The Orange Beach Festival of Art will be held March 12-13. The event will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and be held at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

A free event, the festival is in its 42nd year and is considered the island’s first rite of spring.

It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts and is expected to draw more than 100 artists working in a variety of media.

Public parking is located at The Wharf. Shuttles will be provided to the festival by Baldwin County’s BRATS service at a rate of $2 round trip.

Choose a vacation rental property nearby at Phoenix on the Bay I or Phoenix on the Bay II, The Wharf or other condos in Orange Beach.