Mark your calendars for the 53rd Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival, November 24 & 25, 2018 – The St. Augustine Art Association, with the support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival for over five decades. This popular juried art fair showcases 150 top national and regional artists exhibiting paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other unique fine art creations. Surrounded by history in a thriving cultural community, the St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival attracts artists, discerning shoppers, art collectors, visitors and families alike. Food & beverages, live music, Colonial crafts, Kids Art Zone and the citywide Nights of Lights combine to create a memorable holiday experience and ideal start to the shopping season. The two-day event helps support the Art Association’s programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the city’s economy.
Artist and Vendor Participation Guidelines
2017 Award Winners
ARTISTS: Join the ever-growing group of distinguished regional and national artists who participate in the St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival. This prestigious juried fine art exhibition is Northeast Florida’s premier outdoor art gathering, held in the heart of the nation’s oldest city surrounded by history and attractions that draw thousands of visitors, art collectors and discerning shoppers.
A jury panel of art professionals selects the top artists from a pool of entries in these categories: Drawing & Pastel, Painting, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Pottery, Woodworking, Glassworks, 2D/Graphics, Fiber & Leather, Gourds, Baskets, and Mixed Media. All artwork is handmade of the finest materials and craftsmanship, professionally displayed in booth tents throughout the festival grounds. Judging for awards takes place on the field with cash prizes and ribbons awarded for outstanding artistic achievement.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2018
NON-ARTIST VENDORS: Food concessions, non-profit organizations, cultural groups, performers and specialty displays add flair and fun to the festival! Vendors are welcome to participate in this two-day event, providing space is available and all requirements are met.FOOD VENDORS: Must provide a menu and price list along with a photo of the concession set up. Food license, inspection certificate and liability insurance certificate required. Electric and water available. Must comply with all safety and environmental regulations. Menus may be restricted to avoid overlap with other concessions. Approved menus shall not change. Request an application by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NON-PROFITS; PERFORMANCE ARTISTS; CULTURAL GROUPS; SPECIALTY DISPLAYS: Groups must submit a copy of tax-exempt certificate (if applicable). A $35 Application processing fee and Barter Agreement required. Distribution of informational materials permitted; sales and solicitations are not allowed except by special approval. Group must provide its own staff for the duration of the exhibition or performance, including set up and take down. Request an application by email: email@example.com
Where to Park
Historic Parking Garage across the street from Francis Field on Cordova ($3/day with a ParkNow card or $15/day without)
Ameris Bank on the corner of US1 & W Castillo Dr ($10/day – all proceeds benefit the art programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization)