Vacation Guide to Southwest Florida

Art Festival and Craft Fair Guide for SWFL

Southwest Florida is a great place for an art festival and craft fair. Art collectors, admirers of hand-crafted wares, or people who are simply looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon flock to Southwest Florida to explore the countless vibrant art festivals in the region.

Southwest Florida is a place of abundant art and culture. Whether you’re visiting Naples, Fort Myers, or another city, there’s no shortage of art festivals and fairs. You can experience first-hand the rich culture of SW Florida’s Gulf Coast.

At Southwest Florida Traveler, it’s our mission to help you plan the perfect getaway. For this reason, we’ve put together an extensive list of Southwest Florida’s art shows.

Are you filling up your itinerary for next year’s vacation? Or are you just looking for art shows this weekend? Southwest Florida Traveler has you covered either way!

Naples Art in the Park

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Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show

(already happened)

Coconut Point Art Festival

11/20/2021-11/21/2021

23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Located between Naples and Fort Myers, this free art festival attracts more than 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors. With incredible paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, and so much more, this is a great place for shopping and people-watching alike.

This fall festival is back for its eleventh year in the visually stunning community of Coconut Point. Surrounded by boardwalks and several acres of lakes, this area has more than 25 restaurants and over 100 stores. You can learn more at the festival website here.

Bonita Springs Invitational Art Festival

11/20/2021-11/21/2021

The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL

Saturday noon-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm

At the Bonita Springs Invitational Art Festival, you can find a wide array of vendors both displaying and selling their art. You can find ceramics and jewelry to sculptures and digital art, at this is a curated show. Displays of handcraft and artistry of 39 regional artists. A great perk is it’s right in the wonderful area of the Promenade. Shopping anyone?

Sanibel Masters Art Festival

11/26/2021-11/27/2021

2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL

9 am-4 pm

The Sanibel Masters Art Festival has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition on Sanibel Island for more than a 25 years. At the Sanibel Masters Festival you’ll be able to browse a wide variety of art. Everything from paintings, photography, sculpture, woodworking, glass, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, and much more.

At this festival there are 30 indoor spaces and 70 outdoor booths for a selection of 100 artists. This intimate show allows to talk with the artists and learn about their process, inspiration, and craft.

While you’re here, you’ll want to experience the live entertainment and gourmet food booths too!

Naples Uptown Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

11/27/2021-11/28/2021

380 10th St S., Naples, FL

Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm

The Naples Uptown Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival is being held again after a successful show last January. Set up on Tamiami Trail, you’ll be able to browse the works of talented artists and craftsmen. The Naples Design District is the perfect backdrop for this festival. It’s located right in the heart of Naples and features incredible restaurants and high-end shopping. This Art Festival and Craft Fair is the perfect addition to a complete weekend of exploring all that Naples has to offer.

Naples Art in the Park

12/4/2021

Cambier Park

585 Park St, Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

Art in the Park is a community tradition that stretches all the way back to 1957. Thought to be the first outdoor art show ever held in Naples, Art in the Park offers everything you want. A bevy of arts and crafts including paintings, unique decor, photographs, wearables, and much more.

This Art Festival and Craft Fair is held on the first Saturday of every month between November and April. There’s a great chance you can catch it no matter when you visit Southwest Florida.

You can learn more about this outdoor fair at the festival website here.

Peace River National Art Festival

12/05/2021-12/06/2021

120 Laishley Court, Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, FL

9 am-4 pm

This premier outdoor judged fine arts show in Charlotte County is on the Punta Gorda waterfront. Held in March and December each year, the Peace River National Art Festival is outstanding.

More than 8,000 visitors come to see the works of nearly 100 nationally recognized artists. Here you’ll be able to peruse fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, leather goods, photography, stone sculptures. There will also be live music, a variety of food and drinks, and witness art demonstrations.

Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art and Craft Fair

12/11/2021

Cambier Park

755 8th Ave S., Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

The Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art & Craft Show occur once a month from October to April. These Saturday shows are free to attend.

