The One Daytona Art Festival returns for the second year
through: Marielkis Salazar
One Daytona announced on Tuesday, November 2, the return of the second annual One Daytona Art Festival in partnership with Gallery500, a contemporary art gallery at the center of lifestyle and entertainment. The award-winning art festival is scheduled for November 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is a free event that invites residents and visitors to experience a weekend of art and culture. The outdoor art exhibit with and without a jury will coincide with the Welcome to Rockville Festival to be held at Daytona International Speedway and Over The Edge, hosted by the NASCAR Foundation at One Daytona.
“We are proud to partner with One Daytona to co-host the Art Festival for the second year in a row,” said Lesa Kennedy, owner of Gallery500. “In addition to returning artists from last year, we have attracted new local, regional and international artists.
New this year, visitors will be able to see world-renowned Franco-American artist Erwin Dazelle working on a mural depicting the rich history of racing at Daytona Beach and the World Center of Racing. Dazelle will use her figurative style to create a mural that will be in the hallway of The Daytona hotel at Victory Circle. On Sunday, the artist will also paint live for VIP guests and his works will be available for purchase at Gallery500.
Another new element this year is a live chalk art competition with eight prestigious artists competing for the Best in Show and Best in Show Runner Up awards. Visitors can participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their favorite chalk art exhibit through a donation. Prizes for the Chalk Art Competition will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on November 14 at the Victory Circle Stage.
The second annual One Daytona Art Festival will feature more than 90 artists and vendors, representing a mix of local, regional, national and international painters, photographers and artisans. Brandon Stanley and Gabriel Collazo are two artists from central Florida who will be participating.
Brandon Stanley is a photographer who was recently featured in the Gallery500 Emerging Artist series. He was born and raised in Titusville and now resides in Daytona Beach. This talented photographer started capturing images with his phone, but eventually switched to a Sony A6300 camera. Currently, Stanley uses an underwater housing for his camera, which allows him to capture unique images centered on the water and his love for the ocean.
Gabriel Collazo is an abstract artist returning to the second annual One Daytona Art Festival. Born and raised in Texas, Collazo moved to Florida as a young musician and has been creating art for over 20 years. Collazo’s work has been exhibited in some of the most important art galleries in the country and currently he is preparing to participate in the famous Art Basel in Miami Beach.
The Saturday awards ceremony will take place on the Cercle de la Victoire stage at 5 p.m. on November 13. The artists entered in the jury portion of the festival will compete for the best performance, the distinction award and the merit award. In total, more than $ 10,000 will be awarded in prizes this year.
The weekend festivities will also include an art exhibition for students of the Volusia County public schools, a creative zone for children with hands-on art projects, a free take-home art project for children, live music, great food and more.
In November 2020, the inaugural One Daytona Art Festival attracted over 90 artists and made significant donations to the area’s arts education, including $ 15,000 for the Volusia County Schools Visual Arts Program. and $ 5,000 to ArtHaus.
In 2022, the One Daytona Art Festival will move on April 2-3, in line with its initial plan to become a jury-sponsored spring festival of fine arts.
For more information on One Daytona events, entertainment and a complete list of tenants, please visit www.onedaytona.com.