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26th San Marco Art Festival, November 30th and December 1st 2024, Balis Park, San Marco Square, Jacksonville, Florida

The  San Marco Art Festival will be held in Balis Park, San Marco Square (1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207) on Saturday and Sunday November 30th and December 1st, 2024. This is the 26th Art Festival in San Marco. Around 30 artists will pitch their tents in Balis Park for this two-day free Art Festival in the middle of historic San Marco Square. For this event traffic is not blocked off around San Marco Square and free parking is plentiful so our patrons can come and go freely. The art for this festival is carefully selected and includes paintings, sculpture, woodwork, glasswork, and hand-made jewelry by local and regional Florida artists. See www.sanmarcoartfestival.com for festival detail and a listing of our artists and sponsors
About San Marco Square
San Marco Square is a historic business area in the middle of the San Marco Community. Enjoy the annual San Marco Art Festival in Balis Park in the Square. The artists are located surrounding the Fountain of Lions which reflect the neighborhood’s association with the Venice, Italy business district., Take the time to visit San Marco’s many diverse businesses including trendy boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, coffee and tea shops and a wide selection of great cafes and restaurants.
About Balis Park
Balis Park is located in the middle of the square at San Marco – a commercial district in south Jacksonville. Development of the San Marco subdivision began in 1925, and one of the first commercial structures (completed in early 1927) was a quaint, Spanish-style Gulf service station, in the middle of the square. Gulf oil later replaced the station with a modern version, and the city purchased the parcel in 1984 for development as a park – which the San Marco Preservation Society and local merchants envisioned as a center piece for the square. Sheffield and his wife Abla Balis were longtime residents of San Marco, and Mrs. Balis funded the park’s development, in memory of her husband who passed away in 1976. The dedication ceremony took place in January 1988, and later improvements included a sound system, the bronze sculpture windy days, and landscaping, which were funded by the estate of Abla Balis and the city.”  (City of Jacksonville.net)
Festival Details
1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Saturday November 30th – 10am to 6pm Sunday December 1st – 10am to 5pm Website – www.sanmarcoartfestival.com Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sanmarcoartfestival/ Instagram – #sanmarcoartfestival