Showcasing the work of artists and craftsmen, you’ll be able to shop for ceramics, sculptures, and paintings. Along with art glass, and so much more at this Art Festival and Craft Fair . To learn more about this show, check out the festival site here.

Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art & Craft Fair

1/8/2022

Cambier Park

755 8th Ave S., Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

Visit the show of the Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art & Craft Show to see the works of local artists and craftsmen. You’ll be able to find everything from paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and more here.

To learn more about this Art Festival and Craft Fair, check out the festival site here.

Naples New Year’s Art Show

1/8/2022-1/9/2022

5th Avenue South, Naples, FL

10 am-5 pm

Coming back for its 26th year, this fine art festival and craft fair showcases professional artists from around the United States. Sunshine Art Magazine has ranked this as one of the top 200 art shows of the past decade! If you stop by this winter you’ll see why.

Held right in the heart of downtown Naples on 5th Avenue South. The Naples New Year’s Art Show runs from 9th Street South to 3rd Street South. You can find art produced in a wide variety of mediums. Take a look at pieces including metal, fiber, ceramics, painting, sculpture, wood, mixed media, and jewelry.

Last year, more than 15,000 visitors perused this outdoor art bazaar located in vibrant downtown Naples. You’ll be able to wander the oak- and palm-shaded streets in an area surrounded by Mediterranean-style buildings.

In 2021, there were 250 artists, that displayed their works that collectively are worth nearly $15 million. This show draws talent from all over the United States. This visually stunning Art Festival and Craft Fair, will keep you from boredom. There will be plenty to keep you busy in the incredible area around 5th South Street.

Cape Coral Art Festival & Market Place

1/08/2022-1/09/2022

1204 Cape Coral Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL

10 am-5 pm

The Cape Coral Art Festival and Market Place is the largest special event held in all of Lee County. Offering both an in-person art festival and marketplace as well as online events. With more than 120,000 people attending, this award-winning event has been deemed one of the best outdoor events in SWFL. Even getting attention nationally as one of the best art festivals in the country.

This festival and marketplace is put on by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral for 37 years. In addition to the work of artists and crafters, you’ll be able to devour delicious food and drinks! One feature of this Art Festival and Craft Fair is visiting the booths of local businesses and non-profits.

Bonita Springs Art Walk

1/15/2022-1/6/2022

The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26811 S Bay Dr., Bonita Springs, FL

Saturday noon-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm

This unique outdoor Art Walk allows you to stroll the Promenade while immersing yourself in the finest art. Artists and craftsmen displaying their wares in this wide open space.

Whether you’re shopping for a painting or a piece of jewelry to give as a gift. At The Promenade you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that will grab your attention and interest.

At the Promenade at Bonita Bay, you can find unique boutiques, retail stores, delicious restaurants, and high-end salons. It’s also home to one of the finest Italian markets in all of Florida, Deromas Market.

Adjacent to the Art Festival and Craft Fair, a lovely farmers market is held every Saturday between 8 am and noon. You can learn more about the festival here.

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals

1/15/2022-1/16/2022

Riverside Park

10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs, FL

10 am-5 pm

Named as one of the top 60 art festivals by Art Fair. Also listed as the 11th best art festival in the nation by Sunshine Artist. The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs puts on this festival three times a year. Whether you are visiting in January, February, or March, you should try and catch this festival. It is a showcase of 200 national and international artists.

Situated in a comfortable park setting, this Art Festival and Craft Fair provides a pleasant experience. It is always satisfying to buy artworks directly from the artists. Along the way, you can taste foods and beverages from local vendors.

Art Fest Naples Invitational at Fleischmann Park

1/15/2022-1/16/2022

Fleischmann Park

1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, FL

Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm

This is the 25th year of Art Fest Naples where artists display their original hand-crafted pieces. Locals and out-of-staters alike love visiting this festival! Where you can talk to the creative individuals who produce the wares for sale. A portion of the profits from this festival goes towards charities local to Naples.

