A 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, RiverArtsFest charges a small admission fee that helps us sustain our festival and expand our offerings year to year. Proceeds, donations and sponsorships support community art projects, area college art scholarships, Art in the Making residency programs, and other arts-related organizations and events throughout the year. Learn more about RiverArtsFest community reinvestment

Admission & Wristbands

$5 admission gets you daily in - and out - access to the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Children 10 and under are free. Saturday free for all ages after 5PM.

RACE FOR THE CURE PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION WITH RACE BIB.

Hours

Saturday, 10AM to 9PM | Sunday, 10AM to 5PM

Admission Policies

  • NO PETS

  • NO COOLERS

  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR FOOD

  • NO SKATES/SKATEBOARDS

  • NO SCOOTERS

  • NO BIKES

Great news that RiverArtsFest has been named to  Sunshine Artists top 200  as one of the   Top 10 Fine Arts & Design Festivals  . Great accomplishment by this all-volunteer run nonprofit.   In 2016, RiverArtsFest was named one of   The Best Festivals & Fairs in Tennessee   by  Travel Magazine.

Great news that RiverArtsFest has been named to Sunshine Artists top 200 as one of the Top 10 Fine Arts & Design Festivals. Great accomplishment by this all-volunteer run nonprofit.

In 2016, RiverArtsFest was named one of The Best Festivals & Fairs in Tennessee by Travel Magazine.

Artist Market

Nearly 180 fine artists from across the nation will line Riverside Drive selling original work. A complete list of artists can be found here.

Music

See our full line up of local musicians and bands performing each day. The festival grounds will also feature strolling musicians and performing artists.

Activities

Our Hands On Art stations will be open Saturday and Sunday for children of all ages to tap into their inner artists by participating in our special art project. Sponsored by the Art Center, activities are creative, simple and make a great keepsake. 

Art Demostrations

Check out the artists lineup and schedule for our Artists At Work area, featuring local artists demonstrating their craft and skills. 

Payment & Credit Cards

Most artists accept credit cards; however, the festival will have an ATM on site for patrons.