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St. Petersburg's 41st Annual Mainsail Art Festival Seeks Volunteers, April 16-17

St. Petersburg, FL (February 11, 2016) – The 41st Mainsail Art Festival will take place April 16 and 17 in St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront Vinoy Park, at 701 Bayshore Drive NE. This prestigious show is one of the most exciting outdoor art events in Florida, attracting 260 professional artists from across the country.

Community support is crucial to the success of Mainsail Art Festival. More than 250 volunteers are needed to staff several booths on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. Volunteer areas include: promotions/t-shirt and poster sales, hospitality/information tent, and beverage sales - water booths, beer/wine trucks (must be 21 years & older, limited to one shift per day). Shifts times for the event are:

Saturday                                    Sunday

  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM                  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

11:30 AM –   2:00 PM                  12:00 PM –   2:30 PM

  2:00 PM –   4:00 PM                    2:30 PM –   5:00 PM

  4:00 PM –   6:00 PM

In an effort to make the sign-up process more efficient, volunteers are asked to use our online Volunteer Registration Form to select a location, day and time that has openings available. To register to volunteer online, please visit the Mainsail website at www.mainsailart.org and click on 'Volunteers' on the upper right side of the page.

For more information about volunteering at the show, please contact the Mainsail Art Festival Volunteer Coordinator at 727-641-1616 or email us at volunteers@mainsailart.org.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now in its 41st year, Mainsail Art Festival began in 1976 when the city’s Bicentennial Committee, the Saint Petersburg Recreation Department and the new Saint Petersburg Arts Commission joined forces to sponsor the “First Annual Saint Petersburg Sidewalk Arts and Colonial Crafts Festival.” 

The two-day event combines visual and performing arts along with a Young at ARt student show and opportunities for children to actively engage in art activities. There will be an assortment of culinary arts as well as Mainsail souvenirs. Admission is free. Over 260 exhibiting artists from all over the nation have their art on sale or available for commission in categories including Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood.

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