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FESTIVALS

Outdoor Art Show

March 16-18, 2018

 

FRIDAY, March 16: 10am-5pm
SATURDAY, March 17: 10am-5pm
SUNDAY, March 18: 10am-5pm

 

FREE Admission!

Outdoor Art Show

The OUTDOOR ART SHOW is located on the grounds of the Eastern Shore Art Center and the surrounding downtown area of Fairhope, Alabama on Oak and Section Streets. It is within walking distance to Mobile Bay, many specialty shops and restaurants. This is a cultural and social highlight for the Gulf Coast and attracts more than 250,000 visitors!

 

The art show has included prestigious, international and regional fine artists for the past 45 years. This year, Eastern Shore Art Center will accept an exclusive selection of renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers to attract the most respected art dealers, collectors, interior designers and art enthusiasts.

CLICK HERE to download the map of our 2017 artists!

DIRECTIONS

If you are traveling along Interstate 10, take Exit 35 and head south on US Highway 98. Continue following US Highway 98 for approximately 10 miles. Upon entering Fairhope on US Highway 98, also known as Greeno Road, you may turn right onto Fairhope Avenue and head west into Downtown Fairhope. The festival is located on the streets of Downtown Fairhope.

 

Please do not block parking lots & driveways of the area businesses. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

PARKING/ SHUTTLES

A shuttle service will be offered by BRATS (Baldwin Rural Area Transportation System) for $5 for a wristband which will be good for the entire day. Free parking will be available at Plantation Pointe Shopping Center, Ecor Rouge Place, Eastern Shore Village Center and the east side of Volanta Sports Complex. The festival drop-off location is at the corner of Fairhope Ave. and Bancroft Street near Faulkner State Community College.

 

All of the parking locations are less than a five-minute ride away. Due to limited parking in Fairhope, we recommend using the shuttle services.

 

The City of Fairhope is providing handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot behind Julwin’s restaurant. Additional handicapped parking will be located in the Municipal Parking Lot on Bancroft. Once those parking spaces are filled, we recommend you park and ride the shuttle services.

 

Free valet parking for bicycles will be provided behind the Fairhope Museum of History.

 

Carts by the Bay

 

Carts By The Bay – Fairhope will be offering golf cart shuttles in the downtown area Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the show! Rides are $5 per person. Download their smartphone app or call 251-767-9044 to schedule a pickup!

 

 

*Subject to change in 2018.

ACCOMMODATIONS

For complete information on great places to stay in and around the Eastern Shore, please contact:

 

Downtown Fairhope Business Association
(251) 929-1466 or www.fairhopemerchants.com

 

City of Fairhope
(251) 928-8003or www.cofairhope.com

 

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
(251) 621-8222, 928-6387 or www.eschamber.com

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Fairhopia

 

Kid-centric activities focused on sustainability! “Fairhopia” is located on Equality Street.

 

Education through art and activity with exhibits by:

 

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center: “Biofuels”

 

FEEF‘s STEAM program + Pelican’s Nest: “Robotics”

 

Mobile Baykeeper: Recycled Art Project

 

Alabama Coastal FoundationOyster shell painting

 

Alabama 4-H + Master Gardeners: Beginners gardening

 

Its all FREE! There will be loads of projects to take home, so we are encouraging parents to bring a reusable bag.

 

For more info, contact:

 

Mark Wetzel

Mark.Wetzel@dcnr.alabama.gov

Hannah Pittman

hannahstrail@gmail.com

 

*Subject to change in 2018.

INFORMATION

Information can be picked up at the Eastern Shore Art Center at 401 Oak Street. The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Information booth will be at Fairhope and Section.

 

RESTROOMS
Port-o-Lets are located throughout the downtown area. Indoor public restrooms are located within the Civic Center and the Welcome Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center will NOT have public restrooms.

 

Not permitted inside the festival: 
Bikes, segways, skateboards, scooters, pets and golf carts.

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