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Call for Artists: ArtFest Fort Myers 2021

Fort MyersFebruary 6 & 7, 2021
Fort Myers, Florida
Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront
Option to participate in Opening Night: February 5
10am - 5pm
160 Artists
Deadline: September 28th
Application fee: $35    Booth fee: $454

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. Extensive and effective advertising, great artist amenities, artist-friendly layout and education outreach combine with an enthusiastic public to make this show a stand out!
We value the safety and success of all artists and attendees who participate in ArtFest Fort Myers. We are reviewing multiple scenarios to maximize both safety and success for everyone in this challenging time. It is our pledge to artists to be totally transparent to you - please monitor our eNewsletters for up-to-date information. 

ArtFest Fort Myers is 100% committed to making 2021 a great experience for you - enjoyable as well as profitable. For that reason, we have added a virtual art festival - ArtFest@Home. This virtual event is not being launched to replace the in-person Festival. The in-person and virtual events will exist alongside each other to create additional experiences and artwork sales for everyone. You can see the artist-focused Demo of the main artist features at is hosted on the state-of-the-art Eventeny platform.
A virtual component to art festivals is the way of the future. Certainly, the virtual component will never replace the vibrant joy of the in-person festivals. We all love the in-person festival and are eagerly looking forward to ArtFest Fort Myers 2021 and beyond. Think of the virtual component as opening new markets for your artwork and reaching buyers for more time than just a weekend.
This is a quick look at ArtFest@Home
  • All artists accepted to ArtFest Fort Myers are also in ArtFest@Home.
  • No other artists will be in ArtFest@Home, only those accepted through the jury process.
  • There is no additional "booth fee" to be part of ArtFest@Home, it's a package deal with the in-person festival.
  • There will be plenty of tech suppport for artists, although if you can handle ZAPP or PayPal or your own eCommerce store, you will love the ArtFest@Home interface.
Your success is why we promote the festival extensively and effectively. That's why we're always working on ways for you to make extra money and share your talent while you're in town - and sell more art during the festival - in-person and virtually.

At ArtFest, you'll enjoy all the most important artist amenities and bonuses:
  • Artist Corner includes daily complimentary continental breakfast, water and private indoor restrooms.
  • Booth sitters and dedicated Artist Ambassadors.
  • Drive-up access for ease in loading with staggered times beginning at Friday 8:30 AM.
  • Professional overnight and daytime security.
  • Oversized booth spaces with distance between booths to promote social distancing.
  • On-site Host Hotel, Luminary Hotel & Co., including covered parking with special artists rates.
  • Special group rates at other nearby hotels.
  • Reserved artist parking for vans & RVs.
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. ALL-NEW in 2021 - In consideration of social distancing guidance and unknowns for the Fall 2020, we are planning to use ZAPP's Online Jury Process for 2021 selections.

You can meet past years' artists at our Online Gallery.

Like us on  Facebook and follow us on Instagram, where we feature festival artists and engage patrons year-round.

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