The 50 Best Art Fairs in America

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Winter Park, FL
(Photo credit: Little_Karen, Flickr)
ArtFairCalendar.com recently published their list of the 50 best art fairs in America.  Is your favorite on the list?  Maybe you'll even discover a new show that's a short distance away.

Here is their list of the top ten art fairs, as voted on by thousands of readers:

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL  (March 21-23, 2014)
    All the artists want to be in Florida in the winter, consequently this beautiful show receives a record numbers of applicants. Survey says: "Great variety of quality artists." "The art is incredible. I travel over 1,000 miles for this show." "Excellent quality of art, perfect climate, good mix of activities for every age and budget."

Old Town Art Fair - Chicago, IL  (June 14-15, 2014 )
    In the Old Town Triangle neighborhood this fair is Chicago’s favorite. Survey says: "Quality art, in a beautiful neighborhood." "The variety and quality of artists is especially good, continually changing." "The added benefit of the architecture/historic neighborhood and the walking tour of hidden gardens, makes for a very family-friendly art fair."

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, Ann Arbor, MI  (July 16-19, 2014)
    Survey says: "Great venue, I always see great quality and that "wow" factor." "Four art fairs together, what's not to love?" "Best mix of quality and creativity, price range and diversity of art. It just keeps getting better!" Actually ALL the Ann Arbor Art Fairs are one big event that are attached over MANY blocks of Ann Arbor. I love it!"

Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, IA  (June 27-29, 2014)
    Survey says: "Good art, good people, good food, good vibe!" "The people in Des Moines go all out to make this festival great for everyone. Intriguing kids activities, emerging artist programs, and a selection of the best artists in the country." "It's just so much fun, every year!" The artists chosen to present their work are the best I've seen."

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL  (February 15-17, 2014)
    Always on President’s Day weekend on the shores of Biscayne Bay under the palm trees. Survey says: "The artists and the setting is beyond compare!" "Quality, variety and 350 exhibitors." "Everything is beautifully displayed and convenient in a beautiful waterfront setting, with great food and music too."

 La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA  (March 6-9, 2014)
     Survey says: "This is the classiest event in the country! Very upscale from the artists to the patrons." 
"Quality of art in the most stunning setting!" "Location and quality and diversity of the art is exceptional." "It is outside, diverse artists, pricing for everyone - just quality all the way in every way."  

One of a Kind Show, Chicago, IL  (December 5-8, 2013)
    Downtown Chicago's Merchandise Mart is a great setting for holiday shopping. Survey says: "Awesome, awesome unique art!" "It is indoors and right before the holidays, with a wide range of vendors, media, and artists from all over the USA & Canada." "They have the best selection and a wide range of prices."

Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph, MI  (July 12-14, 2014)
    Set on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, visitors fall in love with this show. Survey says: "Quality art and wonderful setting."  "I love the Lake Michigan setting and the people that come to the fair." "Beautiful atmosphere, perfect venue, in a premier location with excellent art and kind people." "Wonderful art under large shady trees."

American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL  (August 22-24, 2014)
    Showcasing the country’s finest craftspeople, this prestigious, juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, quality collections and uniquely creative artwork. Survey says: "This show has the best artists and art." "Beautiful and unusual assortment with great artists." 

Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO  (July 4-6, 2014)
    A great excuse to plan your summer vacation in Colorado is this well-managed exciting show. Its central location draws the best artists from East and West. Survey says: "High quality artists and high quality of art." "The diverse art keeps bringing us back." "We plan our holidays to attend this show."


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