Volunteers Make ArtFest Fort Myers Happen!

Steering Committee members oversee all festival aspects. Weekend volunteers greet attendees, support the artists and work behind the scenes. Every volunteer, every four-hour shift is important to the success of our festival. Many opportunities, with training provided.

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Pre-Festival Volunteer Opportunities

In-office opportunities year-round. There’s always something to do at ArtFest.

Festival Volunteer Positions

  • Pre-Festival Set-up & Decorating (Thurs. & Friday)
  • Opening Night (Friday)
  • Artist Booth Sitters
  • Art Yard Kid’s Activities
  • Art Under 20, High School Art Exhibit Area
  • Artist Ambassadors
  • Information Booth
  • Social Media Team
  • VIP Terrace Hosts

Volunteer Perks

  • FREE ArtFest Fort Myers volunteer T-shirt
  • FREE snacks and beverages at Volunteer Headquarters
  • FREE Volunteer Parking
  • Meet artists from around the country and the world
  • Get to know other volunteers — HAVE FUN!
  • Promote the arts in Southwest Florida
Volunteers say…

Best Volunteer Group.

Love the T-shirt every year.

There are great snacks for us.

The artists are so much fun — I love working with them.

We Love ArtFest! It’s my 10th year.

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Festival Weekend Information for Volunteers

We count on your presence and prompt arrival 20 minutes before your scheduled shift times.

Volunteer Headquarters is located at the east porch of the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Downtown Fort Myers. The east porch faces Dean Street.

Volunteer Priorities

FUN is why we volunteer! Smiling is contagious. Safety is always the first priority; this is why we ask that no alcoholic beverages be consumed while volunteering. Patience is always a must: We have 250 devoted volunteers and 90,000 attendees at ArtFest Fort Myers during our festival weekend.

What to Wear

Wear your FREE volunteer T-shirt — provided to you at Check-In. Dress comfortably for outdoors and listen to the weather. Bring rain gear, if rain is predicted — we still need you. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Comfortable shoes are a must, our festival site is one mile long and you will probably be on your feet.


Think about leaving your purse at home. Wear a fanny pack or similar. We have no place to secure your valuables.


Volunteer Parking is reserved for you – check back for this year’s location.

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Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020
10 am - 5 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Opening Night: Friday, January 31 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com

We're delighted to have helped Babcock Ranch launch the inaugural Babcock Ranch Art Show with artists of the quality you enjoy every year at ArtFest Fort Myers. We encourage artists to apply for the Babcock Ranch Art Show and everyone to enjoy other Babcock Ranch events.