist’s site. The art is placed on OUTFRONT Media billboards for one year in various locations throughout the Central Florida area. ArtPop Central Florida is a Deland Fall Festival of the Arts initiative which could not have been done without the generous support of OUTFRONT Media. OUTFRONT Media provides all of the billboards in the 14 county area that is covered by the program. We are also indebted to the Founder of ArtPop…Wendy Hickey…who made this program available to us.
The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is a two day outdoor art festival held in downtown Deland. It is always hosted on the
November weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Approximately 50,000 people attend the festival. Deland is located in Volusia County-Central Florida. It is a short driving distance from Orlando and Daytona Beach.
ART: This juried fine arts venue includes between 160 and 185 state, national and international artists. The artist’s works are reviewed by a jury of art professionals to determine the artist selection for the show. An effort is made to cover a wide range of artistic mediums which include painting, glass, sculpture, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, wood, ceramics and fiber. Over $25,000 in artist awards are made to the outstanding pieces in various categories.
MUSIC: The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts also presents local, national and international live musical performances on both days. Visitors to the festival enjoy a broad range of music representing a variety of styles: blues, folk, rock, jazz and world music. The music is presented outdoors at the Pioneer Park Stage. There are also individual musical street performances presented throughout the festival area.