Become an ArtFest Sponsor

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“78% of companies say that participating in festivals is the most conducive environment for experiential sampling and has a significant, measurable impact on consumer sales of their product or service.

“70% of consumers say that they would be more likely to purchase a product or brand after experiencing it at an event.”

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Sponsorship — also referred to as Event Marketing — is experiential and dynamic. It complements a company’s marketing mix of TV, radio, print, and social media. Event Marketing drives consideration and purchases across age, gender, and ethnicity.

ArtFest Fort Myers is Experiential Marketing At Its Best

As an ArtFest sponsor, you’ll have a unique and targeted way to get your message in front of over 90,000 consumers — in a relaxed, personal, and buying-oriented environment

In most cases, a company’s top 3 sponsorship objectives include a combination of branding, direct sales, and entertaining. These are all components of ArtFest Fort Myers customized sponsorship packages.

ArtFest Fort Myers Sponsors Get Results

Take a look inside our latest Sponsor Report

Download latest sponsor report (PDF)

ArtFest Fort Myers is committed to meeting your marketing objectives.

ArtFest Fort Myers provides turn-key activation.

Let us design what works for you at an outdoor fine art festival. Of course, we value your input and we’ll work together to meet your marketing goals.

ArtFest Fort Myers creates customized proposals to meet your company’s objectives.

Interested in Becoming an ArtFest Fort Myers Sponsor?

We’ll make it easy for you to support your community and meet your marketing and business objectives.

For more information, call Sharon McAllister at 239-768-3602, email, or use the handy online contact form.

Level of Sponsorship

The level of sponsorship determines the package details included: turn-key activation; naming rights to festival venues; multi-day promotion for the sponsor around the festival in addition to festival weekend exposure; significant on-site presence at the art festival; media and website inclusion; VIP entertainment packages and more.

ArtFest Fort Myers sponsor levels include:
  • Supporting Sponsors (category-exclusive companies who have on-festival-site marketing rights)
  • Festival Sponsors (includes trolley sponsors, volunteer sponsor and similar festival support services)
  • On-site Mobile Marketing (limited number available)
  • Media Partners
  • In-Kind Suppliers
  • Art Education Outreach Underwriters
  • VIP Membership
  • Corporate Art Buyers

ArtFest Fort Myers welcomes the opportunity to work with you to customize a proposal that best meets your company’s marketing needs.

Questions about Sponsorship?

We’re here to help. Call Sharon McAllister at 239-768-3602, email, or use the handy online contact form.

Demographics – 90,000 attendees

  • 47% 35 – 54 years old
  • 65% College graduates
  • 64% Female
  • 72% Purchased artwork
  • 99% Extremely Satisfied or Satisfied with their ArtFest Fort Myers experience
  • 97% Will attend ArtFest Fort Myers again
  • 89% Florida Residents; 29% Seasonal Residents; 11% Visitors
  • 75% Lee County; 14% Collier County

What the Attendees Say

“We love ArtFest the most of all art shows”

“The riverfront location is ideal”

“Great size — not too big — not too small”

“Unique variety of artists”

“Always high quality yet affordable too”

On a scale of 1 – 5 attendees rated

Quality of Art – 4.9

Variety of Art – 4.7

What the Artists Say

88% of artists will reapply for following year (but only about 60% are re-accepted as the competition is fierce)

95% will recommend ArtFest to fellow artists

“Wonderful crowds – you guys really bring out community support.”

“Thank you so much . . . I had a great show . . . my best two-day show ever.”

“Staff is great – very welcoming & great energy!”

“Best show layout & site we have ever seen.”

“I wish other shows were more like this one.”

“Artist services are all first-rate – breakfast, bathrooms, water, booth sitters.”

“I have been doing shows for years and have never come across such a sensibly,
well-run show . . .  a staff that is so genuinely warm, kind and accommodating.”

“Keep it FREE to the public.”

Want to Know More About Sponsorship?

Give Sharon McAllister a call at 239-768-3602, email, or use the handy online contact form. We’re here to help you!

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


Saturday and Sunday, February 5 & 6, 2022
Opening Night Friday, February 4
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Phone: 239-768-3602