The 20th annual Telfair Art Fair returns to Savannah this weekend to show off the work of illustrators, photographers, painters, printmakers, sculptors and a number of other kinds of artists.
The Telfair Square will transform into an art market with artists’ tents lined up around the street and sidewalks this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. for a free two-day open-air art fair.
There will be a variety of activities for kids to participate in at the art fair, centered around the “Port City: The Savannah Riverfront Through Artists’ Eyes” exhibit at the Jepson Center. These family-friendly activities include a boat-making race called “Rain Gutter Regatta,” as well as a flag-making activity and other themed art projects.
But the fun really kicks off on Friday night with food, cocktails and live music at the Arty Party. For $85, guests can get access to this exclusive reception that allows them to browse through all the artists’ tents in the square and along York and President streets before the art fair opens the next day.
On Saturday, guests can also stop by the fair to purchase same-day tickets for the Savannah Food and Wine Festival’s Taste of Savannah, a food and wine tasting extravaganza, just two blocks away, in Ellis and Johnson Squares.
All of the Taste of Savannah ticketholders will get to enjoy the Telfair Art Fair with “Mimosas, Muffins and Masterpieces,” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., before the Taste of Savannah begins at 1 p.m.
And that’s not even all the fun! The Savannah Children’s Book Festival will also take over Forsyth Park, as well as the Forsyth Farmers’ Market Fall Family Fun Day.