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Other Ways to Support Indie-Folkfest & the museum

SUPPORT keeping Indie-Folkfest free & free education programs at the museum year-round by:

Bidding on the SILENT AUCTION items:
-4 Club-level tickets to Jimmy Buffett (value $548)
-4 Club-level tickets to Elton John (value $992)
-3 days, 2 nights at B Resort & Spa (value $600)
-Porsche Boxster Weekend (value $700)

Buying RAFFLE tickets for fabulous items such as: Treat Yourself Basket (massage certificates & more), Performing Arts package, Visual Arts package, Corkcicle & Rifle Paper goodies, and SoDo Food & Drinks Basket, Dinner packages including a $150 Ruth’s Chris gift card, and so much more!

FEED THE PIG: drop a few dollars into our big ceramic piggy bank at the merch table!

Indie-Folkfest Presented By PLR Florida Returns for Its Fifth Year at the Mennello Museum of American Art

Orlando, FL — December 13, 2018

The Mennello Museum of American Art announces the fifth annual Indie-Folkfest presented by PLR Florida. This annual FREE, all ages event for people and their pets takes place February 16, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden which is located adjacent to the museum at 900 East Princeton Street.

Indie-Folkfest is the Mennello Museum’s signature outdoor event planned and presented by the Mennello Museum’s City-Appointed Board of Trustees and features local, regional and national art, music and cuisine as well as live music from some of Central Florida’s most notable musicians.

Shannon Fitzgerald, Mennello Museum Executive Director shares, “the event serves two purposes, it’s an opportunity for the Board of Trustees to be very hands on in raising funds for the museum’s education fund and it allows them to interact with the community by providing a free and engaging event to the community that highlights local food, art and music they may not experience otherwise.”

Throughout the afternoon event goers will have the opportunity to participate in raffles, purchase food, beverage and cocktail offerings from local restaurants and food trucks as well as purchase one of a kind art and items made locally by some of the area’s best artists and artisans.

Gretchen Hahn, Mennello Museum Board of Trustees Chair states “the board has put a lot of effort into planning Indie Folk Fest 2019. With PLR Florida returning as our presenting sponsor we are able to focus on planning and executing a top-notch event that our board hopes will break all attendance and revenue records.”

This year’s featured artwork for the event was created by local artist Peterson Guerrier.  His work will be featured on the limited-edition merchandise for sale the day of the event.

Click here for high-res images.

Music: Beemo

Art: Jon Napoles

About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, owned and operated by the City of Orlando, is located on the shore of Lake Formosa in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park. The museum provides residents and visitors creative and diverse experiences with art through temporary exhibitions that feature a broad range of American art from traditional to contemporary practices.  The museum is also home to a permanent collection of folk modernist Earl Cunningham.

For more information visit

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

Katherine Navarro, Associate Curator of Education
407.246.4278 ext. 4861

Click here to download this press release.