Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
February 6 & 7, 2016
Downtown Fort Myers, FL
9 am to 5 pm
Option to participate in Opening Night - February 5, 2016
Deadline: September 14, 2015
ArtFest Fort Myers works year-round to produce the best fine art festival in Southwest Florida and many artists agree that this fine art festival puts all the right components together to create a very successful weekend for artists!
Ask the artists - - -
"ArtFest Fort Myers was, by far, one of the top shows we have done in the past several years." Debo Groover, a MM2D artist who participated in ArtFest Fort Myers 2015.
ArtFest Fort Myers has a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting art buyers throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Between TV, radio, newsprint, billboards, glossy magazines, ads in theatre & symphony programs, as well as a vigorous social media presence, they concentrate on bringing art savvy, motivated patrons to you. Their web site is mobile friendly and the on-line Artist Gallery gives buyers a sneak peak at your work, in anticipation of your arrival!
"Thanks for hosting a terrific show - I have done your show five times, and this year was my best ever. What a great way to start a new year." Michael Brown, a digital artist from the 2015 festival.
The ArtFest Fort Myers professional staff works year-round to create a community-based event, free to the public, with an established reputation for bringing the best-of-the-best arts to all. An environment that includes a wide boulevard with ease of patron flow of artist booths, flanked by a beautiful riverfront park and yacht basin is just the beginning.
The on site art-related activities are designed to bring an income appropriate, broad aged range audience - an audience that is encouraged to linger, spend the day, be engaged and buy more art. The loyal base of VIP's, patrons and sponsors wait all year to support this fine art festival and it's distinctive artists.
"This was one of the most well organized art shows I've had the pleasure to be involved with." Greg Turco, a photographer who participated in ArtFest 2015.
The ArtFest Fort Myers staff joins forces with a great volunteer Steering Committee of community "movers and shakers" who oversees the weekend, insuring that artist needs come first:
These wonderful amenities are one of the reasons that so many experienced artists want to be a part of this event - and isn't it fitting to be surrounded by artists with the caliber of work that you want to be associated with?
"I was absolutely thrilled when Sharon McAllister told me that I had been selected," said Ellen Negley about her 2015 experience. "The Poster Unveiling Party began a month of great exposure to a Fort Myers community that truly sustains the arts! Between robust coverage in the media, a supportive festival committee and a very busy festival weekend, I feel incredibly lucky to represent ArtFest Fort Myers!"
Additional opportunity: Submit your work for the 2016 ArtFest Fort Myers Poster/T-shirt Competition. The winner will be featured in a broad range of advertisements plus have a free booth space at the 2016 festival, a complimentary weekend stay at the host hotel and so much more! Click here for the details.
Apply now for ArtFest Fort Myers, through ZAPPlication, to make ArtFest Fort Myers a key part of your successful winter season in Florida! A true community event, ArtFest Fort Myers is free to the public andincludes art related activities to attract the best audience in a wide age range. Plan now to be a part of this fabulous Fort Myers art experience!
For more information visit ArtFestFortMyers.com