Jubilee Festival of Arts is This Weekend in Daphne’s Lott Park
DAPHNE, Ala. – The 32nd Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts presented by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce is set for this weekend, October 17 & 18, 2020 in Daphne’s Lott Park.
Who: Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
What: 32nd Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts
When: October 17 & 18, 2020, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
NEW 2020 LOCATION: Lott Park, 2000 Main Street, Daphne
Admission: Admission is Free
“The Jubilee Festival of Arts is finally here! We've worked really hard to ensure the Eastern Shore has something fun to look forward to and we hope to see you all in Daphne's Lott Park this weekend,” Eastern Shore Chamber President Casey Williams.
The Eastern Shore Chamber has made several changes to accommodate for social distancing at this year’s festival. The date was also pushed back due to Hurricane Sally. Now, the Chamber is excited to keep this annual tradition going this weekend.
“The good news is this weekend's forecast looks incredible! The perfect weather for browsing artist booths outdoors, and it's certainly not too early to get your Christmas shopping started,” said Liz Thomson, Director of Tourism and Special Events.
Despite all the changes, the artists are ready to showcase the pieces they’ve been working on. 100 Artists and craftsmen will be spread out throughout Lott Park. Our Jubilee Market is also back with local food makers.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the festival and patrons are asked to follow state guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks in public spaces.
There will be 100 artist booths set up throughout Lott Park featuring everything from paintings to holiday wreaths and hand-forged knives.
Virtual Artist Shop
New this year, each artist is also featured on a Virtual Artist Shop at www.thejubileefestival.com where you can browse each artist and link directly to their website where they sell items online. This gives everyone a chance to participate in this annual tradition, even if you can’t make it out to the festival.
The Jubilee Market is back for a second year featuring local food makers. Much like a farmer’s market, these small businesses create their products themselves or highlight locally sourced produce. The Jubilee Market is sponsored by Aloha Hospitalities.
Grab and Go Kids Art
This year’s Kids Art Park will be grab and go, so children can create their masterpieces at home. Blind artist Ricky Trione will lead kids in an online art class, showing them how he uses his sense of touch to paint works of art. You can pick up supplies at the Grab and Go Kids Art tent or from the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce office at 327 Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope, the week of the festival. Kids Art is sponsored by Blackwell Realty and EcoView Windows Doors and Siding.
The entertainment stage will feature solo or duet acts and a painting demonstration. You can find the schedule at www.thejubileefestival.com. The Entertainment stage is sponsored by Navigator Credit Union.
High School Art Exhibit
The High School Art Exhibit is back to feature local up-and-coming talent. Works will be on display at the festival and online at www.thejubileefestival.com. The High School Art Exhibit is sponsored by Riviera Utilities.
New this year, you can now buy Jubilee Festival of Arts souvenirs online. You can find festival t-shirts, buff/face masks and 11x17 prints of this year’s featured artwork at www.thejubileefestival.com. They will also be available at the information booth during the festival.
This year’s food court will feature many of your favorite local food trucks, perfect for enjoying a quick meal outdoors.
The Eastern Shore Chamber and Jubilee Festival committee would like to thank the City of Daphne and festival sponsors who make this event possible: Southern Cancer Center, Eastern Shore Ace Hardware, Daphne Utilities, Coastal Alabama Community College, Bryant Bank, Riviera Utilities, Thomas Hospital, Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Buffalo Rock, Allen Allen & Foster, Merrill Lynch - S. Wesley Carpenter, CPWA®, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, CPFA, Aloha Hospitality, Terry Thompson Chevrolet, Bayshore Christian School, BancorpSouth, Blackwell Realty, EcoView Windows & Doors, Gulf Coast Media, Alabama Public Radio and Identity Signs.