One Daytona hosted the fourth edition of the annual One Daytona Art Festival on April 1 and 2.
More than 100 artists and vendors participated in the first day of the award-winning festival, a free event welcoming residents and visitors to experience a weekend of art and culture.
On Saturday, April 1, the U.S. National Art Battle Championship took place. Representing Florida was Vig Mayol, an Argentinean mixed media artist from Sarasota. A new mural at One Daytona, in partnership with Beth O’Connor from Ormond Beach, was also revealed on Saturday, April 1.
The awards ceremony for the juried portion of the festival took place on the Victory Circle stage. In total, more than $6,000 was awarded in prizes this year.
“We’re pleased to see such a fantastic mix of artists who continue to impress us with their creativity,” said John Wilton, a judge from DeLand.
The festivities also included a Volusia County Schools student art exhibit.
All proceeds from this year’s event will once again be donated to Volusia County Schools Visual Arts Program and ArtHaus. Since the first One Daytona Art Festival, the program has donated $55,000 to visual arts programs in our community.