The Atalaya Festival
The 37th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
This is information on the 2012 festival.
Masters of canvas, wood, glass and other art media will showcase and sell their creations at the 37th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival on Sept. 28-30, 2012 in the historic Atalaya home of Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC.
The three-day festival is hosted in Atalaya, the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The Moorish-style winter home and sculpture studio was built during the Great Depression by the New York philanthropists. The Huntington’s also created Brookgreen Gardens across U.S. 17 from Huntington Beach State Park, one of only four oceanfront state parks.
To help celebrate the festival’s distinctive and quality arts and crafts, continuous live music by accomplished local musicians will be featured on a stage in the courtyard of Atalaya. A food court will highlight seafood, barbecue and other culinary delights.
Festival hours are Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults (ages 15 and under are admitted free.) A multi-day pass is available for $10 and Passport Plus holders are admitted free along with three guests. The park admission fee is waived during the festival weekend.
The festival spotlights the park’s natural beauty and the amenities offered to visitors year-round. Located along U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park offers several hundred thousand visitors a year one of the most pristine beaches on the Grand Strand. The 2,500-acre park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh and maritime forest also are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment, and the park is widely regarded as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Its natural history is highlighted in the park’s environmental education center.
For more information, contact Park Manager Brenda Magers at (843) 237-4440 or email@example.com, or visit the festival web page at www.atalayafestival.com.