What is the Festival of Arts?

The juried fine art show is held outdoors on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in Downtown Bayfield.


What else is happening in the Bayfield area? 

Visitors are encouraged to explore all Bayfield and the Apostle Islands has to offer! The 3th annual Bayfield Classic Boat & Schooner Rendezvous will also be going on, with unique vessels visiting the city. Watch the Saturday afternoon boat parade along with other nautical-themed events, concerts and demonstrations. Bayfield Festival of Arts isn’t the only art event going on this weekend… follow Scenic Highway 13 along the South Shore to the charming fishing village of Cornucopia–for 16 years, the Cornucopia Art Crawl features local artisans, music, and food.


I’m from out of town… where should I stay?

Use our lodging availability tool to explore options in the Bayfield and the Apostle Islands area.


What kinds of things are you able to buy?

This is a fine arts show, with only the highest-quality vendors accepted. Visitors will find a unique selection of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass works, wood carvings, photography and more. Take special notice of the blue “Best in Show” ribbons, which are awarded to artists in five categories, while browsing.


Does it cost anything to get in?

There is no cost to attend the Festival of Arts.


Do I need cash?

Yes! Most of our vendors prefer cash. Some of our vendors will accept checks or credit cards, and there are ATMs available in Bayfield.


Is there food there?

For the 2021 tour, there will be no food vendors. We encourage you to visit one of the many fabulous Bayfield restaurants–there are many options within walking distance. Check out the dining options by CLICKING HERE!


Is this event fit for kids? 

YES! New for 2021, kids will be able to explore their artistic side and create their own works of art at two booths.

Kiddiwink Kids will have one booth where children will be able to work with their hands to create a work of art. Kiddiwink Kids is in the heart of Washburn, a specialty children’s store offering Children’s play dough sensory kits, toys, games and baby items.

Northland College’s Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s Youth Outreach Programs (SOEI) will host a kids booth, where children of all ages will have the opportunity to paint a stewardship flag. Flags created by Stewards of Tomorrow will also be on display at the event.