Art Sponsor

Support the Arts in Gainesville: Become an Art Sponsor

Show your support for the arts in Alachua County by becoming an Art Sponsor at the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018. Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the nationally-recognized Downtown Festival & Art Show draws more than 80,000 visitors each year. As an Art Sponsor, you can make your name stand out among the crowd by pledging a minimum of $50 in advance toward the purchase of any piece of art.

Your pledge to purchase artwork at the festival generates enthusiasm among the artists and helps attract some of the best artists in the nation to Gainesville. You can purchase exquisite art for yourself, a family member, your business or even give the gift of art to a valued friend or client

Art Sponsors have the opportunity to choose their favorite artwork from a wide variety of original pieces. Once an Art Sponsor selects their favorite piece, the artist of that piece proudly displays a ribbon and certificate personalized with the sponsor’s name. Art Sponsors will be recognized throughout the festival during live announcements from the Plaza Stage.

Becoming an Art Sponsor is very easy.  All you have to do is complete the Art Sponsor Pledge Form below, then mail in your pledge check (payable to City of Gainesville) to Downtown Festival & Art Show, PO Box 490, Sta 30, Gainesville, FL 32627 or call the Festival Coordinator at 352-393-8536 to make arrangements to pay with a credit card.  On December 1st or 2nd, join us to choose your unique piece or art from one of our 240 fine artists!


To request a paper copy of the pledge form, contact the Festival Coordinator at 352-393-8536, or open the attached form below.

Art Sponsor Pledge Form