The 43rd Annual Mainsail Art Festival will take place on April 21-22, 2018 in Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Everyone is invited to the Mainsail Art Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

As a premier cultural event on St. Petersburg's outdoor calendar, over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment. The Mainsail committee of hard-working volunteers produces this annual fine arts festival exhibiting artists competing for $60,000 in prize money.

Map & Booth Numbers

Please click the map below for a larger PDF.

2017 Sponsors

Please NO coolers allowed in the park. Paid parking available at Mid-Core/Sundial and South Core garages and Beach Drive lots. Free event shuttles from 1st St. & Central and from Pier’s Dolphin Lot to Vinoy Park (Sat. 8:30-6:30; Sun. 9:30-5:30). More info at


DMG School Project
Landmark Engineering and Survey
Mahaffey Apartment Company
McShane Communications
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Wells, Houser, & Schatzel, P. A.


The Birchwood
The Gallery
Great Bay Distributors
Harvey's 4th Street Grill
New City Signs
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
West Coast Graphics

Purchase Awards

ARTicles Gallery by Leslie Curran
Chloe Firebaugh
Douglas C. Buchan Memorial
Englander & Fischer LLP
Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
Mahaffey Apartment Company
Monika & Fred MacFawn
New City Signs by Mike & Joyce Grega
Sally & William Snyder
Vickstrom Engineering Services, Inc.
Wells, Houser & Schatzel, P. A.

Mainsail Art Festival was, once again, named by Sunshine Artist as one of the “100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows” in the nation.

The St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Associationhas awarded Mainsail Art Festival with their 2015 Event Sunshine Award.


  • 250+ Juried Fine Art & Craft Exhibitors
  • Ceramics, Digital Art, Fibers, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood
  • $60,000 in Cash Awards, including $10,000 Best of Show and a Purchase Award program
  • Ranked by Sunshine Artist Magazine among the “100 Best” Fine Art Events in the U.S.


  • Live music entertainment
  • Young at ARt Student Show & Awards
  • Free admission
  • Kids Create art activity tent
  • Culinary Arts food court
  • Volunteers needed

Artists: Starting Oct. 1, artists must apply online at

→ Applications Available online: October 1 → Application Deadline: Saturday, December 1 → Fees: $35 Jury Fee; $325 Entry Fee



Free admittance to the festival
For the safety of your pet and other festival patrons, please consider allowing your dog to stay at home during the festival.
No, the festival does not permit coolers to be brought into the park.
Yes, there will be a variety of food items and beverages for purchase.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants.  If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at 727-892-5885 or City of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at 727-893-7345 or727-892-5259 TDD/TTY