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Indie-Folkfest Volunteer Information

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Indie Folkfest 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2019, we anticipate 2020 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being a volunteer at Indie-Folkfest?

Do you have a passion for the festival atmosphere, teamwork, hospitality, organization, food, music, and art? We are looking for dedicated individuals who can help us with welcoming visitors, running arts projects, parking guidance, and vendor care.

  1.  Complete the Volunteer Application
  2. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance from Katherine Page-Navarro by January 31, 2019.

Questions? Contact Katherine Page-Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  katherine.page@cityoforlando.net

Indie-Folkfest Sponsor Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2020

Indie Folkfest 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2019, we anticipate 2020 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Presented as a gift to the community, admission is free to Indie-Folkfest thanks to the generous support of local individuals and businesses. You can help support the 2020 festival by becoming a sponsor! Your sponsorship not only keeps Indie-Folkfest free for all, but also supports Mennello Museum family-friendly educational programs.

Interested in sponsoring Indie-Folkfest?

  1.  Download the Sponsorship Packet. 
  2.  Review the options.
  3.  Contact Kim Robinson at kim.robinson@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.3294 by December 31, 2019.
  4. Secure your sponsorship through our online Payment Portal.

Questions? Contact Kim Robinson
407.246.3294  •  kim.robinson@cityoforlando.net

Indie-Folkfest Artist Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2020

Indie Folkfest 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2019, we anticipate 2020 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being an artist at Indie-Folkfest?

  1.  Complete the Artist Application.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance from Katherine Page-Navarro by November 30, 2019.
  3. After acceptance, Pay the Artist Fee through our online Payment Portal by December 31, 2019.

Questions? Contact Katherine Page-Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  katherine.page@cityoforlando.net

Indie-Folkfest 2019 Artists & Artisans

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Flynn Dobb’s Curated Booth
This local artist booth consists of unique young talent represented in the Orlando area, including 2019 Indie-Folkfest Featured Artist Peterson Guerrier. Stop by and meet the group, see how they work and even take a piece home!


Capture the Earth Photography
Nature and animals are Josh’s  preferred subject matter, but he also photographs people, places and things that are intriguing and interesting.


Kayla Oceana
Inspired by my understanding of our oceans and the travels I’ve experienced, I work to shed light on the idea of creative, sustainable living.  I am a conservation educator here to share creativity, insight and ideas for how you can live a more sustainable, yet beautiful life.


Copper plate Etching Printmaking Fine Artist Chelsea Smith grew up living between Casselberry, Florida and staying summers in Nottingham, England and Derry, Northern Ireland. She is a Fine Arts Graduate of the University of Central Florida. She leverages renaissance era techniques and materials within neoclassical art to produce original fine art.

Anayansi Jones
My work is fueled by my current state of mind or emotions and I often use representational images that have been distorted. There is no right or wrong way of representing emotions, however, I find myself-drawn to the human figure and nature. A distortion of reality either through color, line, or abstraction of representation can be seen in majority of my artworks. I am acutely interested in the essence of an object as shown through my abstract ceramics. However, with my paintings I’m interested in the ever-changing landscape and the abstraction of how nature makes me feel. My work is about the moment. It’s spontaneous and often reflects the process of how it came to be as if it was it’s own being.


Bet’s Bars
Soap art: Natural, vegan, handcrafted, cold process soap with intricate designs. I also make sugar scrubs, body butter, bug spray, bath fizz, and lip balm.


Carla Poma Jewelry
Jewelry for the confident woman who loves to shine. Handcrafted using high-quality gemstones, silver, gold fill and brass.


Gidget
Gidget is dedicated to providing a memorable experience while offering eclectic, fun and novelty items. Mobile boutique carrying an assortment of jewelry, art, apparel and accessories from indie brands and makers from the US.


Sonas
My creations are inspired by Mother Earth, and aim to expose her magic to the lives of others. My art incorporates moss/lichen into coasters, jewelry, and wall décor, handsewn water bottle carriers, plant hangers, macrame mirrors, crystal jewelry, and terrariums featruing hand collected moss/plants.


