Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival’s fine arts show accepting applications until Jan. 31


The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival's fine arts show in Fernandina Beach will be accepting applications until Jan. 31.

Sponsored in part by the Island Art Association, Inc., the Shrimp Festival hosts a juried show that has been consistently rated by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the best events in North America. The street festival, held the first weekend of May, features fine art and crafts, antiques, a kid's zone, a variety of food booths, live entertainment, contests and other scheduled events. The show provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work with an estimated audience of 135,000 visitors.

The Shrimp Festival will feature over 400 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, sponsors, food booths and more. Waterfront activities and the Kid's Fun Zone open May 4 at 4 p.m., while the arts and crafts booths open May 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Island Art Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization aimed at philanthropy and education. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation and enjoyment in the arts of Nassau County. The association’s gallery, located at 18 N. 2nd St. in Amelia Island, features the works of more than 50 local artists and an education center for classes, workshops and scheduled events.

To apply as an artist for the festival, visit For more information, visit or