Published: Jan 16, 2011 5:23 PM EST
Updated: Jan 16, 2011 1:29 AM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The boil water notice in Bonita Springs didn't stop the 12th Annual National Art Festival at the Promenade from going on as scheduled. Artists and vendors were prepared with bottled water, and canned drinks, allowing the festival to go on without hitch.

This year's art show featured 211 artists. The event is ranked among the top art shows in the country.

"It's kinda the crème of the crop of the artists from across the nation," said Susan Bridges, co-organizer of the art show and the president of the Center for Arts in Bonita Springs.

Last year the art show raised about 120,000 for Center of the Arts. The money raised is used to create college scholarships for students interested in pursuing a future in the arts. It's also used to keep art programs in classrooms. Organizers hope to raise more this year.