About

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For more than 45 years, the Festival of Art has been our island's first rite of spring. It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts.  With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of media, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience.

The Festival of Art returns March 14-15, 2020.  SAT 10-5, SUN 10-4

Fine Artist applications accepted August 1 - October 31, 2019 through Zapplication.org.  ALL OTHER VENDORS are by invitation only.

This fine arts festival is completely FREE with music and entertainment featured on two stages.  

PARKING: The Wharf west lot, and OB City Hall area, with $5 shuttle service provided. Parking for guests approaching from east Orange Beach (Bear Point, Caswell, etc.) is at the Orange Beach Presbyterian Church.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 SHOW WINNERS!

  • Best of Show:  Christina Smith/Mixed Media
  • Judges Awards:  Craig McMillen/Clay, Sam Collins/Illustration, Teresa Merriman/Mixed Media
  • 2-Dimensional Art:  1st place, Wayne Gao/Mixed Media; 2nd Place, George Jones/Oil; 3rd PlaceMichael Fagan/Acrylic
  • 3-Dimensional Art:  1st place, Paula Marksbury/Glass; 2nd Place, Michael Young/Wood; 3rd Place, Don McCoy/Jewelry
  • Exhibitor's Choice Award:  Tara Gifford/Jewelry
  • Mayor's Choice Award:  Chris Hartsfield/Acrylic
  • *NEW* Kids Choice:  Mitch Landry/Metal

THANK YOU to all our 2019 sponsors. We appreciate your support of the arts in our community: 
  • The Friends of the Arts, Inc.
  • Flora-Bama
  • Frank Brown Int'l. Songwriters Foundation
  • Centennial Bank
  • The Orange Beach Store

CULINARY VENDORS 2019:  

  • Bleus Burgers
  • Coastal Alabama Catering (Cosmo's, Cobalts restaurants)
  • Fin & Fork Restaurant
  • Wolf Bay Lodge restaurant

Vendors are by invitation only.   

Aerial photo of the Orange Beach Festival of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 PATRONS OF THE ARTS! ~

GOLD

David Green 
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Jeanne & Vince Duffy

 

Pam McDonald & Jayne McCaskey

Jane and Jan Vest

SILVER

Dee & Steve Burrow
 

LInda Wood

Pam & Bill Jeffries

Rhonda & Joe Barber

Judy & Steve Sholtis

Meredith Lonowski

Kim Clark

Elizabeth Woodham

J. Kris Jones

Gwen & Fred Lowe

Jan Zerngast

Rebecca & Patrick Murphy, 

John William Davis

Helen & Phil Carlock

BRONZE

Mike & Sue LaPorte 

Christine Gorell

Dianne & Allen McElroy

Barbara Hough Tommie Werneth Mark & Sue Laporte

Bill Bollinger

Susan & Billy Coyne

Lynn & Chuck Norwood

Susie & Greg Leatherbury

Joan & Mike Gasaway Sandy Schuchardt

Sharon & Al Vreeland

 

Buying your art through this program provides support to both the fine artists and the performing artists, and brings you recognition in our community.

For complete details and to access the purchase form, click HERE.

 

Hours of Operation

Festival Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Our Location

Orange Beach Festival of Arts
26389 CANAL ROAD, ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA 36561
TEL: 251-981-ARTS (2787)