DEADLINE OCT. 31, 2016

SHOW DATE: MARCH 11-12, 2017


Over head view of 2013 Art Festival

Thank you to our 2016 Festival volunteers!

Best of Show

Congratulations to our 2016 Festival of Art winners!
Best of Show: Bobby Goldsmith

Judges Awards:
Joan Curtis, Acrylic
Steve Eric Moore, Sculpture
Craig & Tracy Wilson
1st- Jessica Ladd, Mixed Media
2nd- John Furches, Graphics
3rd- Frank Thompson, Mixed Media
1st- Andrew Otis, Ceramics
2nd- Ben Smith, Wood
3rd- Larry Allen, Ceramics
Exhibitor's Choice: Jim Wilshire
Mayor's Choice: Frank Thompson


 ~ Our 2016 Sponsors ~

Infinity Bicycles    Centennial Bank    Spectrum Resorts    Royal Cup Coffee  

Friends of the Arts, Inc.

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  For 43 years, the Festival of Art has been our island's first rite of spring. Located on stunning Wolf Bay, it is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts. 

With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of medias, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience.


2016 flyer


The Festival of Art is a completely FREE festival.
Public parking is located at The Wharf. Shuttles will be provided by BRATS at a rate of $5 for an all-day travel pass. 

 Chinese Lion dancers   Excelsior Band

Chinese Lion Dancers                                                                     Excelsior Band



The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251.981.ARTS (2787)

From AL & FL Beaches: Take Hwy 182/Perdido Beach Blvd to Highway 161/Orange Beach Blvd heading north. Turn right onto Hwy 180/Canal Road heading east. Drive 0.3 miles and the Arts Center will be on your left. 

 Click HERE for Directional Link 

 From Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores: Head east on Hwy 180/2nd Street along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Arts Center will be 0.3 miles east of the intersection of Canal and Hwy 161. 

Click HERE for Directional Link 

From I-10 East and West: Take the Hwy 59 exit heading south; continue for approximately 18 miles then turn left onto Foley Beach Express ($3.50 toll). Turn left at the light onto Hwy 161/Canal Road. Continue approximately 2.3 miles
and the Arts Center will be on your left.

Click HERE for Directional Link