Monte Sano Art Festival

The Monte Sano Art Festival will be back on Monte Sano Mountain the third weekend of September 2017.

Monte Sano Art Festival will be held September 16 and 17, 2017.

The Monte Sano Art Festival has been an enjoyed tradition in Huntsville, Alabama for sixteen years. In 2017 we will continue to feature more than 140 of the region’s finest artists in an array of wonderful media. Along with the outdoor festival exhibitors, 2017 will continue to feature local food trucks and musicians throughout the park. This festival is always a highlight of the arts calendar!  Artist applications and food vendor applications are now closed for 2017.

Monte Sano Art Festival Hours are:
Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 from 9:00am – 4:00 p.m.

The festival is free to attend, however there is a $5 parking fee to benefit Monte Sano State Park.

Interested in volunteering?

The Monte Sano Art Festival has always depended on the kindness of friends. Volunteer to help us plan and present a great Festival. Volunteer information will be posted in Summer 2017. Still have questions? Contact Ashley Hudson at (256) 519-2787 or

Become a Sponsor

The Monte Sano Art Festival is about community and every year we rely on the help of our sponsors to make the festival possible. Click here to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.

2016 Exhibiting Artists

Monte Sano Art Festival features the best in regional art from more than 140 artists representing a variety of disciplines and techniques, from woodworking to painting, wool felting, pottery, metal work, jewelry, photography, glasswork and more.

Explore our 2016 Exhibiting Artists

The History of Monte Sano Art Festival

The Monte Sano Art Show originated in 1999 when Debra Simpson, an artist residing in the Monte Sano Community, wished to establish a show in an outdoor setting. With a group of friends, Debra made plans for the first show which was held on October 30, 1999 in the parking lot of the Monte Sano Assessment and Enrichment Center at 820 Monte Sano Blvd.

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