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The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Nov
3
to Nov 5

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

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Pensacola, Florida
November 3 – 5
Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 9am – 5pm | Sun 9am – 4pm

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival is ranked #30 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Live musicians hit the right notes from the Main Stage with sounds ranging from bluegrass to Cajun and blues to jazz and classical. Performing companies, dance schools, community groups, and area folk groups have their time to shine.

Craft artists demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills in the Heritage Arts Area.

Children become artists at the Children's Arts Festival with numerous hands-on art activities. All children's art activities are free, fun, and geared toward children toddler age and older. The Student Art Show showcases the talents of both private and public school students of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Over 2,000 pieces of art from elementary, middle and high school students will be on display.

From traditional treats at the Heritage Festival to local favorites and regional festival fare, there are delicious dining and drink choices for every taste at the Festival!

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River Arts Fest 2017
Oct
27
to Oct 29

River Arts Fest 2017

Memphis, Tennessee
October 27 – 29
Fri 6pm – 10pm | Sat 10am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm

RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! More than 180 artists from around the country and right here at home gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts in what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South. 

  • A juried artist market featuring 190+ gallery quality artists in an open air setting
  • An invitational art show held off-site at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects gallery
  • Live musical entertainment featuring 30+ acts across three stages
  • Live street performances daily throughout the festival grounds
  • Culinary delights in two food court areas and beer and wine throughout the grounds
  • Local artists introducing new and innovative artistic techniques while interacting with the public
  • Hands On Art projects for kids of all ages encouraging them to explore their creative energies at interactive art stations
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46th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Oct
21
to Oct 22

46th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts

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Northport, Alabama
October 21-22
Sat 9am – 5pm|  Sun 9am – 5pm

  • Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists

  • 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you

  • Free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park

  • Interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower

  • Live musical and spoken word performances on two stages.

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Port Clinton Art Festival
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Port Clinton Art Festival

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Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park’s renowned summer event, returns to the city center with even more prestigious offerings than years past. Developed by Amdur Productions and recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top-rated festivals in the nation, Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most successful juried art festivals and attracts more than 250,000 art enthusiasts from places near and far. More than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to showcase their work over the course of the weekend, creating an atmosphere brimming with renowned creativity. Alongside established artists, a youth art division celebrates the talents of young artists ages 18 and under, offering them the opportunity to participate, exhibit, and experience the inner workings of an art festival. From onsite interactive art demonstrations by master artists to scavenger hunts designed for kids, the Port Clinton Art Festival truly has something for everyone.

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Golden Fine Arts Festival
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Golden Fine Arts Festival

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The 27th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, is one of the largest and most prestigious juried art shows in the country.  The 2-day Festival features over 130 artists from 20 states, including many from Colorado. Artists will be juried in various media categories such as painting, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. The GFAF has free admission and will include food vendors, live music, locally brewed beer, and free art activities for children. We invite you to join us for this wonderful art show located adjacent to beautiful Clear Creek.

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Sunriver Art Fair
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Sunriver Art Fair

The 8th Annual Sunriver Art Fair on August 11-13, with over 70 artist booths exhibiting art in 11 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media.  The artists are coming from as far away as the east coast and right here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Gallery at the Park
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Gallery at the Park

Event is free to attend. A shuttle is available from Fran Rish Stadium for a small fee, courtesy of Ben Franklin Transit.

This open-air festival, held on Boat Race Weekend, provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the two-day event, Allied Arts Associations presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and more.

Art in the Park is the primary fundraiser for the Allied Arts Association. Because of your support, Allied Arts can provide gallery space to artists, exhibit local and regional art work, and provide art education, awards and scholarships. Allied Arts Association is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that believes a vibrant community deserves a rich variety of visual arts opportunities. From our home at the Gallery at the Park we provide appreciation for the arts, changing exhibits and art education.

 Howard Amon Park in Richland, WA,  will be filled with 220 artist of all varieties. For the past 66 years, Art in the Park artists have showcased the best of clay, fiber, sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography and many other art forms. Art in the Park is a fun, family-friendly event featuring more than just art. We also showcase local entertainment groups and musicians in a beautiful river front park. Local artist groups will be demonstrating art creation on the patio in front of the Gallery at the Park. 

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Salem Art Fair & Festival
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Salem Art Fair & Festival

The Salem Art Fair & Festival returns for the 68th time July 21-23. Just blocks from downtown Salem you’ll find more than 200 artists, live music, theatre and dance on two entertainment stages, two craft beer and wine gardens, more than 20 food booths, the Santiam Hospital Kids’ Court with art activities for the whole family, a plant sale and much more.

The Salem Art Association is the dedicated organization behind the Salem Art Fair & Festival which is both our largest annual fundraiser and the largest festival of its kind in Oregon. Now in its 68th year, the Art Fair attracts more than 35,000 visitors from all over the nation and is committed to upholding the importance of fine arts and crafts by providing access to a range of artistic mediums appealing to both art appreciators and art collectors alike.

Your admission price helps fund the Salem Art Association’s core programs: the Bush Barn Art Center, the Bush House Museum and Community Arts Education.

Thank you for supporting the arts by attending the Salem Art Fair & Festival!

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Edmonds Arts Festival
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Edmonds Arts Festival

As one of the longest-running Northwest premier arts events, the Edmonds Arts Festival is a three-day event that celebrates the arts in our community. Scenic downtown Edmonds, just 15 miles north of Seattle and overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, gives patrons a beautiful setting to view and acquire original works of fine art and crafts. The event provides three days of entertainment, shopping, dining, and gallery exhibits to area locals and visitors alike.

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The Denver Arts Festival 2017
May
27
to May 28

The Denver Arts Festival 2017

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The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists.

