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)
  • Chalk Block
  • Artist Booth Sitters
  • Art Yard Kid’s Activities
  • Art Under 20, High School Art Exhibit Area
  • Artist Ambassadors
  • Guest Services Team
  • Merchandise Tent (Posters & T-shirts)
  • VIP Club Hosts
  • And so much more

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

Before the festival weekend, please be sure to watch the training videos for your area.

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

Volunteer Headquarters is located at the “City Pier” building – that is the 2-story building at the riverside end of Hendry St. Look for the big red & yellow Welcome Flags.

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 500 devoted volunteers and 95,000 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 closed-toed shoes are a must, our festival site is one mile long and you will 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 your Volunteer eNewsletters for the location.

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

Opening Night: Friday, February 5, 2021 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com


Boutique Show • 60 Fine Artists
Great Food & Beverages
Youth Art Activities

When: Nov. 7, 2020 • 10 to 4
Where: Babcock Ranch

We're delighted to have helped Babcock Ranch launch this show with artists of the quality you enjoy every year at ArtFest Fort Myers.

(Website will be updated soon!)