Orange Beach Art Festival

 

With more than 100 artists working in a variety of mediums, festival-goers enjoy dazzling art at every turn. Fine artists, gourmet culinary vendors, musical performers and live demonstrations always deliver a multitude of sensory experiences.

The 2018 music line-up will include Roman Street, Three Bean Soup, The David Jones Band, The All Star Band, and more. Performing artists in multiple genres will be featured on the Performing Arts Stage with acts including Coastal Ballet Academy, Cello Salad, and the Frank Brown Youth Showcase winners Ben Kennington and Maura Hawkins. 

Culinary selections featured at the festival offer gourmet flair, while still providing plenty of child-friendly options. Feast your eyes on beautifully presented culinary pieces while savoring the rich flavors of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Featured restaurants will include Alabama Coastal Catering (Cosmo’s/Cobalt restaurants), Bleus Burgers, Fin & Fork and new this year, Wolf Bay Lodge.

In addition to the Culinary Arts section, the Specialty Foods Area will include The Meat Mart of Orange Beach, Two Sisters Olive and Grape, Willow Farms and BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets, among others.

Kids' Art Alley offers young festival goers plenty of hands-on fun. Children can dig their fingers into clay and bright paint, enjoy games, watch live demonstrations and take home their own works of art. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and the Orange Beach Wildlife Center will offer children an up-close look at wild animals.

New this year is the incorporation of art from last year’s Best of Show winner as the signature design for the current year.  Best of show in 2018 was Pui Lan Cockman and her beautiful watercolor Koi fish are featured in all festival advertising this year.

Come see the new waterfront Coastal Arts Center fine arts gallery and experience Pleasure Island’s brightest and best at the 45th annual Orange Beach Festival of Art on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. For more information, visit OrangeBeachArtsFestival.com, follow on Facebook at Orange-Beach-Festival-of-Art, or call 251-981-ARTS (2787).