ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 1 & 2

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ArtFest Fort Myers celebrates its 20th anniversary at the 2020 art festival.
Spend a few hours, all day or a weekend being surrounded by imagination, inspiration and incredible talent. ArtFest Fort Myers brings more than 200 exceptional professional artists to the heart of downtown Fort Myers, encourages 300 talented local high school artists to pursue their artistic dreams while providing an opportunity for thousands of children, their parents and grandparents to try their hand at creating a masterpiece.
Join the fun Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening night party is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.
Meet the stars of the show – the artists. These incredibly creative folks, travel from 35 states and foreign countries to share their work with the festival. Amazing ceramics, a gorgeous jewelry, remarkable glass, unique paintings, wearable art and so much more await you at ArtFest Fort Myers. This family-friendly festival connects art and artists together with the community in a way that is so much fun – this is an art experience that delights every sense.
Attendees often ask “How do the 200 festival artists get chosen?” These artists are the best of the best as a jury panel of five professional artists select them from the 900 artists who apply.
Bring the entire family to this free outdoor fine art festival. Take time to enjoy the talented high school artists’ work at the Art Under 20 Exhibit and Competition and prepare to be astonished as the students create large street paintings in the Chalk Block. Check out the We Are Overflowing sculptural exhibit, featuring the message about recycling, reuse and upcycling. Always a crowd pleaser, the Publix Art Yard and youth stage are full of opportunities for children of all ages. The dining galleries and craft beer experience provide a relaxing break.
For more festival details and VIP experiences, call 239-768-3602 or visit online at


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