The hours are 10a.m.-5p.m. each day and admission is $3.
The festival is the Visual Arts Center's only outdoor festival.
Nearly 100 nationally recognized juried artists represent various mediums including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, stone sculptures and watercolor, Live music and an eclectic array of food and beverages complement the art show and create an immersive cultural experience. The two day event draws over 8,000 visitors from Charlotte County and the surrounding areas.
The annual Peace River National Arts Festival began in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Charley devastated Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. What began as a fund raiser to repair the Visual Arts Center facility has continued supporting the arts in Punta Gorda over the past decade.
Here's an overview of the events for each day. More information is on the Event Details page.
Friday April 1, 2016
- Pre check-in
- City Manager's "Here and There" Ride
- Lighted ride to Ponce de Leon Park
www.puntagordahistorycenter.com. Benefits the Punta Gorda History Center.
The CAFAirPower History Tour is coming to Punta Gorda Airport on March 11 through the 13th. The Barnstormer Weekend will feature rides in B-17, C-45, P-51, T-6, T-34, and a Stearman. You can experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft. Visitors will be allowed to get up close and touch the airplanes . . . tour the cockpit . . . talk to the crews . . . teach the kids . . . watch the planes fly or take a ride in a WWII plane.