Southwest Florida’s premier art festival, ArtFest Fort Myers, is back again, and a must-see for the whole family. Held annually in February, it is the perfect place to see local art and meet the artists behind their creations.

About ArtFest Fort Myers

Located in Fort Myers’ downtown historic River District, ArtFest has a lot to offer everyone who attends. From children’s activities to great eats, this art festival has it all!

Publix Art Yard

Perfect for all the little ones in your life, make sure you stop by the Publix Art Yard. For only $5 your children can make art treasures of their own and bring them home! From artsy cookies to jewelry, there is something for all kids to enjoy. At the Publix Art Tents children can work with Publix employees to make personalized reusable shopping bags, frisbees, and even put together a blend of their own trail mix. At the Young Art Collectors Gallery, children ages 6-12 can purchase great items donated by festival artists for only $5. The Kids@Art section, lead by talented professionals from the Alliance for the Arts, is devoted to hands-on arts and crafts. See live performances at the Youth Stage where you can see some of the communities most talented students. Performances from a multitude of dance academies, symphonies, and a music school are an excellent way to spend your time with your children. Get your dress-up on at the Theatre Dressing room where there are numerous trunks of costumes, wigs, props, and imagination for your young ones to put on a production of their own. Finally, stop by the Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by The Southwest Florida Symphony where your kids can get their hands on a musical display. Maybe your child is destined to be a violin virtuoso! Find out here.

Art of Health

Sponsored by Florida Blue, the Art of Health booth where professional artists will share their talents with you. Choose between Painting with a Twist, Ocasiocasa Artworks, and Vino’s Picasso to create a masterpiece to call your own.

This art festival is extremely family-friendly and ready to entertain not only the children but the parents as well. Enjoy your day exploring the great local talent and creating some incredible artwork of your own. Take a break from the festival and grab a bite to eat in the shade from one of our dining galleries to recharge and get back in the action. After exploring everything the festival has to offer, retire to your Fort Myers Beach rental home to continue the vacation of your dreams. Sun Palace Vacation Homes offers Fort Myers homes for rent all year long! Our rental home properties are your best choice if you’re looking for a week-long getaway or a long-term vacation. No matter the need, we have something for you. From our excellent amenities to beachfront locations, you’ll have the perfect getaway with Sun Palace Vacation Homes. While planning make sure to check our specials page as it is constantly being updated with great deals to make your vacation even better. We look forward to booking your next vacation!