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).

Telling a Tale in Pastel

Sept 18 Bondroff_ArtFest Fort Myers
Dan Bondroff tells a story in pastel, complete with a lead character, supporting roles and extras. He knows that the things we take for granted are sometimes the most beautiful, if we take a moment to notice them. Thanks, Dan – we love your style! www.danbondroff.com

Amazing Glass

Aug 21 Miller_ArtFest Fort Myers
Stretching the design limits of molten glass has sent Tim Miller on many creative journeys and his results are astonishing. Inspired as a young boy by an iconic contemporary American glass blower, Tim has certainly brought his craft to a new level. We hope you enjoyed his work at ArtFest Fort Myers this season! www.tmillerglass.com