Jerry Brown Arts Festival
Jerry Brown and Blue
Jerry Brown and his co-worker, Blue the Mule

Please mark your calendars and join us for the
Twentieth Anniversary Jerry Brown Arts Festival
March 5, 2022 - 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
March 6, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Hamilton, Alabama

The Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) is an indoor, juried arts festival headlined and named in honor of Hamilton resident and Smithsonian potter, Jerry Brown, who as a ninth-generation potter was awarded in 1992 the National Heritage Fellowship and in 2003 received the Alabama Heritage Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Artists from throughout the Southeastern United States participate in this two-day festival celebrating the festival’s theme, "Reflections of the South."

Host of the JBAF is the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization supporting the arts and art education.

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Artist Application

Artist applications are now online. We have updated the artist application process this year. We now use a system called ZAPP® to manage our applications. Please click the button below to apply as an artist to the 2022 Jerry Brown Arts Festival.

You'll need an account with ZAPP®, so if you don't already have one, click the "Sign Up" button in the top right to create an account. (If you're using a smart phone or tablet, click "Menu" in the upper left, then click "Sign Up.")

If you need assistance, please email us at

Honors and Awards
Named as a Top Twenty Event in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Top 10 event in March 2012 in Sweet Home Alabama

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Designed, maintained, and hosted by Hamilton B.A.S.E.
© 2022 Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc. and Hamilton B.A.S.E.