Special Events

July 31-August 1 Artist Mary Engelbreit, the woman People magazine dubbed the Norman Rockwell for our times, will be one of the headliners at the giant craft show at the Orange County Convention Center. The event features top designers and industry experts, including Engelbreit, whose unmistakable illustration style is found on cards, calendars, dinnerware, fabric and on more than 100 books. Other designers include Emmy award winning home arts expert Terri Ouellette, known to her fans as “Terri O”; Marisa Pawelko, who specializes in thrifty projects that recycle ordinary household castoffs; and Donna Dewberry, a self-taught artist and creator of the One Stroke painting technique. The event includes hands-on experiences, new products, educational workshops and children’s crafting, for those interested in jewelry, beading, sewing, quilting and more. Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for 1-day pass, $14 for 2-day pass, children under 10 free. Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, 9800 International Dr. 201-835-1240. craftsupershow.com

July 9 The Central Florida Plein Air Artists and the B Side Artists will create artwork on the sidewalk, and the Affiliate Operation Music Collective will perform. Fine art for sale by some of the region’s emerging and accomplished artists. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. New Broad Street, Baldwin Park. 407-923-8085.

July 10-26 The festival, which includes puppetry from Spain, France, Canada and Mexico in five separate performances, is presented in conjunction with the Orlando Repertory Theatre’s Target Family Theatre Festival. Various times and prices. Loch Haven Park at the Orlando Shakespeare Center and the Orlando Repertory Theatre. 407-422-8911. ibexpuppetry.com
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