WESTPORT FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
July 14 - 15, 2018
The Westport Fine Arts Festival features a premier roster of national and international fine artists across 10 categories and includes 170 juried artists. After a highly successful return to its historic home on Main Street in picturesque downtown Westport, the high quality of artists secured this festival a placement of #34 national ranking in a field of 200 quality events around the country and is sure to return as the mid-summer highlight on the calendars of collectors and residents from New England and beyond.
In addition to visual arts, the festival will feature artist demonstrations, and an expanded interactive Create area for all-age art activities. Patrons will also find inviting respite areas located throughout the festival strolling plan where they can relax and enjoy delicious edibles by local downtown restaurants along with refreshing bar drinks offering extended service hours into the warm summer evening on Saturday . This year will also add more Iive entertainment in various locations throughout the day. Our Main Street location will also have direct adjacency to the Westport Library's Annual Book Sale, rounding out a full day and family friendly, cultural experience.
After enjoying these activities, and Westport’s vibrant downtown shopping district that includes over 120 national and independent merchants, plan on enjoying the evening at one of the over 15 renowned local restaurants and bars located in our downtown area.
The 45th Westport Fine Arts Festival is presented and produced by The Westport Downtown Merchants Association, with Artist Direction by Sue Brown Gordon of Gordon Fine Arts.
The festival takes place rain or shine, from 10am to 5pm for artists on Saturday and Sunday and until 6.30pm for bar areas on Saturday.
The admission is free, and free parking is available nearby .
Artists Award Reception: Saturday, July 14 6pm-8pm
An Awards Reception will be held on Saturday 14th close by and is ticketed to Patrons. Please consider joining to mingle with the artists, applaud category winners and overall best in show, while you enjoy light eats and summer cocktails.