Baltimore’s indoor Visual & Performing Arts Festival celebrating new & emerging artists!

The 4th annual Overlea ArtsFest happens Saturday June 1st, 2019!

To apply to be a juried artist, vendor or performer, click here to submit your work online 

NO Submission Fees – NO Art Sale Commissions

CASH Prizes for Juried Show winners

Check out last year’s Overlea ArtsFest below:


Saturday June 2nd, 2018 – 10am til 6 pm

NEW VENUE: St. Michael-St. Clement School

10 Willow Ave. & Belair Rd., 21206 – 1 mile south of 695


Juried Art Exhibit & Competition and Art Sale!

Junior Art Exhibit by St. Michael-St. Clement Students

Live Performances All Day

Overlea ArtsFest 2018 from Adventure Productions on Vimeo.

Food by: Carrabba’s Overlea & Zen West


Art Activities for All Ages by: Holt Park & Center for the Arts, Artist & Craftsman Supply and Rosedale Public Library

 Click here to view the Judging Criteria for ArtsFest Juried Show Submissions

This year’s Performers:

Josie Baltimore  Automatic Slim & his Sensational Band James Seal & Buckets
Ed Terry’s Tapsichore Mark S. Sanders

Our Featured Artists:

Jeff Lewis Paul Taylor

 Overlea ArtsFest sponsored by:

Al Saunders & Carolyn Kussrow


Click here to check out our ArtsFest Facebook page!  


Welcome to the Overlea ArtsFest!  The Overlea ArtsFest is a family-friendly annual arts festival and juried art show organized by the Overlea Community Association to celebrate the visual & performing arts, and to promote local artists and their work. Artists of all genres and all levels of experience are welcome to submit their work to compete for prizes in up to eight different juried categories. Professional local singers, bands and dance groups, as well as some talented student choirs and musicians from the Overlea area, entertain the festival attendees throughout the day. Community organizations such as Holt Park & Center for the Arts and the Rosedale Public Library provide a variety of “make-and-take” art activities for attendees of all ages. Food vendors are available with a wide selection of foods, desserts and drinks. ArtsFest is made possible by a grant from Baltimore County Government, and sponsorship from Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association.

Overlea resident Cindy in the “Noodle Throne” created by ArtsFest tree decorators Mary England & April Gomez


The Overlea ArtsFest is held on the first Saturday of June each year, from 10 AM til 6 PM. This year, the festival takes place at the St. Michael-St. Clement School at 10 Willow Avenue and Belair Road in Overlea, Maryland 21206. The St. Michael-St. Clement School is located 1 mile south of Exit 32A from 695. Every year has its own theme, and the venue is always decorated in a festive way!

The modest admission fee for attendees ($3 for adults, $1 for children 13 and under) benefits the fund for prizes for the winning artists. Artists are not charged a fee to submit their work, nor are they charged a commission on any work sold during the show, which makes ArtsFest a very “pro-artist” event. The goal of the ArtsFest Committee is to provide a respectful and joyful experience for both the artists and the performers, as well as the attendees of the event. Since it began just a few years ago in 2016, as the cherished dream of a handful of dedicated board members, ArtsFest has gained much attention. With professional event organizer and local artist Mark S. Sanders positioned as head curator and event planner, to direct its focus and inspire its future, the Overlea ArtsFest made its debut with a polish not often seen in first-time events. The scope and professionalism of the festival was recognized with a special citation award by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins in its very first year. ArtsFest grew so quickly that it had to move to a larger venue for its 2018 event.

The Overlea Community is proud of its arts festival, and we welcome artists and art lovers alike to join us in making Overlea a supportive place for the entire arts community.See you at the ArtsFest!

Overlea mural painted by local artist & ArtsFest co-curator Kimberly King.

 Check back for more info coming soon!

To submit your work online for next year’s ArtsFest, click here 

If you have trouble with your online art submission, or for more info, email us at