Naples (8)

10882062656?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 25 & 26, 2023
Naples, Florida
5th Avenue South
Daily 10am-5pm
250 Artists
Deadline: December 9, 2022
 
Application fee: $35                      Booth fee: $650
 
Naples Art hosts one of the last major art festivals of the winter season. Located on upscale Fifth Avenue South, the heart of downtown, this is the ideal site for this fine art festival. The Naples Art Downtown Art Fair was rated in Sunshine Artist’s Magazine 2019 ARTIST 200 Best Fairs in America. This juried fair has openings for 250 artists. The quad setup affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Qualified buyers enjoy the set-up along the 5th Avenue S., where they are able to have the opportunity to engage with artists and learn about their process. 
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Naples Art has been at the forefront of the Arts & Cultural landscape of Naples since 1954.  We believe art can change lives and improve communities.  We are committed to developing tomorrow’s artists and arts leaders, ensuring artistic expression is accessible to everyone and inclusive of everyone.
 
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Call for Artists: Naples Art National Art Fair 2023

10817280498?profile=RESIZE_400xFebruary 25 & 26, 2023
Naples, Florida
Cambier Park and 8th Street
Daily 10am-5pm
190 Artists
Deadline: October 28, 2022
 
Application fee: $35                                Booth fee: $650
 
The Naples Art National Art Fair is consistently voted among the top art fairs in the country. It was named one of Art Fair SourceBook Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events for 2019 and ArtFairCalendar.com’s America’s Best Art Fairs. As one of the oldest fairs in Collier County, the Naples Art National Art Fair is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must-see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists, and the festive atmosphere. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples’ premier shopping and dining district.
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Contact: Patrick Benes patrick.benes@naplesart.org
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10754332489?profile=RESIZE_400xJanuary 7 & 8, 2023
Naples, Florida
5th Avenue South
Daily 10am-5pm
254 Artists
Deadline: September 12, 2022
 
Application fee: $35             Booth fee: $650
 
Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at this wonderful, well established art fair. This fine art fair draws over 250 professional artists from around the country and was ranked in the 2020 Best Fine Art fair in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was named to ArtFairSourceBook.com’s “BLUE CHIP 100” Fine Art Events for 2019.
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Held in the heart of downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this fair attracts art-savvy attendees surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants. The Naples Art New Year’s Art Fair benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather and the large number of seasonal residents arriving and shopping to refresh and restyle their homes with the addition of your fine art pieces. The quad setup for artists affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Show guests enjoy the set-up along 5th Ave South, which provides easy access to parking and other resources.
 
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Call for Artists: 34th Naples Downtown Art Show

9864794475?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 19 & 20, 2022
Naples, Florida
5th Avenue South
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
250 Artists
Deadline: December 10
 
Application fee: $35 Booth fee: $540
Naples Art hosts one of the last major art festivals of the winter season. Located on upscale Fifth Avenue South, the heart of downtown, from 3rd St S. to 9th S, this is the ideal site for this fine art festival. The Naples Downtown Art Show was rated in Sunshine Artist's Magazine 2019 ARTIST 200 Best Shows in America.
The quad setup affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Qualified buyers enjoy the set-up along the 5th Ave S., where they are able to have the opportunity to engage with artists and learn about their process. This show attracts approximately 15,000 art-savvy attendees. The Naples Downtown Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather, bringing both tourists and the large number of seasonal residents arriving and shopping to refresh and restyle their homes with the addition of your fine art pieces.
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In addition to traditional marketing, Naples Art provides a custom, preview show APP for attendees. Available for download weeks before the show begins, the APP has complete Google Map functionality to directly connect buyers to an artist's booth space on show days.
 
 
Contact: Maureen Roberts maureen.roberts@naplesart.org
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CAll for Artists: 43rd Naples National Art Show

Naples National 2022February 19 & 20, 2022
Naples, Florida
Cambier Park & 8th Street South

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
194 Artists
Deadline: October 29
 
Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $650
 
Naples is home to a robust and successful tourism industry. In February 2020 the county saw 225,800 visitors, a 6.9% increase over the prior year. Additionally, Travel + Leisure recently wrote that Naples is the No. 1 U.S. beach town to live in. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples' premier shopping and dining district.
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The NAA awards $5,000 in cash prizes for Naples National. Cash awards will be awarded as follows:
  • Best of Show - $2,000
  • Best 2D - $500
  • Best 3D - $500
  • Awards of Distinction 2D - 5 awards at $200 each
  • Awards of Distinction 3D - 5 awards at $200 each
Naples Natl 2022Subject to the latest health and safety guidance, artist amenities may include: Artist goodie bag, hospitality stations with water and snacks, and booth sitters.
 
