Punta Gorda, FL 33950
The Peace River National Art Festival (PRNAF) is Charlotte County’s premiere outdoor juried fine arts show. The 10th annual PRNAF returns to Laishley Park on March 18 & 19, 2017 from 9am – 4pm. There will be plenty of free parking at the Justice center and adjacent parking lots.
The festival is the Visual Arts Center’s only outdoor festival and we are proud to receive outstanding support from the City of Punta Gorda and Boulderbrook Productions to ensure a successful event each year.
Nearly 100 nationally recognized juried artists represent various mediums including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, stone sculptures and watercolor, Live music and an eclectic array of food and beverages complement the art show and create an immersive cultural experience. The two day event draws over 8,000 visitors from Charlotte County and the surrounding areas.
The annual Peace River National Arts Festival began in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Charley devastated Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. What began as a fund raiser to repair the Visual Arts Center facility has continued supporting the arts in Punta Gorda over the past decade as our signature fundraiser.