FUN Arts Festival

The 2018 FUN Arts Festival

The Visual Arts Center is excited to present The FUN Arts Festival. This month long celebration of art will begin in October and culminate with a Gala on Saturday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center. Coinciding with the event, the FUN Arts Festival exhibit will feature art from artists around the area celebrating the master artists that inspire them, on display October 26 - November 16 in Goff Gallery.

Who Inspires You? Choose a favorite artist who inspires you. Express your artistic style with the flair of the artist you admire! Create a work of any 2D or 3D media in the style of your favorite artist. Members and non-members are welcome to submit up to two pieces. This is a fundraising event, please read the prospectus before entering.

Artists, Download a Prospectus for entering the FUN Arts Festival!

The event is centered around six local celebrities who will be paired with six local professional artists to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Our local celebs are Stacey Deffenbaugh-Meyer, Kim Devine, Dr. Corey GirwoodCarlton Hughes, Carmel Kisiday  and Jake Williams. Our celebrities are raising funds on Crowdrise for the chance to select their artist and support the Visual Arts Center.

Visit Crowdrise to Support our Celebrity Artists!

At the FUN Arts Festival Gala, celebrities will unveil their creations and the community can vote for the people’s choice award. Judges will determine a winner as well. This event will be a lively reception with appetizers, entertainment, beer and wine and more! Other events will be held at the center during this month, including:

      • Friday September 21 at 5:30pm: “Palette Pairings” Revealing our Celebrity and Artist Coach pairings
      • Monday October 29 at Noon: Ribbon Cutting for FUN Arts Festival Kick-off and Exhibit
      • Saturday November 17 at 6:00pm: FUN Arts Festival Finale, "Battle of the Brushes" Gala (tickets $50)

The FUN Arts Festival is an excellent opportunity to support the Visual Arts Center- We encourage and invite you to rally behind your celeb and give them the upper edge in this fun and friendly competition!

2018 FUN Arts Festival Press Release


Festival Sponsorship

The Fine Arts Festival is an 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 Fine Arts Festival, contact Business Development Director Stacy Calvino at (941) 639-8810 or busdev@visualartcenter.org.