The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) invites visual artists of all disciplines to apply to participate in the juried 35th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival planned for May 13 and 14, 2023, in south Walton County, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.
ArtsQuest will take place in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, which is also home to other large-scale events including the 30A Songwriters Festival and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Highway 98 corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets, including Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola and Tallahassee. The Town Center also offers upscale shopping, restaurants and three on-site hotels.
“We are excited to embrace our 35th year of creativity in the community, a passion for art and an event that brings extraordinary artists and art collectors together," said CAA Events Director Allie Anderson. We look forward to celebrating and recognizing the craftsmanship and vibrant artistry ArtsQuest brings to Walton County.”
Artists may apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Oils, Acrylics, Works on Paper, Photography, Wood, Metal, Fiber, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Pastels, and more and will be juried by art industry professionals. The jury fee is $45 and booth fees start at $325. The final application deadline is March 4, 2023.
ARTISTS MAY APPLY TO THE EVENT AT: Zapplication.org.
ArtsQuest Artist benefits include:
*Limited to 200 juried artists
*Attendance of 5,000 quality art buyers
*$10,000 in cash prizes
*Exceptional artist hospitality
*Easy, convenient Friday load-in
*Drive to your booth for load in/load out
*Free artist parking onsite
*Corner and double booth options
*Indoor restroom facilities
*Live music and entertainment
*Food vendors & full cash bar, along with existing restaurants in Grand Boulevard
Grand Boulevard and the surrounding area offer affordable accommodations, including hotels, camping and condo and home rentals. Limited discounted hotel accommodations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is a featured event for Art Month Walton County with a reputation of artist centered promotion and execution and as such implements an extensive festival media plan directed to drive and fly markets including print, radio, digital and social media advertising, in addition to local signage. These marketing efforts combined with artist benefits, exceptional location and repeat local and visiting educated patrons who are eager to get to know and purchase makers' works make this long running and highly anticipated event a must on the calendar for artists of exceptional quality.
Awards are given based on the Judges’ evaluation and scoring of each artist’s body of work as displayed in the booth. ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is a Cultural Arts Alliance signature event that helps to fulfill our mission to bring high-quality artistic experiences to the community. Call the CAA office at 850-622-5970 for details.