Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest Official Poster Design Contest
Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for its Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival official poster design. The artist selected by the Design Committee will be awarded $500 for their design and a booth at the future festival ($500 value, for a prize package worth $1,000). The winning design will be featured as the official poster, which will be showcased on merchandise* and in advertising**. The winner must be available for an unveiling event on the evening of Thursday, October 26, 2023.

– Original (unframed) artwork must be delivered to Collectors Gallery & Framery at 114 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice, FL (call ahead 941-488-3029); deliver on or before September 28, 2023.
– The winner must also submit a high-resolution editable, working digital file (for poster and merchandise production).
– Finished poster size will be 22” x 28” (original does not need to be the same size).
– Image must follow a theme of “Sanctuaries, Venice, FL” What comes to mind when you think of a/your sanctuary in Venice? (Copy that will be incorporated into the poster/merchandise will include “Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival”).

*The design may be showcased on other merchandise, such as t-shirts.
**The design will be utilized in advertising done by Venice MainStreet, Inc. Any advertising done by Howard Alan Events may not include the design.

About the Downtown Venice Art Festival
The Downtown Venice Art Festival is one of the area’s largest and finest art shows. Thousands of visitors kick-off the season with this Howard Alan event that takes place along Venice Avenue in beautiful, Historic Downtown Venice. For more information, please call Venice MainStreet at (941) 484-6722. Find out more about Howard Alan Events at

To download application form, CLICK HERE.