Monte Sano Art Festival

The Monte Sano Art Festival has been an exciting tradition for the North Alabama community for two decades. Featuring the best in local and regional artists representing an array of disciplines and techniques, the Monte Sano Art Festival is a treasure chest full of one-of-a-kind masterpieces. 

Arts Huntsville is excited to bring the festival back to Monte Sano State Park in September 2021! 


Saturday, September 18th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 19th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

While the festival is free to attend, Monte Sano State Park will charge $10 per car for parking or $5 per walk-in. Cash only.

Stay tuned for updates regarding the artist and food truck lineup coming early Fall 2021. 

Monte Sano Art Festival features the best in local and regional artists representing a variety of disciplines and techniques, from woodworking to painting, pottery, fiber arts, metal work, jewelry, photography, glasswork and more!

2021 Artist Applications are Open – Deadline is May 28th 2021

Artist must apply through ZAPPlication

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsor

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.

Interested in volunteering?

The Monte Sano Art Festival has always depended on the kindness of friends. Volunteer to help us plan and present another great Festival this year. Click the “Volunteer Sign-Up!” button below to register!

Have questions? Contact Ashley Hudson at (256) 519-2787 or