Each November, the Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival, organized by Howard Alan Events and coordinated with Venice MainStreet, is held. A poster competition is held in advance of the festival, in which local artists enter their works, inspired by a stipulated poster theme, and compete to win the distinction of having their work selected as the featured image. The judges are comprised of Venice MainStreet board members and Design Committee members. The posters and t-shirts featuring the new design are then sold at the festival and at future festivals. They are a great way to showcase local art in your home or make the perfect gift. Proceeds from the sale of these posters benefit Venice MainStreet.
Where Can I Buy One?
Although several have sold out, many past and current year posters are still available for purchase for $20 each at the Venice MainStreet office in downtown Venice located at 101 West Venice Avenue, Suite 23. Please call 941-484-6722 or email email@example.com to make an appointment to view and/or purchase them.
Enjoy this virtual exhibit of prize-winning images over the past 30+ years!
11th Annual Art Fest by Patricia Vandivort, 1998
17th Annual Art Fest by Joseph LaPierre, 2004
22nd Annual Art Fest by Joseph LaPierre, 2009
25th Annual Art Fest by Sheila Carey, 2012
28th Annual Art Fest, Sunset Over Hatchett Creek by Michael Fields, 2015
7th Annual Art Fest by Mary Erickson, 1994
12th Annual Art Fest by Patricia Vandivort, 1999
19th Annual Art Fest by Jennifer Andolino, 2006
23rd Annual Art Fest by A. Argandoña, 2010
26th Annual Art Fest by Donna M. Walter, 2013
29th Annual Art Fest by Michael Fields, 2016
32nd Annual Art Fest, King of the Pond by Giulio Porta, 2019
9th Annual Art Fest by Mary Erickson, 1996
13th Annual Art Fest by Patricia Vandivort, 2000
20th Annual Art Fest by BJ Carson, 2007
24th Annual Art Fest by A. Argandoña, 2011
27th Annual Art Fest by Diane Chencharick, 2014
30th Annual Art Fest, An Evening Stroll in Paradise by Michael Fields, 2017
31st Annual Art Fest by Karen Chandler, 2018