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Explore the Anna Maria Island Art League Festival

Looking to partake in a festival while on vacation in Anna Maria Island? There is plenty for you and your family to enjoy. This article will outline everything the Anna Maria Island Art League Festival has to offer when visiting.

With everything from exhibits to class workshops, Springfest and so much more, there is plenty to keep you and your family entertained, just down the street from our AMI rentals!

Springfest

The first thing you need to know about the Anna Maria Island Art League Festival is Springfest. For 2020, Springfest will be taking place on the island March 7th and 8th for its 32nd year. The festival features 80 professional artists and craft persons from all over the United States and includes a juried draw at the events end to determine the show’s top talent. The event runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Hall Field in Holmes Beach. Admission and parking are free, so it is strongly encouraged that everyone attends. Springfest will be exhibiting works from a variety of historical and environmental groups who will also be handing out information about their organizations and their causes. Passing up on an event like this would be a serious mistake. 

artist at a work table

Artists

The Island Art League is always showcasing various works and exhibits from a wide variety of up and coming talent. Each month, the Art League puts on a casual and friendly atmosphere for new exhibits. Often, these exhibits feature members, faculty, students, and regional artists from the surrounding area. Exhibits open on the Friday at 7:30 p.m. and are always free to the public. Exhibits in the past have included the likes of The Black and White Juried Exhibit, which featured a myriad of black and white paintings for the public’s viewing pleasure. It is highly recommended that when visiting the Art League, you must also check out their ongoing exhibits. 

art on a wall

Awards

The Island Art League gives out many awards each year. At the Springfest Awards alone, there is plenty of hardware given out. Best of Show is the most prestigious award given out each year. Last year’s winner, Martin Figlinski, won for his exceptional work with specialized oil paintings. Awards of distinction are given out to exceptional local talent from the area. Last year’s winners included Kelly Willamson for ceramics and Tracy Womack for glass jewelry. Lastly, there are plenty of awards given out to all of the children participating in the festival. Without their contributions to the festival, it simply would not be able to continue. 

Plan Your Visit

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Places to Stay

Looking for places to stay around Anna Maria Island while attending the Island Art League Festival? Our North Beach Village 63 is a great option that sleeps, six people. The open concept kitchen is great for large groups and dinner parties looking to unwind after a long day at the Art Festival. It is also a pet-friendly unit, which means that you do not have to worry about accommodations for your furry friends on your trip. 

South Beach Village 111 is also an excellent beachside condo for you to stay that has three beds and two baths. It is located in the South Beach Village, close by the Gulf Drive. Your unit looks directly over this beautiful scenery with its large bay windows. It is a great way to unwind after a long day at the Art League Festival.