Monthly Archives: February 2019

Naples National Art Festival 2019

Henri Matisse reportedly once said “Creativity takes courage.” Ralph Waldo Emerson declared “Every artist was first an amateur.” And, of course, Bob Ross famously stated on his PBS television show “We don’t make mistakes. Just happy little accidents.” Art is just as important as math and science to creating a world worth living in. Creativity should be nurtured and encouraged. You can do both when you attend the Naples National Art Festival 2019.

Dozens of talented artists from all over the country compete in the juried Naples National Art Festival 2019 at Cambier Park. Support their talents by visiting the festival.

What: Naples National Art Festival 2019
Where: Cambier Park (585 Park St)
When: February 23rd, 10 am to 7 pm & February 24th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $5 per person donation suggested
Contact: Naples Art Association (239) 262-6517

Naples National Art Festival 2019

Literally, thousands of people visit Cambier Park each year for the Naples National Art Festival. As a juried art show, it attracts some of the finest artists from around the country. They vie for cash prizes in 18 different categories in a wide variety of mediums, such as painting, sculpture, jewelry, wood, and metal. The quality of work displayed here helped last year’s Naples National Art Festival rank in the top 25 of Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Best Classic & Contemporary Art Shows. It also made the top 50 of’s America’s Best Art Fairs.

New for this year, the festival includes a live performance by the Blu-Tones on Saturday. In fact, Saturday’s hours have been extended specifically to bring their music to the public. This Naples-based band plays rock-n-roll hits from the ’50s to the ’70s, Elvis to The Eagles. You’re going to love them! Also, local favorites Artichoke and Co and Naples Smoked BBQ provide tasty treats for sale. When thirst hits, quench it with beverages from The Wine Store and Rip Tide Brewery.

Admission & Parking for Naples National Art Festival 2019

Technically, everyone is welcome to attend the 2019 Naples National Art Festival free of charge. However, organizers suggest a $5 per person donation at the gate. Money raised from the festival helps fund their educational art programs. So, every bit helps. Parking is provided free of charge in the designated parking spots in Cambier Park and along 5th Ave S.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Naples Chubb Classic 2019 Hits the Links at Lely

Golf has been a staple in America ever since it first came to our shores back in the mid-1700s. What was once considered a sport for the elite has become popular with the masses in recent decades. In fact, approximately 25 million Americans aim for par or better every year. In less than a week, PGA Tour Champions from all over the country hit the links at our beautiful Lely Resort when they compete in the Naples Chubb Classic 2019.

If you love golf and food, you're going to want to be at Lely Resort next weekend. In addition to the Naples Chubb Classic 2019, Lely also hosts the Taste of SW Florida event.

What: Chubb Classic 2019
Where: The Classics Country Club, Lely Resort (7989 Grand Lely Dr, Naples, FL)
When: February 11-17
General Admission: $15 per day/$30 per week (Feb 13th to 17th)
Contact: Chubb Classic Tournament Office (239) 593-3900

Naples Chubb Classic 2019

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Some of the best of the best players in the world compete in the Naples Chubb Classic 2019. Designed by Gary Player, the winner of the very first Chubb Classic back in 1988, the par 72 course highlights all the natural beauty found in Southwest Florida. This year’s line-up includes Joe Durant, Lee Janzen, Corey Pavin, John Daly, and many others. More and more players will be added as the tournament approaches.

The Naples Chubb Classic 2019 tournament play is only one aspect of this multi-day event. You won’t want to miss the First Tee Champions Challenge or the Subway Family Putt for Dough. And, of course, foodies will love the Taste of SW Florida event on the 15th and 16th.

Taste of SW Florida 2019

That’s right! In addition to the tournament, Lely Resort hosts the Taste of SW Florida 2019 event. Some of the most talented chefs from the best local restaurants serve up a sample menu unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. Also available to all guests ages 21 or older will be a selection of craft beers, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. Tickets cost just $40 each and are available for Friday or Saturday only.

Tickets for Naples Chubb Classic 2019

The tournament opens up to the public February 13th to February 17th. General admission tickets for the Naples Chubb Classic 2019 cost $15 per day or $30 for the entire week. Parking costs just $5 per vehicle per day or $20 per vehicle for the week. For a true VIP experience, pay $150 per day for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday Legends Lounge. Guests watch over the 18 green from a private open-air suite. A full buffet, bar and private restrooms help make your Naples Chubb Classic 2019 experience as comfortable as possible. To purchase your tickets now, please visit the Chubb Classic online box office here. Legends Lounge tickets are sold on a first come/first served basis and are limited in number. So, you need to hurry before they’re all gone!

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos