You don’t normally associate fine art with a beachy, fun atmosphere. But that perception will instantly change once you attend this premier art event that happens annually on the southwest coast of Florida.
ArtFest Fort Myers is one of the best events of the year if you want to see mind-blowing art in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. You can go from January 31st through February 2nd, and there are many things that you can do once you get there. You can come down for the festival, and you could continue your vacation by exploring the Gulf Coast.
What is ArtFest Fort Myers?
ArtFest Fort Myers attendees will see the best art that is local to Florida. This is a can’t-miss event for art lovers. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover one-of-a-kind pieces in a singularly beautiful location. And best of all, you can meet the real artists face-to-face. Only one in five artists who apply to exhibit even get allowed to show their work, so you can be sure you’ll see the best of the best. You’ll see work from artists hailing from 43 states and many foreign countries. There will also be a commemorative Poster and t-shirt available for purchase to commemorate your trip to the festival.
If you are bringing your family to this place, they will love talking to artists and getting to know about their stories and process. It’s such a fun event that lends itself to tradition. You could return to the festival every year to see your favorite artists and discover new ones.
How Do You Plan to Travel to the Area?
You can fly down to the Fort Myers via Fort Myers Airport (RSW), or you might get off of a cruise in Fort Myers for the festival. It’s also easy to drive down to the festival via I-75 on the Gulf Coast.
Where Are You Staying?
Since it’s such a great vacation spot, there are many popular hotels in the area. For the most part, you will want to stay close to the festival so that you can walk there and back.
The Hyatt Place Fort Myers is a popular hotel near downtown Fort Myers, and for good reason. It’s located in the River District, among great dining, shopping, and entertainment options. With 24/7 dining options, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness center, it’s got all the amenities you expect. The Hotel Indigo Ft Myers Dtwn River District is another great choice. Its convenient location makes your trip walkable (and it doesn’t hurt that the hotel is a stop on the city’s monthly Music Walks event). With a fun happy hour and comfy rooms, it’s a great place to unwind.
You Can Still Enjoy the Weather
If you’re coming from out of town, you’ll likely enjoy Ft. Myer’s nice climate in an otherwise wintry time. You will truly love being in the Florida sunshine, and you can have a good time with your friends or family exploring a bustling city without worrying about bundling up.
When you are finished with your trip to Fort Myers, you will come home with beautiful art that you can hang all over the house. Most people who visit this festival for the first time will be amazed by what they see. It’s an art event that truly punches above its weight class. You’ll want to make Art Fest a yearly vacation destination to see your favorite artists, have a good time in the sun, and enjoy hanging out with people you have met. This is the perfect trip for anyone who loves sunshine and art.