Celebrating Florida Artists
The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried fine art festival to feature Florida artists exclusively. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the festival on the second weekend in October each year. The community-oriented sidewalk show presents quality visual art and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy. The festival is held in beautiful Central Park located along historic Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park.
When & Where
43rd Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2016
Central Park in Downtown Winter Park
251 S. Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
The festival is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission is FREE!
About the Artists
Each year the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival welcomes artists from across the state to showcase their works. From a pool of talented applicants, 180 artists are selected to exhibit in Central Park and along Park Avenue. Artist applications are currently being accepted at www.zapplication.org. The deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016. For additional artist information, including the annual poster contest, click here.
Participating artists will be announced in August 2016.
Drawing & Graphics
Mixed Media - 2-D & 3-D
Plan Your Weekend
As the festival logistics come together, check this section for helpful information on parking, entertainment schedule, children’ts art activities, merchandise, and more!
Music & Entertainment
Children's Art Activities
All merchandise, including posters, t-shirts, tote bags, and note cards will be available during the festival. Merchandise from previous festivals will also available in limited quantities.
Festival merchandise is also available year-round at the Winter Park Welcome Center during business hours and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ample parking is available on the surrounding streets, with handicap spaces available in municipal lots throughout downtown as well as in the SunTrust and Park Place parking garages. Downtown Winter Park Parking Map (courtesy of City of Winter Park).
SunRail will NOT be operating during the Autumn Art Festival.
A bike valet will also be available for guests who wish to cycle to the event. A safe and secure bike parking area will be set up in the West Meadow along Morse Boulevard between New York Avenue and the railroad tracks. The bike valet is being organized by the City of Winter Park’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Board.
Food and Drinks
Florida Distributing Co. will sponsor a beer garden during the festival for guests to sample a variety of seasonal beer. Must be 21 and up to enter the beer garden.
This year, the festival will take place on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. There are many volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, click here to sign-up or contact Kristen Quinones at Kquinones@winterpark.org.
Thank you for your support!
Join the Patron Circle
Each year art enthusiasts help build momentum and support for the tradition of producing a world-class festival that features Florida artists exclusively. Patrons not only help support the operation of our unique festival, but also provide dedicated funds pledged to purchase artwork from our talented artists. Learn more here.
Keep up with the festival year-round! #WPAAF