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, we welcome you to your festival.

We are beyond excited going into ArtFest Fort Myers 2022! ArtFest Fort Myers is coming back as you knew us pre-COVID, 200+ artists with a great layout overlooking beautiful Downtown Fort Myers alongside the riverfront and yacht basin. We will once again be a FREE, Non-gated event for all members of the Southwest Florida community to come shop your artwork.

There is so much pent-up demand for art festivals and making homes ever more beautiful.Move.org names Fort Myers as a top market for first-time homebuyers, who are an estimated 31% of existing home sales. The desire for art to fill attendees' hearts and enhance homes is at an all-time high in Fort Myers.

As we all move out of uncertain times ArtFest Fort Myers is focused on supporting artists to make new memories with collectors and bring the healing powers of art to the entire community. 

  • Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 90,000 attendees
  • Year-round professional staff, with 20+ years of consistent management
  • New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work
  • Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work
  • Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages
  • Encouraging the next generation of artists and art supporters with a high school art competition; sidewalk chalk competition; kids art activities.

ArtFest Fort Myers is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry & same level storage area; parking on solid surface with accessible trolleys or special parking accommodation with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions and solutions. Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need - we love to help. Erin.Jackson@ArtfESTFORTMYERS.com

We're 100% committed to making 2022 a great experience for you -- enjoyable as well as profitable.

That's why we will continue to have a virtual component of the art festival to exist alongside the in-person art festival. Continuing to create additional experiences and artwork sales for everyone.

That's why we promote the festival extensively and effectively. And why we encourage artist to participate in our promotional opportunities.

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

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

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
topping the charts!
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