Orlando Folk Festival returns to Loch Haven Park

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“John Henry,” by Frederick Brown, 1979, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Gerald L. Pearson, © 1979 Frederick J. Brown
  • “John Henry,” by Frederick Brown, 1979, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Gerald L. Pearson, © 1979 Frederick J. Brown

“John Henry,” by Frederick Brown, 1979, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Gerald L. Pearson, © 1979 Frederick J. Brown

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 9-10 – Orlando Folk Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Loch Haven Park

900 E. Princeton St.

407-246-4278

orlandofolkfestival.wordpress.com

free

Loch Haven Park once again plays host to the annual Orlando Folk Festival, a two-day outdoor spread now in its 11th year, which features demos by area crafters and artisans – quilt-piecing by Jewel Tompkins, Magda Miller’s bottlecap jewelry, Sam Knowles’ chainsaw art and many others. Bluegrass-folk group the Silver Fleece take to the lakeside stage on Saturday, while singer-songwriter Laney Jones plays Sunday’s musical lineup. Bring the kids, the pets – they’re all more than welcome – and a picnic basket, and grab a seat on the grass along the shores of Lake Formosa. Or, if you so choose, stop in the Mennello Museum next door to take a look at the current African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era & Beyond exhibit, on view now until April 28. – Shelby England

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