October 7 & 8, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Central Park, Winter Park
Local Artists. Local Music. Local Family Fun.
The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried fine art festival exclusively featuring Florida artists.
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.
The festival is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days.
Admission is free!
Plan Your Weekend
As the festival logistics come together, check this section for helpful information on parking, entertainment schedule, children's art activities, merchandise, and more!
Poster Unveiling & Kickoff Party
Date: Thursday, September 7 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation - 199 S Knowles Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Join us at the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation for an evening celebrating the kickoff of the 50th annual Autumn Art Festival. The 50th annual festival poster will be unveiled with the artist present to sign posters and discuss the creation of the piece. Light bites and drinks will be provided.
This event is exclusive to patrons and festival committee members. Become a patron to attend.
Music & Entertainment
2023 WINTER PARK AUTUMN ART FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 7
9:00 a.m.- 9:50 a.m. - Orlando Children's Choir
10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. - WPHS Jazz Ensemble
11:00 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. - Orlando Magic
12:10 p.m.- 2 p.m. - UCF Jazz Band
2:10 p.m.- 3:10 p.m. - Mike Petrovich Duo
3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. - Daphne & Jazz Tastings Band
Sunday, October 8
9:00 a.m.- 9:50 a.m. - Winter Park Music Academy
10:00 a.m.- 10:50 am.- Jacquay Pearce
11:00 a.m.- 12:10 p.m - Logan Belle
12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. - Sweet Fleet - A tribute to Fleetwood Mac
2:15 p.m.- 3:10 p.m. - Sean Holcomb
3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. - The Buzzcatz Band
Children's Art Activities
Crealde School of Art will hold workshops for kids held from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on both days of the festival at the Children's Tent.
Official Winter Park Autumn Art Festival posters and note cards will be on sale during festival hours along Park Avenue. Additionally, the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 W. Lyman Ave., 407-644-8281, sells Autumn Art Festival merchandise year-round.
Park Avenue will be closed to traffic from Lyman Avenue to Canton Avenue during the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Ample parking is available on surrounding streets, with handicap spaces available in municipal lots throughout downtown as well as in the Truist Parking Garage at 203 E. Lyman Ave., and the Canton Avenue Parking Garage at 150 E. Canton Ave.
Pets are not allowed in Central Park. For details on local ordinances, please contact the city of Winter Park, 407-599-3399 or www.cityofwinterpark.org.
Food and Drinks
There will be a Beer Garden with $6 drinks located in front of the entertainment stage.
Become a VIP for catered lunches from Capital Tacos and Publix Aprons and premium pours of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Food and beverages will be available from these vendors throughout the event:
Big Dog Bar-B-Q
C & R Food Concepts
Fowler’s Fresh Foods
Olde Country Kettle Corn
Pipo’s Latin Food
Uncle Phil’s Fudge
The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival has over 250 volunteer opportunities available to high school and college students and local community members. To register as a volunteer, click here.
We are actively seeking volunteers who are 21+ to work in the beer garden and VIP lounge.
Sponsor This Event
There are many opportunities available for businesses to get their name in front of over 150,000 visitors at the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. Contact Stacey Cox for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-644-8281.
Experience the Festival in Style
Each year art enthusiasts help buld momentum and support for the tradition of producing a world-class festival that exclusively features Florida artists. Patrons not only help support the operation of our unique festival but also provide dedicated funds pledged to purchase artwork from our talented artists.
50th Anniversary Autumn Art Festival Patrons
Amber Shaffer – Ocean Blue Galleries
Arash Rafiei - Advanced Urology Institute
Charlene and John Hotaling
Christine Hite - Dix.Hite & Partners
Christopher Potter and Ann Louise Drake
Christopher Wirth - Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream
Clyde Moore - I LUV Winter Park
David and Heather Odahowski - Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Diana Galante - Galante Art Conservation, Inc.
Dwain DeVille – The CEO Ride
Elizabeth Moorefield - Margaritaville
Gerry M. Marino
James and Tracy Golden - Grove Scientific
Jean Moses - Men's Divorce Law Firm
Jeff Currey – Cellular Sales Verizon
Jim and Kate Lane - Lane Technology Solutions
Joel J. Garris, CFP, Nelson Financial Planning
John Craig Clothier
Jon C. & Theresa Swanson – Winter Park Publishing Company
Joseph Terranova & Agnès Horyza
Laura Cosgrove - éclat Law
Linda and Mike Cegelis
Mary Colton - Fannie Hillman + Associates
Molly Losey – Winter Park Psychotherapy & Life Coaching
Monica Sher - Elite Medical Concierge
Richard Baldwin – Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society
Rinat Halon Neal - Rinat Halon Photography
Russ and Karen Wagner
Stonebridge Financial Planning Group, LLC
Susan and Jim King – Juniper Landscaping
Valerie Seidel – The Balmoral Group
2023 Autumn Art Festival Poster
Our 2023 Autumn Art Festival Poster commemorates the 50th anniversary of the festival. Our poster artist is Edward Sanderson. Sanderson is an impressionistic artist who uses acrylics to capture landscapes in vibrant color to evoke emotion and remind viewers to look for the beauty around them. Making Memories on Park Avenue depicts Central Park during the Autumn Art Festival. Sanderson’s paintings can be viewed at www.OriginalsbySanderson.com and on Instagram.
Commemorative posters are available for purchase prior to the festival at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and for purchase at the festival at merchandise locations for $20.
Thank you to C&S Press for printing the Autumn Art Festival posters in-kind for over 20 years.
About the 2023 AAF 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, 186 artists were selected to exhibit in Central Park and along Park Avenue.
Drawing & Graphics
Juan Carlos and Nuris Cahue Kara Kirkpatrick
Mixed Media - 2D & 3D
Dennis Shattuck Donald Sondag
Jim Watters John Kondos
Kuei Dorman Li Wang
Nancy Reyna Norman Gaulding
Robbie Lee Robert Davis
Tom and Kathi Hince
Ummarid Eitharong Vicki Cooley