The 42nd Annual Mainsail Art Festival will take place on April 22 and 23, 2017 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.

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