The 12th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival will be held on April 21 and 22, 2012. Held each year on the third weekend in April in beautiful, downtown Tallahassee. Thousands of visitors stroll under a canopy of moss draped live oaks in Tallahassee's historic downtown Chain of Parks and feast their eyes on fine art created by over 125 artists from throughout the US. The festival is free and open to the public and includes live music and great food and kids activities to keep the whole family entertained. For more information visit www.chainofparks.com
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts Mission: Promote and advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts.
For 47 years, LeMoyne has been the premier private, nonprofit art organization in Tallahassee and our region, supported primarily by memberships and donations. Founded to promote the work of local artists and to preserve Florida’s art heritage, LeMoyne continues its mission through many programs and services offered to our community.
Some of those include:> Year-round exhibitions of contemporary artists’ work • An extensive permanent collection of the art of North Florida’s most recognized artists from the past 50 years, including Karl Zerbe, Nancy Reid Gunn and Fred Holschuh • The annual Mahaska Whitley Senior High School Art Competition and Exhibition providing a venue for over 200 students, for over 22 years, to exhibit their work and to receive scholarships to pursue their interest in art • Year-round studio art classes and art education for all ages and interests • Summer Camp programs for children from 6-18 years old • The LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival • The annual LeMoyne Holiday Show • LeMoyne Art & Soul Celebration art auction and cultural evening • A gallery shop offering locally made art and crafts • Internships for college students majoring in the visual arts.
LeMoyne is Tallahassee’s icon of the visual arts, provides employment for students graduating from FSU and FAMU with degrees in Arts Administration, Art History and Management; provides economic development through professional education and career development; provides jobs to hundreds of artists as educators and exhibitors and promotes tourism of our area through gallery exhibitions and art festivals.
Your support keeps LeMoyne working as a part of our Tallahassee heritage.