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Caladium Arts & Crafts Festival News

The twenty fourth annual Caladium Arts and Crafts Festival will run from Friday, July 25th, 2014 through Sunday, Jul. 27th, 2014.  

- Entries for the t-shirt contest will be accepted on July 21st from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM.  Judging will be by the Highlands County Chamber of Commerce. Contest results will be announced on July 24th at 3:00 PM.  Best of luck to all entrants!

The Caladium Cooperative welcomes you to visit during the festival.  On July 25th, 26th, and 27th, we will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative has chosen for their Artist of The Month, Phyllis Klepser, of Sebring FL.

After retirement from teaching in the Miami school system, Phyllis and her husband Tom moved to Highlands County. They now reside in Sebring Florida, where Phyllis teaches full time at The Ridge Area Arc in Avon Park, a training facility for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Phyllis brings her skill in floral arrangement and sewing crafts to the Co-operative. Her wares will be on special display for the month of June.

Summer Fun at the Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-op

Summer craft classes have started, and there is still time to sign up.  Classes are scheduled from now through June 20th, and from June 24th through June 27th.  Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00.

Come in from the heat and join the fun!

Michelle Weidner is The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative April Artist of the Month

Michelle Weidner from Micanopy, Fl found the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative by visiting family in Lake Placid and fell in love with the store. She has been married for 19 years and has 2 children , one in college and one in high school which keep her very busy.

“1st Friday” April 4th, Art and Cultural Event

The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will be open on the ‘1st Friday , April 4, 2014 until 8 p.m. .. We will have our Artist of the Month, Michelle Weidner from Micanopy, Fl available to explain her artistic gourds and there will be members available to explain our new membership program from 4-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and you can register for our Gift Basket. The other non-profit groups will not be joining us again until the fall.

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Thunderbird Car Club visits the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative

On March 16, 2014, members of the Thunderbird Car Club from Venice, Port Charlotte and Sebring, visited The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. They enjoyed cookies and punch and shopped in the showroom for those special and unique items handcrafted by local artisans.

They will return again to find the treasures they missed on this visit.


Boy Scout Pack 426 Painting

On March 4, 2014, Boy Scout Pack 426 had a fun evening of painting “Frogs in a Pond”. designed by Donna Dewberry, with Teacher Judy Nicewicz. Parents enjoyed watching and assisting with the art class. The boys completed their finished canvas in record time.


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