11/27/2020 - 9:00am to 11/28/2020 - 4:00pmGet Directions
Date: November 27 & 28, 2020.
Hours. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: The festival is held on the grounds of The Sanibel Community House on Periwinkle Drive, Sanibel’s main street.
Description: This festival has been a Sanibel Island Thanksgiving weekend tradition for 26 years. It showcases paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, drawings and pastels, 2D and 3D mixed media and collages, photography and digital art, woodworking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber art, and jewelry produced by no more than 100 artists and artisans from around the country. (There are 70 outdoor booths and 30 indoor spaces.) Because of the size of the show, visitors have the opportunity to interact with the artists, learn a little about their inspiration, find out how they made their artworks, and purchase fine works of art at reasonable prices directly from the artists (or commission a specific work of art if they do not find precisely what they want). In addition to fine art and crafts, the festival is renowned for its gourmet food booths and live entertainment.
Cost: Admission is free.
Parking: Parking Areas are available along Periwinkle Drive and at the library on Dunlop. Parking areas are well marked and attendants are available to assist with parking. There is full shuttle service and handicap parking for anyone who needs assistance.