Marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey to headline fifth annual One Daytona Art Festival weekend

Guy Harvey will hold a meet and greet on Saturday, April 6, at Gallery500.

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Guy Harvey. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/AlexHarvs
Guy Harvey. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/AlexHarvs
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Marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey will be headlining the fifth edition of the annual One Daytona Art Festival, scheduled for April 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The award-winning festival is a free event welcoming residents and visitors to experience a weekend of art, shopping, and entertainment.  

The One Daytona Art Festival offers an opportunity for local and visiting collectors to experience culture and refinement over the course of two days with high-end artists, crafters, live art at Gallery500, and cash prizes for winning artists.  The festival features juried fine artists and non-juried fine craft artisans, in partnership with Gallery500.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet world renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gallery500. Harvey’s natural skills for recreating marine life on canvas have launched his works into the public eye, earning him numerous awards and exhibitions but his original career path was in the scientific realm, as he holds a doctorate in fisheries management. 

“The One Daytona Art Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary and we’re proud to have such a great lineup of local, national and international artists joining us for this important milestone event,” said Roxanne Ribakoff, president of One Daytona. “We invite locals and visitors to join us for an exciting weekend filled with several new experiences this year.” 

This year will also offer guests the opportunity to test their painting skills by attending one of Bob Ross Painting’s workshops. The classes will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The cost is $75, including all materials. Space is limited; those interested are encouraged to sign up by visiting

New this year, six artists will compete in the first live mural competition at One Daytona Art Festival. Prizes for first and second place, along with a People’s Choice award in which viewers can choose their favorite, will be announced during the ceremony on Sunday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.   

Culinary enthusiasts will also have a chance to sip libations and sample cuisine around One Daytona! The offerings are priced to allow festival guests to try each of six participating restaurants. Visit the welcome tent in Victory Circle to pick up your Forks & Corks passport for more information during event hours.

For the first time, Classern Quartet will be live on Victory Circle Stage Sunday, April 7 from 1-4 p.m. This is a free performance that combines a traditional string quartet with the energy and passion of a modern pop/rock band.  

Several new and returning artists will also participate in the art festival. Deborah Berry, a liquid photographer and Dallas Primavera, a mixed media artist, will return to exhibit their work. Mark Bofinger, a landscape photographer will make his debut at the festival, traveling from Colden, New York to showcase his images. 

The Saturday Awards Ceremony will take place on the Victory Circle stage at 5 p.m. on April 6. Artists entered in the juried portion of the festival will compete to win prizes for Best in Show, Award of Distinction, and Award of Merit. In total, more than $6,000 will be awarded in prizes this year. 


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