Over the past twenty years, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events. ArtsFest has a reputation for having the best artists and artwork of any regional arts festival. The event provides significant financial support to the Arts Council of Martin County’s efforts to support the entire cultural sector.
ArtsFest showcases fine artists hailing from all around the country in the juried art show, and talented musicians with local and regional followings. We offer a beautiful tropical setting in scenic Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart. As a community-based arts organization, we seek to shine a spotlight on the many cultural assets in our community and bring fun, hands-on, free activities to the young people who attend. ArtsFest attracts art patrons, local residents and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida's busy snowbird season.
Ceramics: Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
Drawing/Graphics: All two-dimensional monochromatic or polychromatic original artworks created by the artist’s hand in any traditionally dry media, such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, etc. will be judged as one category under Drawing.
Only Gallery: wrapped canvases may be hung unframed. Stretched canvases that are not gallery-wrapped, unfinished and/or stapled on the sides instead of on the back must be framed to hang or shown in a browse bin. No rolled canvases. Works on paper must be properly matted and framed to hang, or bagged and displayed in a browse bin. Original work and reproductions must be displayed separately and properly labeled.
Glass: Glass is defined as original works that are functional or decorative by design, and have been crafted by blowing, molding or casting glass. Works may be etched, engraved, or combined with other materials. No forms of mass production are permitted. Stained glass, dichroic, and all other glass pieces will be judged as one category.
Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Jewelry is defined as that created (not just assembled) by the artist(s) applying to show the work. While commercially produced findings, wires, etc. may be included in the product, the finished pieces shown must be unique, original in design, and mostly or completely created by the hand of the artist.