One of the most outstanding achievements of the Mandarin Community Club, a local non-profit organization, is the annual Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend since 1968. Founded in 1968 by Judge Westberry and a group of local artists, it’s the longest running event of its kind in northeast Florida.
The Mandarin Art Festival, a high-quality juried fine art event, enjoys thousands of visitors who return year after year for their favorite artists or to see the array of creations by artists new to the festival. For many this has become an Easter weekend tradition. Many generations of Mandarin children have enjoyed and remember the Easter Egg Hunt which was as part of the weekend activities. And, many of those children may have had their artistic talent recognized in their school’s artwork submissions in the Children’s Art Show at the Art Festival.
The show is a vital funding source for the Mandarin Community Club’s preservation, education and beautification work in the Mandarin community.