2021 Top of the Lake Art Fest | February 6 & 7


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!


2020 Top of the Lake Art Fest Awards

Best of Show
Robin Sparks - Cusseta, GA
2020 Art Festival Poster Winner- Beth Melton-Seabrook
Mt. Pleasant, SC
1st Place 2D Art
Beth Melton-Seabrook - Mt. Pleasant, SC
2nd Place 2D Art​
Leland Williams - Creasant City, FL
1st Place Photography
Shirley Palmer - Okeechobee, FL
2nd Place Photography
Judy Throop - Okeechobee, FL
1st Place 3D Art
Leland Williams - Creasant City, FL
2nd Place 3D Art
Paulette Jones - Lake Worth, FL


Award of Merit 2D Art
Kathie Papasso, Okeechobee, FL
Award of Merit 3D Art
Sarah Buro, Okeechobee, FL


 2D Art  - Joe Welling
 Photography - Edie Welling
 Okeechobee, FL
Photography - Ken Andrews
New Bern, NC
2D Art - Michael Merriman
Okeechobee, FL

3D - MJ Milburn
Bradenton, FL
3D - Steve Gilliand
Okeechobee, FL

Best of Show Adult Gallery Art

"Tears for Australia" Watercolor
Donna Anderson - Okeechobee, FL

Best of Show Student Gallery Art

"Not Too Shabby Crabby" - Mixed Media
Cera Elliott (17) - OHS High School 

2020 Top of the Lake Art Fest Sponsors

A special thank you to our 2020 Art Fest sponsors: 
Master Piece of Art Sponsors:
Pillar of the Arts Sponsors:
George & Mary Beth Cooper
Premium Art Sponsors:
Okeechobee Fine Arts Club
Fawn’s Art Studio and Framing
Keepsake Art & Beyond
Okeechobee the Magazine
Chalk Walk Sponsors:
 Maureen Budjinski
 Silky Hands & Happy Feet 
Big Lake Hobbies
Bridgette Waldau Studio of Art
Lynda Powers
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., 1 Stop Party Shop, Okeechobee News, Silver Spurs Signs, Wade Wheeler, Tim Mitchell,  Stafford’s Salon and our many volunteers.

Also, we thank our qualified fine art judges: Kathy Scott, Brad Phares, Shirley Palmer 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.