Kawartha Arts Festival

Applications are extended to May 31st for both New and Returning Artists!

Apply Now!

We had some issues with our previous site and have had to quickly create our new site. Thank you for your patience.  Due to the last few days of chaos, we have extended the deadline for applications to May 31st, 2022.

Please apply to the Kawartha Art Festival here. For the Young at Art, please apply here. Gather your images and bio as you cannot complete your application unless you have these for the jury committee.

Volunteer at the KAF2022 Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for strong backs attached to enthusiastic people for help setting up for the 2022 Kawartha Arts Festival, beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and ending Monday, September 5, 2022.

Jobs include assisting with roadside sign placement, setting up and marking marquee tents, grounds maintenance and cleanup, etc. Great for students requiring community hours, and all or any help is appreciated.

Did you know?

The Kawartha Arts Festival was first held in 1989 and started off as a small collection of artists gathering together to give something back to the local arts community. It has since grown into one of the largest art festivals in Southern Ontario and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The Kawartha Art Festival is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. It is kept going by the generous donations given each year by the show’s patrons, and we would like to thank each and every one of you to keep the Art Festival growing more unique each year.


  • September 3 & 4 2022
  • Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4
  • Free admission
  • Free shuttle bus service from downtown Fenelon to the Fairgrounds.
  • Door prizes with donation at the door
  • Artist demonstrations
  • ‘Young At Art’ display
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible