25th San Marco Art Festival, Balis Park, San Marco Square, November 25th and 26th, 2023
The San Marco Art Festival will be held in Balis Park, San Marco Square (1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207) on Saturday and Sunday November 25th and 26th, 2023.
This is the 25th Art Festival in San Marco. 28 artists will pitch their tents in Balis Park for this two-day free Art Festival in the middle of historic San Marco Square. For this event traffic is not blocked off around San Marco Square and free parking is plentiful so our patrons can come and go freely. The art for this festival is carefully selected and includes paintings, sculpture, woodwork, glasswork, and hand-made jewelry by local and regional Florida artists. See www.sanmarcoartfestival.com for festival detail and a listing of our artists and sponsors
Rula Carr, Owner, The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery, commeted on the recent history of the San Marco Art Festival as currently conducted:
“In 2019 we felt a need to “Bring The Festival Back” to San Marco after what had been an annual festival did not happen for several years! After emerging from the COVID pandemic in 2022, and in collaboration with the San Marco Merchants Association, the Festival was a resounding success in 2022 with hundreds of patrons attending each day of the Festival. We are again very excited to promote the 2023 San Marco Art Festival and help support our local artists, and we ask everyone to help support this event and support our talented artists and our galleries. We are surrounded by art in our daily world, whether it be in a painting we see that brings us joy, an advertisement that captures our imagination, or a cartoon that reaches out and makes us share it with our friends. Art is a big part of humanity, how we express ourselves and communicate.”
“Art events such as this are paramount for the future of strengthening ties with our immediate community, our city and our artists and local small businesses! So, we ask you to support LOCAL artists and businesses!”