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.

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

That's why we promote the festival extensively and effectively. (Last year 90,000 people showed up to shop and buy.)

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!

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.
  • Booth sitters.
  • Drive up access for ease in loading.
  • Friday set-up times vary by section.
  • Professional overnight and daytime security.
  • Ample storage space behind booths.
  • Reserved artist parking for vans & RVs.
  • Special group rates at nearby hotels.
  • Opportunity to advertise in festival publications.

Artist Awards

$5,500 in cash awards. This year's winners are invited to exhibit in the following year's show.

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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 6 & 7, 2021
10 am - 5 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Opening Night: Friday, February 5, 2021 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com


Boutique Show • 60 Fine Artists
Great Food & Beverages
Youth Art Activities

When: March 14, 2020 • 10 to 4
Where: Babcock Ranch

We're delighted to have helped Babcock Ranch launch this show with artists of the quality you enjoy every year at ArtFest Fort Myers.