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A New Opportunity for Emerging Artists

Published October 2, 2023


ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Florida’s premier art event, is excited to announce the development of our new Emerging Artist Program.

The Emerging Artist Program is an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their work to an audience of over 90,000 art buyers. If accepted, emerging artists will not pay a booth fee and will have all display materials and equipment provided by ArtFest Fort Myers and the Presenting Sponsor, Mark Loren Designs.

Emerging artists will also be partnered with experienced professional festival artists to serve as a mentor as they prepare for the showcase.

The program is open to artists without an established record as professional artists showing their work in museums, art centers, significant galleries, or juried art exhibitions but who are looking to pursue a career as an exhibiting artist. Artists must be 18 years or older at the time of applying. ArtFest Fort Myers Board of Directors will serve as jurors, with 3-5 applicants being chosen.

To submit your application, please click here. The application deadline is November 17, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns at all, or would like to receive feedback on your images before you submit your application, please email us!

We are happy to give advice to help applicants achieve the best jury score possible.

Artist Contact: Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager
Email address:
Phone: 239.768.3602