January 20 - January 21 , 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fleischmann Park, Naples
Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 20 and 21, 2018. Celebrating 21 years, Art Fest Naples is a juried show that offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase fine art that includes paintings in oil and acrylic, watercolors, drawings in graphite and pastels, art photography, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, metal works, ceramics and pottery, fiber art, hand-crafted fine art jewelry and a variety of 2D and 3D mixed media pieces.
The title sponsor is The Neurology Office of Joseph Kandel, MD & Associates in honor of The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Additional Sponsors include Naples Daily News, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Carter Outdoor Advertising, Enduratech, the Warren Family, Bounce! Trampoline Sports, Table of Grace, GED Law, O’Connell Behavioral Services, Action Cooling & Heating, Advanced Stonecare & Restoration and Collier County Parks and Recreation.
“Art Fest Naples draws 140 of the best fine art and fine craft artists from around the country and is a must do for residents and visitors of Southwest Florida,” said Taire Malloy, show director. “Art Fest Naples has been consistently rated as one of the top shows in Southwest Florida since 1998.”
In addition to the high caliber artisans and beautiful Fleischmann Park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) 3 organization, Additional Needs, Inc. The mission of Additional Needs is to provide a user-friendly and time-saving website operated by individuals with additional needs with resources to assist individuals with additional needs and their families in finding appropriate services. Additional Needs is changing society’s perspective from disability/special to additional needs using their website as the platform to do so. Additional Needs will have a resource tent at the event with local service providers including speech, physical, behavioral and occupational therapists. Local experts are scheduled to speak on Saturday and Sunday on topics such as better sleep for your child, Apraxia, behavior strategies and stress reduction strategies. Reservations are needed for the guest speakers. Visit www.additionalneeds.info or call (239) 298-6969 for reservations or more information.
“We are grateful to be a beneficiary of Art Fest Naples and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” said Doug Sharpe, founder of Additional Needs, Inc. “The funds raised will help provide access to resources and information to families with additional needs.”
Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. Sponsorships are still available. For more information about the 2017 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com.