ArtFest 2018 | May 26 and 27, 2018

ArtFest is a two-day spring event featuring original fine art and crafts. Now in its 13th year, ArtFest takes place at Jerry McDonald Field between Avenues C and A in Port Aransas, Texas. ArtFest is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce.

Fine arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Live music to shop by will be provided by Jack Gant, Robbie and Teresa Owens with guest appearances by others. Food vendors onsite include The Hot Dog Lady and Granny’s Tamales. Paintings in all media, pottery (functional and designer), photography framed and on canvas, cards, jewelry in all forms (including silver and turquoise, beaded, southwest, native American and glass), hand painted glass and wall art, wood carvings (signs, bowls and spoons), nature inspired concrete art, spinners shell art, mosaics, original clothing designs and much more! Our ArtFest poster this year is by Nancy Buskey.

This year’s ArtFest poster is by Nancy Buskey.

Date | May 26 and 27, 2018

Time | 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

Location | Jerry McDonald Field between Avenues C and A on Alister Street, Port Aransas, Texas

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Exhibit Information

The artist exhibit application deadline for this year has passed. Questions? Contact the office. For this year’s artists and vendors, you may access setup information via the link below.

Vendor Set Up Letter 2018

By way of background, artists are invited to exhibit each year at the festival. Exhibit space consists of a ten by ten (10 x 10) foot booth space for a fee of $150 that includes set-up (but no electric).

The following requirements apply:

  • Included must be your original fine arts and crafts (any reproductions must be from your original work).
  • A photo of your booth with merchandise and two photos representing your work must be submitted with your application (photos can be emailed).
  • No resale items will be permitted.
  • Artists must be present.