Southwest Florida 2018 - 2019 Art Festivals & Craft Fairs

The 2018-2019 Southwest Florida art season has the potential to be an excellent one with over forty art festivals and fairs scheduled to treat art lovers to the best year ever in their search for artworks and craft items. Our list is in sequence by festival name.

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Event Dates
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Jan. 19-20, 2019

Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park
Fleischmann Park
1600 Fleischmann Boulevard, Naples, FL 34102

Each January, hundreds of the area’s finest — and other nationally known — artists descend on Naples for the Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park to sell their wares, including oil, acrylic and water color paintings, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, jewelry, and a variety of mixed media. This is one of Naples favorite art shows in a beautiful park setting!

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Dec. 8-9, 2018

Art Festival at The Sanibel Shops
Sanibel Outlet Mall
20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908

The Art Festival at Sanibel Shops will be held February 24 and 25, 2018 from 10AM to 5PM. Visitors to the event will stroll the pathways and sidewalks of the Sanibel Outlets where dozens of artists from near and far will line the walkways displaying a variety of artworks. Everyone knows that a handcrafted piece of jewelry can be an essential fashion accessory for a women’s wardrobe. Likewise a one of a kind painting or sculpture will be the piece of art that you can build a room around.

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Feb. 1-3, 2019

ArtFest Fort Myers
Downtown Fort Myers
1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

The annual ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Florida’s premier art festival, takes place on the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers. This is Fort Myers’ only free art extravaganza, decorating the downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children’s art activities. Attendees enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums and prices from nationally recognized artists from across the country and around the world. It's better than a gallery – there is lots of variety – you can talk to the artists – you can view the work of over 200 fine artists in a single weekend – you can introduce your children to the magic of original art.

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Nov. 17-18, 2018

Bonita Bay Invitational Art Festival
Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Visitors to the event will stroll the pathways and sidewalks of the Promenade where dozens of artists from near and far will line the walkways displaying a variety of artworks. Everyone knows that a handcrafted piece of jewelry can be an essential fashion accessory for a women’s wardrobe. Likewise a one of a kind painting or sculpture will be the piece of art that you can build a room around. A one of a kind piece of handmade glass will become the center of attention in any dining area. With some of the finest retail stores, unique boutiques, high end salons, and delectable restaurants, The Promenade at Bonita Bay attracts both locals in Southwest Florida and visitors from around the world.

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Mar. 30-31, 2019

Bonita Bay Masters Art Festival
The Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

The Bonita Bay Invitational Art Festival will be held March 30 31, 2019 at The Promenade at Bonita Bay, South Bay Drive Bonita Springs FL.

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Feb. 16-17, 2019

Bonita Springs Invitational at the Promenade
The Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

The Bonita Bay Invitational Art Festival will be held March 24, 25 2018 at The Promenade at Bonita Bay, South Bay Drive Bonita Springs FL. The event wil take place on Saturday from 11 7 and Sunday from 10 5. Visitors to the event will stroll the pathways and sidewalks of the Promenade where dozens of artists from near and far will line the walkways displaying a variety of artworks.

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Jan. 12-13, 2019
Feb. 9-10, 2019
Mar. 2-3, 2019

Bonita Springs National Art Festival
Riverside Park, Downtown Bonita Springs
10450 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Enjoy the high quality artworks of 200 National and International artists. Art lovers in the Southwest Florida community may view and obtain the work of award winning artists from the United States, Canada and Europe. Paintings, glass, jewelry, clay works, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Enjoy great tasting foods and beverages in a comfortable park setting. The festivals support the Centers for the Arts campuses of the not for profit Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs.

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Jan. 12-13, 2019

Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival
Cape Coral Parkway
Cape Coral Parkway at Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Each year, the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts is a family event bringing art, culture and fun to Lee County. Held the second weekend of January, this Festival brings hundreds of artists and over 100,000 people to Cape Coral Parkway to participate in Cape Coral’s most successful and long running annual events, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, fine crafts and mixed media. The Festival also includes a children's play area and activity center and food from a variety of vendors and local restaurants.

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Feb. 16-17, 2019

Coconut Point Art Festival
Coconut Point Mall
23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928

Coconut Point community is more than just a shopping center. The property has 1.2 million square feet of retail space, office condos and residential housing. With 113 stores and 25 restaurants all surrounding several acres of lakes and boardwalk, Coconut Point is the place for people to, shop, dine, work, gather and live. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the hundreds of participating artists in this highly anticipated weekend art festival. Fine art, music and more will occupy the streets for two fun filled days during this admission free event. Stroll amidst life size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more.

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Dec. 29-30, 2018

Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival
Coconut Point Mall
23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928

Ring in the New Year with fine art, music and more! 200 exhibitors will occupy the streets of Coconut Point for two fun filled days during this admission free event. Stroll amidst life size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the participating artists in this highly anticipated art festival.

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Jan. 5-6, 2019

Estero Fine Arts Show
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway South Drive , Fort Myers, FL 33913

This Arts Show is juried by art professionals with 120+ years combined experienced and features up to 175 fine art & fine craft artists where all work is original and personally handmade by the artist who is in the show. All discipline of art is for sale – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography & more. Admission is free, but a $5 donation helps support Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

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Nov. 2, 2018
Dec. 7, 2018
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Apr. 5, 2019
May-3, 2019
Jun. 7, 2019
Jul. 5, 2019
Aug. 2, 2019

Fort Myers 1st Fridays Art Walk
River District
First & Lee Streets, Fort Myers, FL 33901

A must do in the River District social scene is the monthly Art Walk. Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine, 6 10 pm.

