Safety Harbor is a charming hamlet with a walkabout main street and downtown full of boutiques, galleries and restaurants, worth a visit in any season.
It will be especially colorful at ground level Saturday and Sunday when the Bloom N Garden N Chalk Fest debuts. Artists who will converge to create sidewalk art include award-winner Lee Jones, whose giraffes (from another festival) are shown here.
Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., exhibits more permanent examples of many of the sidewalk artists' work, framed and for sale, through Sunday.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.
For more information, go to bloomnchalkfest.com.
Lennie Bennett, Times art critic