Anna Maria Island Art League Festivals

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Anna Maria Island Art League
5312 Holmes Blvd
Holmes Beach FL 34217

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Fine Arts & Crafts Festivals

Each year, the The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts the “Springfest” and “Winterfest” art festivals. These festivals are a combination of people, education, entertainment and food; where you can find amazing items, hand crafted and offered for sale by talented artists.

“Springfest” brings talented artists and art lovers, from near and far, to our little barrier island. Many who attended proclaimed this year’s festivals “the best ever”. Currently, plans are underway to make next year’s events even more successful.

The Annual Winterfest and Springfest Festivals of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts are both held at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach, on quaint and picturesque Anna Maria Island.

29th Annual Winterfest, 2016

Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, December 10th & 11th, 2016

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Springfest and Winterfest

One hundred professional artist and crafts persons from across the United States will gather in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island April 9th & 10th, 2016 for the 28th Annual Anna Maria Island Springfest, Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts. Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League, this juried show draws top quality art to City Hall Field in Holmes Beach. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free.

This family event features continuous live music on stage Saturday and a large food court offering a variety of food and beverages. Also exhibiting will be community organizations that include various, historical, and environmental groups with information about these worthwhile causes.

A highlight of the festival is a gala raffle of art work donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the League’s Scholarship Fund, which provides classes to children and adults. The raffle gives everyone a chance to collect great art for a small donation. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and winners need not be present to win.

The art festivals; “Winterfest” and “Springfest”, are the major fund raisers for the League, a nonprofit, tax deductible organization dedicated to fostering the Arts on the island. In addition to the classes, funds from the festivals underwrite operation of the art center, exhibits, and a variety of programs for the community. For further information contact the Anna Maria Island Art League.

Applicant Information

About the Festivals

Each festival is juried separately and requires a separate application, images and fees, etc.

  • Award money is the same for both events
  • Artists may apply to one or both events in the listed categories
  • Acceptance is determined by jury process.
  • Online application preferred

Festival Information

Applicant Information

Young at Art Children’s Exhibit Applicants

Categories of Artwork Accepted

  • Clay
  • Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Fiber & Paper
  • Metal
  • Sculpture
  • Glass
  • Mixed Media
  • Watercolors
  • Graphics & Pastels
  • Oils & Acrylics
  • Wood


  • Best of Show: $1,000
  • Awards of Distinction (4): $250
  • Awards of Merit (5): $100

Anna Maria Island Art League Awards



  • Jay Canterbury – Photography


  • Sara Aune – Jewelry
  • Warner Harshberger – Sculpture
  • Robin Zimmerman – Mixed Media
  • Allen Garcia – Watercolors


  • Ann Derwent – Jewelry
  • Gail Scaefer – Clay
  • Karen Villaroman – Wood
  • Galena Lambert – Fiber & Paper
  • Karen Brandon – Jewelry



  • Gladys Jogo – Grade 11 – Southeast High School
  • Anthony Rosario – Grade 8 – Harlee Middle School
  • Rileigh Franczyk – Grade 1 – Freedom Elementary


  • Lila Jones – Grade 9 – Southeast High Schol
  • Bethshida Jean – Grade 8 – Harlee Middle School
  • Simon Leyva – Grade 2 – Blackburn Elementary


  • Jake Mattraw – Grade 12 – Southeast High School
  • Claudia Martinez – Grade 8 – Harlee Middle School
  • Alex Logue Guerra – Grade 1 – Tara Elementary

Volunteer Information

Volunteers form the back bone of the Art League. The success of Springfest & Winterfest relies on a squad of volunteers to help with all sorts of tasks throughout the weekend.

Help is needed for : Food Tickets, Hospitality Booth, Selling T-Shirts, Selling Raffle Tickets, Booth Sitters, & Youth at Art Booth. If you could spend a few hours or more, please give Fran a call at 941-778-2099 or You need not commit the entire day. Unless you want to!

You may spend half the shift helping with one thing, and the second half, something else! We want to keep you having fun and enjoy volunteering! If you can work, but for whatever reason, the shifts don’t fit into your Saturday, Sunday, let me now the times you can and we will work around it and fit you in.

Volunteering Shifts:

  • 1st Shift 9:30am to 2:00pm
  • 2nd Shift 1:30pm to 6:00pm
  • 3rd Shift 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers form the back bone of the Art League. Call us to join!

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