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Mainsail Art Festival
The Mainsail Art Festival, a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, celebrates its 48th year on Saint Petersburg's magnificent and scenic Vinoy Park waterfront. The festival's location is surrounded by upscale residences, unique galleries, charming shops, sidewalk cafes and a nearby entertainment complex. Drawing upwards of 100,000 festivalgoers each year, many savvy art collectors look forward to seeing more than 250 of the most accomplished artists from around the country who exhibit each year. Mainsail is considered one of the top juried art shows in the country, and is consistently ranked by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the Top 50 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country. This past year Sunshine Artist Magazine ranked Mainsail Art Festival as #14 of the top 200 fine art festivals in the country based on a 10 year period. Mainsail awards a total of $60,000 in prize money, including an award of $10,000 for Best of Mainsail Gold Award.