The festival is in celebration of Zora Neale Hurston, a renown African-American author famous for her work, Their Eyes Were Watching God, which took place in various cities throughout Florida, including Eatonville. The festival was in celebration of black and African pride and influence throughout the world.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Attending Eatonville's Zora Neale Hurston Festival
On Saturday, February 1st, Lake Apopka Farmworker Mural artists Linda Lee and Sarah Downs traveled to Eatonville, FL for the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival and mural unveilings. The festival was located beside a wall in which several murals displaying African-American figures and aspirations were placed, allowing Linda and Sarah to gather inspiration for the Lake Apopka farmworker mural project. Additionally, Linda Lee was able to bring her great-grandsons and granddaughter to the event to participate in various activities and learn about black history.
The festival and mural reveal provided excellent opportunities for Sarah and Linda to speak with other muralists and learn about different resources. There was also plenty of face-painting and mask-making for Linda's great-grandsons to enjoy!