Uptown Art Expo – March 25-26, 2017!

The 5th Annual Celebration of Art – Uptown Art Expo
Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte
Expo Art Hours: Saturday 10-7pm, Sunday 10-5pm
Free Admission – Free Parking!


Call for Artists is now open – for Artist Applications click here! 


097The Art Festival will feature 150 juried art & fine crafts with displays of glass, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and more all available for purchase.

Artist Awards of cash prizes and ribbons will be presented.


The free event will also feature Chalk Street Artists creating mesmerizing chalk masterpieces on asphalt as their canvas at the Uptown Art Expo.

For the hungry festival attendees – International Street cuisine and good old-fashioned Festival Foods along with Craft Beer and Wines.

There will also be children activities, street performer entertainment and live music performances all weekend on the Eddie Rose Amphitheatre. expoProject3

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Cranes Roost Park is located at 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701    Free Parking is available in the Altamonte Mall Parking lot.      


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Embassy Suites located adjacent to Cranes Roost Park – Uptown Art Expo weekend suite rate with breakfast – Click Here!


The Uptown Art Expo is produced by Orlando Art & Living Expo, Inc., and is a non-profit corporation, whose mission is to bring art and music together, and enhance the quality of life in Central Florida.

397130_376507049027271_100000039366212_1445227_479102502_nOpportunities are available for Festival Sponsors, Commercial Exhibitors and Food Vendors.

For more information email: info@uptownartexpo.com or call Festival Director: Jim Barton  407-592-0002

2017 Uptown Art Expo Poster Winner

Uptown Art Expo is excited to present the winner of our poster contest!


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“Lightness of Being”

Kate Carney

For this artist, nothing beats the powerful and lasting color capabilities of oil paint. In the nuances and intensities of color Kate tries to express the inspiration she finds in the things which burst with life – people, wildlife, storms, plants. She pushes and grows, and the images in her mind clamor for life, sometimes she says she wishes they would shut up & sometimes she fears they might.  Kate often works solely from the images in her mind, other times she works from life, her own photos and videos, and commercial photo libraries.

Painterly, passionate, and impressionistic; my backgrounds are usually simplified. This artist stops when they get interesting and it took a really long time to learn that. By combining classical oil painting techniques with contemporary brushwork Kate uses abstract, glazed backgrounds as well as expressive, alla prima brushwork on the featured objects to keep the focus on her subject matter and strengthen the message in the work, while expressing the mood with the color story in the evocative backgrounds.

Raised in England, Kate’s earliest formal training was in London at Chelsea School of Arts and then she went on to University of London, Queen’s College and University Colleges to study Humanities because it seemed more marketable, but she kept sneaking back into the studio arts classes to paint.

Kate Carney lives in Eustis, Florida with her husband, the last two of her four children still living at home and assorted dogs and cats.  She teaches painting workshops in Florida, and is looking forward to leading a workshop in Italy in 2017.   She doesn’t have any hobbies because all she ever does is paint, but sometimes her friends can drag her out to do some kayaking and hiking.