Thursday, August 29, 2013

Call to Artists - ArtFest Fort Myers 2014

ArtFest Fort Myers 2014
    Southwest Florida's Premier Art Festival   
Call to Artists  

WHAT: 14th Annual Juried Fine Art Festival

WHEN:  February 1 - 2, 2014
              Saturday & Sunday
              9 a.m. - 5 p.m

WHERE:  Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront, Fort Myers, FL

NOTEWORTHY:
  • 200 participating artists. 
  • Jury/Booth Fee: $35/$395 - Double booths, corner locations and electric available limited number.
  • International airport and great business environment make Fort Myers home to many powerhouse corporations (Hertz, Chico's, Sony, Gartner Group), with residential & commercial construction on the rise.  
  • Award winning marketing program valued at $150,000 creating 5 million impressions targeting art buying patrons.
  • 21,000 copies of 24-page ArtFest Fort Myers magazine featuring festival artists and activities, produced with Travel Host, distributed in 110 top hotels and information centers from Punta Gorda to Marco Island.  
  • Active social media year-round to engage art patrons. 
  • $5,000 in award money plus "invited status" for following year.
  • Commemorative poster and t-shirt contest with valuable prizes including free booth space, free weekend hotel stay and much more. Submissions taken from May 15 - August 20, 2013. CLICK HERE for details.
  • Opportunity to advertise in festival publications.
  • Option to participate in Friday Night Opening Party (70 artists).
  • Artist amenities including drive up access for Friday set up, booth sitters, complimentary breakfast, indoor restrooms, behind booth storage, designated artist parking & discounted hotel rates.
  • Professional jury panel of five changes each year, creating a show with approximately 90% new artists annually.
  • For additional details, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com 
Each February, over 85,000 art lovers and collectors attend ArtFest Fort Myers to enjoy and purchase the work of 200 fabulous artists from across the country. Our downtown riverfront park and yacht basin are the perfect backdrop as artists booths line the wide boulevard, without the interference of food, sponsors or loud music. New and cutting edge art combines with more traditional work to create an amazing, free to the pubic, outdoor selling gallery, with no dead end artist spaces allowed!  From extensive advertising to great artist amenities, our team of professional staff works all year to produce one successful fine art festival for you!. Apply now and make ArtFest Fort Myers a part of your Florida winter season!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  

Application deadline
September 16, 2013 on www.zapplication.org 

Jury:
October 8, 2013  

Notification:of Acceptance: 
October 18, 2013

Booth Fees Due:
November 1, 2013

Email inquiries to: 
Jeanne.Seehaver@ArtFestFortMyers.com
Or call 239-768-3602

SAVE THE DATE!  ArtFest Fort Myers - February 1 - 2, 2014  

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