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Pik-itz to host inaugural 87 Art Fest

Have you heard? There is always something going on at Pik-itz!

Pik-itz is becoming well-known in Navarre for its thriving Outdoor Markets, which offers art classes and great shopping, as well as Food Truck Alley, where Island Dogs and Gypsy’s Anchor serve up great food.

Now, in celebration of their second anniversary, Pik-itz is bringing together both professional and beginning artists for a celebration of talent for the Inaugural 87 Art Fest.

Pik-itz owner, Terry Light, says that she is always surprised at the number and quality of artists who live in the Navarre area and believes the community would benefit if local art had greater exposure.

“Everywhere I have lived and visited that is both a tourist destination and has high quality of life for locals, also has a thriving art community,” said Light. “Art, in all of its forms, is a signature of truly great communities.”

Pik-itz believes that growth and success require a combination of dependable and new faces. They have stuck with this belief in putting together the Art Fest. The goal is to make this event a quality venue for experienced art show participants such as Waldorf Photography, while at the same time offering space for first-time “starving artists.” Of the 27 participating vendors, this is a first-time event for 11 of them.

The tried and true along with the new extends to the musical entertainment. In the morning the duo, JayKay, who may be familiar faces, but are new on the music scene, will entertain with popular headliners from the 80’s and 90’s.

In the afternoon, Blue Lou & Nora, who are familiar faces in the South Walton area will entertain with top quality blues. Lou and Nora played at the Pik-itz grand opening outdoor event, so it is fitting they return for this Pik-itz family reunion.

G-Man On the Go and Impak Premium Italian Ice will supplement the regulars on Food Truck Alley.

St. Michael’s Brewing Company will offer tasting samples to introduce the community to their great brews.
Pik-itz likes to support local charities. For this event, they are giving away a beautiful photograph of the Marine Corps Memorial printed on metal. Tickets are available at the store for a $5 donation. Proceeds are going to Weekend Food Program of Navarre. This program, operated through Outreach Navarre, prepares 375 weekend food backpacks every week for kids in south Santa Rosa County.

“I see a future where Navarre has an annual art fest that encompasses fine arts, singer-songwriters and performing arts.

We would like to see the festival spread throughout the community with many local businesses participating,” Light said.

Come out April 24 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and enjoy this event while supporting your art community. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to May 8.