October 1, 2019
The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor fine art festivals in the country. The 50th Annual Festival will be held February 29 - March 1, 2020, at our beautiful new location at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa. The Festival is presented by Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Inc. – a non-profit, entirely volunteer-run organization. Each year, over 235 artists are selected through a juried process to exhibit their work for art enthusiasts and vie for $76,500 in award money, including the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional 38 awards. The Festival is free to the public and attracts an estimated 75,000 visitors.