Festival benefits Gulfside Hospice April 27, 2021 By Special to The Laker/Lutz News Those attending the Charity Festival of Arts could view an art competition, enjoy a talent showcase, visit a variety of vendors, and kids could make crafts, at an April 17 event at Heritage Park, in Land O’ Lakes, benefiting Gulfside Hospice. Fourteen-year-old Allie La Russa, of Land O’ Lakes, was among the entertainers at the Charity Festival of the Arts, a benefit for Gulfside Hospice held at Heritage Park in Land O’ Lakes. (Fred Bellet) Gulfside Hospice volunteer Patty Killoy, of Land O’ Lakes, had her hands full when a gust of wind blew over the painted canvases of artwork entered into the competition. Killoy has been volunteering for hospice for two years. Seven-year-old Hallynd Zipf, of Land O’ Lakes, enjoys a bowl of Lucky’s Italian Ice, at the festival. She was there with her dad, Charley, and her 5-year-old sister Landrey. Andrew Krance, of Wesley Chapel, brought the color and plenty of it as he stands with one of his large format acrylic paintings. Krance said he’s been cranking out paintings for half a century and usually completes the work in one day. Krance said one of his specialties is transferring his artwork onto blankets and goes by the name, Blankets Des Artiste. Jewelry-maker and gemstone specialist, Beryl Oduor, of St. Petersburg, demonstrated the art of bracelet-making, using cat’s eye and hematite beads. She was one of the vendors at the festival. Drew Regan, left, and Alex Regan, both of New Port Richey, sing inspirational music they brought over from the Riverside Baptist Church in New Port Richey. Percussionist Matt Martin led with the beat. They were among the line-up for the local talent showcase at the Charity Festival of Arts at Heritage Park in Land O’ Lakes.