SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
501 Central Avenue and 5th Street in Downtown St. Petersburg
The weekend before Thanksgiving
The 25th Annual Florida CraftArt Festival on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, visually exciting Florida weekend. Collectors and art lovers will be delighted by the creations of one hundred of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists from twelve states. There will be artist demonstrations, food trucks, craft beers and a kids’ art activity tent. The two-day festival kicks off the Holiday shopping season and features handmade works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and wood.
Florida CraftArt Festival 2022 will be located just outside Florida CraftArt Gallery, at the crossroads of Central Avenue and 5th Street in Downtown St. Petersburg. The Residences at 400 Central – Red Apple Real Estate is the Presenting Sponsor.
Judge Bill Griffith. Retired Administrator and Educator at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts., will award $10,000 in cash awards to the artists. Interested fine craft collectors can register for the Collectors’ Circle and commit to purchase artists’ work in advance of the festival, award their chosen artist(s) with a plaque, and receive other valuable festival benefits.
Florida CraftArt Festival will showcase the talents of several emerging artists with the support of the DMG School Project, as Florida CraftArt engages and mentors the next generation of fine craft artists. Emerging Artists receive a free booth, photography, postcards, and the opportunity to show and sell their work.
This project is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the City of St. Petersburg, Florida.. (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).
Florida CraftArt Festival 2022 features juried fine craft artists. ‘Fine craft art’ is defined as quality original artwork created by the artist in the mediums of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media, and wood. Paintings, drawings, photography and/or commercially-made works are not eligible.
2022 Juror: Bill Griffith, Retired Administrator and Educator at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
$10,000 in awards will be selected by the juror and awarded based on the quality of the artist’s body of work regardless of media. Pledged Collectors’ Choice Purchase Awards will be distributed during the Florida CraftArt Festival. Final decisions concerning awards are at the sole discretion of the juror:
• One (1) $3,000 Best of Show
• Four (4) $1,000 Awards of Excellence
• Six (6) $500 Awards of Merit
SPONSORSHIPS benefit Florida CraftArt and its mission for year-round free art programming for exhibitions, education, and community outreach.
INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Children’s Activity Tent, Artists’ Demo Tent
LOCATION: The crossroads of Central Avenue and 5th Street in St. Petersburg, Florida, covering several city blocks in the heart of downtown
Join the Collectors’ Circle and support fine craft artists and do your holiday shopping or add to your collection! Art enthusiasts support the Annual Florida CraftArt Festival with purchase awards and enjoy lectures, collection visits and get togethers.
Emerging Artist Program
Florida CraftArt is proud to continue the tradition of an Emerging Artist Program at Florida CraftArt Festival 2022.
Artists who have never had a major show or participated in an outdoor festival can apply to participate in the event as an Emerging Artist.
The Florida CraftArt Festival juror will judge and the best Emerging Artist Ribbon Award will be presented.