June 22 - 24, 2018 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 5PM

Our Mission

Impact Lives through the Arts

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Our Core Values

Inspire Appreciation of the Arts

We cultivate, educate and engage our audience toward a heightened appreciation of the arts.

Celebrate Original Art

We produce an annual celebration of outstanding original visual art - that is created by the hand of the artist - in a festival atmosphere.

Impact Community

We foster and celebrate the involvement of all people. 

Promote Collaboration

We promote and inspire meaningful collaboration to strengthen the arts community.  

Deliver the Highest Standards

We value professionalism and quality. We operate in a fair and honorable manner with transparency. We are strong financial stewards. We manage with responsibility and maximize value to our partners.

Innovate Strategically

We champion new and emerging ideas.

Our Vision

Strengthen a Vibrant and Creative Community