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Orange Beach Festival of Art celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Orange Beach Festival of Art celebrates 50 golden years of visual, performing, musical, and culinary arts in March 2024.
Consistently named the Best Art Show in Alabama and nationally ranked by fine artists, this show has much to celebrate.

MOBILE, AL, January 20, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Over 100 artists in jewelry, photography, pottery, textiles, leathercraft, metalwork, painting, and more will be exhibited during the Golden Anniversary celebration.

The event also offers a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare, and live music on March 9 and 10, 2024. The event will continue its tradition of free admission to the public.

In addition to artists, the 50th Anniversary festival features an interactive kid's art alley, a culinary arts court with local fare that will showcase onstage, live performances by fire dancers, a New Orleans style jazz band, guitar music by world-renowned Roman Street, Mariachis, and more. All of the shows can be enjoyed at no cost during the festival's two days.

Fine artists from across America are jury-selected yearly and the show is one of the most competitive and sought-after in the country. One such recent festival Best of Show winner, Mr. Larry Allen, had his intricate clay vessels selected to be shown in Disney's "Wakanda Forever" movie. Other artists have won awards both nationally and internationally in a variety of mediums.

Show Director Desiree Hodge notes, "With our focus on presenting truly gifted and professional fine artists, this show has garnered a reputation among designers and decorators, but patrons of all types can find both fun and affordable original art."

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach in addition to its fine arts gallery offers classes in glass blowing, pottery, photography, and more. It sponsors a yearly acoustic concert series, summer arts camps for children, and partners with the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival to feature award-winning musicians from across America.

The beautiful architecture and stunning scenery located on scenic Wolf Bay is a premier wedding venue hosting 40-50 weddings a year earning it numerous awards. The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has received for the past four years the "Best of Baldwin" awards for Best Art Gallery and Best Event Venue and numerous "Best of 'Bama" awards for Best Art Gallery and Best Art Festival.

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