UnchARTed Art Designs
In 2016, “Purposely Creative” was founded by Yesenia S. Buisson. It became an escape for her art and a platform to simply share something she loved. Soon after, her sister, Jasmine Ramirez joined her to expand in creating a platform to share their God given talents. In 2018, they joined forces in a joint venture and thus was created “unchARTed”. The art enthusiast sisters who had only dreamed of creating a platform and community/network for sharing their passion, have now expanded and tapped into uncharted territory. They were even featured in 1340 Art Magazine, an international art platform reaching hundreds of thousands of art lovers and collectors. Now, they have expanded their vision and are taking up the Orlando art community by storm. They continue to grow artistically and bring new techniques and eclectic styles of art to the Central Florida art scene.


Tony Garan
Central Florida Outsider Artist working in acrylics, sculpture, spray paint and colored pencils presenting a collection of 16” x 20” small works and drawings along with several paintings on canvas, glass, and wood.  Garan will also have drawer portraits, which consist of found, upcycled objects to look like faces in drawers.


All of Lure Paper Goods‘ cards, journals and posters are designed by us and printed by hand in our studio. We aim to say the things you want to say in a fresh way. Our cards are personal. They’re extensions of our personalities and interests. They may be inspired by a love of all things vintage. They may make you laugh. They may raise an eyebrow.

John Baker
Specializing in Black and White Photography with the option of Custom Framing

Jon Napoles
A self-described Southern Fauve, Jon Napoles paints vivid themes of Southern Revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include acrylic on panel.

Creative extraordinaire Dawn Schreiner is set to debut her Star Valentines at the Indie-Folkfest! We are convinced this thoughtful illustrator, visual storyteller and folk artist never sleeps, judging by her incredible energy and output, including daily posts of timely illustrations on her Facebook page.

Life’s Palette crafts living succulents and air plants artfully into new homes of found wood and shells!

Annette King
Annette King creates art-to-wear dresses, jackets, handbags, and onesies made from vintage handkerchiefs and lace!



Lady Lion Creations
Handmade flower crowns for all occasions: weddings, birthdays, festivals, celebrations. Because life is better with flowers in your hair…


Kathy Ivers
Kathy is a folk and jazz singer since the age of seven and has been painting her whole life. She wants to show the world what she feels through her art.


Just Okay Things & Leviathan Artworks
Just Okay and Leviathan Artworks offer originally designed and hand-printed shirts and other accessories like pins and stickers. They have handmade art prints made with traditional methods such as woodcut and copper etching. Their goal is to provide people with unique t-shirts that make them feel good when they are wearing them and inevitably complemented in them!


Kicking Cones
Katrina Constantine is a comic artist and illustrator from Orlando. Specializing in digital art, Constantine began teaching herself to illustrate digitally in 2001 and launched her own blog, Kicking Cones, in 2010. Constantine constructs witty and touching illustrations infused with meaning in short comics featuring her dogs, famous penguins and a cast of light-hearted, personified flora and fauna.


Gypset
All of our jewelry is completely created by us. We take pride in coming up with beautiful, balanced pieces that reflect our journey, the places we’ve been and the things we love. There are always new pieces being added and original creations being revamped– grab something that speaks to you!


Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie Folkfest 2019 Vendors

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The Courtesy
The Courtesy is all about experience.
Our handcrafted cocktails are made from spirits and ingredients of only the highest caliber. The wine and craft beer selection are sure to bring variance and pleasure to every palate.


Maxine’s on Shine
Orlando’s true neighborhood restaurant located just east of Lake Eola in the heart of the Colonial town area, surrounded by homes. The warm and intimate atmosphere reminds you of entering a friend’s home. The friendly and focused service ensures a comfortable connection. Owner-operators, Kirt & Maxine Earhart are your hosts.


Ten 10 Brewing
Situated in the MIlls50 District, Ten 10 Brewering is not just another Brewery! Great Beer, good food and friends are just the beginning.  Ten 10 Brewing believes that in order for beer to taste well, it needs to be made with pure, clean ingredients.


Olde Hearth Bread Co.
Olde Hearth Bread Company, Orlando’s original artisan bakery, serves the area’s finest hotels, restaurants and caterers with natural, fresh-baked breads and rustic breakfast pastries.


The Thirsty Topher
Intimate beer and wine bar in the heart of Ivanhoe Village.


Dawg Swim
Swimming lessons & exercise for dogs. Pet CPR and First Aid classes.


Tapa Toro
Tapa Toro combines contemporary, Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere – bringing a fresh dining experience to International Drive.


Hanson’s Shoe Repair


Rob’s Concessions
Quality Kettle Corn and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade!


