Peace River National Art Festival MARCH

Peace River National Art Festival March 16, 17, 2024

Deadline for this event is January 15, 2024

ALL artists must be register before applying. If you have not registered for an event, click "HOW TO APPLY" above. It is very simple and user friendly. 

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Charlotte County’s premier outdoor juried fine arts show, the 14th annual Peace River National Art Festival returns to Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, from 9:00am-4:30pm.

The event is sponsored by the Visual Arts Center, the community’s nonprofit cultural facility. Food, beer and wine are available.

The show is limited to 80 artists and we work very hard to limit repetition in art works. The festival attracts thousands of visitors. The festival is run for the benefit of the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda. Charlotte County, Florida and the City of Punta Gorda have been instrumental in making this event a treasured community event.

This is a solid successful event. Friday set-up where you can drive up to booth. Parking is close and the location is beautiful. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline January 15

Friday Set-up All Day In Park 10AM
Show Times 9:00am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday

For Requirements, Fees, Image Preparation, Category Requirements, and rules click read more below and this page will expand.


Images: 3 Images of Artwork Only.

Application Fee : $35

Booth Fee $415

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by show staff and selected outside individuals. Some acceptances may be made prior to the jury system.

There are 80 available spaces.


Spaces are approximately 12’ x 12’ with additional storage behind your display. You will be allowed to drive up to your space to unload. Double spaces are available. Display surface is turf, you must use weights, driving spikes into the turf is allowed. Limited electricity is available. All spaces are handicapped accessible. Exhibitors should make arrangements for wind or rain, as this is an open-air venue. The Festival will go on rain or shine.