41st Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

Tim Dardis, 2016 Poster Artist
Festival posters and t-shirts for sale during the Arts Festival.

This is a juried, fine arts festival for all art lovers, casual festival-goers, and families!
Nothing compares to the Mount Dora Arts Festival!

Downtown Mount Dora, with its New England architecture and breathtaking views of Lake Dora is the backdrop for this event. In addition to the endless rows of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography, the festival features local and regional musical entertainment at a main stage in Donnelly Park.

Festival food will be provided in separate food courts and local downtown restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine. As well as the local merchants will be open for extra shopping.

Be kind to your pets — please leave them at home when you visit the Festival (we apologize for the inconvenience). For more information, please continue reading below.


Not an artist?  You may be asking…

How can I become a food vendor?
How can I become a volunteer?
How can I become a sponsor?

Festival Information

Admission: FREE

Participating Artists: Coming Soon!
Mark Price, Professor at UCF School of Visual Arts and Design
Ann Larsen, Director of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Richard Colvin, Executive Director at Lake Eustis Museum of Art
Judge’s Bio

Attendance: Approximately 250,000 people are anticipated over a two-day period.

Festival Rules: Pets, bicycles, and skateboards are not allowed past the festival entrance.
Park and Ride locations : Mount Dora High School – 700 N Highland, The Golden Triangle Shopping Center – 2751 Old Hwy 441, Christian Home and Bible School – 301 W. 13th Ave.
Accessibility: The Arts Festival is fully accessible during all hours to all disabled visitors and senior citizens. Handicap Parking lots are located on the Corner of Fifth Avenue & Alexander, on Sixth Avenue, near Donnelly Park Tennis Courts(you must enter from Baker Street) also on Baker Street: the City Hall parking lot.

Emergency Calls: 352-383-0880
Lost and Found: Arts Festival Information Booth or 138 East Fifth Avenue (Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery)

Traveler Info Service: Heading to the Mt. Dora Arts Festival?
Find out what traffic is like by calling 511 toll free, visiting FL511.com, or checking the free Florida 511 mobile app. You also can get traffic updates on Twitter by following @FL511_CENTRAL and @FL_511_I4.

Please CLick to enlarge the Festival Map below to find what you may be looking for:

Arts Fest map 2015


  • ATM Locations and Credit Cards look for $$$
  • Information Booth on 5th & Donnelly
  • Park and Ride indicated by yellow buses
  • Handicap Parking in red

Previous Festival Artists

40th Annual Arts Festival Award Winners
40th Annual Arts Festival Artist list by Category from Clay to Mixed Media2D
40th Annual Arts Festival Artist list by Category from Mixed Media2D to Watercolor

www.ArtShowReviews.com – Reviews of the best art fairs and craft shows, by artists for artists

Future Festival Dates

- February 4 and 5, 2017
- February 3 and 4, 2018

2016 Venue Sponsors: 

Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield logo

2016 Business Sponsors:

Steinway Pianos
Century Link
David Frank Designs
Fairbanks Construction
United Southern Bank


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