42nd Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

February 4th & 5th, 9 AM to 5 PM

Chelsea Smith, 2017 Poster Artist

2016 Award Winners!
Pictures from the 41st Mount Dora Arts Festival 

2016 Best of Show, John Mascoll

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.



INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW Not an artist?  You may be asking…
How can I become a food vendor?
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Festival Information

Admission: FREE

Participating Artists:
2016 Exhibiting Artists from Clay to Metalwork,
2016 Exhibiting Artists from Mixed Media 2D to Watercolor

Judges: TBD

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 Shuttle locations : ($5) This is a great alternative for parking. We highly advise. This includes a round-trip shuttle to and from;
Mount Dora High School – 700 N Highland St. Mt. Dora, 32757
The Golden Triangle Shopping Center – 2751 Old Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, 32757
Mount Dora Christian Academy – 301 W. 13th Ave. Mt. Dora, 32757

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:

  • ATM Locations and Credit Cards look for $$$
  • Information Booth on 5th & Donnelly
  • Park and Ride indicated by yellow buses
  • Handicap Parking in red
  2015 Winners: 2015 Award Artists Winners