Each March the smell of oil paints and potter's dust is in the air and Jekyll Island's Historic District is abuzz with creative energies. The dates of our 2018 Festival on the grounds of Goodyear Cottage will be March 9, 10 & 11.
This free annual event is a three-day extravaganza highlighting the works of many of the association's over 400 members coming from all over North America. It is also a shopping Mecca for all art lovers.
Nearly forty-five years ago, the annual Arts Festival took flight as a way for the Jekyll Island Arts Association's members to submit their art for judging and present an exhibit to the public. This festival has evolved into an unequaled event consisting of a committee of 35 people, nearly three hundred volunteers and attracting over 3,000 visitors yearly. With so many high-caliber artists participating, the Arts Festival promises to be competitive and feature an exhibit of the highest quality. Most submissions to the Arts Festival will be for sale after judging and the "Festival Shop" will be open for purchasing that hard to find handmade item during the festival's operating hours.
After shopping, dine on delicious food prepared by the Jekyll Island Club Resort. The menu this year is fantastic and their Shrimp and Grits are back! As always, we will have live Music for your enjoyment during the afternoons and evenings.
In addition to the exhibit and shop, the Jekyll Island Arts Association will have demonstrations by weavers, carvers, painters and potters going on during the Festival. The ever popular Festival Bake Sale will be selling delicious homemade baked goods.
Please plan to attend this very special event and support Jekyll Island's talented artist community.