The Purchase Award Program provides a unique and highly respected opportunity for patrons to showcase support of the arts, our regional festival and the world-renowned artists that participate. It is a pledge by individuals and businesses alike to purchase artwork at this year’s festival and not only recognize the artist and purchased piece of work but you as a sponsor as well. Purchase Award Program sponsors enjoy the opportunity to support artists, procure fine art pieces for their home or office, and place their name on a beautiful award ribbon and in Festival marketing material for all patrons of the Festival to see.

Purchase Award Program sponsors also will be provided gratis ticket(s) to the festival’s premiere event, galaRE: on Saturday evening. This complimentary benefaction will be based on the level of commitment at which sponsors pledge. At galaRE:, Purchase Award Program sponsors will have the opportunity to meet select artists from the Festival and view the juror-appointed award-winning pieces from the festival. In addition, Purchase Award Program sponsors have access to the Sponsor & VIP tent during the festival, where they can enjoy light refreshments, a place to rest and a bird’s-eye view of the Festival.

  • $250 provides 1 ticket
  • $500 provides 2 tickets
  • $1000 and above provides 4 tickets

When the 2018 program application opens, Purchase Award Program sponsors may submit contributions via PayPal  or by  check.

Please contact us with any questions about participating in the Purchase Award Program in 2018!

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is registered with the State of Florida Division of Consumer Services, registration #CH32508. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. For information online go to or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) within the state or (850) 410-3800 calling from outside the state.