Introduced nine years ago, the SFS ArtFest invites local artists to exhibit their diverse artwork and allows community members to participate in an evening dedicated to celebrating the arts. The event includes a myriad of art showcases, a variety of entertainment, an array of artisans, and various foods. The ArtFest has become a staple event for all local communities. In fact, in 2015, the SFS ArtFest was presented the Award of Excellence in the category "Creating Community for Arts and Cultural Services" by the California Parks & Recreation Society. This annual event draws more artists and more attendees every year. In 2017, over 3,700 people attended the SFS ArtFest and 325 artists displayed over 640 pieces of artwork. Additionally, the City has been able to feature well- known artists and recognize them for their contributions in the arts. This year, the event will continue to display wonderful art, have a full schedule of Live Entertainment, Juried Film Fest, "Chalking It Up" – Live Art, Pop Up Galleries, Workshops, Crafters, and Food Trucks.
SFS ArtFest "Preview & Art Showcase Business & Community Mixer"
Thursday, May 5th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Everyone's invited to come out to Preview & Art Showcase Night – both the business community and art collectors alike. This provides artists with another opportunity to exhibit artwork for an additional day! Light entertainment and performances will illuminate the evening as all art entries are being judged.
SFS ArtFest 2022 Festival
Friday, May 6th 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Free admission! Be a guest, exhibitor, and/or a vendor. This event will showcase a variety of artisans, musical performances, film screenings, competitions, local artists, food vendors, and an overall highlight on different types of art mediums. We are also including an art exhibit from middle school and high school artists, a bookmark competition, art workshops, and silent auction. As in past years, food and drinks will also be available for purchase. We anticipate the 2022 ArtFest to attract close to 3,000 people, including artists. As we get closer to the Art Festival date, you will find more information, marketing, and a preview of the participating artists, vendors, and sponsors.
There will be more than 30 original pieces of artwork created by established and emerging artists as well as art related items to place bids on for the Silent Auction. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit all of the Heritage Arts Advisory Committee programs which will provide art education programs to under-served youth in the community.