FAQ

When is Art Festival?
Where can I buy tickets?
Where is Art Festival?
What kind of vendors are at Art Festival?
Why have an Art Festival?
How much is admission? Are there discounts for members or seniors?
Are credit cards accepted? Do I have to brink cash?
Do you sell food?
Can I bring my dog?

When is Art Festival?
The Rockport Art Festival is always the weekend closest to July 4th. In 2017, the Art Festival will take place Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2.

Art Festival is open 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday.

Where is Art Festival?
Art Festival takes place on the Festival Grounds near the entrance to Rockport Beach.

What kind of vendors are at the Art Festival?
All artists at the Rockport Art Festival are juried into the show. This insures that the art sold at the Rockport Art Festival is of the highest quality. Only artists who make their own work are allowed at the Art Festival. Work ranges from jewelry, ceramics, painting, sculpture, metalwork, glass art, and mixed media

To see the full list of artists at the 2017 Art Festival, go here.

Why have an Art Festival?
The Art Festival was founded in 1969 as a way to stimulate the Arts economy in Rockport, TX, an emerging art colony on the Texas Coast. Since then, it has become a staple of the Summer season on the coast – over 120+ artists sell their work to over 10,000+ art buyers.

Rockport Art Festival also serves as a fundraiser for Rockport Center for the Arts. Proceeds go towards creating and sustaining the many free to low-cost programs hosted by Rockport Center for the Arts yearround.

How much is admission? Are there discounts for members or seniors?
Single day admission is $8 on Saturday and $7 on Sunday. A two-day VIP Pass is $10. Admission for children under the age on 13 isĀ $1 per child.

There are no discounts on tickets. Members at the Patron Level and above receive two complimentary Art Fest tickets as part of their membership benefits. These tickets can be picked up at Rockport Center for the Arts (902 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX).

Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought at the North and South gates the weekend of the Festival. Tickets may also be purchased ahead of time at Rockport Center for the Arts (902 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX) or online here. Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up at Rockport Center for the Arts from the time of purchase through the Art Festival. No tickets will be mailed.

Are credit cards accepted? Do I have to brink cash?
Credit cards are accepted at both gates and the festival store. Artist vendors may or may not accept credit cards. There will be an ATM on the Festival Grounds.

 

Do you sell food?
Yes! We will announce closer to the Festival weekend. We also sell beer and sodas.

Can I bring my dog?
Only service animals are permitted on Festival Grounds.