Artfest | May 25 and 26, 2019

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Photos courtesy of Tricia Perrine.

Our sincere thanks go to the artists, musicians, vendors, volunteers and sponsors who made this year’s Artfest one of the best ever! The Port Aransas Art Center also wishes to extend special thanks to volunteer, Board member and artist Laura Griffith for her tireless coordination of Artfest.

2019 marked the 14th year the Port Aransas Art Center has hosted Artfest! Held over the Memorial Day Weekend – May 25 and 26, 2019 – the festival took place at Jerry McDonald Field, which is located at the corner of Alister Street and Avenue C. Artfest hours welcomed visitors Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Port Aransas is an “island destination” for weekend vacationers from across Texas and beyond, and it is home for those who treasure life near the sea. Artfest offers fine art in all mediums, a creative kids’ zone, a variety of food vendors, and music, including stage performances and street musicians. Join in the fun!

Thanks to Our Artfest 2019 Sponsors

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Artfest is a juried show that features original fine art for sale in all media. Our artists hail from across Texas! The following is a list of those included in this year’s Artfest.

Jean Abendschein – Jewelry
Christian Allen – Functional Art
Victoria Allen – Painting
Mike Anderson – Ceramics
Ken Barnett – Jewelry
Janette Bray – Glass
Susan Chandler – Jewelry
James Collier – Photography
Ashley Crumley – Ceramics
Janet Dineen – Mixed Media
Richard Eastman – Ceramics
Camille Ellington – Painting
Teri Elliott – Seashell Art
Labelle Etondi – Mixed Media
Sandy Forrest-Hartman – Jewelry
John Freeman – Wood Carving
Cindy Gentry – Jewelry
Jane Gillette – Painting
Steve Grappe – Mixed Media
Sheri Hargrove – Glass
jerry hill – Mixed Media
RobinRenee Hix – Photography
Margaret Isensee – Photography
Sean Klinksiek – Sculpture
Danielle Korbar – Mixed Media
Gary Kosmas – Ceramics
Karen Krumm – Mixed Media
Patsy Lindamood – Drawing
Randolph Martin – Sculpture
Amanda Mathews – Jewelry
Christi Mathews – Painting
Emily McCauley – Botanical Art
Loretta Mike – Jewelry
Monica Mischer – Mixed Media
John Olvey – Mixed Media
Mark Persyn – Painting
Marilyn Posluszny – Sculpture
Bruce Reigle – Mixed Media
Thom Ricks – Painting
Paula Rose – Jewelry
Arthur Schoenig – Mixed Media
Kathy Scofield – Mixed Media
Ishrat Sharmin – Henna Tattoos
Syl Shoemake – Jewelry
Jennifer Smith – Jewelry
Kenneth Smith – Painting
Layne Steinhelper – Textile Art
Jim Stewart – Mixed Media
Diana Taylor Arturo – Glass
Patricia Van Velzer – Painting
Jodi Wheeler – Jewelry
Rachel Wood – Painting

The deadline to be included was March 31. A free artists’ breakfast was hosted at the Port Aransas Art Center on Sunday morning (second day of the event), from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Overnight security was available onsite from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Saturday evening through Sunday morning). If you have Artfest questions of any kind, contact the Port Aransas Art Center via email at


Below is our all-acoustic line-up for Artfest 2019.


On the Stage
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Arnold Govella
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: The Hot Attacks
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Guy LeRue

Strolling Musicians
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Billy Snipes
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Jered Clark
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Denny Larkin & The Larkin Brothers


On the Stage
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Billy Snipes
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Bam-Jazz Trio
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Carol Elliot


If you would like to learn what sponsorship of Artfest involved in 2019, follow this link. Some variation on the same theme will occur in 2020.

If you represent a Port Aransas nonprofit organization, and you’d like to exhibit at Artfest free of charge, email us:

We shared Artfest 2019 information on Instagram and Pinterest. Be sure to follow us there, and on our longtime Facebook page.

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