GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Gulfport Merchants Chamber is proud to present the Fifth Annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Festival is held in Gulfport’s scenic waterfront Veteran’s Park (5350 31st Avenue South). The event is a juried “boutique” show, focusing solely on fine art and fine craft, with an award for Best in Show. There is no charge for admission. The event is open to all and is family and pet-friendly.
Over 45 artists are expected to participate in the event, offering work for display and sale. The Festival is Gulfport’s only two-day outdoor art event, intended to highlight not only the work of local and regional fine artists but also work from artists not previously represented in the area. A wide range of artistic media will be featured including ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, acrylics, collage, assemblages, drawing, leather, oils, pastels, photography, stone, watercolors, fine jewelry and sculptural art. The Festival builds on Gulfport’s reputation as an arts destination. In addition to the many artists residing and working in Gulfport, the city also hosts a twice monthly Art and Gallery Walk, the annual ArtJones open studios event, the annual 2Cool Art Show and other events throughout the year which offer opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.
The event venue, Veteran’s Park, is a scenic location overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. It is adjacent to Gulfport’s Shore and Beach Boulevards, the hub of Gulfport’s vibrant Waterfront District with a collection of all-independent restaurants, pubs, shops, art studios and galleries. Parking in the area is convenient and free. A free trolley will also offer visitors round-trip transportation to the Festival from remote parking locations.
The Gulfport Fine Arts Festival is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber and the City of Gulfport. Visit Gulfport Fine Arts Festival on Facebook, or contact Brenda McMahan by email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Gulfport and other events in the area, go to VisitGulfportFlorida.com.