The City of Fort Pierce’s annual tribute to the world-renown Florida Highwaymen Artists and their contribution to the rich cultural history of Fort Pierce will be held Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 AM-to 4:00 PM at Moore’s Creek Linear Park (435 N 7th Street), at the corner of Avenue D and 7th Street. Moore’s Creek Linear Park is located in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the birthplace of the Highwaymen artists who are said to have begun the ‘Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th Century.”
This free event will feature many of the ‘Original’ and 2nd Generation Highwaymen Artists who will be on hand displaying and selling their art and tribute booths for several of the deceased artists. The festival will also include displays from regional artists and arts organizations, live jazz music, food and novelty vendors, and a Kid’s Zone.
Free guided tours of the award-winning Highwaymen Heritage Trail will be available throughout the event, by reservation only, by calling 772-467-3161. The Trail’s colorful markers, magnificent public art, and informative website help convey the plight, fortitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and accomplishments of these African Americans Artists starting in the 1950s through their induction into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Highwaymen Museum will be open to the public during the festival. This sneak peek of the museum will showcase stellar vintage Highwaymen paintings and be a part of the Highwaymen Heritage Trail.
More information on the event is available by calling 772-467-3161 or by visiting thehighwaymentrail.com and https://cityoffortpierce.com.
If you are interested in becoming an artist vendor, food vendor, or volunteer at the event, please visit https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/483/Highwaymen-Heritage-Trail-Festival