Sugarbuzz Dezert Company
Awards: 2013 Curbie Award for the favorite vendor at the Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market and 2014 Winner Taste of College Park (Best Dessert)


Woof! Orlando
 Bryce Olds and Michelle Cipriano, avid dog lovers who use passion, experience and love for pets to cater to the all types of dogs in the Greater Orlando area, College Park, Maitland and Winter Park. This grooming, daycare and boarding facility is our pride and joy. Come see us here in the heart of College Park at 3529 Edgewater Drive. Woof! Orlando is on a mission to create a fun, unique and hip atmosphere for the distinguished dogs of Orlando.



Absofruitly

Acai bowls, pitaya bowls, and smoothies. Absofruitly, prides themselves on utilizing locally sourced, organic products to provide you with high quality, healthy treats!


Feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and coolers to the festival, but we’ll also have foodie-friendly picnic fare, craft cocktails and beer for sale, too.

5 Earl Cunningham Facts to Impress Friends and Family When You Visit The Mennello Museum

Planning a trip to the Mennello Museum of American Art? Check out these Earl Cunningham facts to impress your friends and family!

 

 

1.  Earl Cunningham often painted from memory rather than on-location.

One example of this is Gabriel Overlooking Boothbay Harbor painted in 1960, 11 years after he settled in St. Augustine, Florida. Cunningham was born in Edgecomb, Maine, and spent some of his life in the folk-artist community of Boothbay.

2. Cunningham was known to use commercial paints he picked up from yard sales.

Cunningham painted with a collection of artist paints as well as commercial paints like house paints. He was known to purchase cans of paint from yard sales and have as many as 20 to 30 cans in his studio. It’s possible that the pinks, greens, and yellows so prominent in his works, such as this one Sunrise at Pine Point, Maine,  are commercial paints.

3. Cunningham may have been inspired by other artists to pursue themes of nature and people in harmony.

Cunningham might have begun to consider his works in terms of related ideas and was inspired to develop themes around known places in Maine, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, which could provide range and appeal for museum exhibitions not unlike his own gallery. One example is the above work, Seminole Village, Deep in the Everglades, which is one of many works featuring the Seminole people living in harmony with the natural wonders of the Everglades.

4. Despite the utopia of many of his works, Cunningham sometimes included reminders of tragedy and the destruction of progress.

A recurring theme in Cunningham’s otherwise idyllic works is a bit of tragedy. Typically, as in this work titled Everglades Winter, tragedy appears in the form of fallen trees. Trees have been sawed rather than felled by natural means — meant to symbolize human destruction.

5. The Everglades by Cunningham was acquired by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Although Cunningham stated that The Everglades was purchased by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House restoration, in a letter from her social secretary, Letitia Baldrige, Kennedy thanks Cunningham for the painting, making it appear more likely that he gifted the work to her. It is possible that the First Lady admired the work during her own visit to Cunningham’s St. Augustine studio. The acquisition of The Everglades by the Kennedy White House demonstrates the high esteem held for art reflecting the peoples of America. In 1961, it hung prominently in the White House where it could be glimpsed during presidential television interviews.

 


View the largest collection of Earl Cunningham’s work at the Mennello Museum of American Art.

Learn more about Earl Cunningham

Indie-Folkfest 2018 Local Bites & Beverages

 

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The tasty Hawaiian tradition of combining savory meats with the subtle sweetness of fruit was the inspiration for Kona Dog, a Hawaiian-style Hot Dog stand first opened in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district.

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Every delicious dezert we create is made from mostly from scratch.  We offer homemade simplicity in our classic cheesecakes, cookies, pies, cakes and other goodies.

 

Tapa Toro

Tapa Toro
Located at I-Drive 360, Tapa Toro features tapas-style dining, a full-service bar and Flamenco dancing. The restaurant leads with a 12-seat paella pit serving up family-style paella, a traditional Spanish dish made of rice, vegetables, and meat or seafood.


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The Courtesy
The Courtesy is all about experience.
Our handcrafted cocktails are made from spirits and ingredients of only the highest caliber. The wine and craft beer selection are sure to bring variance and pleasure to every palate.


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Hanson’s Shoe Repair
Downtown Orlando Speakeasy serving up craft beverages.


Rick’s Dog Deli
Rick’s Dog Deli combines simple, whole, and fresh foods that provide excellent health benefits to your best friend.


La Femme Du Fromage
Orlando’s premier cheese shop committed to bringing you the best in Farmstead, Hand-crafted and Artisan cheeses from around the world. Located in East End Market in Audubon Park.


