Considering going to ArtFest Fort Myers? Well consider this:
1 – What: The premier fine art festival in For Myers – ArtFest Fort Myers 2013.
2 – When: Friday, February 1st from 6 – 10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3 – Where: Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront on Edwards Drive.
4 – Why: Spend the day becoming inspired! This is your chance to enjoy and purchase wonderful one-of-a-kind artwork and learn the story behind the piece you love. Our outdoor “gallery” provides the perfect once-a-year opportunity to view a wide variety of art forms, enjoy a cool beverage and indulge a delightful selection of international cuisines.
5 – How: You can walk, drive, bike, kayak or take a trolley to the best outdoor fine art festival in Southwest Florida. Look for Event Parking signs, free trolley stops or Bike Valet signs.
6 – Why Here: “Our artists are the best of the best. They applied and competed with over 800 artists to be one of the 200 who are ArtFest Fort Myers exhibitors.” They represent the finest “made-by the-artist” unique artwork and 45% are exhibiting in Fort Myers for the first time!
7 – Why Not: Yes, why not let art color YOUR life? Make your every day something special with artwork that makes you smile or think or love or laugh or cry – or all of the above.
8 – What Else: Be a VIP and support the art festival while enjoying a red carpet experience and reserved parking. Commemorate your day at ArtFest Fort Myers with the purchase of stunning festival Posters and T-shirts. They are based on the artwork of North Naples abstract artist Tim Parker and are sure to sell out.
9 – What’s Special: The Friday Opening Night Party features 65 great artists under the stars. Linger in the bistro for eats and drinks, enjoy performances by the Dance Alliance and preview the Fort Myers Film Festival.
10 – Who: All your friends and neighbors are sure to be there, as will 200 artists from across the country and around the world.
11 – Who’s Young: And there will be over 300 high school students exhibiting their artwork and competing for $7,000 in cash prizes. 30 high school teams, in conjunction with 5 professionals will create the Chalk Block with spectacular sidewalk chalk art.
12 – Who Else: Check out ArtFest’s non-profit arts friends in the Publix Art Yard! You can dress like an actor with Florida Rep, try your luck with a new instrument with the Southwest Florida Symphony or create an art piece of Olympic proportions with Art of the Olympians.
13 – Who Helps: ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event. A full-time staff of three plus an intern, a volunteer Steering Committee of forty and over 300 weekend volunteers create the annual art festival.