Local artists can apply now for the Monte Sano Art Festival

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Artists like Sarah Mason are among dozens who come to the Monte Sano Art Festival to show their work. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

The Monte Sano Art Festival is one of the most popular annual art festivals in the area, with dozens of local and regional artists coming to Monte Sano State Park to show and sell their work.

If you are an artist who wants to be included in the festival, now is the time to apply!

The 2023 Monte Sano Art Festival

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The Monte Sano Art Festival is set for Sept. 16-17 this year. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

This year’s festival is scheduled for Sept. 16-17, and organizers expect more than 100 artists to have their work on display. In addition to these visual artists, there is live music, food trucks and — of course — the fabulous natural scenery of Monte Sano Mountain.

The festival has been an exciting tradition for the North Alabama community for more than two decades. Featuring the best local and regional artists representing an array of disciplines and techniques, the Monte Sano Art Festival is a treasure chest full of one-of-a-kind masterpieces. 

Arts Huntsville does not charge admission to the festival; however, Monte Sano State Park will charge $10 per car for parking or $5 per walk-in festival attendee, cash only. All funds go towards supporting the state parks system.

Artists can apply now

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There is so much beautiful art at the Monte Sano Art Festival. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

If you are an artist who would like to participate in the 2023 Monte Sano Art Festival, you have until May 21 to apply, and you can do so here on this site.

Here are the guidelines:

Accepted Medium Categories:

  • Clay
  • Glass
  • Fiber
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
  • Other

No kits, flea market items or items made with commercially purchased molds will be accepted.  No candles, oils or other non-art items are accepted. If you are unsure if the items you sell would qualify to be part of a juried art show, please contact us prior to applying.  We do not offer refunds for application fees.

Spaces are 10’ x 10’ and are intended to be used by one artist. Artists who work as a team to produce one product must have indicated this on their application. 

Again, more information on artists guidelines can be found here.

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