Autumn Art Festival

Celebrating Florida Artists

aaflogo43rdlargerThe 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.

2016 Artist Application

Participating artists will be announced in August 2016.

Ceramics

Digital Art

Drawing & Graphics

Fiber

 

Fine Crafts

Jewelry

Mixed Media - 2-D & 3-D

Photography

Sculpture

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

Saturday, October 8

 

Sunday, October 9

 

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.

Workshops:

 

Saturday, October 8

 

Sunday, October 9

 

Merchandise

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.

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 8, and Sunday, October 9. There are many volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, please 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.

We’re Social!

Keep up with the festival year-round! #WPAAF

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