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Don't miss artist Donna Elias this Spring and Summer on the Jersey Shore!



September 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2019

Ocean City, Maryland

The weather is beautiful and there's plenty to do at Ocean City, MD's biggest and best festival. Enjoy four fun-filled days of arts and crafts, delicious food, hayrides, kids activities and musical entertainment. Plus, Sunfest hosts big musical headliners every year! So grab your friends and family – it's the perfect time to visit OC! Festival activities are held in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City, Maryland's famous Boardwalk.

Donna Elias is really excited about showing for the first time at SUNFEST, one of America's largest and most popular fall festivals! Hope you'll come out and say hi!

EVENT HOURS (rain or shine!):
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find the perfect place to stay and book your Sunfest weekend now!




Saturday, September 28, 2019

9 am to 6pm

Come celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest in Cape May, New Jersey this September 28th.  The festival will be located on Carpenter Lane and continue down Jackson Street to Beach Ave. as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food.

Award winning artist Donna Elias will have a large double booth displaying all her Cape May artwork and other coastal decor including her personalized beach art and Great American lighthouses!

Visit the Beer Gardens and Food Courts browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.

FREE ADMISSION. Raindate - Sunday 9/29.




Join artist Donna Elias for the 20th Anniversary of the spectacular Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey! America's first and largest Lighthouse Festival takes place October 19 & 20, 2019 at almost every beacon in New Jersey! Your "Challenge"...is to visit them all in one weekend! Great American Lighthouses artist Donna Elias will be set up at her home town Absecon Lighthouse all weekend with her art and Challenge souvenirs. Absecon will be open late Saturday for thrilling night climbs! For complete details, please visit https://www.lhchallengenj.org/Home.php




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Some past shows and a few comments..

Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival - Sept. 14, 2019. Another great show! Thanks Sea Isle! See you in June 2020.

Wildwood Boardwalk Art & Craft Show - August 31, Sept 1 & 2, 2019. Great Show. Beautiful view from the boardwalk. Thanks everybody! 

 Mystic Outdoor Art Festival - August 10 & 11, 2019

 The Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show - August 2, 3 & 4, 2019. This remains one of my favorite (and most successful) annual festivals. Thanks to the wonderful citizens and visitors of America's Greatest Family Resort! 

Wildwood Boardwalk Art & Craft Festival - July 20 & 21, 2019

Cape May Promenade Art Show -- July 12, 13 & 14, 2019: Donna Elias took the 1st Place Ribbon. Thanks so much Cape May!!

Sea Isle City Skimmer Weekend Art & Craft Show - Saturday, June 15, 2019 

Cape May Promenade Art & Craft Show June 8 & 9, 2019

 The Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar - May 17, 18 & 19, 2019

Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Show - April 27 & 28, 2019

The Villages - Brown Paddock Art & Craft Festival - April 20 & 21, 2019

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Show  April 13 & 14, 2019

Islamorada 28th Annual Island Fest - April 6 & 7, 2019


Englewood Art & Crafts Festival - March 30 & 31, 2019

Naples Downtown Art Festival One of the top art festivals in America! March 23 & 24, 2019

 Sanibel-Captiva Lions Art & Craft Festival - March 15 & 16, 2019

Spanish Springs Art & Craft Festival - February 23 & 24, 2019

Marco Island Art League Art & Craft Show  - March 2 & 3, 2019

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - March 9 & 10, 2019

Marco Island Art League Art & Craft Show -  February 2 & 3, 2019

Downtown Dunedin Art & Crafts Festival - February 9 & 10, 2019

Siesta Key Art & Craft Show - February 16 & 17, 2019

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Show -  January 19, 20, 21, 2019


Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts - January 26 & 27, 2019. Unfortunately the show was mostly rained out but I received an "Award of Distinction" for my watercolors - which was very nice. Thank you.

Marco Island Art League Art & Craft Show - January 5 & 6, 2019. Thanks for coming out. Always enjoy visiting Marco Island!

Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival - January 12 & 13, 2019 Simply amazing show! One of my best showings ever! Thank you all so much for your support!

