High School Art Competition
One of the highlights at the 65th Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival was 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 $500 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 and Bayside Academy. 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.
The 2017 winner of the first place award went to Daphne High School, which included a $250 cash prize. Second place went to Spanish Fort Middle School for a $150 cash prize and third went to Bayshore Christian Academy, which received $100. Honorable Mentions go to Bayside Academy and Fairhope Middle School. The award money, which was donated by Segers Aerospace, will go to help fund the schools’ art programs. The winning art panels created by the students will be on display for a year at Andree's in downtown Fairhope.