Published: Dec 28, 2013 9:24 AM EST

The 3rd annual Coconut Point New Year's Weekend Art Fest kicks off this weekend. It runs today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coconut Point mall in Estero.
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Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to stroll the spacious aisles and explore the work of more than 250 of the finest artists in the country.  The eclectic display of art will be priced to suit all budgets and will appeal to collectors as well as casual shoppers looking for unique gift items.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Those attending the two-day juried show will be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Debbie Hummel-Marconi. The prize is a 24" x 38" gallery-wrapped embellished canvas giclee of "Oliver Twist?", numbered 2/500 and valued at $700.  It will be on display at Debbie's booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway.

Debbie Hummel-Marconi, a self-taught artist, uses her unique and vibrant style to effectively illicit laughter and smiles. Often whimsical, Hummel-Marconi's paintings have been described as narratives.  Her work has been purchased for jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards and has even hung in the White House.  Her art can be seen at first-class festivals throughout Florida and is collected internationally. To learn more about this talented artist and see images of her work go to

Volunteers of Keep Lee County Beautiful, a civic organization dedicated to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Lee County, will provide information and answer questions about Lee County's award winning recycling program as well as provide tips on how to Keep Lee County Beautiful.