The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton's Conservatory Green Neighborhood. 

The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation's best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend. 

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Mar
31
to Apr 2

Tempe Festival of the Arts

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The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well loved community event that showcases over 300 artists from around the country.  This year is the 48th annual Fall Festival and we have an exceptional event planned for you. 

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Nov
11
to Nov 13

Fountain Hills Great Fair

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Food booths, beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. We ask as a consideration of others, to please leave your pets at home for everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the fair!

  • Shaded seating areas
  • The Fair goes on Rain or Shine
  • Free Admission
  • Live music entertainment
  • Free Parking
  • Scooters available for rent

http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/the-great-fair/

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Oct
21
to Oct 23

River Arts Fest

RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! Nearly 200 artists from around the country and right here at home gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts in what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South.

http://riverartsmemphis.org

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Sep
3
to Sep 4

Third Ward Art Festival

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 3rd – 4th
10am — 6pm Daily

The 5th annual Third Ward Art Festival returns on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., along Broadway street between St. Paul and Menomonee streets in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Free and open to the public, the Third Ward Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 140-juried artists, 36 of whom are from Wisconsin, in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood and furniture. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats.

Fun activities including color creations, art fest bingo and spin art will be available for children, making it the perfect festival for art enthusiasts of all ages. There will also be live music from Parisian singer Michelet and guitar duo Patchouli. Guests can enjoy lunch alfresco, among neighboring restaurants and the Milwaukee Public Market.

Source: http://amdurproductions.com/third-ward-art-festival/

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Aug
27
to Aug 28

Port Clinton Art Festival

Highland Park, Illinois
August 27th – 28th
10am – 6pm Daily

The Port Clinton Art Festival, one of the country’s top five festivals, offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. Young artists, ages eighteen and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities for kids, interactive art demos and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.

Source: http://amdurproductions.com/port-clinton-art-festival/

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Jun
18
to Jun 19

Denver Arts Festival

Denver, Colorado
May 7 – 8
Sat 11am – 6pm — Sun 11am - 5pm

The Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton's Conservatory Green Plaza in Northfield.

The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation's best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

Source: http://www.denverartsfestival.com/

 

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Marion Arts Festival

Marion, Iowa
May 21st
Sat 9am - 5pm

Founded in 1992 and held the third Saturday of each May, the Marion Arts Festival offers art of exceptional quality, dishing up a singular and highly anticipated event.  Consistently ranked in the top tier of fine art events nationwide, the MAF has been named as being among the Top 25 festivals in the country, as the #1 show featuring 100 artists or fewer and, further, as the best one-day event in the nation.

Our annual Art in the Depot activity finds attendees of all ages contributing hands-on toward the creation of a community project later installed as an enduring piece of public art.

The Empty Bowls Project involves more than 500 area students through the creation of over 1,000 ceramic bowls, which are then donated to the festival and sold day-of to raise funds for area food banks.

Our Emerging Artists Program showcases the talents of college artists, who have been mentored to sell their work alongside the festival's slate of juried exhibitors.

The MAF Half Marathon and 5K Run & Fun Walk takes a flat, fast course through uptown Marion, inviting runners to experience cutting edge race technology features.

Add in a slate of specialty foods and off-beat artist demonstrations.  In total, the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.

The Marion Arts Festival deeply appreciates community and corporate sponsorships toward the event, and we treasure the individual volunteer support that goes into making each festival. 

Source: http://www.marionartsfestival.com/index.html

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May
7
to May 8

Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood, Texas
May 7 – 8
Sat 10am – 7pm — Sun 10am - 5pm

The festival is Saturday, May 7, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 8, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.

Now in its 47th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.

Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.

Source: http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/

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4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
Dec
11
to Dec 13

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair

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Formed in 1974 the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) is comprised of member merchants from the Fourth Avenue Historic Shopping District (the area between 9th St.; University Blvd.; 5th Ave.; and 3rd Ave). FAMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the businesses and communities in the Fourth Avenue area, but FAMA also benefits a wide range of other nonprofit groups throughout Tucson. FAMA supports programs of a civic, social, cultural or artistic nature that are designed to increase the function and aesthetic values of the community, and also economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the economic potential of North Fourth Avenue.

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Tempe Festival of the Arts 2015
Dec
4
to Dec 6

Tempe Festival of the Arts 2015

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The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District over the course of a 3-day weekend.

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Cottonwood Art Festival
Oct
3
to Oct 4

Cottonwood Art Festival

Richardson, Texas
October 3 – 4
Sat 10pm – 7pm | Sun 10am – 5pm

The festival is Saturday, October 3, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, October 4, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.

Now in its 45th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.

Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.

 

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Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
Sep
12
to Sep 13

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

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Castle Rock, Colorado
September 12 – 13
Sat 9am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm

This two day event is held in the parking lots of Town Hall and the P.S. Miller Library.  Delight in the artistic impressions of more than 170 Artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program.

Parking is available at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Artfest Shuttle will transport guest to event location.  No Pets Allowed.

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Fourth Street Festival of Arts 2015
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Fourth Street Festival of Arts 2015

Bloomington, Indiana
September 5 – 6
Sat 10am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm

The 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Craftswas created in 1977 by Bloomington, Indiana area artists and craftspeople to showcase southern Indiana talent. The fair has grown to include artists from all over the country.

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PORT CLINTON ART FESTIVAL
Aug
29
to Aug 30

PORT CLINTON ART FESTIVAL

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Highland Park, Illinois
August 29 – 30
10am – 6pm Daily

The Port Clinton Art Festival, one of the country’s top five festivals, offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. Young artists, ages eighteen and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities for kids, interactive art demos and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.

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