For the first time, the city of Gainesville’s Downtown Festival & Art Show has ranked among the top 20 art festivals in the nation in Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list.
The festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, now boasts a No. 16 ranking, up from 30th last year. This makes the Downtown Festival the third-highest ranked in Florida.
Sunshine Artist compiled its rankings by analyzing thousands of ballots from artists who recorded the amount of money they earned at the festivals they attended. Shows receive points based on these earnings, and the ones with the most points gain the top spots in the rankings.
This year’s festival will be on November 12 and 13.