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38th Cape Coral Art Festival & Market Place

38th Annual Cape Coral Art Festival & Market Place

event Jan 14 10:00 am - Jan 15 5:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1209 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Florida 33904, United States
Hosted by Cape Coral Rotary Foundation

Jan 14 10:00 am - Jan 15 5:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1209 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Florida 33904, United States

The Cape Coral Arts Festival & Marketplace is one of Lee County’s largest Special Event according to the Lee County Tourist Development Council and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau bringing over 120,000 attendees to enjoy the arts in January 2022. In 2020, we were Voted the best Outdoor Event by the readers of Gulfshore Life Magazine and the 5th best Art Festival in the nation by Sunshine Artists. For 37 years, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral has been proud to bring this event to the community. All Proceeds from booth sales are donated by the Cape Coral Rotary Foundation to improve the community of Cape Coral. Artists, designers and makers with high quality, handmade, original work are invited to apply to be a part of our Fine Art Festival. Eligible work ranges from original high quality giftable craft to premium fine art. Applications will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Up to 300 artists will be accepted to participate in the festival. Any Fine Artist or Crafter exhibiting at our outdoor Festival will be provided a free online booth at our virtual Festival. The Virtual Festival will give patrons the opportunity to preview the work and to shop until the end of January. General Information Event Dates: January 14 &15, 2023 Application Deadline: September 12, 2022 Application Fee: $35 Single Booth Fee: $450.00 plus 6.5% sales tax The Cape Coral Art Festival has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team will be there to greet and direct you on Set Up and will be available to assist you all weekend. Artist Perks include: * Self Check-in for Artists, our hospitality team will hand information packets with official name badges to you when you enter at your designated entrance point to set up your booth * Drive up access to your booth location during set up hours on Friday evening and Saturday morning as well as booth replenishment on Sunday morning * Drive up access for Booth teardown starting at 5pm Sunday * Eleven feet of space for your 10x10 single booth with ample space behind your booth for storage * Convenient restroom locations for Artists * Professional overnight security * Continental breakfast tickets for Artists on Saturday and Sunday * Free bottled water provided to artists * Free Parking provided in lots designated for Artists adjacent to Art Show Site * Volunteer booth sitters available during all festival hours upon request * Show hours: 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Parking instructions
Free parking is available near booth locations for festival artists. There are many City owned parking lots throughout the downtown Cape Area, as well as plenty of on-street parking. Refer to the Map for designated parking lots for exhibitors. Exhibitors and volunteers are asked to park in designated vacant lots.

COVID protocols
Please follow local public health department or CDC guidelines: Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.


