The Art Festival was founded in 1969 as a way to stimulate the Arts economy in Rockport, TX, an emerging art colony on the Texas Coast. Since then, it has become a staple of the Summer season on the coast – over 120+ artists sell their work to over 10,000+ art buyers.

Rockport Art Festival also serves as a fundraiser for Rockport Center for the Arts. Proceeds go towards creating and sustaining the many free to low-cost programs hosted by Rockport Center for the Arts year-round.

Tickets are available:

Online: purchase in advance (2-Day Passes Only)
2-Day Passes purchased online may be picked up in advance of the Festival at Will Call located at Rockport Center for the Arts’ main location at 106 S Austin Street during regular gallery hours (Mondays-Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm) in advance of Art Festival weekend.  Will call will open early at 8 am on Saturday, July 6 at this same location.  VIP passes may also be claimed at any festival entrance gate by showing your proof of purchase; however, it is highly recommended that VIP passes be picked up at the Art Center before coming to festival grounds as there will be a line at both gates Saturday morning. 
In-person: at the North and South gates during the Festival.
At The Center: 106 S Austin Street, Rockport, TX

2-Day VIP Passes are $15 each, include exclusive early festival access starting at 9:30 Saturday, gates open to public at 10
Saturday one-day admit $10 for adults (13 & up) on-site only, no pre-sale
Sunday one-day admit is $8 for adults (13 & up) on-site only, no pre-sale
Children 12 and under are FREE all weekend

Art Fest VIP : 2 Day Pass
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ART AUCTION GALA • Friday, July 5, 2019

6:30 PM Until The Stars Come Out
In the Air-Conditioned Tent on the Festival Grounds.

Live Auction
Big Board Auction
Silent Auction
Artist Project Auction: 50 Years, 50 Cakes

Dinner, Music, Open Bar, Valet Parking
Dress Code: Nautical or Patriotic Attire

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Art Auction Gala Ticket
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Art Auction Gala Table for 10
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Come For The Art

2019 Artists TBA

Come For the Music

Main Stage, Big Top (AC Tent)

11-1  • Rowdy  Solo singer
1:30-3:30 • Mick  Boudreau Band 
4-6 Third Coast Combo, Zachary Munoz Band

12-2  Jimmy Wilden 
2:30- 4:30  The Cover Tones, Mason Matern Band

Children’s Stage, Children’s Tent 
Joe McDermott


Thank You To Our Sponsors


Be a Vendor


All artists wishing to have a booth at the Art Festival must apply via ZAPP. Applications are due March 1, 2019, and notifications will be sent the first week in April.



Interested in performing at Art Fest? Fill out an application.


Interested in serving food/beverages at Art Fest?
Food vendors should email info@rockportcenter.com