Thursday, February 2
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ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 5 and 6

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Spend a few hours, all day or a weekend, surrounded by imagination, inspiration, and incredible talent.
Join the fun on Feb. 5 and 6, with an opening night preview on Friday, Feb. 4.
ArtFest Fort Myers brings about 200 exceptional professional artists to the heart of downtown Fort Myers. It encourages around 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.
A jury panel of professional artists determines, from the 900 artists who apply, which 200 artists will exhibit.
These incredibly creative folks, traveling from 43 states to share their work with us, are sure to make us laugh, learn about ourselves, appreciate our past, and wonder about the future—all through their art. Unique ceramics; a gorgeous array of wearables – jewelry, handbags, clothing, remarkable glass, unique paintings, and decorative metal are just a sampling of the work you will see at ArtFest Fort Myers.
Lace-up your sneakers on Sunday morning for the Publix Run to the Arts, a 5K fun run that begins and ends in the heart of ArtFest Fort Myers. Commit now to run/walk/roll or stroll through scenic downtown, over the Edison Bridge, and back. For race details, visit www.RunToTheArts.com
Be sure to bring the entire family to this fabulous free outdoor fine art festival. Take time to enjoy our talented high school artists’ work at the art Under 20 High School Exhibit and Competition. Prepare to be astonished as the students create large street paintings at the Chalk Block Street Painting. Check out the We Are Overflowing exhibit with artwork featuring the message about recycling and what, as a community, we dispose of.
Join our VIP Club and take advantage of reserved weekend parking, admission to the Friday night opening VIP Club with delicious food and drinks, plus unlimited access to the VIP Club with breakfast treats, a delightful lunch & beverages throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com.

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