Anna Maria Island Art League Festival

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Anna Maria Island Art League
P.O. Box
Holmes Beach FL 34217


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Winterfest & Springfest Update

The Art League has made the decision to not go forward with “Winterfest”. The competition in the last 30 years has increased not only within the Art Community, but as a holiday month as well. Thanks to all who have supported that event. We will continue doing “Springfest”. We will be able to better grow the event with the time that was once put into the “Winterfest” Festival.

Please join us for Springfest March 9th, & 10th, 2019.


Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Festival

Each year,  The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts “Springfest” Art Festival. This festival is 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 festival “the best ever”. Currently, plans are underway to make next year’s event even more successful.

“Springfest” Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts is held at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach, on quaint and picturesque Anna Maria Island.

31st Annual Springfest, 2019

Festival of Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, March 9th & 10th, 2019

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Eighty professional artist and crafts persons from across the United States will gather in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island March 9th & 10th, 2019 for the 31st 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 Art 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 festival “Springfest”, is 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 festival 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 Festival

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

  • Award money is the same for event
  • Artists may apply to one or both of the 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: $450
  • Awards of Distinction (2): $250
  • Awards of Merit (3): $100

Anna Maria Island Art League Awards



  • John Cheer


  • Warner Harshberger- Sculpture-Alabaster
  • Luis Luis Martinez – Painter


  • Ward Siegler – Jewelry
  • Jay Canterbury- Photography
  • Robin Zimmerman



  • Sheila Medino – Grade 11  – Southeast High School
  • Morgan Wilch – Grade 6 – Rowlett Middle School
  • Jordyn Jomiske – Grade 5 – Freedom Elementary


  • Baily Osborn – Grade 12 – Southeast High School
  • Eva Speck-Ewer Sanchez – Grade 6 – Rowlett Middle School
  • Aliyana Berrores – Grade 1 – Rogers Garden Bullock Elementary


  • Autumn MacRae – Grade 12 – Southeast High School
  • Jolette Rico – Grade 6 – Lincoln Middle School
  • Natalie Nichols – Grade 5 – Jessie P. Miller Elementary

Festival Location

City Hall Field in Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island

Volunteer Information

Volunteers form the back bone of the Art League. The success of Springfest 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 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.

Some Volunteering Shifts:

  • 1st Shift 7:30am to 11:00am
  • 2nd Shift 10:30am to 2:00pm
  • 3rd Shift 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Volunteers Needed!

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

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