ArtFest 2022 Saturday and Sunday February 5th & 6th and Opening night Friday February 4th

Your picture-perfect day is just a brushstroke away!

Add a splash of color to your weekend plans at this year’s ArtFest Fort Myers – a free, three-day outdoor festival along the waterfront. Whether you’re an art connoisseur who loves abstract paintings or a newbie who draws inspiration from Instagram, you’ll enjoy the one-of-a-kind artwork that stretches from the canvas to the street. Plus, there’s plenty of fun beyond the artists’ booths, too, with fantastic food carts, family-friendly activities, foot-tapping entertainment and fabulous VIP parties.

2022 Commemorative Print

ArtFest 2020 Poster featuring painted palm trees

Fort De Soto Park, Leon F. Ruiz

Leon F. Ruiz has been painting professionally for 30 years; his work has been exhibited in art shows and galleries throughout the U.S.

“Florida is such a wonderful state filled with incredible energy. Its colorful personality is created by the unique architecture found throughout the state. It is something that can’t be experienced anywhere else in the country. Florida’s uniqueness inspires me to create paintings that have a hint of abstraction, grounded by stylized palm trees. They are my interpretation of what Florida’s soul looks like.”

Learn more about him and the other premier artists selected for this year’s ArtFest by visiting the Online Gallery page.

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This annual juried art fair brings hundreds of pieces of original, high-quality art created by more than 200 participating artists from around the country. Stay for the day or schedule a special weekend getaway with one of our select packages. Either way, be sure to take advantage of the full ArtFest experience, including meeting the artists, buying stylish artwork (to fit any budget!), relaxing in The VIP Club Terrace overlooking the festival, and participating in the kids’ Art Yard and annual 5K Fun Run.

Friday, February 4, 2022 - Opening Night - 6pm - 9pm

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10am - 5pm

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 10am - 4pm

Run to the Arts - 5K Fun Run


Sketch out a healthy start to the day with our annual 5K Fun Run – Run to the Arts, sponsored by Publix, on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m.

From “silver sneakers” to babies snuggled in strollers, this family-friendly ArtFest tradition is open to all ages and athletic abilities. You can walk, run, jog – or even skip if you want! Just pick your speed and take it step-by-step.

Advanced registration is required. Cost is $35 for all ages and includes breakfast, festival swag, live music, official runner’s bib, participation medal and the 2022 commemorative Fun Run T-shirt (while supplies last). Not interested in walking or running? No sweat! You can still get the finish-line breakfast, T-shirt and other goodies for $30.


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answers to all your artfest questions!

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2020 Gold Awards:
Crisis Communication Plan,
Green Program,
Social Media Advertising Campaign
Gold Award:
Best Program to Benefit a Cause
#1 Favorite Small Town Art Fairs
RANKED #22 in the nation
200 Best Logo 2020


Saturday and Sunday, February 5 & 6, 2022
Opening Night Friday, February 4
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Phone: 239-768-3602