ArtFest Fort Myers has many promotional opportunities you can use to maximize your sales. Feel free to contact us for more information about getting the most out of being at ArtFest — and to sign up for the Artists Newsletter and stay up-to-date on all the opportunities.
Opening Night is the Friday evening before the festival weekend. It’s a grand evening of fine art, fine food, and fine wine in an outdoor gallery setting. We have well over 700 VIPs in attendance that night in the VIP Party Tent — the heart of Opening Night.
Opening Night takes place on the ArtFest Fort Myers festival site and features 70 artist booths plus background entertainment, food, and beverages.
Friday evenings in downtown Fort Myers are special — so the crowds will be great! Opening Night hosts 5,000 patrons flooding the streets to take part in the festivities.
Opening Night is attended by serious art buyers who are also your best prospective customers. Don’t miss out on this great selling opportunity.
Be a star in the centerfold of our full-color Festival Program, with a distribution of 8,500 copies to festival patrons, sponsors and VIPs.
Included with your artwork will be your name; your booth number and your website or email address. We will use your #1 from your ZAPPapplication for the Festival Program.
The 2016 Festival Program SOLD OUT. Contact us for more information about 2017 opportunities.
The Poster/T-shirt artist receives extensive benefits to enhance their sales:
- Year-round promotional exposure in ArtFest Fort Myers print ads, website, Facebook & LinkenIn and more.
- Poster Unveiling Party showcasing the Poster/T-shirt artist with media coverage and high-end buyers.
- Free booth space at ArtFest Fort Myers 2016, a complimentary three-night stay at our host hotel.
- Plus an invitation to join us at ArtFest Fort Myers 2017 and much more!
The 2016 Poster and T-Shirt Artist is Leoma Lovegrove, LeomaLovegrove.com.
See examples of previous festival posters in our online store.
Entries for 2017 will be accepted in May 2016. All artists in ArtFest Fort Myers databases will be notified when we are open for entries.
(T-shirt sales provide funding for Art Clubs in Lee County Elementary Schools.)