Located in the 15-acre Fleishmann Park, the Art Festival and Craft Fair takes place along the sidewalks. This makes for a nice walk that connect the tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic pavilion, and baseball fields.

Here you’ll find photography, turned wood pieces, drawings, paintings, fiber art, ceramics, hand-crafted fine jewelry, and so much more. Festival artist, selected by a jury of art professionals, can win awards in different categories.

It’s free to attend this event, though they encourage making a small $5 donation to the organization Additional Needs, Inc. As an added benefit, the parking here is free and there’s plenty of it.

To learn more about Art Fest, check out the festival website here.

Sanibel Invitational Art Fest

1/21/2022-1/22/2022

Main St., Sanibel, FL

9 am-4 pm

The Sanibel Invitational Art Fest is limited to 70 vendors. Residents and visitors alike can walk the streets and explore the arts and crafts of some of the finest artists.

Sanibel Island is a unique barrier island that is located only 25 miles south of Fort Myers. Sanibel is a premier vacation destination and an Art Festival is a perfect match. The east-west orientation of the island creates an environment with gorgeous sandy beaches and an abundance of rare, beautiful shells. Sanibel is on of the best beaches in Florida. They are the best shelling beaches in the world.

You should consider visiting Sanibel Island for a different change of pace. Attending one of the art shows put on by the Sanibel Community House is a great addition to your vacation.

Naples Uptown Art Festival and Craft Fair

1/22/2022-1/23/2022

380 10th St S. in Naples, FL

10 am-5 pm

This is the second year that the United Arts Council has presented the Naples Uptown Art Festival in January. Located in Naples Design District, you can spend the weekend exploring the wares of talented artists. Not to mention stopping by the high-end shops and emerging businesses of this vibrant community.

The Naples Uptown Art Festival attracts juried artists from all around the United States. During this Art Festival and Craft Fair the Design District is transformed into a tremendous festival and art experience.

You can check out the festival’s website here.

The Art Festival at Mercato

1/29/2022-1/30/2022

9118 Strada Pl., Naples, FL

11 am-dusk

This smaller, more intimate event features no more than 40 artists and craftsmen. The Art Festival at Mercato is located on the lawn in the center of Mercato. Mercato is a shopping center that features 20 upscale retailers, 12 noteworthy restaurants, and luxury condos. This Naples shopping center also has a Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack, and a cinema.

At this curated festival, you’ll be able to wander the lawn while interacting with artists and perusing their wares. There is something to be said for a combo, Art Festival and Craft Fair and day of Naples shopping.

To learn more about this event, check out the festival’s website.

Art League Of Marco Island Craft Show

1/29/2022-1/30/2022

1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL

10 am-4 pm

Located around the corner from Marco Beach Ocean Resort. This Marco Island Art Festival and Craft Fair is presented by the Art League of Marco Island. Whether you’re just browsing or you’re shopping for something in particular, you’ll find a wide variety of artworks and crafts. The Art League of Marco Island Craft Show. Paintings and photography to mixed media work and clothing, this fair showcases it all. Juried arts and crafts exhibitors and free, live entertainment.

Marco Island is linked to the mainland by bridges located just south of Naples. This barrier island has countless beaches, resort hotels, golf courses, and marinas in addition to a network of inland waterways. The largest of Flordia’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is often described as a magical and alluring spot.

While you’re here, you can witness dolphins frolicking, walk the sun-washed, white-sand beaches, and unwind in a laidback beach atmosphere. If you’re in town January, February, or March, the monthly Art League of Marco Island Craft Show can be wonderful. A fine way to break up those long days lounging in paradise.

To learn more about this event, check out the fair’s website.

ArtFest Fort Myers

2/4/2022-2/6/2022

Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL

Friday 6 pm-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm

This is a free, non-gated art festival that takes place in downtown Fort Myers. Art from more than 200 select artists, delicious food, live entertainment, and fun art activities for kids. ArtFest Fort Myers is a great event for the whole family!

