DUNEDIN, FL – Here’s a chance to jump on your vacation season all in one place.
Artists and craftspeople from across Florida and even Michigan, New York and New Jersey will be in Dunedin Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 28th annual downtown Dunedin Handicraft Festival.
This highly anticipated jury-crafted craft festival features over 200 artisans and craftspeople offering a range of items perfect for gifting including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, weaving baskets, beaded utensils, candles, quilts, blown glass and stained glass. , hair accessories, handbags, handmade cards, leather goods, mosaics, wood crafts, handmade jewelry and soaps.
Shoppers can stroll through Dunedin’s picturesque Main Street and shop at their leisure at this pet-friendly event.
Here are some local artisans and artists who will be at the festival:
- Tony Carrino of Valrico owns QuickSilver JRG, with handcrafted jewelry created from precious and semi-precious stones that Carrino himself polishes and then sets in sterling silver in a one-of-a-kind freeform design that follows the shape of the stones.
- Viviana Bermudez of Vibelo Designs of Tampa creates unique eco-friendly jewelry from natural resources such as azaid seeds from Brazil, Royal Poinciana seeks from Colombia and tagua nuts from Ecuador and Peru.
- Diana Damiano of Sun Metal Jewelry at Wesley Chapel creates mixed metal earrings.
- Curtis Jenney of Clearwater, owner of Leaves by Jenney, creates waterfalls from “leaf fossils” hand-formed from granite dust, silica, fiberglass and healing products.
- Jeff Benes of Pet Accessories Benes and Benny in Odessa creates trendy fabric dog clothes including collars and scarves with matching dog waste bag holders.
- Peter Lakiotis of Dunedin is the owner of Doggieharness.com, which offers a variety of handcrafted quality fabric dog accessories.
- Shawn and Jena Lytle of Gulfport’s SunKissed Candle Company create hand-poured 100 percent soy scented candles.
- Beth Miranda of The Muddy Walrus Pottery in St. Petersburg creates handmade ceramics.
- Linda Simon of Linda Simon Studio in Palm Harbor creates intricate mosaic artwork.
- Michelle Mardis of Michelle Mardis Fine Art of Tarpon Springs is an artist and illustrator whose series of swim beauty paintings complement the Florida beach-style decor perfectly.
Click here to see some of the other artisans and craftspeople who will have their work for sale at the festival.