Along the Gulfshore


Calendar Highlight: Art Bonanza

Today marks the start of the first of seven art festivals in Southwest Florida this month.

 

Art is all around us, they say, if you look closely. But sometimes we just want it right in front of our faces. Well, lucky for us, organized art festivals seriously abound this month—between monthly and annual fairs, Lee and Collier counties, we count a whopping seven. (There’s even the Japanese flower art of Ikebana, too, on display Feb. 17-18 in a show by the Naples chapter of Ikebana International at Naples Botanical Garden.) So go crazy finding that perfect piece—or pieces. Spring cleaning is coming up anyway, right? Or, if you can’t justify a few purchases, simply enjoy the view.

ArtFest Fort Myers

Feb. 3-5, downtown Fort Myers. artfestfortmyers.com

Art in the Park

Feb. 4, Park Street, Naples. naplesart.org

Arts and Crafts Show

Feb. 4-5, Marco Island Center for the Arts. marcoislandart.org

Naples Artcrafters

Feb. 11, Cambier Park. naplesartcrafters.com

Bonita Springs National Art Festival

Feb. 11-12, Riverside Park. artcenterbonita.org/artfest

Naples National Art Festival

Feb. 18-19, Cambier Park and Eighth Street South. naplesart.org

Third on Canvas

Feb. 19-20, Third Street South, Naples (with Feb. 23 live auction). thirdstreethsouth.com