56th Annual Halifax Art Festival

Daytona Beach, Florida, September 16, 2018- The 56th Halifax Art Festival, November 3 and 4, 2018, has risen in attendance and reputation to become one of the most prestigious festivals in the Central Florida area. It is the second oldest continual festival in Florida. It’s known for its elegance of venue staged on Daytona’s Historic Beach Street between the Riverfront Shops and the Halifax River.

This year, the Festival was voted “Best Outdoor Art Festival” by the readers of Daytona’s Hometown News and “Best Art Festival” by the readers of the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The Festival features a unique blend of fine arts, fine crafts, music, food, and fun attracting over 30,000 people each year from all over Florida and the United States. It’s free to the public with plenty of convenient free parking.

The Festival features juried local, regional, and national original works of art from over 250 artists offering affordable art work for the established as well as the beginning collector.

The Student Art Exhibit and Competition features art students from kindergarten through twelfth grade from the Volusia County public school system as well as area private schools. The student art will be on display during Festival hours. After Sunday’s Awards Ceremony, sponsored by The Wessel Foundation, the winning art will be available for viewing at Daytona’s Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida, for one week.

Children, Pre-K to 5 years old, are invited to create their own masterpieces under the “Little Van Gogh” tent while friends and family watch. All art supplies free to each child.

Live music will be featured both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of seating will be available in Riverfront Park to enjoy the music or a snack. Shoppers can choose from good, old-fashion festival food or the many fine bistros and restaurants along Beach Street.

The 56th Annual Halifax Art Festival is presented and produced by the Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Partnership with Bank of America and sponsored in part by Maserati Alfa Romeo of Daytona, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Spectrum Cable Networks, Southern Stone Radio/WLOV FM, Hometown News, Gage Publishing, The Helen Wessel Foundation, Halifax Area Advertising Authority, City of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet Women’s Club, Hot Action Sportswear, Diana Minotti Fine Art, Zappi’s Italian Garden, Wine Me, Donnie’s Donuts, and Lamar Outdoor.
For information: www.HalifaxArtFestival.org

The Festival is the Guild’s major fundraiser for the Museum of Arts & Sciences and also benefits its Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The Museum of Arts & Sciences is a designated 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. Pursuant to Chapter 212, Florida Statues. Florida Registration #CH-1851.