Art & Craft Festival at Gulf Coast Town Center - November 24 & 25, 2018 -

Englewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival - December 1 & 2, 2018. I was awarded 2nd place for painting at this show! Thanks so much! :)

Downtown Dunedin Art & Crafts Festival - November 17 & 19, 2018: Another FANTASTIC show in wonderful Dunedin, Florida. Love you guys! DE

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey - October 20th & 21st, 2018 -America's first & largest Lighthouse Festival!

Another Huge success! Thanks so much everybody!! DE


OKTOBERFEST Saturday, September 29, 2018 Jackson Street - Cape May, New Jersey.

Skimmer Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival - Saturday, June 16, 2018 On the Boardwalk, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

  April 28 & 29, 2018 40th ANNUAL SIESTA FESTIVA ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL - Great Show! Thank you See you in 2019!



April 5th & 6th, 2018 - MARCO ISLAND ART & CRAFT SHOW

March 24 & 25, 2018 - TARPON SPRINGS FINE ARTS FESTIVALMy BEST Show of 2018 so far! Thanks so much Tarpon Springs!!! DE

March 16 & 17, 2018 (Friday – Saturday) - SANIBEL ISLAND LIONS ART FESTIVAL



February 17 & 18, 2018 - DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN CRAFT FESTIVAL - Fantastic show in a wonderful town!




January 27 & 28, 2018 38th DEERFIELD BEACH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - Great Show! Thanks again!

January 13 & 14, 2018 - CAPE CORAL ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL. Fantastic Show! Thanks everyone! DE

December 16 & 17, 2017 2nd ENGLEWOOD ART & CRAFTS SHOW

November 26 & 26, 2017 ART IN THE PARK – STUART

December 2 & 3, 2017 6th BELL TOWER SHOPS ART & CRAFT SHOW

November 18 & 19, 2017 -  25th DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN CRAFT FESTIVAL 

November 11 & 12, 2017 JUNO BEACH CRAFT FESTIVAL

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival Anglesea Fine Art & Craft Festival - June 17 & 18, 2017. What can I say? This is not only one of my favorite shows in the country...bit also always one of my most successful. Thanks so much for your love and support everybody! I'll be back in 2018! DE

Don't miss the 2017 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival & Anglesea Fine Art & Crafts Show! Donna Elias will be joining over 100 artists, crafters, jewelers, photographers, authors, historians along with men and women of the sea at this fun and entertaining annual event in North Wildwood. Free Admission. Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017. 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday. At and around the Historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. www.herefordlighthousefestivals.org

Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival  - April 8 & 9, 2017. Thanks everybody for coming out and stopping by to see me!!! This turned out to be one of our most successful shows of the year. well, maybe ever! Hope to see you all again in 2018. Your support is so appreciated! :) Donna E.


Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club’s 34th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, March 17th & 18th, 2017, Well this also turned out to be one of my best showings of the year! And what a place to show...Sanibel is simply a tropical paradise. I love it! Thanks for coming out and supporting the arts everyone! DE

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 17 - 19, 2017 - Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days 2017


  Stuart’s 30th Annual Artfest

 Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2017 - Stuart’s 30th Annual Artfest! – Over 120 artists will be exhibiting throughout Memorial Park and along East Ocean Boulevard including award winning watercolor artist Donna Elias! Plus, Food, Music and More! East Ocean Blvd in downtown Stuart, Florida. $5.00 donation. https://martinartsorg.presencehost.net/news_events/artsfest/  

 Saturday & Sunday, January 28 – 29, 2017- Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts. Once again this proves to be one of my best shows of the year...well almost, it rained on Sunday. But Saturday was FANTASTIC. I love this show and everyone in Deerfield Beach! Thanks again! DE

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club 25th Annual Fine Art & Craft Festival  - I got a 2nd place ribbon at this show, but had to skip Sunday due to severe weather and dangerous winds. DE

Cape Coral Festival of the Arts - Saturday & Sunday, January 14 – 15, 2017 –  One of my BEST shows in years! 100,000 people came out and it was amazing! Thanks to everybody for their support and love! Donna E.