Interested in becoming an artist or exhibitor:
1 active application
38th Cape Coral Art Festival Artist/Crafter Application
Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
**2023 Exhibitor Application**The Cape Coral Art Festival invites you to apply to be one of 300 exceptional artists at our 2023 Outdoor street event, rated 5th best in the nation by Sunshine Artists 2020. Cape Coral has been named as one of the fastest growing cities in America. The festival enjoys an attendance of over 120,000 visitors to the South Cape area in Cape Coral, Florida. The two-day event gives patrons who are eager to purchase Art for their new homes, the opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists and craftspeople. Our goal is to provide the public and our selected exhibitors an experience of unparalleled quality. Proceeds from the Festival helps the Rotary Club of Cape Coral fulfill its mission of “Service above Self”. View our programs at capecoralrotary.comThis January, we will be hosting our 38th annual two-day public outdoor event and a month long virtual or online selling opportunity. Our virtual event will be online January 3rd to January 31st at www.capecoralfestival.com. Our public outdoor event on January 14th and 15th, 2023, will give patrons the opportunity to meet and purchase from artists and businesses. We will feature scheduled live events at our outdoor festival and virtual platform to provide our artists and businesses exposure to the world. The event is free to the public.
       *Friday set-up and check-in (street spaces set up Friday evening)
       *Drive to and unload at your booth
       *Exhibitor Hospitality Area with daily morning Continental breakfast
       *Free exhibitor parking near the Festival in grass lots
       * Discount hotel rates
       * Exhibitor Concierges that patrol booths offering booth sitting and         other assistance
       * Professional Security patrol after hours  
       * Extensive media promotions throughout Southwest Florida leading up to the Festival
       * Free bottled water for artists both days of the Festival
       * Artists retain all sales proceeds
September 12, 2022: Artist Applications due by 5:00 pm
October 14, 2022: Jury Selection
October 21, 2022: Invitation of Acceptance; Notification emailed to accepted, waitlisted, and not invited artists
October 28, 2022: Deadline of Acceptance by Artists via email to Event Committee through Eventeny or direct email cgredman@gmail.com
November 1, 2022: Booth payment deadline.
November 1, 2022: Artist selection of Booth space opens for Artists who have participated in our previous festivals.
November 3, 2022: Booth selection opens for all invited (accepted) artists. 
November 14th, 2022: Deadline for Artists to cancel participation with no forfeiture of booth fee.
November 30, 2022: Artist Proof of Insurance due
December 30, 2022: Deadline to order a rental tent from Creative Events in Fort Myers (239) 768-6393. If a tent is needed for our festival, mention our event to indicate where you need a tent.
January 13, 2023: Artist Festival Set-up
January 14-15, 2023: 38th Annual Cape Coral Art Festival and Market Place, South “Downtown” Cape Coral Parkway
Media categories are used by the Cape Coral Arts Festival as a tool for organizing images into logical, related groups for jury’s review. While it is the Festival’s principal objective to present a balanced show that equitably showcases both 1) works of fine art and craft and 2) diversity among media, please note that the Festival establishes no quota or entitlement by media category. All work must be original and signed handcrafted work. The artist signature defines and establishes artist ownership and it guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.
Ceramics - All original clay and porcelain. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. Machine made, mass-produced work is not permitted. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.
Digital Art- Original work utilizing computer software solely to create, design, and produce work. Work must be printed on archival quality paper and properly signed and numbered as a limited edition of no more than 250. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the festival.
Drawing & Pastels- Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid media including inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
Fiber and Fiber Wearables- All work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and paper making as well as original designed and hand produced wearable art. No commercially machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted, including manufactured seams. NO factory produced items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements may be exhibited. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted. Hardware such as zippers and buttons may be incorporated but must clearly play a subordinate role in the finished piece.
Glass- Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, fusing, staining, molding, or casting.. Works may be etched or engraved. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted. No forms of mass production are permitted.
Graphics/Printmaking:- Printed works in which the artist hand- manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Print makers are required to disclose their printing process.
Jewelry- All jewelry, whether produced from metal,glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed. Limited use of pre-made material such as beads** or small ornamental items is permitted. No more than 50% of a piece may consist of commercial findings including hardware like clasps and earring backs.The major impact of the piece must be the original work of the artist. ** Beads must be made by the artist. There are only two exceptions to this rule: 1) If the beads are not made by the artist, they must clearly play a subordinate role in the finished piece and 2) The requirement that beads must be made by the artist does not apply in the technique known as bead weaving, however commercial bead weaving kits are not permitted.
Leather- Work where the primary material is leather including belts, handbags, wearables, and sculpture work. All factory-produced items are prohibited regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.
Metal- Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry work crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
2D and 3D Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in thier production. Two-dimensional mixed media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking, fabric, or other 2D objects. 3D mixed media must include dimension as a main feature. Works majorly produced from found objects must exhibit quality design and artistry, and the final product must be an entirely new piece.
Painting- The use of oils, acrylics, watercolors, and tempera suitable for hanging.
Photography and Digital Photography- The process of capturing images that begins with a camera, then printing the images by chemical or digital means onto a surface, This category includes traditional film photography and digital photography. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated in limited editions of no more than 250. Prints must have been processed by the artist and printed under the artist’s direct supervision. In addition, to the above, the surface on which the photographs are printed must be identified in the description of technique (paper,aluminum, wood, fabric, canvas, etc.). Photographers are required to disclose their creative and printing processes.
Sculpture- Three dimensional completely original work created and produced by the artist in any medium.
Wood- Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned, or carved. Embellished manufactured wood items and mass production are not permitted.
All Artists will be judged during the festival on Saturday for Award by our respected judge. All Artists are eligible to receive an award. Each award winner will receive a ribbon, a cash award and an invitation to bypass the jury process in 2024. Award winners from the previous year still need to apply and will be required to pay application and booth fees, but acceptance will be automatic. The Festival Committee reserves the right to not declare a winner in a category that only has a one or two artists and the judge deems them not worthy of an award.
Best In Show:  $2,000.00
Best in EACH Category: $500
Eventeny Virtual
 Things to know about our “Optional Participation”  Eventeny Virtual event: Inclusion in the virtual event is free to live exhibitors.
  1. There are no risks when creating a business shop page. You can add videos, pictures, products, etc. or you can go as simple as your logo and a link to your website.
  2. Convenience for buyers. Buyers can purchase from multiple vendors with one transaction which has been shown to increase the likelihood visitors will purchase. 78% of shoppers on Eventeny purchase from multiple vendors and artists.
  3. Promotion through the event and ranking shops on Google via SEO meta-tagging.
  4. You will have a personal booth page for your work.
If you’re connected to multiple virtual events on Eventeny, you only have to do the bulk of the work once and tailor as needed for other shows. You won’t need to create separate booth pages per event. See the helpful tips on capecoralfestival.com

Hosted by Cape Coral Rotary Foundation

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The Cape Coral Art Festival & Market Place is produced by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral and is a celebration of national and local fine art and fine crafts. The Cape Coral Marketplace is dedicated to helping local businesses showcase and... + More