2021 Top of the Lake Art Fest | TBA


The Arts & Culture Alliance Committee of Okeechobee Main Street
has been a leader in the arts, for 15 years!

The arts and cultural programs we support inspire
creativity, learning and strengthen the fabric of our community. 

The Top of the Lake Art Fest is our biggest celebration of the arts to provide opportunity for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to discover and embrace the arts!


2019 Top of the Lake Art Fest Awards

Best of Show
Leland Williams - Crescent City, FL
2019 Art Festival Poster Winner- Katie Brydebell
Okeechobee High School Student 
1st Place 2D Art
Kelvin Hair - Port St. Lucie,  FL
2nd Place 2D Art​
Kathie Papasso- Okeechobee, FL
1st Place Photography
Shirley Palmer - Okeechobee, FL
2nd Place Photography
Ken Andrews - New Bern, NC
1st Place 3D Art
Kathryn Nidy -  Ashville, NC
2nd Place 2D Art
Connor Bow - Yorktown Heights, NY


2D - Richard Edwards
Port St. Lucie, FL
2D - Robert MacKenzie
New Smyrna
3D Jackie Kimel
Cleveland, GA

3D - Robert Broughton

Best of Show Adult Gallery Art

"Too Close" Acrylic
Joe Welling - Okeechobee, FL

Best of Show Student Gallery Art

"Caribbean" - Watercolor
Katie Brydebell (17) - OHS High School 

2019 Top of the Lake Art Fest Sponsors

A special thank you to our 2018 Art Fest sponsors: 
Master Piece of Art Sponsors:
Okeechobee The Magazine
Gallery Tent Sponsor:
Xtreme Property Services
Pillar of the Arts Sponsors:
Bridgette Waldau Studio of Art
Family Dentistry of Okeechobee
Big Lake Eye Care 
George & Mary Beth Cooper
Premium Art Sponsors:
Okeechobee Fine Arts Club
Fawn’s Art Studio and Framing
Chalk Walk Sponsor:
The Hope Chest, Silky Hands & Happy Feet and Fawn’s Art Studio and Framing
Student/Senior Art Area: Community Partner for the Health Through the Arts
Special thanks for your help in supporting the arts:

The City of Okeechobee, Okeechobee City Police and Fire Department, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Dept., Frank DeCarlo of American Drilling, 1 Stop Party Shop, Okeechobee News, Silver Spurs Signs, Wade Wheeler, Chris Fox, Stafford’s Salon and Downtown Barbers and our many volunteers.

Also, we thank our qualified fine art judges: Kathy Scott, Adela Salas and Kristin Flower.

A special acknowledgment to the Park #3 Businesses for supporting us in the closing of the street in front of their businesses: Addington Satellite, Big Tasty’s 50th Style Diner, Custom Graphics & Signs, Don's Appliances, 1 Stop Party Shop, Staffords Salon, The Outpost and Zippy’s Restaurant.

As always a great big thank you to our Corporate Partners: Big Lake Cancer Center, One Blood, Quail Creek Plantation, Syfrett Feed and Seminole Brighton Casino

Presented by the:
Our mission is to connect people to the arts and to each other,
working to facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion
and education of arts and culture Okeechobee County.