During this weekend, the waterfront is filled to the brim with incredible artwork and cultural activities. You can find artwork for sale to fit any budget. Whether you’re looking for a grand painting or a small trinket to gift to you a friend.

How to become an ArtFest VIP Club Member

If you’re centering your trip around attending this Art Festival and Craft Fair, you might consider upgrading to VIP. While attendance is free, you can join ArtFest’s VIP Club. Membership gives you access to the VIP Club Terrace, and reserved weekend parking. Coffee and treats (and mimosas!) in the morning, as well as beverages and lunches for the whole weekend.

You can purchase VIP Club tickets for the whole weekend or just for one day. You’ll also know that you’re working to help support ArtFest Fort Myers. They have faced an uphill battle due to the constraints the coronavirus has put on holding in-person events.

To learn more about ArtFest Fort Myers, check out their site here.

Naples Art in the Park

2/5/2022

Cambier Park

585 Park St, Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

This community outdoor art show has been held in Naples since 1957. A Southwest Florida tradition, Art in the Park is believed to be the first outdoor art fair ever held in the city. Here you’ll be able to browse the works of a wide variety of artists and craftsmen.

Whether you’re just window shopping or you’re hoping to take a piece home with you, you’ll have a lot of options at this monthly show. You’ll find photographs, paintings, wearables, jewelry, unique decor, and a whole lot more.

This Art Festival and Craft Fair is held on the first Saturday of every month between November and April. You’ll want to try and fit this show into your trip itinerary when you’re in town.

This show is located in Cambier Park, which is a 12+ acre space right in the heart of downtown Naples. You’ll find it just south of the famous 5th Avenue South, making it a convenient stop if you’re already spending the weekend shopping at Naple’s upscale retailers and dining at exquisite restaurants.

You can learn more about this outdoor fair at the festival website here.

Coconut Point Art Festival and Craft Fair

2/12/2022-2/13/2022

23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

While there is another Coconut Point Art Festival held in November, the February show is the big one. Coconut Point is already an incredibly popular destination to visit. During the weekend of February 12th and 13th the area is transformed into an artists’ paradise.

With more than 200 exhibitors displaying their artwork and wares on both Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be able to stroll among incredible paintings, life-sized sculptures, ceramics, photography, and so much more. 

This year, the Coconut Point Art Festival is celebrating its sixteenth year. Presenting the works of artists while surrounded by lovely boardwalks and several acres of lakes. This stunning community is the perfect place to dine and shop on any day of the year. The transformation of the space into this art festival takes it to an entirely different level.

You can learn more at the festival website here.

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show

2/12/2022

Cambier Park

585 Part St., Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

The February Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show is held in Cambier Park along 8th Street South. Located only a block and a half from the prestigious Fifth Avenue South, attending this art fair puts you within walking distance from sidewalk cafes, trendy European boutiques, and iconic art galleries.

There are a number of state-of-the-art facilities located in Cambier Park, including the Norris Community Center and the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center. You can also find a covered pavilion, a unique community-built playground, and plenty of open green space.

The Naples Art Association is also located in the park and is a mainstay of the Naples community. They have rotating exhibitions as well as art lectures, classes, and workshops throughout the year.

When you attend Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show, you can browse the works of talented artists in a beautiful setting. You can find works created in just about every medium, including stained glass, painting, woodturning and carving, basket weaving, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

You can learn more about this art and craft fair here.

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals

2/12/2022-2/13/2022

Riverside Park

10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL

10 am-5 pm

Every year, there are three art and craft fairs put on by the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. It is considered to be one of the top Fine Art Festival and Craft Fair in the entire country. With 200 national and international artists that are selected by a panel of experts, you’ll find that this is one of the biggest art festivals in the region.

The Bonita Springs National Art Festival takes place in historic downtown Bonita Springs in Riverside Park.

Last year, the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals drew artists from 32 States, 260 cities, and 3 foreign countries. 20,000 festival-goers attend these events in order to see the works of some of the finest artists nationally and internationally.

