Historic downtown Mount Dora will transform its New England-style charm into a sea of vibrant art on February 3 and 4, when hundreds of the United States’ best artists show their works at the 49th annual Mount Dora Arts Festival.
The juried festival, organized by Mount Dora Center for the Arts, has been ranked among the top 20 art festivals in the country and provides art lovers the opportunity to shop for fine arts, artisan jewelry, and pottery created by approximately 300 of the most talented professional artists from all over the United States.
Downtown Mount Dora’s many diverse restaurants will be open to satisfy the culinary cravings of visitors, plus all of the historic district’s many unique shops will be open for the best in retail therapy opportunities.
The free festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Visitors who arrive early may be able to find free street parking within walking distance. Other patrons may find a space at nearby private parking lots that charge a fee, or opt for the park-and-ride shuttles located at 900 Lincoln Avenue. Handicapped parking is available behind City Hall at 510 N. Baker Street, but space are limited and go quickly.
Due to large crowds and narrow streets, pets are strongly discouraged for their own well being and that of other visitors.
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