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38th Melbourne Art Festival

38th Melbourne Art Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 23, 2023 5:00 PM (EDT)


The 2023 Melbourne Art Festival Presented by Lexus will once again be held among the trees and lakes at beautiful Wickham Park in Melbourne, FL April 22 & 23, 2023. The award-winning festival, which draws tens of thousands of art and music lovers from throughout Central Florida, is a vibrant family friendly event that promotes and encourages artistic endeavors, education and appreciation of the arts. 

Support the Melbourne Art Festival by becoming a Sponsor and exhibitor; Advertising in the Show Directory; Becoming a VIP Patron; or volunteering to work a shift.  

This year’s festival will feature over 200 booths, live music, kid friendly activities, a VIP Patron Program, sponsor displays, and diverse food and beverage options. The Melbourne Art Festival offers FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE children’s activities and FREE live entertainment throughout the weekend. 

Among the many highlights of the 2023 festival: 

  • Nationally ranked and juried fine art show displaying original works of art in a variety of medias. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
  • KidWorld activities from 10-4:30 including Student Art Workshops, Magician & Jugglers, Puppet Show, Music from local schools.
  • Food & beverage vendors serving a variety of cuisine and snack options along with beverages including cold beer, wine, seltzers and liquor in the Food Court.
  • VIP Patron Program providing covered seating to view the stage while enjoying free beverages, VIP Parking, and the return of the Thursday night Patron Party.
  • Browse Melbourne Art Festival Sponsor displays
  • Enjoy Live music on the Lexus Stage near the food court both Saturday and Sunday

The Melbourne Art Festival is a juried Fine Arts Show, drawing artists from throughout Florida and the United States. The Melbourne Art Festival was selected as one of the Top 100 fine art shows in the US over the past ten years by Sunshine Artist Magazine in their September 2021 issue and was a 2021 Finalist for Florida Today’s ‘Best of Brevard Awards’ in the non-profit category and the 2023 winner of Best Festival by Space Coast Living Magazine. 

Originally held in Indialantic and Downtown Melbourne for its first 32 years, the festival moved to Wickham Park in 2017 due to limited parking, downtown congestion, and space limitations for artists, sponsors, and food vendors. Proceeds raised during the weekend, along with those raised at Melbourne Art Festival Benefit Art Auctions, are used to encourage and support the arts and art education in Central Florida; Offer Student Scholarships to junior high and high school students for art classes and camps; and funding other educational art efforts and art organizations. The Melbourne Arts Festival has donated over $100,000 to the community.

Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive
Melbourne, FL 32937 United States
Event Contact
Doug Taylor
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Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 23, 2023 5:00 PM (EDT)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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