In our 6th decade, we welcome visitors and artists from throughout the region and beyond. The Festival features 250 diverse Booth Artisans who transform six blocks of historic downtown. Extending down to the water, Arts at the Port explores the theme "Air, Earth, Water" through over 40 regional fine artists and a Youth Art Exhibition. Working Studios feature demonstrating artists. And we're introducing ink alley, a new indie craft area!
Hands-on Youth Activities spark the creativity of the youngest Festival-goers. We offer regional and ethnic foods at our Island Eatery food court and dispersed throughout the Festival. Wine, beer and spirits are available at three Festival locations, including our new waterfront pub. Entertainment is expanding to three stages and includes lively rock, country, jazz and world music, as well as performance art.
Join us August 1, 2 & 3 and don't forget the Pre-Festival events on July 26th with the Art Dash run in the morning and Arts at the Port Opening in the evening. The art exhibition at the Port will continue from July 28th through August 3rd.
The Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission includes funding arts in our community. In 2014 our Giving Back program granted over $55,000, much of it supporting programming for children.