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Only One Week Until ArtFest Fort Myers Deadline . Art Lovers Save February 4 & 5, 2023 For This Art Happening

Where can artists find over 80,000 people looking for artwork over two days?  ArtFest Fort Myers offers 200+ artists a great layout, experienced staff, and artist amenities like no other! February 4 & 5, 2023 offers art lovers a free, non-gated event in Southwest Florida.  The DEADLINE for artists to apply is September 9, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge art lovers to mark their calendars for this spectacular art event on February 4 & 5, 2023. 








February   4   &   5,   2023



Edwards   Drive,   Downtown   Fort   Myers

Ft. Myers’ housing market has increased 191%


New home owners = new environments



More people are looking for artwork than ever!



200+   Artists



Deadline   to   apply:   September 9, 2022



Click  HERE  To Apply NOW:




For more information visit:





Artist perks include:


· Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 80,000 attendees

· Year-round professional staff, with 23+ years of consistent management

· New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work

· Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work

· Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages

· Oversized booth spaces and convenient Friday set up with drive-up access

· Discounted hotel rates, indoor bathrooms and reserved artist parking







If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need – we can help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.




Fort Myers is the largest metro area in Southwest Florida; molded by corporate headquarters, booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.









Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.




ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.







Apply from now – September 9, 2022 at

• Visit our website at for more information




Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager,

ArtFest Fort Myers

1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401    Fort Myers, FL 33901





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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