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TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2019 INSTALLATION

International Festival & Events Association
2019 Gold Award Winner for
Best Program to Benefit a Cause

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Florida Festival & Events Association
2019 Gold Award Winner for
Best Green Program

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WHAT CAN AN ARTIST DO WITH A PILE OF "TRASH"? COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

WHAT CAN AN ARTIST DO WITH A PILE OF "TRASH"? COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

WHAT? A high-impact sculpture — made from re-purposed, discarded and cast-off materials — that sends an important message: “As a country we are overflowing with trash and recyclables.”

WHY? You'll be inspired to re-think what you throw away. Is it really "trash"? Or could it be recycled, or maybe even repurposed? (Art can inspire creative solutions!)

WHO? Lee County Solid Waste had a vision: To use the power of art to show how important it is to conserve our limited natural resources ... and to inspire re-use and upcycling. ArtFest Fort Myers is honored to have been asked to create and install We Are Overflowing for the inspiration of our community. (Learn about the artist below.)

WHERE? ArtFest Fort Myers, Edwards Dr. in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. (Here's a handy map.)

WHEN? "We Are Overflowing" will be on display throughout the ArtFest Fort Myers 2020 art festival weekend. Admission is free.

  • Opening Night is Friday, January 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • The festival continues Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: RECYCLED-ART SCULPTURES BY STUDENT ARTISTS FROM LEE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Students from eight Lee County middle schools, coordinated by their art teachers, were invited to be a part of We Are Overflowing.

Students will create a sculpture from repurposed, discarded and cast-off materials for display at ArtFest Fort Myers – January 31-February 2, 2020. Participating art teachers will also receive classroom materials on the importance of recycling.

Awards will be given to all participating schools, with funds going to the classroom that created the sculptures.

  • Best of Show - $250
  • Best Art to Convey the Message of RETHINK WASTE - $150
  • Best Creative Use of Materials - $150
  • People’s Choice - $150
  • Participation Award - $50 to other schools to recognize their involvement

The middle school exhibit is presented by a special Environmental Grant from LCEC.

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A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT OF

Hosted by ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Florida's Premier Art Festival

Supported by

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020!

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

RETURNING IN 2020!

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

FREE ADMISSION
When: March 14, 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.