Art festivals have been around since the early 1700s, focusing on all kinds of artistic mediums and providing an opportunity to celebrate local artisans and culture.
Chattanooga's 4 Bridges Arts Festival is one of the nation's top 30 art festivals, featuring 145 artists in a 50,000-square-foot pavilion. It supports artists by offering them an opportunity to sell their works and has contests for artists to enter for a chance to win up to $15,000.
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is one of the best arts festivals in the world, featuring over 200 artists from around the U.S. and local food. April is a great time to visit, with temperatures ranging from 65-75 degrees.