ARTIST APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

How We Promote

The focus of ArtFest Fort Myers' marketing campaign  is to encourage full-time residents and visitors alike to come spend a beautiful art-filled day with us downtown along the Fort Myers riverfront.

The mix of media for the marketing campaign is all encompassing with TV, radio, print, outdoor, paid social media and digital, point of sale and more. Advertising reaches art buyers in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Sarasota, and West Palm Beach, as well as the Greater Fort Myers area.

In 2021 all aspects of the marketing campaign will promote both the in-person art festival and its virtual version ArtFest@Home.

In addition, ArtFest@Home will have a dedicated digital and social media paid advertising campaign targeting ArtFest@Home to a much wider geographic and demographic audience. (Learn more about ArtFest@Home.)

And it works! Every year attendance is record-breaking.

Attendees purchase artwork at levels that will bring the artists back and increase future artist applications -- the keys to a great art festival.

The Marketing Campaign is valued at $125,000 and creates over 7 million impressions in a 4-week period.

The images shown here are for last year's marketing campaign. This year's campaign is very similar. Click an image to see it larger.

Television
  • Our 2020 television partner is ABC-7
Radio
  • Cat Country
  • WGCU
  • WOLZ - The River
Print
  • The News-Press
  • Destination Magazine
  • Seabreeze Communications
  • Grandeur Magazine
  • Parent & Child Magazine
  • Theater & Symphony Programs
Outdoor
  • Billboard: digital and traditional
Internet
  • Festival Website
  • eVites to Festival and Opening Night Party
  • Banner ads on numerous supporting sites
  • Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
Magazine

A 24-page special issue of Destination magazine -- devoted entirely to promoting ArtFest Fort Myers -- is widely distributed to area hotels and other distribution points. (Click on the image below, then use the arrows at the bottom of the image to page through the magazine.)

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This dynamic and effective campaign was made possible by the generous support of all our Media Partners and the Tourist Development Council Marketing Grant.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021!

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

JUST RESCHEDULED!

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

FREE ADMISSION
When: Nov. 7, 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.

(Website will be updated soon!)