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Our next show:  March 11-12, 2023.   

FINE ARTIST APPS ARE TAKEN THROUGH ZAPPLICATION AUG 1 - OCT 31, 2022.

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For more than 47 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 11-12, 2023.  SAT 10-5, SUN 10-4

Fine Artist applications accepted August 1 - October 31, 2022 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:  Off site parking from the west (Gulf Shores/Foley) side is available at Island Church with shuttle service provided for a $5 daily rate. Parking is also available at Orange Beach City Hall for a $5 daily rate.  Island Church parking is available Saturday 9-5, but only 1-5 on Sunday. Parking for guests approaching from east Orange Beach (Bear Point, Caswell, etc.) is at the Orange Beach Presbyterian Church.  There is limited handicap parking at the Orange Beach Community Church, adjacent to the east of the festival grounds.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 SHOW WINNERS!

  • Best of Show:  Penny Dobson - Mixed Media
  • Judges Awards: Eric Moore - Mixed Media  |  Tammy Hayes - Alcohol Ink|  Holly Vaughn - Jewelry
  • 2-Dimensional Art:  1st place, Jason Stoddart - Photography |  2nd place, Scott McQueen - Folk Art  |  3rd place, Sarah Scott - Painting
  • 3-Dimensional Art:  1st place, Melissa Hampton - Jewelry  |  2nd place, Dave Stephens - Clay  |  3rd place, Calvin Walton - Sculpture
  • Artison Award:  Michael Young, Wood
  • Exhibitor's Choice Award:  Ricky Steele - Oil & Acrylic
  • Mayor's Choice Award:  Mark Worden - Photography
  • Kids Choice:  Amy Koch - Mixed Media

THANK YOU to all our 2021 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
  • Infinity Bicycles
  • Oso Early Restaurant

Corporate Sponsorship information HERE


CULINARY VENDORS 2022:  

  • Bleus Burgers
  • Coastal Alabama Catering (Cosmo's, Cobalts restaurants)
  • Beachin' Eats

All Vendors are by invitation only.   

Aerial photo of the Orange Beach Festival of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PATRONS OF THE ARTS! ~

GOLD

David Green 
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Jeanne & Vince Duffy

Carl & Penny Groux

 

Pam McDonald & Jayne McCaskey

Dee & Steve Burrow

SILVER

Joe Busta, Jr.

Kim Clark

Tommie & Eddie Werneth

 

Pam & Bill Jeffries

Mary Ellen Davis

Scott & Sue Hardee

 

Jeanne Fitzgibbons

Greg & Suzie Leatherbury

Tim & Cindy Walker

Bill &Pam Jeffries

Dianne & Allen McElroy

 

BRONZE

Fran & Ken Drake  Ruth Feuerstein Chuck & Lynn Norwood Jeff Silvers  

 

       

 

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

Office Gallery/Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Gallery is closed on the following holidays:

  • Half day New Year's Eve & all day New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Mardi Gras Day
  • Easter Holidays
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Christmas Holidays

 

 

 

Our Location

Orange Beach Art Center
26389 CANAL ROAD, ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA 36561
TEL: 251-981-2787
FAX: 251-981-6981