For the last 43 years in Orange Beach, Alabama, you always knew that spring had arrived when the incredible festivities of the Orange Beach Festival of Art ensued. Well, it is about that time of year again, and the festival goers around here can barely contain their excitement because they know that 43rd annual celebration will be just as memorable as each one before it! Here is what you can look forward to at this year’s two-day celebration on March 11th and 12th, 2017 at Alabama’s premiere art festival.
As the name suggests, the festival is all about celebrating art, and the featured artists will not disappoint. Between the over 100 artists that show up at the festival, you will find every type of art imaginable, such as wood-working pieces, watercolors, oil paintings, jewelry, clay, fish prints, and everything in between. There is so much variety that everyone in attendance is sure to be captivated by the work here—even those who are not artistically inclined.
While you are being visually captivated, you can also enjoy amazing live music acts. You can experience everything from solo folk artists to 8-piece rock bands, all of which embody the casual pace of life on Orange Beach. The best part of this amazing festival is that it is completely FREE!!
The Featured Artist of 2017
This year’s featured artist is Bobby Goldsmith, who happens to be the Best of Show Winner of 2016. He is a known pencil artist, and works with graphite to make his beautiful art. He strives to bring the viewer into his life. He invites them to see and feel things from his perspective, at that particular point in time. He’s an amazing landscape artist, and we are more than happy to have him this year!
Things to Do
Between enjoying the sights and sounds of all the amazing art here, you can enjoy some leisurely activities. There are endless opportunities to do some art of your own, with crafts and painting lessons, and the kids art alley makes this the perfect event for the whole family.
Of course, no celebration in Alabama would complete without amazing food with great friends. That is why the festival provides some of the most delicious food that you will find at any festival. Countless food options with a special emphasis on Southern and coastal cuisine will be available at affordable prices. Some of the area’s favorite restaurants and specialty food and drink shops will be attendance. You will find that the events and displays here all share an emphasis on easy coast living, something that is not difficult to embrace on this beautiful beach.
What you have at the Annual Orange Beach Festival of Art is an amazing collection of artists and the people who love art. It is an unforgettable experience that will have you coming back to this amazing location year after year. Make the trip out to the Alabama coast and experience the best ever Orange Beach Festival of Art.
Where You Can Find It
The easiest way to get there is to find parking at the Wharf, take a $2.00 shuttle to:
26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Or, click here for further directions! To learn more, check out the website: orangebeachartcenter.com today!