The Mount Dora Arts Festival is the main fundraising event for Mount Dora Center for the Arts and the funds raised during this event are crucial to MDCA’s year-round programming and educational efforts, specifically community outreach programs and a children’s Summer Arts Camp. Admission to the Mount Dora Arts Festival is free and open to the public, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Now in its 44th year, the Mount Dora Arts Festival continually ranks among the top 20 arts festivals in the nation. The festival features 298 of the nation's leading artists who fill the quaint, historic streets of downtown Mount Dora with a colorful array of fine art. The juried artists in the festival include painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, and photographers who are competing for cash prizes totaling $21,000.
The Arts Festival will also feature a variety of musicians at the Donnelly Park Stage from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Bringing kids? Children can have their faces painted and can create their own award ribbons to present to their favorite festival artist at the Kids Art Zone located in Donnelly Park.