“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).

Copa Di Vino Official Wine of ArtFest Fort Myers

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We are proud to announce that Copa Di Vino has joined ArtFest Fort Myers as the Official Wine of the fine art festival.  When welcoming Copa Di Vino as newest sponsor of ArtFest Fort Myers 2015, Sharon McAllister, ArtFest Executive Director, said “We are delighted to have America’s leading producer of premium wine in the glass join our team”.

Copa Di Vino will be available for purchase, throughout the festival site, and will be a part of the ArtFest Fort Myers VIP Experience. Find your Copa at ArtFest Fort Myers – drink differently!

ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place February 6, 7 & 8, 2015 in the Fort Myers River District. Join the experience with 215 professional artists from across the county and around the world; the largest high school art exhibit and competition in south Florida and free interactive art experiences for children of all ages.

For more information visit ArtFestFortMyers.com – Like Us on Facebook  - Connect with us on Linkedin  #artfestfm

Remarkable Glass

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Henry Levine is an extraordinary artist, inspired by ancient roman glass, who strives to create work that is both beautiful and useful. His use of color, pattern and shape are wonderfully balanced, making his pieces glow with translucency. Visit Thorn Ridge Studios to see a glass blower at work!