Secondary School Art Competition

One of the highlights at the Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival is the amazing art displayed by the area Middle and High School Art Departments. Every year the artwork quality increases and is featured Friday night at the Artist Dinner.

The art students at local schools competed for a $750 prize for the best art panel representing the festival theme. The award money, which is donated by Segers Aerospace, will go to help fund the schools' art programs.

Keith Parden of Fairhope's Ace Jubilee Hardware store has sponsored the materials to make the mural boards which are made by Fairhope Middle School's art teacher Shawn Johnson.

Schools that submitted 2021 pieces were: Daphne Middle School, Daphne High School, Fairhope High School, Fairhope Middle School, Spanish Fort High School, Spanish Fort Middle School, Bayshore Christian Academy, Bayside Academy and St Michael High School. This year the art work displayed in stores on Fairhope Avenue for judging. Each exhibitor in the Arts & Crafts Show was given a ballot and selected the top three of the competition.

Each year the winning art panels are on display in downtown Fairhope.

The 2021 winners are:

The winners are pictured below as well as entries from other area schools.

Bayshore Christian Academy, 1st place

On display in Mayor Sherry Sullivan's office, Fairhope City Hall


Bayside Academy, 2nd place

On display in Mayor Sherry Sullivan's office, Fairhope City Hall


Fairhope High School, 3rd place

On display at the Fairhope Public Library


St. Michael Catholic High School

On display at the Fairhope Welcome Center


St. Michael art students:


Spanish Fort Middle School

On display at the Spanish Fort Public Library


Daphne High School

On loan to the Poarch Creek Indians in Atmore, Alabama


Description of the Daphne High School submission:


Daphne Middle School

On display at the Baldwin County Board of Education Central Office


Fairhope Middle School

On display at the Fairhope Public Library


Fairhope Middle School contributed this sign for display at our Festival!