Autumn Art Festival

Update: The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and City of Winter Park regret to announce that due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, the 43rd Annual Autumn Art Festival has been cancelled. Due to the massive amount of planning and logistics, the festival will not be rescheduled. The annual event celebrating Florida artists was set to take place on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, in Central Park. Full announcement here.

Celebrating Florida Artists  

44thThe 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

44th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, 2017
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. For additional artist information, including the annual poster contest, click here.

Ceramics

To enter the festival in the Ceramics category, please check back for applications in Spring 2017.

Digital Art

To enter the festival in the Digital Art category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Drawing & Graphics

To enter the festival in the Drawing & Graphics category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Fine Crafts

To enter the festival in the Fine Crafts category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Jewelry

To enter the festival in the Jewelry category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Mixed Media - 2-D & 3-D

To enter the festival in the Mixed Media category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Painting

To enter the festival in the Painting category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Photography

To enter the festival in the Photography category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

Sculpture

To enter the festival in the Sculpture category, please check  back for applications in Spring 2017.

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!

Art Festival Kickoff Party

Join us in celebrating the beginning of a fun-filled weekend at our Kickoff Party! More details coming soon.

Music & Entertainment

Each year, the festival features local up-and-coming singers and musicians. Contact Ashley Fraebel at afraebel@winterpark.org for inquiries regarding booking a performance.

Children's Art Activities

Crealdé School of Art will present FREE art-inspiring workshops for children ages 5 and up on both days of the festival.

Merchandise

2016 Festival Poster by Don Sondag

2016 Festival Poster by Don Sondag

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.

Parking

Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Lyman and Canton Avenues during the festival. Morse Boulevard will also be closed between New York and Park Avenues.

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.

Pets

Pets are not allowed in Central Park. For details on local ordinances, please contact the City of Winter Park.

Food and Drinks

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors at the festival. Sidewalk dining is also available at local Park Avenue area restaurants.

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.

Please note, the Winter Park Farmers’ Market will be closed on Saturday, October 14. The market will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 21.

Volunteer

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival would not be possible without the enthusiastic efforts of our volunteers!

This year, the festival will take place on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15. There are many volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, contact Ashley Fraebel at afraebel@winterpark.org. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will gladly sign any volunteer/scholarship paperwork for high school students.

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.

 

 

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