About Windermere Arts
Windermere Arts fosters an environment to promote the fine arts and performing arts, bringing diverse artists and the public together to experience creativity, inspiration and enjoyment. Windermere Arts promotes collaboration with organizations, schools and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation and understanding of the arts, and harness the economic vitality of the arts.
Windermere Arts is the organizing umbrella of the Windermere Fine Art Show and the new Art, Wine & Music Stroll events.
The first event, Windermere Art Affair, made its debut in 2016. Its success led to the increase of the event to two days in 2017. The 2018 event proved the popularity and consistent growth of the participating artists and public attendance. Consequently, next year 2019 the event will expand to the Main Street sidewalks. The name has also changed to Windermere Fine Arts Show. to clarify the specificity of the exhibits. Proceeds from the event have benefited the Town of Windermere, as well as area schools and organizations, such as the Windermere Elementary School’s Art Department, Olympia High School’s Art Department, Gotha Middle School, City Arts Factory, The Russell Home and New Hope for Kids.
Windermere Arts, and its events Windermere Fine Art Show and Art, Wine & Music Stroll, are independent from the Town of Windermere.
Windermere Arts Team
Anne McDonough, Chair
Anne has been instrumental to the success of the art events in Windermere since 2016. She has chaired the events since their inceptions. Anne is also chair of the Windermere Downtown Business Committee. She is the owner of Tranquiliti Wellness Center on Main Street for 10 years. In June she opened the first Art Gallery at 503 Main Street, Windermere.
Irma Yapor, Co-Chair
Irma Yapor is an alumni of the UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design. Irma has served at the Windermere Business District Committee and has chaired many events in Windermere and Orlando. Irma is Broker-Owner of Real Property International at 625 Main Street, Windermere.