Peace River National Arts Festival

Will be held March 16th & 17th from 10am to 4pm in beautiful Laishley Park, at 100 Nesbit Street on the waterfront of Punta Gorda. 


Admission is $5 per person to support the Visual Arts Center. Admission can be paid for in advance online or at the gate. If you pre-pay for admission, please remember to bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt for entry. 

The Peace River National Art Festival (PRNAF) is Charlotte County's premiere outdoor juried fine arts show held in Laishley Park every March. The two-day event draws over 4,000 visitors from Charlotte County and the surrounding areas. We are proud to receive outstanding support from the City of Punta Gorda to ensure a successful event each year.

More than 60 nationally recognized juried artists represent various mediums including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, stone sculptures and watercolor. Music, art demonstrations and an array of food and beverages complement the art show for an immersive cultural experience.

The Annual Peace River National Arts Festival began in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Charley devastated Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. What began as a fund raiser to repair the Visual Arts Center facility has continued supporting the arts in Punta Gorda over the past decade as our signature event.

*Flamingo Painting by Lisa Oliver

Prospective Artists

Our two-day festival attracts artists from across the country, because it's a fantastic opportunity to meet serious collectors who want to purchase your art! There is really no event like it in Charlotte County. If you are interested in securing a booth at our next festival, visit Boulderbrook Productions at

Festival Sponsorship

The Peace River National Art Festival is your opportunity to connect with thousands of potential customers in a relaxed, entertaining environment. You will make a lasting impact by showing your company’s commitment to the arts and the local community. We offer several levels of sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring our next Peace River National Arts Festival, contact Kelly Brigham-Steiner, Community Engagement Manager at (941) 639-8810 or