52nd Annual Mandarin Art Festival - CANCELLED
Mark your calendars for April 3 & 4, 2021
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! The Mandarin Art Festival is a vital funding source for the Mandarin Community Club's preservation, education and beautification work in the Mandarin community. The Mandarin Community Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all donations & contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Whether it's your first or 50th visit to the Mandarin Art Festival, be sure to check our ABOUT & VISITOR INFO page to plan your visit with us on Easter weekend.
Volunteers are an important part of the Mandarin Art Festival. Club members and Mandarin-area residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Volunteering is fun and a good way to become more involved with the Club and the Festival tradition. Students can earn community service credit hours.
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Like everyone, we have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. After watching the number of cases multiply, and knowing that the only way to stop its spread and protect our community’s health is to avoid public gatherings, combined with the most recent recommendation from the CDC regarding large events and an increasing number of local and state restrictions, we are, unfortunately, forced to cancel the upcoming 52nd Annual Mandarin Art Festival.
While being a difficult decision, we take this step with all seriousness and acknowledge this is a financial challenge for all involved.
As the Mandarin Art Festival is the sole fundraising event for the Mandarin Community Club, its non-profit host, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in support of its preservation and beautification efforts within the Mandarin community. Any donation amount would be welcomed and much appreciated, and will help us to weather this storm.
Additionally, please consider patronizing those artists who would have been exhibiting at the Festival. For many, art festivals and other events are their sole source of income. Visit the Accepted Artists page of our website, which provides links to the websites of those available, where you may find contact information and even purchase art online.
We are deeply indebted to our patrons, our artist exhibitors, our vendors, our sponsors, our volunteers, and all of our supporters who have been with us through this and other years. Your commitment is critical to the long-standing success of this event. We hope you will join us in future years (mark your calendars for April 3 & 4, 2021) as we continue to offer the Mandarin Art Festival to our exhibitors and our patrons!
We wish you health and resilience in the coming weeks and months.
President, Mandarin Community Club Inc.
Supervising Chair, 52nd Annual Mandarin Art Festival
EMILY AND LARRY LISSKA
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
Blick Art Materials
The Cowart Family
Current Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Annalisa K. Derryberry, LMT
Margaret Hall of Watson Realty
Jacksonville Farmers Market
Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
Michael Morris, Realtor
Riverside Avondale Preservation & Riverside Arts Market
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company
United Rent-All of North Florida
Sharon & Buzz Wagand
The annual prize drawing benefits the maintenance of the Club grounds including the Billard Commemorative Park. The Mandarin Community Club and the Mandarin Art Festival Committee would like to acknowledge and thank all those who contributed this year:
Terri Anderson Photography • Beach Diner (Mandarin) • Lee-Margaret Borland Photography
Bonefish Grill (Mandarin) • Donald Bowman (Mandarin "Frog Man") • Chick-Fil-A (Mandarin)
Lynn and Kevin Cuda • The Fresh Market (Mandarin) • Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens • Julington Creek Fish Camp • Emily and Larry Lisska
Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
Members of the MCC Board of Directors and MAF Committee
Metro Diner (Mandarin) • Newk's Eatery (Mandarin) • Brett Nolan • Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Mandarin)
Professional Golfers Association (PGA) • Publix Super Markets • Saucy Taco
Susie and Bruce Scott • St. Augustine Alligator Farm • St. Augustine Scenic Cruise Line
Mari Terbrueggen • Linda Tuschinski