My town puts on every year (with the exception of last, because of the economy). This year is the 42nd annual. I have been going to it since Kindergarten, and my parents longer than that. When I was in grade school it was sort of "mandatory" for all students in the art classes to put in alteast one piece. I did enter pieces all through my grade school years, and one year (I believe 7th) I won a second place ribbon for a replica piece of Monet's. I am so proud of myself. :-)
Its only a one weekend a year deal, but they have great artist that come and show their creations. Waaaaay back when my parents went they got some framed (and autographed) photo prints from a guy named, Clyd Butcher. Now this photographer is very world wide known for more of his black and white everglade pictures.
This year there were a lot of great creative products to look at and buy. I bought some super-yummy-smelly soaps that have great designs within them. There were also so great photo prints, and paintings. Who knows, maybe one of these artist will be the next big thing. I cant wait for next year!