Monday, October 24, 2011

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association 
The von Liebig Art Center 

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 Call to Artists  

What: Three fine art and craft festivals  
Where: Naples, FL 

When: February - March 2012 

The Naples Art Association has been hosting outdoor art fairs for 55 years that attract over 50,000 art-savvy collectors and attendees looking to buy. Naples is well known for its community of artists and collectors and was named "The #1 Small Art Town in America" by author John Villani in his book The 100 Best Art Towns in America. We invite you to present your talent and art to our community.  

In return, we will promote our festivals and fairs using a wide variety of public relations and advertising including television, radio, print, editorials, email blasts and social media. Applications for the three festivals listed below are available now by visiting We look forward to receiving your application.

The Festivals: 

33rd Annual Naples National Art Festival
February 25-26, 2012
Deadline to Apply: November 2, 2011  

Consistently voted among the top 10 art festivals in the country, the Naples National Art Festival was ranked 9th best in 2010 by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The local community continues to count the Naples National among its premiere, must-see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. A competitive, juried event, this fine art and fine craft festival showcases the talents of 275 artists. The festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from Downtown Naples' premiere shopping and dining district and drew crowds in excess of 22,000 in 2011.  $5,000 in awards are presented.  

3rd Annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival
March 3-4, 2012
Deadline to Apply: December 1

The juried festival showcases works in all media by 125 artists from across the country. Hosted in North Naples down the main street of the Mercato Shopping District, this show was ranked #75 in its first year by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The atmosphere of the show is very relaxed and draws a crowd of approximately 6,000 guests in a variety of ages.  

24th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
March 24-25, 2012
Deadline to Apply: January 4  

Target the snowbirds before they head back up north. This festival is the final major art festival of the season and attracts approximately 17,000 guests. Held in the heart of Downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this festival offers art-savvy attendees as well as upscale shops and restaurants. Festival guests will enjoy the set-up along the main street, which provides easy access for parking and other resources.  

Applications are available by visiting Please contact Marianne Megela with any questions at 239.262.6517 x 103 or Follow us on facebook at or

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