Whether you’re interested in talking to artists and learning about their process or buying a piece, you’ll find a wide variety of art. From handcrafted jewelry and metal sculptures to original paintings and pastels, there’s something for everyone here.

The focus of this show is quality and originality. The Bonita Springs National Art Festival is the must see event.

Pine Island Art Show

2/12/22-2/13/22

Hours and Location to be Released at a Later Date

Pine Island is a quaint getaway located west of Fort Myers. With lush tropical greenery and opportunities for many peaceful outdoor activities, this is a lovely spot for a lowkey vacation. The largest island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, Pine Island offers the vibe of a small town. All the while surrounded by acres of tropical plants, palms, fruit groves, and mangroves.

The Pine Island Art Show showcases the works of more than 100 local artists. One of the wonderful things about this fair is that you can witness artists at all skill levels. Amateur to professional, all are showing off their skills for you. Some of the artists you see are still students, while others have gallery representations and substantial followings.

Almost all of the artists who display their work are members of the Pine Island Art Association. The subject matter of much of the artwork is inspired by the laid-back paradise that is Pine Island. 

At this Art Festival and Craft Fair, cash prizes are awarded to the first-place winners in a number of categories. A favorite is always the award for Best in Show. 

Unique Gift Idea- Pick up a ‘mini’ original painting

A standout of this art fair is that artists are encouraged to bring original “mini” paintings to the festival. This is a way to let visitors with a limited budget or limited wall space still purchase original art. These minis all come double matted and measure just 3.5 inches by 4.5 inches.

To purchase a mini artwork it costs just $10 including the tax.

This festival has become the largest event on all of Greater Pine Island. Thousands of people are drawn from all over Southwest Florida to attend. This art show still has a genuine small-town feel with members greeting you at the door.

If you’re looking for a taste of the way Florida used to be before the rapid development, check out the Pine Island Art Show. To learn more, check out the PIAA website here.

Sanibel-Captiva Arts & Crafts Festival

2/19/2022-2/20/2022

Sanibel Community House

173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL

Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 9 am-4 pm

30 plus years ago, the Sanibel-Captiva Arts & Crafts Festival began as a pancake breakfast that featured local artists. These days, it is one of the premier juried art shows in Southwest Florida.

Put on by the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club, this arts and crafts festival is held over President’s Day weekend. With more than 85 of the most talented artists, this is a fair where art, nature, and island history intersect.

The show takes place on tree-lined paths and gives you the opportunity to basically attend dozens of art galleries at the same time. You can happily spend a day viewing the works of these talented artists. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces to bring home with you.

One of the things you won’t want to miss at this festival is the enormous silent auction. Here you will find hundreds of incredible items up for bid. There is something for everyone here! What will you bid on? A rare bottle of wine, a ski vacation in Vermont, or giftcard to one our best SWFL resturaunts?

While you’re here, grab a cold beverage, ice cream, or a light snack from one of the vendors. 

All proceeds from this festival are used to help fund college scholarships and philanthropic projects.

You can learn more about the Sanibel-Captiva Arts & Crafts Festival here.

Edison Festival of Light Crafts on the River

2/19/2022-2/20/2022

Downtown Fort Myers River District

Centennial Park & Edwards Dr., Fort Myers, FL

10 am-5 pm

During the two-day Edison Festival of Light event, downtown Fort Myers is transformed into every craft lover’s dream. At Crafts on the River, you can see exhibitors displaying their hand-made wares at this non-juried event. This is open to artisans and crafters locally and nationally.

The atmosphere here is informal and casual, allowing visitors to talk with artists about their work, and their process. In some instances, you might even get to see the artists in action.

There is a lot of variety in terms of the mediums on display here. Everything from paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, and even edible art will be showcased during this family-friendly festival.

The Edison Festival of Light has a Grand Parade, 5k run, junior parade, classic car show, and more. You’ll definitely want to check out some food and craft beer trucks set up in the downtown river district.

This Art Festival and Craft Fair is also a great educational opportunity for the whole family. It is held in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, who built a winter home in Fort Myers in 1885. He spent winters in this home for fifty years. During this time he dedicated himself to supporting local projects and charities.

