High School Art Competition
One of the highlights at the Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival is the amazing art displayed by the area Middle and High School Art Departments. Every year the artwork quality increases and is featured Friday night at the Artist Dinner. Not only did the best artists and craftsmen receive awards for their works, art students at local schools competed for a $750 prize for the best art panel representing the festival theme.
Schools that submitted pieces were from: Daphne Middle School,Daphne High School, Fairhope High School, Fairhope Middle School, Spanish Fort High School, Spanish Fort Middle School, Bayshore Christian Academy, Bayside Academy and St Michael High School. The art panels were hung on the walls of the Fairhope Civic Center for the festival artists and craftsmen to view and be judged. Each exhibitor in the Arts & Crafts Show was given a ballot and selected the top three and two honorable mention winners of the competition.
Each year the winning art panels are on display at Andree's in downtown Fairhope. The award money, which is donated by Segers Aerospace, will go to help fund the schools' art programs.
The 2019 winners are: First Place - Fairhope High School, Second Place - Bayshore Christian, and Third Place - Spanish Fort Middle School.