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Location changed for art, music festival

The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual fine arts, crafts and music festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7-8. There are a few changes to the event this year.

Instead of on Florida Avenue, the festival will be at the corner of Omaha Street and Delaware Avenue, across from Palm Harbor University High School. Organizers say the fenced area will offer more security for artists and public parking. Last year, one or more thieves broke into two booths at the show, stealing a painting valued at $1,900 and a box of leather items.

Also new this year is the $1 admission. Children under 15 will be admitted free.

The festival usually draws 30,000 to 40,000 people and features the works of about 200 artists. The show is juried and offers artists $16,550 in awards.

Portions of the show's proceeds support the Bill and Louise Hoskins Visual Arts Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives in Palm Harbor. The award is named for the show's founders. Bill Hoskins, a teacher and artist, died in June at the age of 76.

Exhibits feature geometric

and cartoonlike artworks

TARPON SPRINGS _ The exhibition Heart and Mind: The Art of Bo Breguet and Volf Roitman will be on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art until Jan. 5.

Breguet is a French Pop artist who paints colorful, cartoon-like dreamscapes. Uruguayan artist Roitman is part of MADI, an international movement dedicated to geometric non-representational art.

Breguet lives in Nice, France; 21 of his works are on display. Roitman divides his time between residences in Florida and Ireland; 28 of his works will be exhibited.

The museum at 600 Klosterman Road is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St Petersburg College. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children and students with ID. Sunday admission is free. Docent-led tours are offered each Saturday at 2 p.m. Call (727) 712-5762.

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