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Jan. 5-6, 2019
Feb. 2-3, 2019
Mar. 2-3, 2019

Marco Island Arts and Crafts Show
Marco Island's Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145

The Marco Island Outdoor Fine Arts & Crafts Fair provides browsers and art enthusiasts with some of the region’s best original artwork, including paintings, watercolors, photography and digital art, ceramics, pottery, glass, clothing, jewelry and mixed media work. The Art League of Marco Island hosts this Fair each January, February and March.

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Nov. 3, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018
Jan. 5, 2019
Feb. 2, 2019
Mar. 2, 2019
Apr. 6, 2019

Naples Art in the Park
The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102

Naples Art in the Park started in 1957. After many location moves through its years, it found its home on Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center. The Naples Art Association hosts this juried outdoor art show which is held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April. The show hours are 10 am until 4 pm.

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Oct. 20, 2018
Nov. 10, 2018
Dec. 8, 2018
Jan. 12, 2019
Feb. 19, 2019
Mar. 9, 2019
Apr. 13, 2019

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Started in 1967, the Naples Artcrafters have been putting on fine art and craft shows. Its members include painters, potters, jewelers and just about every other artistic discipline imaginable. The group holds shows in Cambier Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month from October through April. The event and parking are free.

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Mar. 23-24, 2019

Naples Downtown Art Show
Downtown Naples
491 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

In partnership with the Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Naples Art Association hosts one of the last major art festivals of the winter season. The Naples Downtwon Art Show is nestled in the upscale Fifth Avenue South shopping and dining district, with easy access to parking and other resources.

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Mar. 2-3, 2019

Naples Masters Art Festival March
Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt
2315 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34104

The Naples Masters Art Festival held in March is an intimate art show a right sized show in a beautiful setting. This Art Festival is held in North Naples in The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, situated on the road that houses two Ritz Carlton Hotels. The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt location is inspired by classic Mediterranean design, rich in ambiance and liberal with luxury, fine dining and one of a kind boutiques. This is a very convenient show to visit, with plenty of parking. This is a small intimate show that will allow you to meet and speak to all of the artists and not have to fight large crowds. Additonally, this event supports the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

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Feb. 23-24, 2019

Naples National
Cambier Park
755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Consistently voted among the top 10 art festivals in the country, the Naples National is a competitive, juried event. This fine art and fine craft festival showcases the talents of over 260 artists. The festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from Downtown Naples’ premiere shopping and dining district.

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Jan. 5-6, 2019

Naples New Year's Art Show
Downtown Naples
491 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Start your new year with this wonderful, well established art festival. This fine arts fair draws over 250 professional artists from around the country. Held in the heart of Downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this festival is hosted by the Naples Art Association in partnership with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

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Feb. 9-10, 2019

Pine Island Art Show
Matlacha Park
4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, FL 33993

Each year in February the Pine Island Art Association hosts its annual Fine Art Show and Sale. The event features works from more than 100 local artists and includes more than 500 paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel, pen and ink and watercolor, with an emphasis on Florida landscapes, seascapes, birds, fish and flowers. The Show draws return visitors from many parts of the United States to Matlacha, where pelicans and great blue herons circle above moored fishing boats, brightly painted galleries, and fresh fish markets.

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Feb. 16-17, 2019

Sanibel Island Arts & Crafts Fair
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957

The Sanibel Island Arts & Crafts Fair features over 100 juried artists and craftsmen showing their wares, making this event the perfect place to find that next unique piece you’ve needed for your home, your collection or for the perfect gift. Artists from around the country participate, bringing unique gifts, wearable art, sculpture, paintings, photography, wood working, painted furniture, jewelry and much, much more. Bring your family, your friends and your out of town guests – they’re all sure to have a great time exploring the treasures of the Art Fair.

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Nov. 23-24, 2018

Sanibel Masters Art Festival
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957

Because of its picturesque setting and temperate climate this time of year, this art festival attracts approximately 70 premier artists from across the country. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with the artists, learn what inspired them, and discover the techniques they used to make their artworks and wares. Along with traditional original oils and acrylics on canvas, museum board and wood panel, festival goers will find watercolors, drawings, pastels, photography, pottery and ceramics, fiber art, glass art, metal sculpture, handmade Tiffany style lamps and handcrafted jewelry. Besides fine art, this festival also features gourmet food booths and live entertainment. Trip Advisor has named Sanibel as the #2 vacation destination.

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Jan. 18-19, 2019

Sanibel SCA Fine Arts Festival
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957

This January event is a partnership betweeen The Sanibel Community Association and Boulderbrook Productions. This is a nice sized event for Sanibel, limited to no more than 70 participants. The festival features the finest artists, gourmet food booths, and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Sanibel Community House and The SCA. The Community House is Sanibel Island’s first non profit organization and is recognized as The Gathering Place on the Island. The Community House is the hub of all activity on Sanibel. A great event in a spectacular location!

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Jan. 26-27, 2019

The Art Festival at Mercato
Mercato Shops
9132 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108

This art festival is held on the lawn in the middle of Mercato, hosting 50 artists skilled in sculture, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media and more. When attending this event the art patron gets to meet the artist who creates each one of a kind work of art. Visit the Art Festival at Mercato and find that one item that you will enjoy forever. Meracto is a wonderful location for this event. The tree lined plaza and walkways are athe perfect setting for an event of this kind. Anchored by Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Silverspot Cinema, a 12 screen premier style theater, Mercato offers 12 notable restaurants, over 20 upscale retailers and luxury residential condominiums. Mercato hosts a vibrant year round event calendar of events free and open to the public.

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