46th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts
January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022
The 46th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts is January 28, 29 and 30, 2022 in New Smyrna Beach, FL, RANKED NUMBER 16 in the NATION for Fine Art Festivals by Sunshine Artist Magazine! The event attracts 48,000+ arts enthusiasts, and has one of the best Patrons Programs in the Southeast, with 240 members who spend over $200,000 yearly on arts purchases at the Festival. In addition, $28,300 in prize money is awarded.
Event Location: Riverside Drive and Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 | Click Here to Apply
The Festival takes place on historic Canal Street and picturesque Riverside Drive adjacent to Riverside Park on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. New Smyrna Beach is located on Florida’s Central East Coast. All artists’ booths are located on the street. A food court, entertainment tent showcasing outstanding musical acts, student art exhibit and children’s art programs and face painting are featured in the park itself. Sponsors of the festival are in the park and on the street.
Friday – January 28, 2022 | Artists Setup: 6 AM – 12:30 PM | Show: 1 PM – 5 PM
Saturday – January 29, 2022 | Show: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday- January 30, 2022 | Show: 10 AM – 4 PM
ACA Volunteer League Best of Show  $6,000
George and June Musson Award  $3,500
Award of Excellence  $2,500
Jim and Kim McNamara Award for Photography  $1,500
Award of Distinction  $800
Award of Commendation  $600
Judges’ Choice  $400
Award of Merit  $350
Award of Honor  $300
IMAGES boasts one of the best Patrons Programs in the Southeast, with over 250 Patrons pre-committing to spending money on art at the Festival, demonstrating outstanding community support. Patron’s Choice Award ribbons are given to individuals or businesses who commit to spending a minimum of $200 on artwork at the festival. Patrons select work for purchase, then give the artist[s] a prestigious “Patron’s Choice Award” ribbon to be placed in his/her booth. The amount spent by the Patrons in 2020 exceeded $200,000!