Artfest | May 25 and 26, 2019

Artfest 2019 Poster

When and Where

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. If you would like to acquire a two-day Artfest pass, that is being offered at a discount price of $8.

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!

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Artfest is a juried show that features original fine art for sale in all media. Our artists hail from across Texas! The following is a list of those included this this year’s Artfest.

Jean Abendschein – Jewelry
Christian Allen – Functional Art
Victoria Allen – Painting
Mike Anderson – Ceramics
Ken Barnett – Jewelry
Janette Bray – Glass
Susan Chandler – Jewelry
James Collier – Photography
Ashley Crumley – Ceramics
Janet Dineen – Mixed Media
Richard Eastman – Ceramics
Camille Ellington – Painting
Teri Elliott – Seashell Art
Labelle Etondi – Mixed Media
Sandy Forrest-Hartman – Jewelry
John Freeman – Wood Carving
Cindy Gentry – Jewelry
Jane Gillette – Painting
Steve Grappe – Mixed Media
Sheri Hargrove – Glass
jerry hill – Mixed Media
RobinRenee Hix – Photography
Margaret Isensee – Photography
Sean Klinksiek – Sculpture
Danielle Korbar – Mixed Media
Gary Kosmas – Ceramics
Karen Krumm – Mixed Media
Patsy Lindamood – Drawing
Randolph Martin – Sculpture
Amanda Mathews – Jewelry
Christi Mathews – Painting
Emily McCauley – Botanical Art
Loretta Mike – Jewelry
Monica Mischer – Mixed Media
John Olvey – Mixed Media
Mark Persyn – Painting
Marilyn Posluszny – Sculpture
Bruce Reigle – Mixed Media
Thom Ricks – Painting
Paula Rose – Jewelry
Arthur Schoenig – Mixed Media
Kathy Scofield – Mixed Media
Ishrat Sharmin – Henna Tattoos
Syl Shoemake – Jewelry
Jennifer Smith – Jewelry
Kenneth Smith – Painting
Layne Steinhelper – Textile Art
Jim Stewart – Mixed Media
Diana Taylor Arturo – Glass
Patricia Van Velzer – Painting
Jodi Wheeler – Jewelry
Rachel Wood – Painting

The deadline to be included was March 31. Having said that, if you have questions, contact us. 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. 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


Below is our all-acoustic line-up for Artfest 2019.


On the Stage
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Arnold Govella
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: The Hot Attacks
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Guy LeRue

Strolling Musicians
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Billy Snipes
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Jered Clark
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Denny Larkin & The Larkin Brothers


On the Stage
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Billy Snipes
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Bam-Jazz Trio
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Carol Elliot

Calling All Volunteers

Volunteers are essential for a successful Artfest! If you are interested in volunteering, follow this link to and sign up today. Volunteers receive an Artfest t-shirt and free entry to the festival all weekend long. The Port Aransas Art Center cannot host Artfest without volunteers. If you have questions, contact Event Coordinator, Laura Griffith at or call (361) 746-0121. Thank you!


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

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

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

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