Event hosted by the Coastal Arts Center, ALABAMA Magazine’s 2022 “Best of Bama” Fine Arts Center, March 11-12, 2023.

ORANGE BEACH, AL, March 01, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Presented by the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach the festival has ranked firstin Alabama three of the last four years and draws world-class artistic talent from across the United States.

A family friendly event, the festival will include 100 fine art booths, gourmet food, continuous live music, mime, magic and ballet on stage as well as hot glass blowing and cool clay sculpting in the workshop areas. Children can dive into hands on experiences in the Kids Art Alley with clay sculpting, sand art, bicycle spin art and more…

Now in its 49th year, the festival has been voted into the nation’s top twenty five shows by its participating artists. A juried festival, it annually attracts award winning talent from around the country. A recent “Best of Show” winner Larry Allen’s work was used in Marvel’s recent blockbuster, “Wakanda Forever” and many of the festival artists hold titles and awards both here and abroad.

“There are so many beautiful and unique pieces here which we cannot find elsewhere that we plan our trip to the beach around this festival every year.” – Brad Steiger, US Army Veteran

There is no charge for admission to the festival on the lush waterfront grounds of the Coastal Arts Center. The Center and its fine art gallery, voted Best in ‘Bama, will be open from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Art is for sale to the public and the local Friends of the Arts, who help fund the show, offer special patronage buying programs for anyone wanting to be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Patron through their purchases.

The Arts Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12. For more information visit the website OrangeBeachArtsFestival.com, follow us on Facebook at “Orange Beach Festival of Arts” or call 251-981-ARTS (2787) for more information.

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is a multi-studio campus overlooking scenic Wolf Bay and offers a variety of artistic experiences along with a breathtaking view. The stunning 10,000 sq. ft. fine art gallery features a spacious two-story building displaying works by Gulf Coast artists. The campus features a hot glass blowing studio and clay sculpting studio which are open Monday-Friday with free demonstrations daily.

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