After Edison’s death, the Edison Pageant of Light was held in 1938. It included a parade, a memorial service, a band concert, and a coronation ball. The event has changed greatly since, but the original intent of celebrating the work and life of Thomas Edison remains.

Bonita Springs Fine Arts at The Promenade

2/25/2022-2/27/2022

The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL

Friday and Saturday noon-7pm, Sunday 10-5

The Promenade is a shopping center that houses unique boutiques, exquisite eateries, high-end salons, and fine retail stores. Here you’ll find locals and tourists alike shopping at this open-air shopping complex.

Located in Bonita Springs, visiting the Promenade is only one of the things you’ll want to do while in town. Bonita Springs is situated between Fort Myers and Naples. Known for its Gulf Coast beaches and parks, you can visit the secluded Little Hickory Island Beach, Bonita Beach Park, and nearby Lovers Key State Park while in town.

If you’re visiting Bonita Springs in late February, consider visiting the Bonita Springs Fine Arts at the Promenade.

This is an intimate fine arts show with no more than 39 artists displaying their work. While you’re here, you can view everything from furniture and handcrafted jewelry to paintings and sculptures. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to talk to artists about their work, their process, and what inspires them.

Art League Of Marco Island Craft Show

2/26/2022-2/27/2022

1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL

10 am-4 pm

Marco Island is a barrier island with plenty of resort hotels, marinas, golf courses, and beaches. Connected to the mainland by a series of bridges just south of Naples, interspersed within the island is a network of inland waterways.

This is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Often described by visitors as a truly magical spot, Marco Island has all of the ingredients for the perfect vacation.

While you’re on Marco Island, you can walk the gorgeous white sand beaches, watch dolphins play in the water, and let go in a casual and laidback beach atmosphere. If you’re visiting between January and March, you might just be able to catch the special art show put on by the Art League of Marco Island.

The Art League of Marco Island Craft Show is located right around the corner from Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Here you’ll be able to watch free live entertainment and peruse the offerings of countless juried arts and crafts exhibitors. Whether you’re looking for clothing, paintings, photographs, or jewelry, you’ll find many incredible pieces on display at this show.

To learn more about this event, check out the fair’s website.

Naples Art in the Park, Art Festival

3/5/2022

Cambier Park

585 Park St, Naples, FL  

10 am-4 pm

A tradition in the community of Naples since 1957, Art in the Park is the original outdoor art fair in the city. 

This event is held in Cambier Park, which is a 12-acre area located right in Naple’s downtown. Complete with a bandshell for music and movies, tennis and bocce courts, as well as a playground, this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon with your family.

Located just south of the highly-regarded 5th Avenue South area. Cambier Park is a great place to stop after shopping, dining, and exploring this upscale section of Naples. If you’re visiting Naples between November and April, stop by the Art in the Park show on the first Saturday of every month. (It’s worth noting, however, that you will want to check the location for the specific show you want to attend. Ocassionally it is held in a different location.)

Here you’ll be able to browse the works of a wide variety of artists and craftsmen. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your granddaughter, searching for the perfect sculpture for your home. This Art Festival and Craft Fair lets you view the works of artist while experiencing the perfect winter weather of Southwest Florida.

You can learn more about this outdoor fair at the festival website here.

Bonita Springs National Art Festival

3/5/2022-3/6/2022

Riverside Park

10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs, FL

10 am-5 pm

The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs has put on fifty-one high-quality art festivals over the course of many years. When you attend this festival, you are able to support the Center for the Arts. Featuring artworks of 200 artists from across the United States and around the world.

The Bonita Springs National Art Festival has been rated as one of the top juried fine arts festivals in the entire country. This invite only festival selects the artists who present each year. This art fest has the largest number of visitors out of all of the events in the area. More than 20,000 people pass through this festival each year. You will see some of the best artists from the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe.

This festival takes place in historic downtown Bonita Springs. The experts that select the artists and craftsmen take care to focus on quality and originality.

