Press Release: 2018 Festival Date Change

After 53 years the Space Coast Art Festival, Inc. Board of Directors has voted to change the dates of the Annual Space Coast Art Festival. The 2018 Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th, in Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral, Florida. This decision was made at the urging of artists, vendors and patrons.

The Space Coast Art Festival is a juried Master Fine Arts Show, drawing artists from throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Australia. Originally held in the City of Cocoa Beach for its first fifty years, the Festival moved to Port Canaveral in 2014 due to construction in downtown Cocoa Beach. Based on our long-standing history as a premier cultural event, the City of Cape Canaveral, in 2017, offered the SCAF a contract to hold the show in their City as they felt the Festival would enhance the city’s vision of supporting local culture and education. The City also felt that Manatee Sanctuary Park would be a great fit not only because of its central location but also due to the possibility of future growth, which would increase artists space.

SCAF recognizes Outstanding Artists with cash awards. Artists exhibit at each festival in 10 different categories including Oils and Acrylics; Watercolors; Drawings, Graphics, Collages, Printmaking and Paper; Clay; Sculpture; Photography; Glass; Jewelry; Leather, Fiber & Wood; and Mixed Media. In conjunction with the Festival a Student Art Show is held featuring “Budding Artists” from Brevard County Schools who are also competing for cash prize

Artists may apply, beginning March 1st for the 2018 Festival through Juried Art Services, Inc. (JAS) @ through June 14, 2018. Brevard County Students may apply by accessing the Space Coast Art Festival website @ and downloading an application form. For additional information please e-mail SCAF @ or call 321-784-3322.