September 16, 2020 – Santa Fe College and the Santa Fe College Foundation regretfully announce that the 2021 Spring Arts Festival, scheduled for April 10-11, 2021, has been canceled. When making this difficult decision, college officials considered the health and safety of both the artists and attendees. Traditionally, the SF Spring Arts Festival has attracted more than 200 artists and 100,000 guests to a six-block area in Gainesville.
The Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival began in 1969 and celebrated its golden anniversary at the April 2019 event. Over the years it had grown into one of the largest annual events in the region and a must-attend, juried fine-arts festival for artists and art lovers alike. In March 2020, what would have been the 51st annual SF Spring Arts Festival was canceled, as the world began to deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic. In its current format, it takes six to eight months to coordinate and produce the festival. Future dates and plans will be announced as soon as they become available.