Visitors can choose to donate to go towards scholarships, community events, exhibitions, and low-cost art classes and programming.

Boca Grande Masters Art Festival

3/5/2022-3/6/2022

The Boca Grande Resort

5800 Gasparilla Road, Boca Grande, FL

Boca Grande is located on Gasparilla Island and offers a remote, small-town festival. This is in contrast to other highly developed parts of Southwest Florida. This village is best known for its premier tarpon fishing, its beautiful sugar sand beaches, and its historic downtown. Gasparilla is quite charming and worth the visit. This is a great place to rent a bike, visit historic landmarks, or simply relax on the beach.

This March, the gorgeous grounds of the Boca Grande Hotel will be transformed into a mecca of fine art and fine wines. Previously known as the Boca Grande Resort. The artists on display at the Boca Grande Masters Art Festival are carefully selected and hail from across the USA. Displayed in an open-air venue, visitors can enjoy interacting with some of the best artists in the nation.

You can learn more about this event on the festival’s website.

Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Annual Art Festival and Crafts Fair

3/11/2022-3/12/2022

Sanibel Community House

2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL

9 am-4 pm

In its 38th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Annual Arts and Crafts Fair takes place at the Sanibel Community House. With more than 100 artists and craftsmen from around the country, it is worth attending. This fair is particularly notable for having more than 100 silent auction items as well as items for raffle.

Money raised through this event benefits a number of different Sanibel Island Charities, local scholarships, vision and hearing-based charities.

If you’re visiting Sanibel Island while this art fair is occurring, it’ll be hard to miss it. Periwinkle Way is the main drag of the Island, so it’s conveniently located no matter what your plans are for the weekend.

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show

3/12/2022

Fleischmann Park

1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

The Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art & Craft Show is a series of shows that occur once a month from October to April. These shows are held on Saturdays and are free to attend.

Most of the Naples ArtCrafters events are held in Cambier Park. However, the March show is located in Fleischmann Park. This lush 15-acre park is famous for its outdoor skatepark, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Located near the Coastland Center Mall and Naples Zoo Caribbean Gardens. This park also has playgrounds and athletic courts and fields, including pickleball courts.

On March 12th, Fleischmann Park hosts the Naples ArtCrafter event. It’s here where local juried artists and craftsmen can show the fruits of their labor. Whether you’re window shopping or looking to take something home with you, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find paintings, sculptures, art glass, jewelry, ceramics, and so much more here.

To learn more about this show, check out the festival site here.

Peace River National Art Festival

3/19/2022-3/20/2022

120 Laishley Court, Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, FL

10 am-5 pm

Just a little northwest of Fort Myers, Punta Gorda is a prime spot for fishing, watersports, and boating. In the last 20 years, this area has grown quite a bit but isn’t nearly as congested as Fort Myers or as expensive as Sarasota. This makes it a wonderful travel destination for budget travelers who want to filling their itinerary.

You find an eclectic selection of eateries downtown, as well as art galleries and shops to peruse. Twice a year, the Peace River National Art Festival is held in Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. This waterfront park has a lovely memorial garden, a harbor walk, a fishing pier, a marina, and a seafood restaurant.

The Peace River National Art Festival brings nearly 100 nationally recognized juried artists to Punta Gorda displaying their works. If you are an art festival lover, you’ll want to consider attending this fair! It is the premier outdoor juried fine arts show in the area.

You’ll enjoy art demonstrations, music, and lots of places to stop and get a bite to eat or a drink. At the artists’ booths, you’ll be able to explore works, including fiber arts, leather goods, oil paintings, art glass, jewelry, stone sculptures, pottery, and more.

Bonita Springs Masters Art Festival

3/26/2022-3/27/2022

The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26795 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, FL

Friday evening, Saturday noon-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm

At the Promenade at Bonita Bay, you’ll find delicious restaurants, fine retail stores, unique boutiques, and high-end salons. Southwest Florida residents and visitors alike love shopping in this wonderful open-air shopping complex.

