Ever wonder what Florida art shows are worth the trip?
The 2017 rankings of the top 100 art festivals in the country are out and 26 Florida festivals made the cut. Placement was determined by compiling ballots submitted by professional artists who rated the festivals according to their own gross sales at the events. That's a valuable metric because top producing festivals for artists attract the country’s best talent.
The annual ranking is conducted by the national magazine, Sunshine Artist, which prides itself on being the leading publication for art show exhibitors, patrons and promoters.
Here are the 26 Florida art festivals that ranked among the Top 100 nationally: 1. LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival (Tallahassee) 2. Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show (Vero Beach) 7. Mount Dora Arts Festival 15. Naples National Arts Festival 17. Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts 18. Coconut Grove Art Festival 21: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (Fernadina Beach) 24. Cape Coral Festival of the Arts 27. Downtown Venice Art Classic 32. Ocala Arts Festival 39. Images: A Festival of the Arts (New Smyrna Beach) 40. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (Tampa) 45. Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival 50. Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Show 3 57. St. Armands Circle Art Festival (Sarasota) 58. Coconut Point New Year’s Art Festival (Estero) 64. Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts 65. Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival 66. Boca Fest, Boca Raton 71. Las Olas Art Fair, Part 1 (Ft. Lauderdale) 74. The Sanibel Masters Art Festival 82. Art Fest By the Sea (Jupiter) 95. Bonita Springs National Art Show 1 96. Downtown Art Festival (Gainesville) 97. Estero Fine Art Show 100. Boca Raton Fine Art Show