At last, fall is in the air, and the 38th annual Festival of the Masters is back November 8-10, one of the premier gatherings of artists in the Southeast with one-of-a-kind and limited-edition paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry and more.
There’s so much more, from live music to hands-on fun for all ages. And this year, artistic cocktails take a front seat with a new twist called “Mixers and Masters,” with dining locations featuring specialty drinks for sipping and strolling. Look for feather banners to indicate which restaurants will be participating, with each cocktail priced separately.
How about Caveman Painters Punch from T-Rex Café, or a Picasso Punch from Paradiso 37 . . . the Pinkberry Martini from Wolfgang Puck Café or a Blue Nile from Rainforest Café. Fulton’s Crab House will be pouring sangria, and Portobello has a Strega-rita (Strega is an orange-flavored Italian liqueur). Sip a Huckleberry Lemonade at Splitsville, a pineapple mojito at Bongos Cuban Café or a fruity Planet Feature Presentation from Planet Hollywood. Pick judiciously, there are lots of interesting tastes to try.
Three times a day you can stop by “The Art of Mixology” at the Waterside Stage, with experts showing what goes into making an artfully delicious cocktail during each 10-minute demo.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. November 8 and 9, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on November 10. Admission and parking are free.