Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts is a free public festival, considered one of the top juried outdoor art shows in the Southeast ranked #18 in Sunshine Artist’s “Best Fine Art Shows” in the Nation. Festivities take place in beautiful Riverside Park and along historic downtown Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. Festival map & fast facts below. Please reach out to with additional questions or feedback.

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IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts was founded 48 years ago by Atlantic Center for the Arts founder, Doris "Doc" Leeper in 1976 and has grown throughout picturesque Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach over time.

The high quality, salable work combined with live musical entertainment, creative children’s art projects, a student art exhibit, and pleasing cuisine provides a culturally rich experience that communicates Atlantic Center for the Arts’ stamp of artistic excellence.

IMAGES wouldn’t happen without the support and cooperation of the New Smyrna Beach City Commission, Police and Fire Departments & Recreation Department, and we are grateful for their willingness to support the Festival in so many ways over the past 48 years.
The Festival is open:
  • Friday from 1 PM -5 PM
  • Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM
Pet safety, health and enjoyment should be pet owners’ main consideration when deciding whether their pets attend public events.

For safety precautions, IMAGES kindly asks that you leave your pet at home as the streets can get crowded and we don’t want your pup to get stressed out!
First Aid is located at the corner of Downing Street and Riverside Drive.

Parking is available on Canal Street (west of Live Oak), Sams Avenue, Magnolia Street, Andrews Street, and North Riverside Drive. Handicap-Accessible Parking is available in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, at 115 Canal Street. IMAGES volunteers can also assist those in need of handicapped parking under the South Causeway overpass accessible at Lytle and Magnolia Streets.
Portable restrooms with handicap accessibility and running water can be found in Riverside Park, and throughout the Festival route.
The information tent, located at the corner of Canal Street and Riverside Drive, is the place to go to buy festival items such as t-shirts and posters, inquire about a particular artist, or if you get separated from your group and need help finding them.

Visit the Beer & Wine Garden in Riverside Park and enjoy a drink while listening to the music and taking in the view.

The Beer & Wine Garden will be featuring New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company’s local favorites on tap, along with a selection of wines to choose from.  
Children can participate in hands-on art projects presented by Upward Trend Academy at the Creative Education Tent. The tent is located in Riverside Park, adjacent to the playground.
  • Saturday Hours: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM
  The Student Art Exhibit, featuring the work of 200+ students from 35+ Southeast Volusia schools, is next to the Creative Education Tent.
New Smyrna Beach, located on Florida’s east central coast south of Daytona Beach, is ranked one of the “100 Best Small Art Town in America” in the book by John Villani.
Stop by the food trucks, located in the Brannon Civic Center parking lot, for lunch or a snack. Kat’s Food Trucks brings a wide variety of options the whole family will enjoy!