Southwest Florida’s Premier Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday, February 7 & 8, 2015 • 10 am - 5 pm
Opening Night: Friday, February 6 • 6 - 9 pm

“The Arts Mean Business”

Did you know that Lee County’s non-profit arts organizations create 2,038 full-time jobs and $68 million in economic activity? (That’s more than the Red Sox and Twins combined!)

Those are some of the eye-opening numbers in “Arts & Economic Prosperity IV,” just released by Americans for the Arts in partnership with Lee County Alliance for the Arts.

It’s true! “The arts mean business.”

The findings from Arts & Economic Prosperity IV send a clear and welcome message: leaders who care about community and economic vitality can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts.
~ Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, American for the Arts

Click here to download the full report (PDF).

Jazz with a Silk Thread

June 25 DuncanWilliams_ArtFest Fort MyersPrince Duncan-Williams is all that jazz with silk thread, as he creates mosaic art pieces that really do swing. Dynamic movement, using vibrant colors and shapes, is his goal and the ArtFest Fort Myers judges thought this cat was cool!

Inspired Wood

June 2 Chalos_ArtFest Fort Myers

Kimberly Chalos fashions fabulous handbags out of blocks of wood and her innovative talent won her a First Place/3D award at ArtFest Fort Myers 2014. This gal has carved out her dream and inspired us along the way! www.handcarvedhandbags.com/