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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  Orange Beach and the Waterfront Park.  For 42 years, the Festival of Art has been our island's first rite of spring. 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 $2 to and from the Festival.

 Chinese Lion dancers   Excelsior Band

Chinese Lion Dancers                                                                     Excelsior Band

This program sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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. 

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 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. 

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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.

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