The 2016 Shrimp Festival Arts and Crafts show was held on April 29 - May 1, 2016. The 2017 Festival will be on May 6 and 7.
The first Shrimp Festival was held in 1964 to celebrate the traditional blessing of the shrimp fleet - once a major industry on beautiful, historic Amelia Island.Up to 150,000 people attend annually during the weekend event to enjoy fine food, fine art and special activities.
The Island Art Association sponsors the arts and crafts portion of the festival in conjunction with the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Committee. Annually about 350 artists and craftsmen are juried by IAA into the show and compete for $9,000 in prize money.The arts and crafts exhibit has been consistently recognized as one of the best art events in North America by Sunshine Artist Magazine and has been ranked in the Top 200 many times in recent years.
For artist information regarding Shrimp festival, please e-mail moc.l1493165306iamg@1493165306stsit1493165306ratse1493165306fpmir1493165306hS1493165306
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