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The Festival of Art

The Festival of Art has been the centerpiece event welcoming spring in the Gulf Coast community for over 40 years. This Gulf Shores attraction for families features over 100 artists working in visual and performing arts, fine arts and crafts. On Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. prepare to see potters and painters, sculptors and watercolorists, as well as artisans working with textiles, glass, and wood. With the addition of a kid’s art alley, a food court featuring local cuisine, and a soundstage featuring both musicians and songwriters, this festival has something for all of your senses!

You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It!

The Festival of Art was named a “Top Contender” event last year by Sunshine Artist Magazine and is known for the experience that includes over 100 booths of local and regional fine art, live visual arts demonstrations with hot glass and clay and exciting musical and performance acts. You might want to watch as art is considered for competition, take in a live demonstration, or sample gourmet fare as you wander the aisles of art vendors. If you’re bringing the kids be sure to check out the Art Alley where your little ones can experiment with clay and bright paint, play games, or see local wild animals that are part of the festival fun!

Admission to this stunning event is free including the performance entertainment on both stages. Bring some change if you’re interested in satellite public parking, a shuttle is available for a $5 daily rate. Bike Village will also offer bicycle parking at the festival. For more information, visit, follow on Facebook at Orange-Beach-Festival-of-Art, or call 251-981-ARTS (2787).

Build Lasting Memories in the Gulf Shores

While you’re planning your visit to this nationally recognized festival, don’t forget to reserve a vacation spot just as special! Harris Properties is dedicated to helping you make lasting memories during your stay on the Alabama coast. With rentals in all sizes and shapes for groups both large and small, we are here to be sure you have the warmest of welcomes.