 Art League of Marco Island Art & Craft Fair - January 7- 8, 2017

 Stuart Art in the Park - November 26 & 27, 2016 - One of my favorite small festivals. We had a great time and a wonderful show! Thanks so much to everyone who came out! See you next year! DE


October 8, 2016 - Ocean City Fall Block Party - Just like last week's show in Cape May, it rained all day but still was a great show! Thanks.

 October 1, 2016  Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson Street, Cape May - Wet Wet Wet, but Busy, Busy, Busy! Love Cape May. Thank You!



Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival - September 17, 2016 - Great Show! Thousands of people. Nice meeting so many new friends and fans! Thanks again! DE

Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show - August 6 & 7, 2016- Fantastic as usual!! Thanks everybody!! Donna

Red Bank Street Fair - September 11, 2016 - Not a bad event. Neat town. I'm staying on the beach next time though :) Thanks for coming out. DE

 24th Annual Venice Shark's Tooth Festival - April 8 - 10, 2016 -


Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Art and Craft Festival - April 2 & 3, 2016.  I Love this place! I'll be back in the Fall of 2016! DE

Englewood, Florida  Spring Fine Arts Festival - March 19 & 20, 2016.  Well, what can I say...I had another wonderful showing in Englewood! I love this show. Thanks to all of you for coming out again. I'll be back next year! Donna

Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Vero Beach, FLorida - March 11-13, 2016. My first time at this famous show in park full of beautiful and historic oak trees. We had a little difficulty with show management and had to remove all of my popular framed fine art prints from my booth (they only want originals to be shown apparently.) This upset me greatly and left my display looking terrible - HOWEVER, in spite of the problems, I had one of my best art shows of the year! Thanks to you of course! I don't know if I'll be back to this show, but I'll definelty be back to Vero Beach. Look for me in 2017. Thanks! Donna  


Bonita Springs National Arts Festival - March 5 & 6, 2016 - This is one of my favorite shows and continues to be one of the best. I appreciate all of you for coming out and, of course, for the business! See you next year! Donna 

February 20 & 21, 2016 -ArtFest Stuart, Florida 2016. Fantastic Festival. Had a great show and met lotsa terrific people. Thanks Stuart! We'll see you again in December! DE


February 13 & 14, 2016 - Anna Maria Island - Holmes Beach Art & Craft Festival - Once again this was a great little show. I really love Anna Maria Island. Cant wait to return in April! DE

 February 6 & 7, 2016 - Marco Island Art League - 2016 Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Beautiful Island, Nice little show. Thanks everybody for coming out! I'll be back in 2017. Donna

January 30 & 31, 2016 - 36th Annual Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts - I thought Naples was Great, but this was even better! Thanks again Deerfield Beach! I Love this Show! Donna E 

 January 16 & 17, 2016 - Anna Maria Islandfest, Holmes Beach, Florida

 January 9 & 10, 2016 - Cape Coral Festival of the Arts

January 2 & 3, 2016   20th Annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair. - Fantastic Show ~ One of my best ever! Thanks so very much everybody!! Donna

December 12 & 13, 2015 Anna Maria Island Art League's 28th Annual Winterfest Festival!

December 4 & 5, 2015 -  Olde Englewood Village Winter Fine Art Show

November 28 & 29, 2015 - 21st Annual Art In the Park

November 14 & 15, 2015 Anna Maria Island Fine Art & Crafts Festival

 November 7 & 8, 2015 - The Melbourne Fall Art Festival, Melbourne, Florida

 October 17 & 18, 2015 - The New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge! Another Amazing Weekend! 1,600 people came by Absecon Lighthouse to see us! Had a great time and met so many new enthusiasts as well as old friends and collectors. Thanks sooooo much! See you next year! Donna

Ocean City Fall Block Party - October 10, 2015. Incredible show again! Tens of thousands of people came out! OC lived up to it's name again..America's Greatest Family Resort. Thanks everybody! DE

Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ - Sunday September 13, 2015. Boy was I surprised. This turned out to be a fantastic little show - right up until it rained (15 minuted before the show ended anyway.) I'll be back next year for sure! Thanks for coming out everyone! Donna

Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk Art Show - August 7 -9, 2015. As always, this was my best showing of the year! I love Ocean City and all the wonderful people who holiday there! Thanks again for your support! DE 

