Friday, April 8, 2022 and Saturday, April 9, 2022 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Sunday, April 10, 2022 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
For the 60th year, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the “Greatest Art Show under the Sun” from April 8 through April 10. Delray Affair features more than 400 artists, crafters, and food vendors from all over the United States, the event spans across 12 city blocks in downtown Delray Beach on Atlantic Ave. Best of all, admission is FREE.
In honor of the 60th Anniversary, a 60’s Flower Power theme will dominate the landscape of Downtown Delray leading up to the event and during. Several businesses have already began making plans how they will incorporate the 60’s theme with window displays, menus, staff attire and more. Keep an eye out for the transformation coming soon!
The 60th Delray Affair’s NEW features in 2022 are…
-FREE Kids Zone at Veteran’s Park
-Beer & Wine Garden with Live Music on front lawn of Old School Square
The Beer & Wine Garden is located on the front lawn of Old School Square. Guests are able to sip, stroll and shop in the exhibitor area on the front lawn of Old School Square while enjoying a cold adult beverage! For a complete entertainment lineup, visit delrayaffair.com.
2022 DELRAY AFFAIR FEATURED POSTER ARTIST
Sarah E. Huang selected as the poster artist for 2022 Delray Affair!
Sarah E. Huang is a Taiwanese-American artist based in Delray Beach, FL. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in 2015. Huang has exhibited her evocative, visceral abstract paintings, drawings, and installations locally, nationally, and internationally since 2012. Most recently, her exhibition record includes The Box Gallery, 1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend, Ali Cultural Arts, The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Arts Garage, and many more. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach.
Outline/Explanation of Design/Vision for Artwork: Delray Beach is one of the fastest-growing cultural centers in South Florida. Everywhere you look, a fusion of the arts and business is evident. In this image, she wanted to capture an iconic piece of Downtown Delray and show a different perspective of Pineapple Grove of someone exiting through the archway. A painting merged with the sky symbolizes the individual leaving Pineapple Grove, while daydreaming about the art they experienced in Delray’s local galleries and cultural hubs. This design aimed to highlight how the arts are an essential part of the city’s culture through the Pineapple Grove archway leading to the Arts District and how the Delray Affair celebrates this aspect of the city’s culture, fusing arts and business through the Delray Affair each year. As the Delray Affair approaches its 60th year, she wanted to celebrate what makes the city stand out among others – and it’s how Delray Beach embraces the arts in all of its facets.
Find Accessible Parking –
From garages to lots to valet stands we have options: Old School Square Parking Garage at NE 1st St & NE 1st Ave, Robert Federspiel Parking Garage at SE 1st Ave between SE 1st St & Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic Avenue is open from Federal Highway to the beach and all parking lots are accessible via side streets. For a map, please visit downtowndelraybeach.com/parking.
There is a $5 fee for downtown public parking garages. Proceeds benefit Delray Beach Police Explorers. Parking is also available at the Delray Beach City Hall parking lot on NW 1st Ave.
FREE Parking & Luxury Shuttle Bus Service: Palm Beach County Administrative /Tri-Rail Complex, 345 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL *Allow up to 30 minutes for shuttle bus.
FREE Parking (Grass lot; north side of Atlantic between 6th & 7th Avenue)
$5 parking at Old School Square Parking Garage (NE 1st St & NE 1st Ave)
$5 parking at Robert Federspiel Parking Garage (SE 1st Ave between SE 1st St & Atlantic Avenue)
$5 parking at Courthouse Parking Garage (SE 2nd Avenue & Atlantic Avenue)
FREE golf cart transportation in downtown! Download the FREEBEE app to request pick-up!
Although you must pay to park in areas metered, you will be able to extend parking on meter an unlimited number of times during the day. You can do this through the PARK MOBILE APP.
Produced by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Delray Affair traces its roots back to the 1940s and ‘50s as the annual Delray Beach Gladiola Festival, a community-wide event that attracted tourists as well as local residents who participated in everything from the annual Gladiola parade to the Miss Gladiola beauty pageant. Today, the community spirit that sparked the first Delray Affair lives on in an arts and crafts festival like no other under the sun.
DELRAY AFFAIR FUN FACTS
- Won 10 International Awards
- Won 8 State Awards
- Top 13 Best Art Festivals in America
- $3,433,631 Economic Impact
- 110,000 Attendees
- More the 400 Artists and Crafters
- 12 City Blocks
- 8,200 Facebook Fans