Coming Up: TroyFest 2024

TroyFest 2024

Get ready, Troy residents. TroyFest 2024 is just a few days away! Happening this weekend, keep reading for all the colorful news about this premier fine art and craft festival.

About TroyFest 2024

Held in honor of Jean Lake, TroyFest is a weekend-long Central Alabama region art festival drawing upward of 10,000 visitors to Downtown Troy.

Taking place on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this festival will showcase a wonderful selection of art, food, entertainment and activities for all ages. Plus, there will be awards given out to art vendors. Awards include “Best in Show,” the “Folk Art Award” and a multitude of merit awards.

But that’s not all—here at this show, you can also purchase products from talented vendors. Some of this year’s vendors you can expect to see include David Adams from Adams Glass Studio, Katie Hughes from Eye Catchers Art, Burgundy Alleman from Upcycled Antiques and so many more!

Be sure to keep up with TroyFest 2024 on Facebook for more news about participating artists and entertainment announcements.

More about the festival

Before you head out to enjoy the arts, let’s take a moment to step back in time and learn where TroyFest originates.

Jean Lake was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1929 and, without any formal training, began painting at a very young age. Throughout her life, her art was shown throughout the Southeast, quickly gaining popularity and winning awards.

Following her death, friends of Jean approached The Troy Council on the Arts and Humanities to combine local art shows into a big two-day event to showcase the region’s artists. This led to the first “Jean Lake Memorial Art Show” in 1982.

In 2003, the festival was moved to the Downtown Square, renamed TroyFest and made available to the public for free. Jean’s art continues to be shown across the world, and she is still honored as the namesake of TroyFest, with a scholarship pursuing the arts awarded in her honor each year.


Ready to step into the wonderful world of art? Make plans to attend TroyFest 2024, located at the Downtown Square. It’s fun for the entire family!


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