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Conveniently connected to Will’s Pub. It’s intimate, cozy, non-smoking, and perfect for conversations, dates, and parties. Take over a couch and spend a quiet evening with one of our handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, or a glass of wine. For entertainment, you can occasionally catch live music, themed DJ nights or art events.


Ten 10 Brewing

Situated in the MIlls50 District, Ten 10 Brewering is not just another Brewery! Great Beer, good food and friends are just the beginning.  Ten 10 Brewing believes that in order for beer to taste well, it needs to be made with pure, clean ingredients.


Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Olde Hearth Bread Company, Orlando’s original artisan bakery, serves the area’s finest hotels, restaurants and caterers with natural, fresh-baked breads and rustic breakfast pastries.


Maxine’s on Shine
Orlando’s true neighborhood restaurant located just east of Lake Eola in the heart of the Colonial town area, surrounded by homes. The warm and intimate atmosphere reminds you of entering a friend’s home. The friendly and focused service ensures a comfortable connection. Owner operators, Kirt & Maxine Earhart are your hosts.


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Feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and coolers to the festival, but we’ll also have foodie-friendly picnic fare, craft cocktails and beer for sale, too.

Indie-Folkfest 2018 Artists

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Go Big Tees is a family owned and operated print company specializing in superior quality and customer service. Sue Hanna has owned Go Big Marketing in Central Florida for over 13 years.

Life’s Palette crafts living succulents and airplants artfully into new homes of found wood and shells!

All of Lure Paper Goods‘ cards, journals and posters are designed by us and printed by hand in our studio. We aim to say the things you want to say in a fresh way. Our cards are personal. They’re extensions of our personalities and interests. They may be inspired by a love of all things vintage. They may make you laugh. They may raise an eyebrow.

Porch Therapy
You can expect unique products that brighten a room. Our succulents, floral arrangements, terrarium kits, plants and other offerings make wonderful gifts and add a sense of whimsy to any space.

John Baker
Specializing in Black and White Photography with the option of Custom Framing

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Jon Napoles
A self-described Southern Fauve, Jon Napoles paints vivid themes of Southern Revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include acrylic on panel.

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Creative extraordinaire Dawn Schreiner is set to debut her Star Valentines at the Indie-Folkfest! We are convinced this thoughtful illustrator, visual storyteller and folk artist never sleeps, judging by her incredible energy and output, including daily posts of timely illustrations on her Facebook page.

Kalaika Designs
Kalaika Y. Sugita was born and raised on Oahu.
He pours the Ohana spirit in to each piece he creates, and connects with the collectiveness of the universal energies to make each creation unique.



Faith Arts Village Artists
Faith Arts Village Orlando is a ministry of Park Lake Presbyterian Church that provides a place where the faith community and local artists can work together to share their gifts of inspiration, beauty, and spiritual expression to promote peace, understanding, and well-being in the larger community.


Annette King

Annette King creates art-to-wear dresses, jackets, handbags, and onesies made from vintage handkerchiefs and lace!

Kicking Cones
Katrina Constantine is a comic artist and illustrator from Orlando. Specializing in digital art, Constantine began teaching herself to illustrate digitally in 2001 and launched her own blog, Kicking Cones, in 2010. Constantine constructs witty and touching illustrations infused with meaning in short comics featuring her dogs, famous penguins and a cast of light-hearted, personified flora and fauna.


To A Certain Degree

Nick Georgoudiou fell in love with radio and likely the sound of his own voice while volunteering at WUCF-FM 89.9 in the mid-90s. TaCD is a weekly interview show on WPRK FM 91.5. The show is also converted to a podcast available in all the usual podcast places including iTunes and SoundCloud.


Grand Bohemian Gallery

The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located within the luxury hotels and resorts of The Kessler Collection, is one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation. The collections at the Grand Bohemian Gallery are comprised of internationally and locally renowned artists.


Panther Brunotte


 

Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie-Folkfest Vendor Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2020

Indie Folkfest 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2019, we anticipate 2020 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being a vendor at Indie-Folkfest?
  1.  Complete the Vendor Application or Food Truck Application.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance from Katherine Page-Navarro by November 30, 2019.
  3. After acceptance, Pay the Vendor Fee through our online Vendor Payment Portal or Food Truck Payment Portal  by December 31, 2019

Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  katherine.page@cityoforlando.net