Published: Feb 01, 2014 9:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds of art vendors will line the streets of downtown Fort Myers this weekend, showing off their best artwork.

ArtFest Fort Myers, an exceptional juried fine art festival, is a true community based event that showcases fabulous artists in the downtown river district, a perfect blend of fine art, family activities and unique performances.

Art under the stars is a magical experience!  Festival weekend is Saturday & Sunday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. WINK News is a proud sponsor of the event, and WINK News personalities will be there all day to say hi.

This season’s ArtFest Fort Myers’ artists represent the best of the best, chosen for their incredible talent from among over 800 applying artists from 43 states, Russia, Canada, England and Japan. 

This fun outdoor art festival includes the “Art Under 20” Exhibit and Competition with over 400 pieces of high school student artwork this season and prepare to be amazed as high school students also create large street painting in the Chalk Block.  The Publix Art Yard and Youth Stage are full of opportunities for children of all ages to create a masterpiece of their very own, while enjoying a variety of great performances.