How You Can Sell More Art

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.

ArtFest@Home

ALL-NEW for 2021, we are thrilled to announce ArtFest@Home. This virtual event will not replace the in-person Festival. The in-person and virtual Festival will exist alongside each other to create additional experiences and artwork sales for everyone. Virtual Festivals being creating on new, cutting edge platforms, like Eventeny, are vibrant; engaging; content packed and sales driven.

Having a virtual component to art festivals is the way of the future. Certainly the virtual component will never replace the community joy of the in-person festivals. Think of the virtual component as opening new markets for your artwork and reaching buyers for more time than just a weekend.

This is a quick look at ArtFest@Home

  • All artists accepted to ArtFest Fort Myers are also in ArtFest@Home.
  • No other artists will be in ArtFest@Home, only those accepted through the in-person festival jury process.
  • There is no additional “booth fee” to be part of ArtFest@Home, it’s a package deal with the in-person festival.
  • There will be plenty of tech support for artists, although if you can handle ZAPP or PayPal or your own eCommerce store you will love the ArtFest@Home interface.
  • ArtFest Fort Myers will provide extensive assistance to artists to maximize their online sales at ArtFest@Home or any other virtual art show.

There is more information about ArtFest@Home on How To Apply page and you can see the recording of the initial demos for artists August 12, 13 & 14 at ArtFestFortMyers.com/artist-resources. This demo only covered artist aspects of ArtFest@Home. There is so much more content being planned to make it engaging.

Opening Night

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 65 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.

2020 Program Cover

2020 Program Cover

Festival Program

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 ZAPPlication for the Festival Program.

Contact us for more information about Festival Program opportunities.

Festival Poster

2020 Poster

The Poster/T-shirt artist receives extensive benefits to enhance their sales:

  • Year-round promotional exposure in ArtFest Fort Myers print ads, website, Facebook & LinkedIn 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 the year you’re the poster artist.
  • Plus an invitation to join us at ArtFest Fort Myers the following year and much more!

See examples of previous festival posters in our online store.

All artists in ArtFest Fort Myers databases will be notified when we are open for entries, so be sure to sign up for email announcements.

Festival T-shirt

(T-shirt sales provide funding for Art Clubs in Lee County Elementary Schools.)

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2020 Gold Awards:
Crisis Communication Plan,
Green Program,
Social Media Advertising Campaign
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Gold Award:
Best Program to Benefit a Cause
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#1 Favorite Small Town Art Fairs
200 Best Logo 2020
RANKED #22 in the nation

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021!

Saturday and Sunday, February 6 & 7, 2021
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm • Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com