St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Fine Arts Market Fine Crafts Market May 1-2, 2021

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Historic Downtown Sanford, 112 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771


Bathroom - Public Electricity Parking


Estimated attendance:  35,000


May 1-2, 2021


Application Deadline

Until Full


St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Join us on Saturday, May 1st from 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 2nd from 10am-5pm, 2021 in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida as the brick streets get transformed into an artist mecca for the 10th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Event with artwork from some of the best artists in the country!

See Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations and create your own piece of artwork at workshops scheduled during the weekend. Enjoy gourmet tastes at our ‘Culinary Arts Court’ while you listen to the sounds of acoustic performers.

Come spend the day in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford and take home a beautiful piece of art to add to your art collection.

Let’s have fun and keep it safe!


Discover Historic Downtown Sanford!

Description: An outdoor juried fine arts and fine crafts festival offering educational art demonstrations for visitors of all ages.

Location: The art festival is located in the heart of Downtown Historic Sanford, established in 1877. It is within walking distance of historic homes, museums, art galleries, restaurants, and the Sanford River Walk along the shores of Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River.

Dates/Times: Saturday May 1st, 2021 – 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday May 2nd, 2021 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Free Admission.

Free Parking: Along nearby city and residential streets. For physical and sight challenged visitors – Wheelchair accessible curbs at main pedestrian crossings. Service dogs permitted. Designated parking for vehicles with handicap permits.

Anticipated Attendance: Approximately 35,000 visitors over the two-day festival run.

Participating Artists: Over 150 acclaimed local, regional and national fine-arts and fine-crafts artists.

Artist Categories: Painting – oil, acrylic, watercolor; Fine Crafts – wood, glass, leather, basketry, fiber; Drawing – pastel, pen, ink; Digital – graphic, mixed media; and Sculpture; Jewelry; Clay; Photography.

General Rules – for visitors’ comfort, safety, and convenience: No pets, skateboards, rollerblades, or coolers.

WI-FI Access.

Eco-friendly Environment: Waste containers with recycle-separation bins located conveniently throughout festival grounds.

Food and Beverages: Contracted festival vendors.

Entertainment: Soft acoustical music artists perform throughout the festival footprint.

Volunteers: Our volunteers contribute valuable time to help before, during, and after the event. Find out how you can volunteer. Join us! Click here!

Mail: PO Box 223, Sanford, FL 32772-0223

The mission of The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts in Historic Sanford, Florida is to enrich the quality of life in our community by cultivating an Arts and Cultural environment that offers venues to educate and stimulate the appreciation and advancement of both.


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