The 2023 Festival dates are March 17, 18 and 19

Festival hours are
Friday 10am to 1pm,
Saturday 10am to 6pm,
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Online Festival Magazine
Utopia at the Bay COLLAGE

Fairhope, Utopia on the Bay

When people talk of Fairhope, they describe it using words such as charming, quaint, tranquil, and so on. Invariably, the direction of the conversation will shift westward to all of the beauty and bounty of the bay.

Even before Fairhope was founded in 1894 people were drawn to the beaches and bluffs of Mobile Bay. Whether it’s an artist seeking inspiration, a couple catching the perfect sunset or a family building sandcastles and memories – we’re all drawn to its waters for our own special reasons.

It’s a constant throughout time. This is where we come together as a community – a gathering place where we can all find our little slice of heaven, our Utopia on the Bay. This the backdrop of the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival.

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Featured Artist Ricky Trione


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Participating Artists


2023 Award Winners

The top 3 winners are: Best of Show - Eric Mort (Glass), Foundation Award - Tim Peters (Pottery/Ceramics), Chairman Award - Lisa Teviaclark (Pottery/Ceramics)

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2023 Student Art Fairhope High School

2023 Student Art Contest Winners selected by Festival artists

The Eastern Shore Middle and High schools participated in this contest creating art inspired by the Festival theme of the year "Utopia by the Bay".

First Place - Fairhope High School
Second Place - Bayside Academy
Third Place - Daphne High School

Honorable Mentions - Fairhope Middle School and Spanish Fort High School

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2023 Gold and silver sponsor logos

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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Scholarships 2022 COLLAGE

2022 Grants and Scholarships

Part of the mission of the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation is to endeavor to enhance the local Arts through charitable and educational donations that assist art-based activities and organizations which serve the youth and residents of Fairhope. The selection of organizations by the Foundation is based on a list of favorites provided by the 2022 volunteers.

Winners of the scholarships are selected based on the participant's essay response, scholastic record, resume, recommendation letter and the number of hours the individual volunteered with the festival that year.

We are proud that in 2022 we have been able to give $60,000 to the community. Check out the pictures of some the recipients of the 2022 Annual Grants and Scholarships.