BROOKSVILLE — Art builds culture which connects a community through a variety of different genres. And that’s the idea behind Un-Common-ly Artsy, a monthly downtown Brooksville event that is growing in size.
On the fourth Saturday of each month, the parking lot behind City Hall transforms into a creative wonderland for art enthusiasts of all types. From abstracts and acrylics to culinary, musical and language arts, Un-Common-ly Artsy has a little bit of everything in its unique arts market.
Tina Marie Polson, events and marketing coordinator for Brooksville Main Street Program, said the event began last year with only a few exhibitors. But it has grown into nearly 30, including hands-on demonstrations from artists inside Uptown Art Gallery, at 201 Howell Ave.
Food, drink, exhibitors, live entertainment and fine art demonstrations have attracted a following that continues to grow, making the event one that is anticipated all month.
Polson’s job is to keep things fresh by alternating exhibits. That way, visitors can plan to attend each month and still experience something new.
“This year we were looking to grow,” she said. So, they added specific elements, like live music and art demonstrations inside the gallery.
And the idea of art refers to different mediums, including water colors, acrylics in Fine Arts, culinary and language arts.
Vendor booths display jewelry, homemade soaps, canvases, crafts, and so much more. “We accept everyone,” Polson said.
Food concessions are always included and are typically local small businesses, Polson continued. She tries to offer at least one food and one dessert truck each month.
Vendor spots are always available for just $15. Interested vendors can download an application from HistoricDowntownBrooksville.com.
Un-Common-ly Artsy is a “fantastic collection of fine artists, crafters, makers, and food trucks. Uptown Art Gallery is also open for visitors to view the latest art collection.”
It is scheduled each fourth Friday of the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit historicdowntownbrooksville.com