Artist Set-Up Information

Planning for 2021

We are we value the safety and success of all artists who participate in ArtFest Fort Myers. Due to COVID 19 impact on "large gatherings" we are in constant communication with public saftey officials in our community. At this time we are juggling multiple scenerios to maximize both safety and success for you - they will evolve as CDC guidance continues to evolve.

The 2021 Site Plan is not yet finalized as we revise for CDC Guidance . What we do know as of May 25, 2020:
  • There will be increased spacing between artists
  • The number of artists will be reduced to 150 to 175 from 200
  • There will be controlled access for attendees to create a safe environment for everyone.
  • There will be a non-intrusive "health screening" for attendees entering the festival - the exact format is still be being designed but it will probably be honor system through out chat bot GABI who will give attendees a green thumbs up after they answer the standard virus screening questions. At the current time there is no temperature check being planned and the mask issue is to early to know now for February.
  • There will be a daily non-intrusive "health screening" for artists & assistants and volunteers and staff - the exact format is still be being designed but it will be very similar to the attendee version.

It is our pledge to artists to be totally transparent to you as this "large gathering" situation evolves - please monitor our eNewsletters for up-to-date information.

The actual 2021 Set-up Instructions will be posted here approximately January 20, 2021

Artist desiring to rent a tent and/or booth setup may do so only through Tents4Events - they supply artist style tents & equipment - No other tent rental companies are allowed.

Artists must confine their set-up to the space allocated by ArtFest Fort Myers and not in any way infringe on the space of neighboring artists. Space allocations are based Fire Marshall rules and in 2021 on CDC Guidance and no infringements will be tolerated. NEWLY ADDED FOR 2021 DUE TO SOME ARTIST ABUSE IN PRIOR YEARS - this has always be our policy but it is now necessary to add it to the written rules for enforcement.

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Saturday 10 am - 5 pm • Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
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