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Osceola Arts rebrands art festival to celebrate 50 year milestone

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:57 am

Osc-ArtsFor the last 55 years, Osceola Arts’ has been enriching Osceola County in theatre, fine art, music, and arts education through the many programs held at their facility. Each year they relocate to historic downtown Kissimmee for an entire weekend to host hundreds of fine artists, crafters, musicians and performers for The Osceola Art Festival. As the milestone 50th year approaches, Osceola Arts, in partnership with Kissimmee Main Street and the city of Kissimmee, has announced a rebranding of the event.

This year, the hosting organizations are proud to present Florida Mosaic: A Festival of the Arts. The new title embodies the updated vision the organizers have for the event. While keeping all of the current art elements, those attending the festival will see the expansion of other forms of art including music and performing arts.

“Florida Mosaic: A Festival of the Arts is an opportunity for the community to come together in celebration of artistic creation and culture,” said Osceola Arts’ Visual Arts Director Marilyn Cortes-Lovato. “Participation in creative cultural activities like the art festival helps connect people to each other and the community. It creates opportunities for community dialogue, creative community building, shared cultural experiences, and can improve economic development.”

In addition, all future Florida Mosaic: A Festival of the Arts will be held in the spring. To kick the event off, the 2017 festival will be Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, 2017, and will continue to be held along Broadway in downtown Kissimmee. As downtown Kissimmee begins it’s new redevelopment, the date change will allow Florida Mosaic: A Festival of the Arts to continue offering residents, merchants and visitors, both old and new, an immersive arts experience in the heart of the city amid a beautifully unique backdrop.

Anyone interested in participating in the festival should visit the festival website at www.FloridaMosaic.org for more information. The festival also offers an art patron program, sponsorship opportunities and specialized food vending.

The mission of Osceola Arts is to promote, cultivate and foster interest and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a nonprofit organization, is located at 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee. For more information, visit OsceolaArts.org.