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Downtown Festival & Art Show: Gainesville Celebrates National Ranking

Downtown Festival & Art Show: Gainesville Celebrates National Ranking

It’s time to celebrate in Gainesville! On a roll for several years running, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has steadily climbed in rankings in recent years. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce that the Downtown Festival & Art Show ranked No. 14 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list of top fine arts festivals in the nation. The festival, which celebrates its 34th anniversary this year, has grown along with the City of Gainesville and is the third-highest ranked festival in the state of Florida.

Out of nearly 1,000 art and craft festivals across the nation, the Downtown Festival & Art Show stands out as one of the most profitable for attending artists. To create the list, Sunshine Artist analyzes thousands of ballots from artists who record the amount of money they earn at the festivals they attend. Shows receive points based on these earnings, and the ones with the most points gain the top spots in the rankings.

The Downtown Festival & Art Show has ranked among the top festivals in the nation since 1996. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend this nationally-recognized event featuring 240 talented artists who showcase their oils and acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography. Live entertainment, delicious food and an Imagination Station for children help make the Downtown Festival & Art Show Gainesville’s premier fall festival. For more information, visit www.gainesvilledowntownartfest.org or call 352-334-ARTS.

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