Vacation Guide to Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida 2020-2021 Art Festivals & Craft Fairs

The 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.

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!

Event Dates: 

Jan. 16-17, 2021

Art League of Marco Island Craft 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.

Event Dates: 

Jan. 8-9, 2021
Feb. 27-28, 2021
Mar. 27-28, 2021

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.

Event Dates: 

Feb. 5-6, 2021

Boca Grande Arts

The Boca Grande Resort 5800 Gasparilla Road, Boca Grande, FL 33921 More information will be available on the website linked herein.

Event Dates: 

Mar. 6-7, 2021

Bonita Springs Art Walk

The Promenade at Bonita Bay 26811 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 More information will be available on the website linked herein.

Event Dates: 

Jan. 15-16, 2021

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 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.

Event Dates: 

Nov. 21-22, 2020

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals

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 f

Event Dates: 

Jan. 9-10, 2021
Feb. 6-7, 2021
Mar. 6-7, 2021

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.

Event Dates: 

Jan. 9-10, 2021

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.

Event Dates: 

Feb. 20-21, 2021

Coconut Point Art Festival with Craft

Coconut Point Mall 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928 We made a great change! We were able to move the December Coconut Point show to November 14-15, 2020 plus we have added a craft marketplace! Exhibitors will occupy the streets of Coconut Point for two fun-filled days during this admission-free, socially distanced 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. Coconut Point 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.

Event Dates: 

Nov. 14-15, 2020

Edison Festival Crafts on the River

Edwards Drive Fort Myers, FL 239-334-2999 The annual Crafts on the River is a non-juried event open to local and national artisans and crafters. Original designs are displayed by artists in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to talk with the artists about their work and, in some cases, see them in action.

Event Dates: 

Feb. 20-21, 2021

Naples Art in the Park

The von Liebig Art Center 585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102 Naples Art proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another exciting season of Art in the Park. Since 1957, Art in the Park has showcased the talents of artists and is believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples. Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of local artists. Naples Art is proud to host this juried art show held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Event Dates: 

Nov. 7, 2020
Dec. 5, 2020
Jan. 2, 2021
Feb. 6, 2021
Mar. 6, 2021
Apr. 3, 2021

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. on designated Saturdays of every month from October through April. The event and parking are free.

Event Dates: 

Nov. 14, 2020
Dec. 12, 2020
Jan. 9, 2021
Feb. 13, 2021
Mar. 13, 2021
Apr. 10, 2021

Naples Downtown Art Show

Downtown Naples 491 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 33rd Annual Naples Downtown Art Show -- Naples’ thriving arts and culture district expands nationally at the last major winter art show of the season. This 2-day event features jury selected artists from across the country showcasing their work from 17 artistic mediums. Find just the piece of fine art or fine craft you’ve been seeking while leisurely strolling scenic downtown Naples on prestigious 5th Avenue South with its upscale shops and restaurants.

Event Dates: 

Mar. 20-21, 2021

Naples National Art Show

Cambier Park 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 The Naples National Art Show is consistently voted among the top 200 art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. In addition, it was named one of Art Fair SourceBook Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events and one of ArtFairCalendar.com’s America’s Best Art Fairs for 2019. The Naples National Art Show is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must–see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples’ premier shopping and dining district.

Event Dates: 

Feb. 20-21, 2021

Naples New Year's Art Show

Downtown Naples 491 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 Now in its 25th year, this juried, fine art show features professional artists from around the country, and was ranked in the 2019 top 15 on the list of Best Fine Art shows in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was named to ArtFairSourceBook.com’s “BLUE CHIP 100” Fine Art Events for 2019.

This show is held in the heart of downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South. The Naples New Year’s Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather while strolling the 25th Annual Naples New Year’s Art Show from 9th Street South to 3rd Street South. Artistic mediums include Ceramics, Digital Art, Fiber/Leather, Furniture, Glass, Graphics/Printmaking, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.

Event Dates: 

Jan. 2-3, 2021

Peace River National Art Festival

Laishley Park 100 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Nearly 100 nationally recognized juried artists represent various mediums including art glass, fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, oil paintings, photography, pottery, stone sculptures and watercolor. Live music, art demonstrations and an array of food and beverages complement the art show for an immersive cultural experience.

Event Dates: 

Dec. 5-6, 2020

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.

Event Dates: 

February 2021

Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts Event

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!

Event Dates: 

Mar. 26-27, 2021

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.

Event Dates: 

Nov. 27-28, 2020

Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Festival

Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 What began as a humble pancake breakfast featuring a few local artists more than 30 years ago has grown into one of Southwest Florida’s premier juried art shows. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is held over President’s Day weekend and features more than 100 of the country’s most talented artists.

Walking through our tree-lined show is like visiting dozens of art galleries simultaneously. While the viewing experience is amazing in itself, you’ll no doubt want to take home some of the one-of- a-kind pieces for sale by the talented artists. Whether you’re looking for an acrylic painting to fit perfectly over your sofa, a hand-blown glass sculpture to feature on a bookshelf or that perfect gold gemstone necklace for your granddaughter’s graduation gift, you will certainly find it here. That…and so much more.

Event Dates: 

Feb. 13-14, 2021

The Art Festival at Mercato

Mercato Shops 9132 Strada Place, North 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.

Event Dates: 

Jan. 30-31, 2021

The Art Festival at University Village Shops

University Village Shops 19800 Village Center Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913 This art festival will be held along the promenade that runs through the center of the village. There will be 40 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 work of one of a kind art. Join us at The Art Festival at University Village Shops and find that one item that you will enjoy forever.

Event Dates: 

February 5-7, 2021