Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park’s renowned summer event, returns to the city center with even more prestigious offerings than years past. Developed by Amdur Productions and recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top-rated festivals in the nation, Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most successful juried art festivals and attracts more than 250,000 art enthusiasts from places near and far. More than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to showcase their work over the course of the weekend, creating an atmosphere brimming with renowned creativity. Alongside established artists, a youth art division celebrates the talents of young artists ages 18 and under, offering them the opportunity to participate, exhibit, and experience the inner workings of an art festival. From onsite interactive art demonstrations by master artists to scavenger hunts designed for kids, the Port Clinton Art Festival truly has something for everyone.
Highland Park is a community of 30,000 with more than 52% of the households having incomes of $100,000 or more. About 22% of the households have incomes of $200,000 plus. Situated in the affluent suburb of Highland Park, art collectors wait to buy the really big pieces at this end of summer event. The best of the best is what art lovers come to see and buy at this festival.
Spread over the downtown streets, people start arriving at this festival before the official 10 am opening Saturday. Food and music at the section called “Taste of Highland Park” add to the weekend. A youth division gives artists under 18 a chance to participate in the Junior Division.
Jury selection is very competitive. Artists are encouraged to submit their very best images in jury.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all. Daily drawings will take place and several lucky festival-goers will receive Art Buck$, courtesy of Amdur Productions, to spend on a piece of art at any of Amdur Productions’ 2015 festivals!