The 2016 Beaches Art Fest call for artists and poster contest entries


The Beaches Art Fest returns the first weekend in October and event organizers are currently recruiting artists to participate in the event as well as a poster contest.

Driftwood and the Beaches Museum & History Park will once again partner to present The Beaches Art Fest 2016 at Pablo Historical Park on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach.

The 3rd annual The Beaches Art Fest will take place over the span of two days this year: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine.

The juried art and fine craft event consists of artists and craftsmen from around the country. Exhibitors will be selected by the jury committee to represent the best work in each category for a well-rounded art and fine craft festival.

The art fest will span two city blocks and feature an outdoor art gallery highlighting each artist, where festival-goers will have the chance to interact with the artists, ask them questions and learn more about their work.

The Beaches Art Fest will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park. More information can be found online at

The 2016 Beaches Art Fest Poster Contest is also now open. Artists are invited to create an original design that best exemplifies The Beaches Art Fest. All graphic media is acceptable; there is no fee to enter.

The winner will receive a free booth in a prime location at the The Beaches Art Fest and other perks. The deadline to enter is June 24. The winner will be announced July 1. For more information, visit