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News from this weekend's Florida art fairs - January 10 & 11

Here are several news stories from the local press about the art fairs taking place in Florida this weekend. You can catch a glimpse of the ambiance surrounding them. Meanwhile, here in Michigan, the snow is piling higher and higher but we're still heading out and driving around. A little snow does not stop us!
Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables - probably one of the loveliest settings for an art fair, the University of Miami campus, from the Miami Herald:
Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, Cape Coral - read all about it in the
Fort Myers News-Press: "In tough times, art continues to bloom in Cape Coral" Here's a little more about the Cape Coral Festival:
Bonita Springs National Art Festival at the Promenade in Bonita Springs, details can be found at the
Naples News. This is one of the big art fairs where generally artists do pretty well selling to the well-heeled folks of the Naples area who mostly are second homeowners there. I look forward to reports from all of you participating on how it went. And, here is a bit of an update on Bonita:

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Comment by Connie Mettler on January 11, 2009 at 9:25pm
Here are the reports on Bonita for Saturday:

BONITA SPRINGS — Monet would’ve been proud. Picasso would’ve been jealous. Van Gogh would’ve sliced his other ear off. The 10th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival wrapped up in style on Sunday as 208 artists from around the United States and the rest of the story at the Naples News...

Member of Art Fair Insiders, Matthew Hatala, is quoted in the article. Hope it was great for you Matthew! You deserve the best for your fine work.
Comment by Bruce Holwerda on January 15, 2009 at 11:39am
Bonita Springs, This was my first show of the year and I was hoping to get a taste of the things to come. Most of the artists i talked with had one OK day and one bad day. several did well both days and several did not. and the Crowds were down, so' Guess I didn't get the feeling that this show was a good barometer for 2009
Comment by carol caron on January 17, 2009 at 8:17pm
Hey Bruce How ya doing? Kathy and I are freezing are tails off still in MI. but we're leaving for Fl. tomarrow . Yeah.
Comment by Jill Flinn on January 23, 2009 at 7:03pm
I heard the same thing from a friend who did Bonita Springs- attendance and sales were down considerably....they said $3000.00 is the NEW $10,000.00


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