About

Orange Beach Festival of Art

Our next show, 50th Annual: March 9-March 10, 2024Crowds OB Festival of Art

  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

No entrance fee.

Fine artist apps are taken through ZAPPlication, August 1 through October 31, 2024. 

All other vendors are by invitation only.

Overview

For more than 49 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. The show was selected as Best Art Show in Alabama for three of the past four years by the luxury magazine "ALABAMA" and is currently ranked nationally at #76 for the top 100 fine art and design shows.

This fine arts festival is completely free with music and entertainment featured on two stages. You can be a part of it by volunteering or purchasing art through our Patron of the Arts program.  There are multiple parking options.

- 2024 Participating Artist List with photos of their work -

Sponsorships

We love and appreciate our local sponsors!  For more information, see our Sponsorship Information form for 2023.

Congratulations to Our 2023 Show Winners!

Best of Show: Bobby Goldsmith, pencil
First place, 2D: Jana Epstein, photography
Second place, 2D: Deanna Goldsmith, pastel
Third place, 2D:  Chris Hartsfield, acrylic
First Place, 3D: Penny Dobson, 
Second place, 3D: Carlos Mosley, sculpture
Third place, 3D: Luis Gutierrez, Clay 
Artisan award: Tim Golotte, Wood
Judges awards:  Kelly Rysavy, painting/ Ricky Steele, painting/ Stephen Dark, Clay 
Exhibitors Choice: Penny Dobson, mixed media 
City of Orange Beach Choice award: Alexander Brown, wood


Photography display
Colorful Pelican Carving
Metal Bracelet

Sponsors

Thank you to all our 2023 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
  • Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Sports & Events
  • Centennial Bank
  • CMC Gas
  • CUTCO Cutlery
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Infinity Bicycles

View corporate sponsorship information.

Culinary Vendors 2023

  • The Shack Street Food
  • Will Yum's food truck
  • That's What Cheese Said food truck
  • Poppy's Pizza & Italian Cuisine

All vendors are by invitation only.