Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation was established in 2016 by dedicated volunteers from the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Committee. Its primary mission is to preserve and advance the
legacy and integrity of The Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival while fostering community appreciation for the arts and supporting art education through scholarships and grants.

2024 Foundation Board:

President - Laura English
Treasurer - Lee Teumer
Secretary - Dianne Herzog
Ex Officio - Stephen Roberts
Other members - Jim Bates, Mandi Bezeredi, Joanne Fornander, Jodi Keating, Ricky Lewis

2024 Foundation
Board Members left to right: Dianne Herzog, Ricky Lewis, Janne Forander, Laura English, Jim Bates, Jodi Keating, Lee Teumer, Mandi Bezeredi, Stephen Roberts (not pictured)

Every year, the Festival's proceeds are distributed to deserving recipients in the form of grants and student scholarships. These beneficiaries are selected through nominations and decisions made by our festival volunteers and board of directors. Eligible recipients must have ties to art-related endeavors, civic organizations, and organizations that contribute to the enrichment of local arts in some capacity.

Recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization by the IRS, the Foundation welcomes donations and inquiries about its work. 2024 scholarship and grant applications are now available online at Scholarship Application

You can reach out to the Foundation via mail at P.O. Box 2343, Fairhope, AL 36533, through email at fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival@gmail.com, or by phone at 251-229-1874.

"We are so proud of the nearly $200,000 that we have been able to award to members of our community over the past eight years and look forward to doing much more."

-Foundation Board President, Laura English

Grants and Scholarship Recipients

Check out some of our 2023 Grant and Scholarship recipients