Since 1984, Hope House Foundation has been the vision behind the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. And now, the free event is a community tradition proudly presented by Towne Bank, and drawing more than 50,000 visitors annually. Each year, a nationally recognized artist or curator judges the artists, who compete for cash prizes.
There is also an Emerging Artist Competition, also with cash prizes, for college and high school students, as well as recent graduates. Award winners are announced during the Artists Reception, which is held Saturday evening on the Main Stage.