SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The weekend before Thanksgiving
Located just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery along Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, the CraftArt Festival 2021 is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy an artful Florida weekend.
More than 110 of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists show and sell their creations. There will be artists’ demonstrations, a children’s activity tent, food trucks, wine and craft beer.
The two-day festival kicks off the Holiday shopping season and features handmade works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper and mixed media.
CraftArt Festival 2021 features juried fine craft artists. ‘Fine craft art’ is defined as quality original artwork created by the artist in the mediums of clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media and wood. Paintings, drawings, photography and/or commercially-made works are not eligible.
2021 Juror: Bill May, Retired Executive Director, 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 CraftArt Festival 2021. 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 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 CraftArt Festival 2021.
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.
Participating emerging artists will receive:
The CraftArt Festival juror will judge and best Emerging Artist Ribbon Award will be presented.