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

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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.

Festival Weekend Information for Volunteers

We count on your presence and prompt arrival 15 minutes before your scheduled shift times.

Volunteer Headquarters is located at the City Pier Building, 1400 Hendry Street, Downtown Fort Myers. Hendry at the riverfront, north of the Edwards Drive intersection.

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 350 devoted volunteers and 85,000 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 3 & 4, 2018
10 am - 5 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Opening Night: Friday, February 2 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com

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