Artfest | May 25 and 26, 2019

Girl draws paints

This year promises to be an exciting one for Artfest!

2019 marks the 14th year the Port Aransas Art Center has hosted Artfest.

Held over the Memorial Day Weekend – May 25 and 26, 2019 – the festival will take place at Jerry McDonald Field, which is located at the corner of Alister Street and Avenue C. Artfest hours will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry is $5 per person (cash only), and children aged 12 and younger are free.

Port Aransas is an “island destination” for weekend vacationers from across Texas and beyond, and it is home for those who treasure life near the sea. Artfest offers fine art in all mediums, a creative kids’ zone, a variety of food vendors, and music, including stage performances and street musicians. Join in the fun!

Artfest is a juried show that features original fine art for sale in all mediums. If you would like to be included, here is the information you need to apply:

Artists must be present during the two-day event. All applicants must apply via Zapplication. Other details:

  • A free artists’ breakfast will be hosted at the Port Aransas Art Center on Sunday morning (second day of the event), from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Temporary “booth sitting” is provided by Art Center volunteers throughout the weekend, as needed.
  • The venue is a grassy field; use of tent anchors is recommended.
  • Overnight security will be onsite from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Saturday evening through Sunday morning).
  • If you are a food vendor, contact the Port Aransas Art Center via email at to apply.
  • The deadline for Artists is March 31, 2019.

The Port Aransas Art Center welcomes Artfest sponsors!

If you would like to become an Artfest 2019 sponsor, follow this link to our sponsor information page.

American Bank Logo - stackedPort Square Logo

Mark Grosse Logo2

System Seven

Hicks Sponsorship

We also wish to thank:

Island Construction

Are you a Port Aransas nonprofit organization? If you would like to exhibit at Artfest 2019 free of charge as a public service, email us at:

We are sharing Artfest 2019 information on Instagram and Pinterest. Both “handles” are portaransasartcenter. Be sure to follow us there, and on our longtime Facebook page.



2 thoughts on “Artfest | May 25 and 26, 2019

  1. Teri elliott

    I visited the Zapplication link but could not find an application for Artfest 2019. Can you provide a link? Thank you.

  2. Good morning! From Laura Griffith: “The link to our application is on the artfest page and is still active. If they go to the home page, they will need to search for Port Aransas or Port Aransas Artfest under “Participating Events.” I hope this helps. Sorry for any inconvenience. -Carolyn

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