The St. George Art Festival began 33 years ago, showcasing the many artists who call St. George their home. Since then it has expanded to include over 110 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. Festival goers enjoy thousands of original works of art, live entertainment on two stages, a vibrant children's area, and foods of all kinds. Over 30,000 residents and visitors from around the West converge in the beautiful town of St. George on Easter weekend, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The festival is set in the beautiful Town Square with its carousel, fountains and water features, flower gardens, and historic buildings. The Art Festival is known for consistently outstanding artwork, and treating artists as special guests. The St. George Art Festival is produced by the City of St. George Leisure Services Department.
St. George Town Square
86 South Main Map
St. George, UT 84770
The St. George Art Festival will be located in its entirety in the new Town Square. All booths will be located on grass with either a north or south exposure.
The St. George Art Festival will be located in its entirety in the new Town Square. All booths will be located on grass with either a north or south exposure. Town Square is located in the center of the historic district in St. George. The park has multiple water features including a splash pad and a waterfall / river, a collection of bronze statuary, and the St. George Carousel.
Pioneer Center For The Arts
47 East 200 North
St. George, UT 84770
Phone (435) 627-4525
The mild, sunny climate of St. George is particularly suited for this outdoor event. Artwork is displayed in booths designed individually by each artist. Categories include painting,, ceramics and pottery, sculpture, drawing and pastels, photography, woodwork, jewelry, leather, mixed media, glass, metal, graphics, printmaking, fiber/wearables, and digital art. The show offers cash awards for Best of Show, Best 2D and 3D and ribbons for all categories. In addition, an artist's work is selected each year to grace the following year's poster. The Featured Artist and blue ribbon winners receive a complementary entry into the festival the following year.
The festival also celebrates the performing arts with continuous entertainment performed on two stages.
The aroma and distinctive flavors of ethnic food can be found throughout the show (including Native American, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Polynesian, American, BBQ and many others).
KID'S CREATION STATION
Creative activities and projects for children and families in the arts, music, puppetry, face painting, fancy hairdos, musical instrument "petting zoo", and more.
The St. George Art Festival began in 1980 as a showcase for local artists at Ancestor Square. The event moved to Main Street in St. George and remained there until 2009. The Festival Jury now selects 110 artists from the hundreds of entries received from throughout the United States. Easter weekend is consistently one of the two or three biggest travel weekends of the year in St. George and its surrounding communities.
Artists and visitors are urged to make reservations well in advance. The accommodations throughout the county fill quickly. Lodging and travel information can be found at http://www.utahstgeorge.com/