The dawn of a new year is a great time to reflect on the past and plan ahead for the future. This requires a lot of creative thinking and soul searching. For the right kind of person, being around objects of beauty is the best way to get into this kind of mindset. If you’re such a person, then there’s an upcoming event you should consider for the beginning of the new year.

The City of Naples, FL, celebrates the new year by welcoming all kinds of art lovers and festivalgoers to its beautiful environs. The Naples New Year’s Art Show is a two-day festival happening on January 4 and 5, 2020, and conveniently positioned in downtown Naples.

The festival will showcase a vibrant collection of vendors of the visual and tangible arts. Maybe you’ve decided to hop on the decor train as part of your new year’s resolutions. This event’s art bazaar will feature rows of tents with an abundance of unique art collections.

Each year, the city attracts people from all over, thanks to its location in the beautiful, sunny southwest Florida. Visitors and residents of the lovely southern coastal town of Naples can enjoy perusing the city’s Fifth Avenue street art festival with a variety of art, including wood carvings, digital art, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, leather goodies, and more.

Naples Art, established in 1954, has sought to bridge art education with history through the support and promotion of artists in the community. The award-winning non-profit organization prides itself on the art and cultural landscape of Southwest Florida, changing lives through art.

Seize the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the artists and creators as they feature their unique creations. Shoppers will have a chance to get to know the inspiration behind their work and score amazing pieces. It’s an excellent opportunity to be inspired and to support local artists eager to share their crafts and designs with the world.

With all the walking around and getting your art fill, you will surely work up an appetite. There will be delicious food and refreshments available throughout to satiate your hunger. With a Kid’s Zone and an abundance of resources, this is an extraordinary new year event that the entire family can enjoy.

Who organizes the event?

The Naples Art Association is the heart and beat of the festival. The event direction gives credit to Don DeMichele, who serves as Outdoor Festival Director. Several hundred artists around the country compete for the opportunity to share their work during the prestigious festival.

What’s the cost?

Happy New Year — you get free admission! Save your money for supporting the arts; entry into the festival is free.

How is parking?

Ample free parking will be available. Park the car and take a stroll over to the fair. Get a jump-start on walking off some holiday pounds in the meantime!

The WaterWorks exhibition is one that aligns beautifully with the surrounding coastal landscape of Naples, Florida. It will feature artists’ works that showcase everything to do with water, including fishing, beaches, shells, and more.

What about accommodations?

Gearing up for a fun holiday weekend to usher in the new year, hotels near Naples, FL, offer a host of options that meet every type of traveler’s preferences and budgets. You can select from luxury accommodations and cozy B&Bs minutes from the beach.

About 13 miles southwest of the festival is the award-winning Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, a great family-friendly option that welcomes guests for leisure and business for an unforgettable hospitality experience. This resort-style hotel offers guests tons of fun across its sprawling grounds, including fine dining, a waterpark atmosphere, and luxurious rooms.

The Lemon Tree Inn is a small bed and breakfast-style accommodation that offers a budget option to travelers who are looking for a more low key time. However, just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean it skimps on amenities. The rooms are well-appointed, and the atmosphere is fun and homey.

Bring in the new year celebrating the arts with this fun-filled event. See why Art Fair Sourcebook ranked this festival among the Blue Chip 100 Fine Arts Events. Art is the perfect way to welcome new beginnings and new opportunities for the new year, with an abundance to feed the soul.

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