4 festival opportunities for artists from the Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association has been hosting outdoor art fairs for 56
years that attract art-savvy collectors and attendees looking to buy.
Naples, Florida is well known for its community of artists and
collectors and was named “The #1 Small Art Town in America” by
author John Villani in his book The 100 Best Art Towns in America.
More recently, Smithsonian Magazine also recognized Naples for its
support of the arts. The Naples Art Association was highlighted as one
of the main attractions for the area. We invite you to present your
talent and art to our community.

In return, we will promote our festivals and fairs using a wide
variety of public relations and advertising including television,
radio, print, editorials, email blasts and social media. Our marketing
strategy includes paid advertising, media sponsorship and editorial
publicity in order to generate maximum attendance and community
support for each two-day event. Ads and news stories also serve to
forward promote participating artists’ work to potential buyers.

Applications for the four festivals listed below are available now by
visiting
http://www.juriedartservices.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=ZhgAAg0LAQMKDkwIBgFQHgFWX1EG
. We look forward to receiving your application.

18th Annual Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair
<http://www.juriedartservices.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=ZhgAAg0LAQMKAEwIBgFQHgFWX1EG>

January 4-5, 2014

Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2013

Start your new year off in sunny Florida. A new year and new
opportunities await you at this wonderful, well established art
festival. This fine arts fair draws over 230 professional artists from
around the country and is ranked as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows
in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Held in the heart of Downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue
South, this festival attracts art-savvy attendees and features upscale
shops and restaurants. Festival guests will enjoy the set-up along the
main street, which provides easy access to parking and other
resources. Quad setup for artists along the street means that every
artist gets a corner booth with great visibility.

This festival is hosted by the Naples Art Association and receives
maximum promotion from media and communication resources. The mission
of the Naples Art Association is to promote and advance education,
interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts. Festivals
hosted by the Naples Art Association provide the primary funding
source for the education and related programs.

35th Annual Naples National Art Festival
<http://www.juriedartservices.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=ZhgAAg0LAQMKAUwIBgFQHgFWX1EG>

February 22-23, 2014

Deadline to Apply: November 6, 2013

Consistently voted among the top 10 art festivals in the country, the
Naples National Art Festival was ranked in the top 10 fine art
festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine. We enjoyed
strong guest attendance in 2012 topping 22,000 guests to the festival.
The local community continues to count the Naples National among its
premiere, must–see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the
engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. A
competitive, juried event, this fine art and fine craft festival
showcases the talents of more than 260 artists. The festival is held
in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from
Downtown Naples’ premiere shopping and dining district. To
facilitate the parking directives from the city and customer
convenience, a free shuttle is available to both artists and festival
attendees during artist setup and teardown as well as during festival
hours.

The mission of the Naples Art Association is to promote and advance
education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts.
The Naples National Art Festival provides the primary funding source
for the association’s education and related programs.

5th Annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival
<http://www.juriedartservices.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=ZhgAAg0LAQMNCEwIBgFQHgFWX1EG>

March 1-2, 2014

Deadline to Apply: November 13, 2014

This festival draws a crowd to the Mercato Lifestyle Center, located
at the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41 in North
Naples. The juried festival showcases works in all media by 110
artists from across the country. Anchored by businesses including
Whole Foods Market and The Capital Grille, Mercato offers a
trend-setting, ultra convenient mixed-use lifestyle that combines
luxury condo living, high-end retailers, restaurants and a premium
movie theater all on one prime site, just minutes from the beach.
Festival guests enjoy not only fine art but fine dining as well. Two
parking garages accommodate the guests.

The mission of the Naples Art Association (NAA) is to promote and
advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary
visual arts. Festivals hosted by the NAA provide the primary funding
source for the association’s education and related programs.

26th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
<http://www.juriedartservices.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=ZhgAAg0LAQMNCUwIBgFQHgFWX1EG>

March 22-23, 2014

Deadline to Apply: November 20, 2013

The Naples Art Association hosts one of the last major art festivals
of the winter season. This festival receives maximum promotion from
media and communication resources. The upscale Fifth Avenue South
shopping and dining district is the site for this fine art and fine
craft festival. This juried festival has openings for 260 artists
looking to show in the popular seasonal destination, Naples, Florida.
Festival guests will enjoy the set-up along the main street and can
take advantage of free off-site parking for the festival. Quad setup
for artists along the street means that every artist gets a corner
booth with great visibility. The Saturday hours have been extended two
hours until 7 p.m. for this show to accommodate typical crowds in
attendance.

The mission of the Naples Art Association (NAA) is to promote and
advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary
visual arts. Festivals hosted by the NAA provide the primary funding
source for the education and related programs.