For seven years, the Dunedin Fine Art Center has hosted Trashy Treasures, a sale featuring “once-loved” pieces of donated art and supplies.
Beginning in 2008, DFAC also started hosting Contain It!, a multimedia installation show sponsored by local company PODS, where artists decorate the inside of five PODS containers using their own sense of style and imagination.
This year, the center has combined both events and added another to the lineup: Eat This!, thought to be Dunedin’s first food truck rally, according to DFAC events director Meg Huntley.
“We’re excited about this awesome trifecta of events, and we’re happy to be behind Dunedin’s first food truck rally,” Huntley said by phone this week.
For the initial rally, six food trucks will be on hand, serving up everything from crepes to tacos.
Participants include Ballers Travelling Bistro, FoodeeZ Mobile Catering, La Creperia Café “Crepes to Go," Michelle Faedo’s On The Go, Tamales & South Of The Border, and Wicked Wiches.
Huntley says if the rally is a success, it could expand in the future: “Maybe we’ll have 20 trucks next time, who knows?”
The fun begins Friday at 6 p.m. An admission fee of $5 gets you access to both art shows and the food trucks.
There will be drinks and live music, as well.
Patrons will be able to place silent bids on pieces in the Trashy Treasures show on Friday, while leftover items will be up for grabs on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday.
The food trucks will be on-site Saturday, as well, serving breakfast and lunch. Admission is free on Saturday, and the show will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Whether you come for the art or the food, Huntley and the rest of the DFAC staff want to assure everyone who attends that it will be a good time for a good cause.
“First and foremost, this is a fundraiser," she said. "All of the funds raised will go towards the Dunedin Fine Art Center to support youth and adult education programs."
"But second, it’s going to be one really big party,” she added.
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