Peace River National Art Festival

The festival offers a rare opportunity to meet the finest artists from across the country

Join us for the 2019 Peace River National Art Festival, March 16 & 17 in Laishley Park, located on the Peace River in Downtown Punta Gorda at 100 Nesbit St. Explore more than 70 booths of fine arts and exquisite crafts complimented by music, food, wine and beer.

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 8,000 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.

Nearly 100 nationally recognized juried artists represent various mediums including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, stone sculptures and watercolor, Live 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.

Information for Vistors

Entry is $3/person or $5/couple at the gate. Plenty of  $5 Parking (for all nearby events) and shuttle to the festival will be located at City Marketplace, on the corner of Marion Ave at 115 Tamiami Trl.


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 www.boulderbrook.net.


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 Business Development Director Stacy Calvino at (941) 639-8810 or busdev@visualartcenter.org.