Kids Love the Publix Art Yard!

Kids Love the Publix Art Yard!

Art is for everyone! Visit the Publix Art Yard and join all the fun art activities.

Publix Art Tents


Publix staff creates art projects to thrill youth of all ages:

  • Create your personalized reuseable lunch bag
  • Create and munch on your custom blend of trail mix
  • Create a Monster Mural with others

Kids @ Art

Kids@Art is a community art project led by local artists. The Fort Myers Mural Society is coordinating the creation of Rolly Pollies depicting people and animals. Children and parents will paint these 4-foot tall sculptures at the art festival.

Young Art Collectors Gallery

For just $5, children ages 6 to 12 can buy wonderful items donated by festival artists. Artists welcome young collectors (and their parents) for art-signing and a chat with the artist.

Youth Stage

Enjoy the sights and sounds of some of our community’s talented students. Performances by Family Music Time, Na’Pau Polynesian Dancers, Curtain Call Studio, Indian Dancers, Love to Dance, Gulfcoast Music School, GulfShore Ballet, Kellyn Celtic Dance and more.

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Youth Stage Emceed By:
The Kazoobie Kazoo Show with Rick Hubbard. Performed all over America, this show gets the whole family involved. Kids join Rick onstage to perform. Along with his computerized music tracks, Rick plays guitar, banjo, steel drum, slide whistle, best of all, kazoo.

Florida Repertory Theater

Decorate comedy and tragedy masks. Then stop at the photo booth and take pictures with your masks and fun props!

And much more ...

Char-Lee Weavers showcase the use of fabric to create unique artwork – fun for all.

Black History Museum has art projects reflecting diverse cultures.

Parent & Child Magazine and Moms Like Me host youth and parents to make art projects together.

Express Your Creativity -- Visit the Publix Art Yard!


Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020
10 am - 5 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Opening Night: Friday, January 31 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602


We're delighted to have helped Babcock Ranch launch the inaugural Babcock Ranch Art Show with artists of the quality you enjoy every year at ArtFest Fort Myers. We encourage artists to apply for the Babcock Ranch Art Show and everyone to enjoy other Babcock Ranch events.