CIRIKLI STILT BIRDS are mesmerizing entertainment and an art-form combined. A favorite of audiences at Walt Disney World, they are puppetry and skilled stilt performers truly unique. These tall, colorful, graceful birds seem like mythical creatures come to life. Led by an enigmatic Shepherd, these animated birds interact gracefully with festival attendees – a gentle head tilt, or the graceful movement of a feathery crest or inquisitive beak will surely make a magical memory.
FLORIDA ARTS TOUR Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26. A FREE self-guided cultural adventure through the Greater West Volusia Area to visit “off the beaten path” artists’ studios and area Cultural Institutions. TOUR OFFERINGS will include painting, dyed silk, sculpture, glass, bronze, metal, monotypes, fiber, mixed mediums and multiple artistic disciplines; demonstrations, workshop & education information by professional and emerging artists and fine American craftsmen. Tour West Volusia
Artist Studios & Cultural Institutions. A family-friendly holiday tour with demonstrations at many of the venues…an “Open House Weekend” event for everyone: art lovers, collectors, families and the holiday shopper. Shop for holiday gifts of fine art, fine crafts, art classes, workshops and memberships. Learn about cultural institutions, exhibitions & information about their mission in the arts, artists and community involvement. Broaden your knowledge of the arts via demonstrations, exhibitions, etc. The Arts in West Volusia County from DeBary to DeLeon Springs.
FLORIDA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents AS YOU LIKE IT. Saturday, November 19 3:00pm & 5:00pm/Sunday, November 20 Noon & 6:30pm NO ADMISSION FEE. Presented in partnership with Oxford Shakespeare Company & MACDeLand.
UNDER AFRICAN SKIES Paul Simon’s GRACELAND JOURNEY- A JOE BERLINGER FILM –”Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. The festival also presents Shakespearian performances, film presentations and a Poetry Slam event.
GENERAL: 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.
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.