March 25 & 26 2023
at Earl Brown Park
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History of the Art Festival

The DeLand Outdoor Art Festival was founded in 1965 by Joe Elliott President, and Virginia Clausen Vice President. At that time the festival started out on the sidewalks of down town DeLand. In 1971 Joe Elliott stepped down as President, Virginia was elected President and remained President till her retirement in 1999 where she, Flo Perro & Pat Moyer became our senior advisors.

In 2000, Virginia's son Tom Clausen was elected President, his wife Patty was elected Vice President and remain the coordinators of the oldest family run art festival in DeLand's history. Ann Pascoe, joined the ladies in 1969 and remained registrar until she retired in 2013. Anna passed away very peacefully March 7, 2015 at the young age of 99 3/4 she would have been 100 on June 18th.

In the mid 70's the festival moved to the parking lot of the Barnett Bank building which is now known as the Bank of America on the corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Woodland Blvd. In the early 80's the festival moved once again the its present location Earl Brown Park located at 750 S. Alabama Ave. DeLand.

Since 1965 the members of the board of directors are listed as follows:

  • Founders:
  • Joe Elliott 1965 - 1971
  • Virginia Clausen 1965 - 1999
  • Pat Moyer 1965 - 1999
  • Flo Perro 1965 - 2001
  • Anna Pascoe 1969 - 2013
  • Ann Gerard 1985 - 2010
  • Tom Clausen 1995 - present date (President)
  • Patty Clausen 1995 - present date (Vice President & Treasurer)
  • Martie Cox - present date (Secretary & Registrar)
  • Sonny Cox - passed away June 26, 2013
  • Kellyanne Marks (386-316-2959) (Food Vendor Coordinator)
  • Rick Tonyon 2008 to present date (Public Relations Coordinator)
  • Danette Olday 2009 - present date
  • Stephanie Porter 2004 - 2009
March 25th & 26th 2023
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Earl Brown Park • Deland, FL