Monte Sano Art Festival to welcome over 140 artists to state park Sept. 16-17
HUNTSVILLE – Prepare for an exquisite blend of nature’s beauty and artistic creativity at this year’s Monte Sano Art Festival, presented by Damson Automotive, on Sept. 16 and 17, 2023, at Monte Sano State Park. A Huntsville tradition, the juried art festival will feature a new expanded festival layout showcasing over 140 local and regional artists and welcome select local food vendors and featured musicians.
“Allowing patrons to discover a diverse array of artistry from local, regional and national talents amidst the picturesque backdrop of Huntsville’s state park is what makes the Monte Sano Art Festival truly exceptional,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, the Executive Director of Arts Huntsville. “As a juried showcase, our festival highlights professional artists who have been handpicked from a competitive pool. From mesmerizing jewelry to intricate clay pieces, expressive paintings to captivating sculptures, this event promises to captivate both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.”
Celebrating September’s Music Month, the festival will feature 12 local musicians on two stages presented by United Community. Additionally, there will be a special performance of Opera Bytes Live from Opera Huntsville on Saturday at 4 p.m. Local food trucks will be present throughout the weekend, and attendees will be able to dine al fresco on picnic tables placed throughout the food and beverage areas. A full list of musicians and food trucks can be found on the Monte Sano Art Festival page on the Arts Huntsville website.
Monte Sano Art Festival will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Presented with a commitment to inclusivity, Arts Huntsville extends an invitation to the public to enjoy the festival without any admission charges. However, Monte Sano State Park will charge a nominal fee of $10 per car for parking or $5 per walk-in festival attendee, cash only. All funds go toward supporting the state parks system.
This year’s festival is presented by Damson Automotive, with additional support from United Community, AT&T, Torch, All of Us, Colsa, Leaf Filter and Renewal by Anderson. For the full list of participating artists and additional information about the Monte Sano Art Festival and Arts Huntsville’s programs, please visit the Arts Huntsville website or call (256) 519-ARTS (2787). Arts Huntsville can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ArtsHuntsville.