The annual Naples National Art Festival is consistently voted among the top 10 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, and the local community continues to count the Naples National Art Festival among its premiere, must-see events. This festival features the talents of more than 260 artists from around the country and awards $5,000 in cash to top artists. The festival draws crowds in excess of 22,000. Don’t miss it! Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 2013 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. in Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in Naples.
This event is hosted by and benefits the Naples Art Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization presenting educational art programming for Collier County and for artists of all ages and skill levels.
Julie Keaten-Reed is this Year’s Naples National Art Festival t-shirt artist! The commemorative fashion is sold at the festival for just $15 each, benefiting art education programs by the Naples Art Association. Check out more artwork by Julie at booth #114, 115 this weekend.
Local entertainment featured on the bandshell stage:
Saturday, February 23, 2013
11:00 am – 11:45 Philharmonic Youth Chorale
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Hot Flashz, Inc.
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Frankie Colt
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Island Dance Academy
Sunday, February 24, 2013
11:00 am – 11:45 am Paradise Brass
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm One Class Act
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Recreation Tappers
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Jessie Michael Cohen
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Sandra Rommel
Jim Holehouse is this year’s poster artist selected by the Naples Daily News Newspaper in Education. He is located at booth #107 throughout the festival, but he’ll also sign limited editions of this year’s NIE poster featuring his work. Posters can be purchased at booth #1.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: Driving Instructions to Parking/Shuttle Area
- Coming from the North: South on I75 to Exit 105 (Golden Gate/Naples Exit). Turn right (west) on Golden Gate Parkway; proceed approximately 3.4 miles to Goodlette-Frank Rd. (CR851). Turn left on Goodlette-Frank and proceed approximately 1.7 miles. Turn right at entrance.
- Coming from the South: North on I75 to Exit 101 (Collier Blvd.). Turn left on Collier Blvd. (Rt. 951); Proceed to first light which is Beck/Davis Blvd.; turn right on Davis Blvd.; proceed approximately 5 miles where Davis Blvd and US 41 will join veering to the right. Stay in the right lane approximately .4 of a mile as you will turn right on Goodlette-Frank Rd. (CR851); Turn left at entrance.
- US41 from the North: South on US41 into downtown Naples. After passing Central Ave. get in the left lane as US41 makes a sharp left. Go two traffic lights after sharp left to Goodlette-Frank Rd; Turn left on Goodlette-Frank. Entrance will be on the left.
- US41 from the South: North on US41 to Goodlette-Frank Rd. Right on Goodlette-Frank. Entrance will be on the left.
The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. The NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It’s open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517, visit http://naplesart.org.