Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Embrace artful brawn with today's Groupon to the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival runs Friday, September 23 from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors age 15 and younger are admitted for free. The regular park-admission fee is waived during the festival weekend. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get one-day passes for two (up to a $12 value).
- For $10, you get weekend passes for two (a $20 value).
Atalaya's diverse list of local craftsmen, musicians, and food vendors convene annually in scenic Huntington Beach State Park. At the sound of a Fabergé conch shell, artisans from the surrounding area flock to the festival to show off their handiwork, which includes pottery, jewelry, paintings, and sculptures. Each day, locally sourced musicians jam until an hour before the festival's close, setting the ideal soundtrack to browse, shop, or find the cloud that most closely resembles Vincent van Gogh's ear. After a long day of bauble-gazing, patrons can refuel with fresh Lowcountry seafood fare or paint each other's faces with saucy fingers after a barbecue feast (concessions are not included in the value of this Groupon).