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Music Reveal Coming July 25th!

You're Going To Love
Our All Woman Line Up!

Watch our website, the 507 Magazine and for details!

Watch videos and listen to their music on our website.

Keep scrolling to see all the fun we have planned for everyone!!

Registration Deadline for Kids, Youth and Adult Amateurs is August 10. Adult Professionals is July 27. Click on any link below for more information and entry forms.

Adult Amateurs
$10 Entry -
Win Cash Prizes!
A jury of professionals will determine the top 5 entries in each art category. Top 10 entries in each art category will be displayed at the festival and sold in a silent auction

Adult Professionals
$30 Entry -
Win Cash Prizes!
Winner decided by public vote and a separate vote by jury.
Your art will be displayed in a downtown business  Aug 15-Sept 14. All art may be offered for sale

Plein Aire Competition  & Abstract Paint Off!
$10 Entry Fee - Win Cash Prizes
Only 20 Artists Accepted for each competition
Winner Decided by Public Vote

Kids Grades K-5 
Free Entry -
Win Art Supplies!

Kids Grades 6-8
$5 Entry - Win Cash Prizes!

Youth Grades 9-12
$5 Entry - Win Cash Prizes! Also, Winner Receives Jill Suk Memorial Award
of $500


Family Activities

10am-4pm: Face Painting and henna Tattoos
11am-3pm: Make and take art classes for all ages
11am-2pm: Paws and Claws pet the pets and adoption

On The Stage

Noon-1pm: Cultural Dance
1-2pm: Comedy Improv
2:30-3:30pm: Poetry Slam. Poets will create poetry on the spot from a surprise piece of art.
4:30-5:30pm: Awards
6pm-10pm: Music

On The Grounds:

10am-4pm      Bid for art in a silent auction
10am-5pm      Shop the Artist Vendors
12-2:30pm      Plein Aire Painting Competition. Public Vote at 2:30pm
1pm-4pm        Artist Demonstrations
3:30-4pm       Abstract Paint Off! where 20 artists create an
abstract painting in 30 minutes. Public Vote at 4pm

Food and Drink from downtown restaurants and breweries

Play the scavenger hunt Downtown from August 15-September 14. Vote for your favorite art while you play.


Participate In Public Art:

Help make a duct tape mural and a string art sculpture! Locations to be announced.

 See our gallery of vendors!

Our artist vendors offer
beautiful handmade pottery,
jewelry and much more.

Vendors: click here to sign up!


Go to the gallery and view art
from all the artists in the competitions.
Vote here or see them in person when
you play the scavenger hunt.

From August 15 through September 14,
you'll find special offers from
all your favorite stores
and restaurants downtown.
Shop while you play the scavenger hunt!

Click here for special offers from our downtown business partners


Med City Arts Festival is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors



Amadio Family Arts Trust


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Emerge Spa300h


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Without Their Generosity, The Festival
Wouldn't Have Been Possible.

A Special Thank You To The Businesses On 3rd St And 1st Ave For Supporting Us.