Why do so many artists put ArtFest Fort Myers at the top of their "must-go" list?

The answer is simple: ArtFest is all about you, the artist.

So on behalf of the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors of ArtFest Fort Myers, I want to welcome you to your festival.

In this challenging time - our primary message to artists: we value the safety and success of all artists who participate in ArtFest Fort Myers. It is also our pledge to artists to be totally transparent to you - please monitor our eNewsletters for up-to-date information.

At this time we are juggling multiple scenarios for the in-person art festival to maximize both safety and success for you - they will evolve as CDC guidance continues to evolve. As the scenario becomes "more firm" we will adjust the information on this website and our ZAPP listing.

We are always available and eager to talk with artists so please call us anytime with questions, suggestions or just to chat.

We're 100% committed to making 2021 a great experience for you -- enjoyable as well as profitable.

That's why we are also launching ArtFest@Home - a virtual art festival to exist alongside the in-person art festival to create additional experiences and artwork sales for everyone. Learn more about this new opportunity to sell more art.

That's why we are also reserving back-up dates for the in-person art festival. Those dates are in the process of being chosen to not conflict with other Florida art festivals that would create hard choices for artists accepted to ArtFest Fort Myers.

That's why we promote the festival extensively and effectively. All of our promotion will include both the in-person festival and ArtFest@Home. (Last year 90,000 people showed up to shop and buy.)

That's why we have provided extensive CARES Art, Grant, Resources information and on-going webinars on adapting to new ways of selling artwork in this new world in which we all live. Get all this valuable information here. Together We Are Stronger.

That's why we're always working on ways for you to make extra money and share your talent while you're in town -- and sell more art during the festival.

And that's why we give plenty of tips for artists, so you can make the most of every show you attend.

Please feel free to be in touch with any questions. We love talking with artists and we want you to succeed in all aspects of your art business!

Sharon McAllister
Executive Director

Here's what artists have to say about ArtFest Fort Myers

Amenities for Artists

Artists come first at ArtFest Fort Myers.

  • Artist Corner includes daily complimentary continental breakfast, water and private indoor restrooms. Type of food presentation is being reviewed for safety
  • Booth sitters and dedicated Artist Ambassadors - being reviewed for safety
  • Drive up access for ease in loading with staggered times beginning at Friday 8:30 AM
  • Professional overnight and daytime security.
  • Oversized booth spaces with distance between booths & storage areas being reviewed to respect social distancing
  • On-site Host Hotel, Luminary Hotel & Co., including covered parking with special artists rates.
  • Special group rates at other nearby hotels.
  • Reserved artist parking for vans & RVs.
  • Opportunity to advertise in festival publications.
Forbes Magazine rated
Fort Myers/Cape Coral as
#1 in population growth
#10 in job growth
with construction activity
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Forbes Magazine rated
Fort Myers/Cape Coral as
#1 in population growth
#10 in job growth
with construction activity
topping the charts!
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Saturday and Sunday, February 5 & 6, 2022
Opening Night Friday, February 4
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com