From February 1 – 29, the United Arts of Central Florida presents ArtsFest, a free smorgasbord of the area’s cultural offerings at 87 venues across 4 counties. ArtsFest_2012_Vert

This annual affair, designed to get locals to sample the arts, brings together an enormous number of events from the ballet to the symphony, from creative writing workshops to improvisational shows. 

All 302 events have been outlined in this digital brochure, but here are a few of my favorites: 

Bach Festival Concert
Outdoor Big-Band concert
Central Park, Winter Park
Feb 18 from 1pm – 2:30pm

Live musical group
Enzian’s Eden Bar
Feb 22 and Feb 29 from 6pm – 8pm

Uptown Art Expo
125 art and craft vendors
Crane’s Roost, Altamonte Springs
Feb 18 and 19 from 11am – 6pm

Indescribable performance dance experience
8747 International Drive, Orlando
All weekends in February

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