Artfest Fort Myers
Feb. 1 -
Feb. 2, 2014
A February visit to Fort Myers, Florida, is not complete without taking in the top art festival in the state. ArtFest Fort Myers brings in over 55,000 people each year to view fine art, chat with over 200 artists, taste the best food in the area and enjoy activities for the whole family. Art connoisseurs and casual admirers alike will find a great time at ArtFest.
ArtFest Fort Myers Attracts Artists from Across the Country
Hundreds of artists apply to be a part of ArtFest Fort Myers, so you can be certain that you will see the best of the best in those who are accepted. They come from across the country, bringing different styles, tastes and media. Whatever your taste in art, you are sure to find something to love in the over 200 different displays.
Paintings, drawings, sculpture and even jewelry are among the pieces on display at ArtFest. With the artists based in so many different regions, this is a rare opportunity to view works of divergent influences that are rarely displayed side by side! Art collectors are sure to add the perfect piece to their collections, while those seeking the “just right” gift or home accent will definitely walk away satisfied.
Fun for the Whole Family
Bringing art into the lives of children in fun ways is part of the goal of ArtFest, and kids of all ages will have a great time here. They can create their own art to take home or have fun decorating cookies and more. The Youth Stage offers performances especially for the younger set, from music to dance and more.
Visit the Young Art Collectors Gallery , where kids 6 to 12 years old can purchase their own special piece of art for only $5 from items donated by festival artists. There is even a petting zoo, a Theatre Dressing Room where kids can have a blast dressing up in fun stage costumes, and much more to entertain the little ones.
Dining at ArtFest Fort Myers
When you start to get hungry but are not done taking in all the exhibits, ArtFest has you covered. The Dining Gallery offers food that could be an art exhibit itself, with flavors ranging from Chinese to Greek. You can relax and savor the variety of dishes with a cold drink and live music.
Fostering Budding Artists
Before you leave, watch chalk artists create masterpieces on concrete, visit the Art Under 20 exhibit and enjoy the work of Florida’s youngest artists, or simply wander through the booths. The best part about a day spent at ArtFest is that it’s completely free to attend! There is also a free opening night party where you can see some of the best works ahead of time, enjoy a glass of wine and take in live entertainment.
One day at ArtFest might not be enough, so plan to enjoy this weekend in early February to its fullest. Nearby Fort Myers vacation rentals provide comfortable accommodations with enough space to store your purchases. Every member of the family will take home a renewed love for the beauty of art and memories to last a lifetime.