When you’re visiting Bonita Springs, shopping, eating, and hanging out at the Promenade is only one of the activities you’ll want to put on your itinerary. Located between Naples and Fort Myers, Bonita Springs is known for its parks and beaches along the Gulf Coast. If you’re looking to spend some time in the gorgeous natural environment of Southwest Florida. Make sure to check out Bonita Beach Park, Little Hickory Island Beach, and Lovers Key State Park.

In late March, the Promenade at Bonita Bay will showcase the Bonita Springs Masters Art Festival. On Friday evening the vendors will be open for business after setting up. On Saturday you can stop by the event after checking out the nearby farmers market.

This intimate event has no more than 39 artists, allowing you the opportunity to stroll at your own pace and interact with the artists who made the works you’re perusing. Locals and holiday visitors alike attend this festival, and it’s known to draw individuals who are existing collectors, gallery and museum-goers, and those that are passionate about fine arts and crafts.

You can learn more about this event on the festival’s website.

Art League Of Marco Island Craft Show

3/26/2022-3/27/2022

1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL

10 am-4 pm

Marco Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. This barrier island is connected to the mainland by bridges near Naples and has plenty of beaches, resort hotels, golf courses, and marinas. Throughout the island, there is a complex network of inland waterways.

Visitors describe Marco Island as magical and otherworldly. Whether you’re traveling with your spouse, your family, or taking a solo getaway, Marco Island has it all for the ideal vacation.

The casual, laid-back beach atmosphere on Marco Island lends itself well to exploring the white sand beaches and witnessing dolphins playing off the coast.

If you’re visiting the island January and March, consider visiting the art festival that is held by the Art League of Marco Island. On three weekends during these months, a spot right around the corner from Marco Beach Ocean Resort is transformed into the grounds of the Art League of Marco Island Craft Show.

In addition to being able to explore the works of many juried arts and crafts exhibitors, you’ll be able to watch live entertainment throughout the festival. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted jewelry, paintings, clothing, photographs, or something else entirely, you’ll find an impressive selection here.

To learn more about this event, check out the fair’s website.

Naples Art in the Park

4/2/2022

Cambier Park

585 Park St, Naples, FL

10 am-4 pm

Naples is one of the top vacation destinations in Florida. It is also repeatedly rated as one of the top places to retire in the US. Whether you’re thinking of making Naples your home or you’d like to spend a week or two relaxing on the beach outside of your normal hectic life, this Southwest Florida city has been growing in popularity for good reason.

When you’re in Naples, you’ll find that there’s plenty of opportunities for golfing, shopping, or simply lounge on the beach. You’ll also want to check out the Naples Nightlife. If you want collect rare seashells, wander the museums, or get out on the water Naples is for you.

If you’re an art lover and a verdant supporter of community arts efforts, you’ll want to head over to Naples Art in the Park. This fair is held on the first Saturday of the month from November to April. Not only will you be able to shop for unique decor, collectibles, wearables, paintings, gifts, and more, but you’ll also see live demonstrations and have the opportunity to participate in hands-on art experiences.

This festival is free and located just west of the von Liebig Art Center. You can find more information about this juried art fair here.

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show

4/9/2022

Cambier Park

755 8th Ave S

10 am-4 pm

Naples, Florida is one of the best spots to vacation in Florida. Real estate is booming increasingly popular spot for retirees. If you’re in town in early April, consider stopping by this seasonal show put on by Naples Artcrafters.

The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show is a series of shows that occur once a month from October to April. These shows are held on Saturdays and are free to attend.

Located in Cambier Park, this show displays the works of local juried artists and craftsmen. You’ll have the opportunity to look at and purchase countless original pieces, including sculptures, art glass, ceramics, paintings, and more.

Cambier Park is conveniently located just one block south of Fifth Avenue in the heart of downtown Naples. This festival is the perfect addition to a day spent dining at fine restaurants, wandering through galleries, and shopping at unique boutiques.

To learn more about this show, check out the festival site here.

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