Englewood Rotary Fine Arts Festival - March 28 & 29, 2015: This was my last major show of the 2015 Florida Season and it was MY BEST! Wow, what a weekend. I was joined by dozens of TOP artists from around America showing to THOUSANDS of happy Florida tourists and residents. We did fantastic! Thanks to ALL of you who stopped by. Hope to see you again in Englewood next year! Donna

SANIBEL ISLAND - Sanibel Island Lions Club Arts & Crafts Festival - March 20 & 21, 2015. Very Hot this year, but not a bad little show...and I LOVE SANIBEL ISLAND! thanks for coming out! Donna

BONITA SPRINGS - Bonita Springs National Art Festival - AMazing SHow as Ususal! Thanks. See you here next year! Donna


Art League of Marco Island Arts & Crafts Festival - March 6 & 7, 2015. Great Little Show. Did very well. We'll be back in 2016. Thanks again! DE

Punta Gorda Downtown City Marketplace Art & Craft Festival - February 21 & 22, 2015. Had a good show. Thanks for coming out!

St. Stephens Art Show, Coconut Grove, Florida - February 14, 15 & 16, 2015. Beautiful Show with amazing art. But I'll stick to the beach next year. More my crowd. Thanks to all those who came out though!

Anna Maria Island - Holmes Beach Art & Craft Festival - February 7 & 8, 2015. Another great event at one of my favorite Florida beaches! Thanks and see you all again next year! Donna

Bonita Springs National Art Festival - January 31 & February 1, 2015. Our shows seem to just keep getting better this year. Bonita is one of the finest art festivals I attend and this year was no different. An excellent event. So many fans returned from 2014 and I made a lot of new ones. My thanks again for coming out and for your support! Donna

Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts -  January 24 & 25, 2015. Once again this was a FANTASTIC show for me. Cold and windy on Saturday made me worry a little, but then Sunny Sunday was packed with eager show goers. Met some old friends and made lotsa new ones. Thanks again for your support! See you next year! Donna 

19th Annual Anna Maria Islandfest Art & Craft Show - January 17 & 18, 2015. Great Show! Wow. Anna Maria Island is so beautiful. I'd love to live there. Thanks so much everybody. I can't wait to return! Donna



Art League of Marco Island Arts & Crafts Festival,  January 10 & 11, 2015. This was a cute little show on beautiful Marco Island. Well recieved and met lots of new folks. Thanks everybody!


51st Annual Space Coast Art Festival  - November 29 & 30, 2014.  Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, Florida. Great Show! Thanks again!

  November 21, 22 & 23, 2014 -Sarasota Bradenton Home Show.

November 2014 - Delaray Beach Wine, Seafood and Art Festival. Great Saturday, rained out on Sunday, but a had a good show anyway. Atlantic Avenue is a lot of fun! Great food, drink and shops. Hope to be back next year. Thanks! Donna E.

October 18 & 19, 2014 - Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - WoW! 1,800 of you came by Absecon Lighthouse over the weekend. Amazing show. Thanks again and we'll see you all next year!

October 11, 2014 - OCEAN CITY NJ FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR. Cold and rainy all day, but 20,000 people still turned out for the party! Great Show. Thanks so much OC!

September 13 & 14, 2014 - Atlantic City Seafood Festival - Great Food, Great People. Had a blast! Thanks! 

September 6, 2014 Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show - Thanks for coming out everybody! Had another good AC Show! 

August 7, 8, 9, 2014 -The Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show - Ocean City, New Jersey. My best show of thee year....again! Thanks Ocean City! I love you! Donna

June 21 & 22, 2014

 2014 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival - Fantastic Festival as usual! One of my best shows in a while. Had a great time and was so pleased to see so many old fan and collectors again. See you next year! Donna


 Bonita Springs National Art Festival- January 11 & 12, 2014 - Had a fantastic show!! Thanks for coming out everybody! Donna E. 1/13/14. 

Deerfield Beach, Florida - 34th Annual Festival of the Arts! Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2014. Wow! Another amazing show. I love Deerfield Beach. You guys are the greatest. Thanks so much!  Donna E. 1/27/14