In addition to traditional marketing, Naples Art provides a custom, preview show APP for attendees. Available for download weeks before the show begins, the APP has complete Google Map functionality to directly connect buyers to an artist's booth space on show days.
 
 
 
Apply: 
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9390
 
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Call for Artists: Naples New Year's Art Show

Naples New Year_s 2021January 8 & 9, 2022
Naples, Florida
585 Park Street

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
250 Artists
Deadline: September 13
 
Application fee: $35
Booth fee: $540
 
Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at this wonderful, well-established art show. This fine art show draws over 250 professional artists from around the country and was ranked in the 2020 Best Fine Art shows in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was named to ArtFairSourceBook.com's "BLUE CHIP 100" Fine Art Events for 2019.
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Held in the heart of downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this show attracts approximately 17,000 art-savvy attendees surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants. The Naples New Year's Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather and the large number of seasonal residents arriving and shopping to refresh and restyle their homes with the addition of your fine art pieces. The quad setup for artists affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Show guests enjoy the set-up along 5th Ave South, which provides easy access to parking and dining.
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Subject to the latest health and safety guidance, artist amenities may include: artist goodie bag, hospitality stations with water and snacks, and booth sitters.
 
 

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Mercato: Naples, FL March 2014 Review

When Staci and I decided to try a Naples show this year I first talked to Florida West Coaster Geoff Coe.  

We’ve run into Geoff at a number of shows and he has seen the bright colors that permeate Staci’s work.  While cautioning that of course there were no guarantees, he suggested that Mercato might be the best fit.  The crowd is just as moneyed as the other Naples venues but it is younger (relatively speaking) and probably more interested in bright contemporary and abstract work that at the other Naples locations.

Geoff was absolutely right.  Unfortunately, the attendance at the show was way, way down (according to a number of repeat exhibitors that I spoke to.  Of those who did attend on Saturday (the best day), there was real buying interest but sadly even with some enthusiastic buyers, there weren’t enough to go around.

If the crowd had been of normal size, I think most would have had a great show.  As it was, while the painter on one side of us probably did $4K, the painter on the other side had to rely on a previous customer’s repeat purchase to make expenses.   Most of the bags we saw were from the high-end retailers that make-up the Mercato shopping plaza.

What went wrong?  At least 10 locals we spoke to said they had no idea there was a show this weekend.  They had seen no signs, billboards, or TV ads.  When the crowd is small and what I would call “coincidental”, there is not enough to go around even if they are the “right” people.  Where did our booth fee go???

Repeat exhibitors described wistfully the elbow-to-elbow throngs that have characterized Mercato in the recent past.  We could have had a great show if they were there.  As it was, we didn’t make mediocre.  Geoff had it right – this was our crowd; sadly, “crowd” is a misnomer.

 

Details

Weather - Perfect!

Venue – upscale shopping plaza with many restaurants, movie theaters, shops

Easy set-up starting at 3AM.  We showed up at 5AM and parked in our space to unload.

Teardown was easy too.  We parked fairly near the booth and rolled it out over flat terrain.

Good storage behind the tent. 

Artist parking was in a big field behind the venue and a fairly short walk.

Artist amenities were okay. – Coffee/muffins in the morning and access to the volunteer center bathroom.  (There were also clean public restrooms throughout the venue.)

Booth sitters aplenty and very friendly volunteer group.

Quality of the art was excellent – a lot of work that we would love to have on our walls (if we had walls that is).  Very contemporary with just a touch of the traditional Florida beachy stuff

 

Looking West - Midday Sunday

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Looking East - Midday Sunday

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Our Space

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Did anyone do St. Armands or Edenfest last weekend?

Wow, second week in a row with no unprompted show reviews (other than, of course, Nels).

I've heard second-hand reports that the St. Armands show was well attended and sales were pretty good. 

I walked Edenfest on Saturday, but not long and hard enough to write a review.

What's the scoop? Let's hear from a few folks, please.

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