Good Day Downtown Sebring,
This is a friendly heads up. As debris contractors plan on having the county cleared by December 15th, it is requested that all residents have their Hurricane Irma debris out by November 13th so contractors can make their final assessments on each roadway and plan accordingly. Please see image for proper curbside debris placement.
The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to Fall For Downtown during the month of November, where the community unites in an effort to create a friendly environment with events, workshops, and special offers for the community to enjoy.
November’s features include Storyline, Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off, 51st Annual Highlands Fine Art Festival, Shop Small Saturday Pop-Up Shops, The Music Man, Veteran’s Day Parade and other fun activities for the community. Save the dates, make plans and gather up the family for a great time in Downtown Sebring.
SEBRING, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2017) – The Highlands Art League (HAL), hosts of the 51st Annual Highlands Fine Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Duke Energy is pleased to announce that this year’s Festival judge, Lynn Foskett of Tarpon Springs.
Lynn Foskett was born in 1949, in south Florida. Raised and educated in the South, Mid-West and Northeast, Foskett received a strong background in the visual arts in junior college. After studying abroad, she assisted regionally acclaimed artist, Augusta Oelschig (known for her work in the distinctive Southern Gothic tradition) on a commissioned piece now displayed in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. Foskett went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University.
After she and her husband raised their family in Minnesota, they moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 1999, where Foskett has been active in the arts community. She has been a volunteer docent at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA), also serving on the LRMA board and as Board Chairman. Foskett served several years on the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee where she recently completed her term as its Chair.
Over the years, she has served as a judge of a variety of local art organizations shows as well as the Palm Harbor Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. Foskett is a participating member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) and of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG). Her work has recently been in area group shows, including the Morean Arts Center and with an award winning entry in the Art Center Sarasota’s juried “Florida’s Finest,” Foskett is currently preparing for a solo show at the Pasco Fine Arts Center in New Port Richey, FL to be held in January of 2018.
The Festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with judging taking place Saturday morning for all registered artists who will be competing for more than $3,000 in cash awards, as well as the new Emerging Artists who are competing for a total of $2,000 in scholarships. The purpose of the Festival is to foster an appreciation of the arts, celebrate original art and value community by bringing art and culture to Highlands County.
This Festival is one of Florida’s longest continuously running art Festivals. It the largest and most prestigious in the South Central Florida region held in historic downtown Sebring the first Saturday in November to kick off the holiday shopping season. For 50 years, this festival has provided a celebration of the arts in the local and regional community. It features more than 80 talented local, state and national visual artists. Their original artwork from 10 mediums reflects the very best, having been juried from 100+ applicants.
In addition to great art, the Festival will include the (Chamber of) Commerce Avenue for area businesses that do not sell art or food, Children’s Street with interactive arts and crafts activities for kids, live music, strolling street theatre, and culinary offerings provided by various food vendors on Culinary Street.
Details regarding the Festival can be found online at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or by calling the HAL office at (863) 385-6682.
Grab your favorite mobile device and #SnapAndStroll through Downtown Sebring! Visit your favorite Downtown spots, snap a selfie, and post it on social media using the hashtag #SnapAndStroll for a chance to be featured on the official Downtown Sebring Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DowntownSebringFL/.
Downtown’s September features include the month-long Mannequin Challenge, the Tour of Sebring Bicycling Event from September 2-4, Paisley Craze: The Ultimate 60’s Party Band, September 1st at The Circle Theatre and the 8th Annual Sebring Thunder – Sebring’s premier car show – from September 15-17.
Make a new friend and pose with one of the mannequins decorated in the storefront windows of your favorite downtown merchant as part of The Mannequin Challenge. The windows of the Downtown businesses will showcase creatively decorated mannequins throughout the month of September making downtown a sight to see and share with the world. Participating businesses will have their displays uploaded to the official Downtown Sebring Facebook page for you to vote for your favorite. The photo with the most activity will be the winner!
Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the highly anticipated Sebring Thunder. Stroll through the car show, snap a selfie with your dream car and share the excitement with your friends on social media. Be sure to like the Downtown Sebring Facebook page for the latest Downtown news, special offers, and upcoming events.
SEBRING, FLA. (August 10, 2017) Thanks to Sun Events partnering with The Champion for Children’s Foundation of Highlands County you can expect an event every first Friday of the month at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. Their 1st event in downtown was a live concert, Friday, August 4th with Dave Feder. This event was sold out in its entirety and gave the chance for local sensation, Caitlin Sinness to open up for Dave Feder.
Their next event takes place on September 1st, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at The Circle Theatre; 202 Circle Park Drive, featuring the ultimate party band, Paisley Craze! This band will be covering British and American bands from the 1960s including the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Supremes, Jimi Hendrix and much more. This is definitely a show worth attending. Get your tickets early at www.SunEvents.com and follow their Facebook page; Facebook.com/SunEventsFL in order to stay on top of new events.
SEBRING, FLA. (August 10, 2017) The Food Truck Invasion extends its dates. Originally, they were only promised to come to town every 2nd Thursday of the month until June 2017. Now you can enjoy the Food Truck Invasion until August 9th of 2018! Haven’t been to the Sebring Food Truck Invasion? You are missing out on one of the best outdoor picnics you can attend.
Why? Several food trucks meet up at 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, FL 33870 from 5-9 p.m. serving up some of the best cuisines from different origins. Mind you, this is far from fast food as many of the food trucks are run by professional chefs. Save the date, make plans and come attend the hit that is the Sebring Food Truck Invasion. For more details, please visit http://www.foodtruckinvasion.com
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Here are the promotional offers from some of your favorite merchants in Downtown Sebring for the month of August 2017.
More than 15 businesses will be partaking in the mannequin challenge starting September 1st, 2017 in the attempt to encourage the Sebring community and shoppers from all surrounding areas to venture downtown, take photos by their favorite displays & post them on social media; all while creating a buzz for downtown Sebring and the businesses within.
What to expect? 15+ merchants unite and decorate their storefront windows with mannequins in fun and creative ways, sure to attract smiles and curiosity into the downtown area. You are invited to stroll the area with your family and experience The Great Mannequin Challenge.
People also have the option to vote for their favorite mannequin display on downtown Sebring’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DowntownSebringFL as photos of the displays will be uploaded for public viewing. How to vote? It’s easy. Every like, comment and share count as one vote. The photo with the most combined activity (likes, comments & shares) becomes the winner.
Participating businesses are:
Downtown Sebring is in for a treat as Dave Feder makes an appearance to The Circle Theatre Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM for a night full of Flamenco infused Folk music and full on entertainment. Also performing at 7:30 pm is the local sensation and Nashville recording artist Caitlin Sinness.Tickets on sale now! Get yours “here” For more information call (863) 494-9362
“His laid back style easily disguises the complexity of his blazingly deft finger picking. Three decades of island-living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable, and sophisticated music. Playing from his heart, he shows us more than just a glimpse of his soul. His musicianship incorporates miles of style, woven into a personal journey telling stories about life through the strings of his guitar.” – sunevents.com