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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 ArtFairCalendar.com’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 Stay in May Festival 2018

If you love art, music, food, healthy living or any combination thereof, you’re going to want to make plans to be at the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018. Over the course of the 20-day event, thousands of visitors choose from dozens of events all over the Naples area. Only the best of the best showcase their skills in this ultimate celebration of our Southwest Florida lifestyle.

Whether you enjoy fine art, live music, delicious food, or want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018 has something for you!

What: Naples Stay in May Festival 2018
When: April 23rd to May 12th
Where: Multiple Venues Around Naples, FL
Contact: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (239) 252-6292

Naples Stay in May Festival 2018

Art

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Visual artists from the Naples Art District set up installations around the Norris Gardens. The Norris Art District hosts several workshops at the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018 to help you find your inner artist. Cuba has had a tremendous influence in Southern Florida. “Havana Modern” author Michael Connors discusses what he found in his travels to this beautiful country at the Jett Thompson home. Who needs a pub crawl when you can take a gallery hop instead? Visit 32 different galleries featuring various artists at the Alive Alive event. You can’t think of the art deco movement without hearing the sounds of big band orchestras headed up by Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie or Glenn Miller, right? Big Band and Art Deco meet at Rose Auditorium. Three short film festivals are scheduled throughout the entire Stay in May event: April 29th, May 2nd, and May 6th. However, the May 2nd festival is already sold out. So, you’d better get your tickets now for the other two or you might miss out!

Music

Whether you enjoy rock, pop, classical/chamber music or jazz, the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018 features something you’ll enjoy. The Fifth Ave Chamber Orchestra, the Bach Boys, and Seraphic Fire perform classical music. The Bumper Jacksons offer country swing and street blues with a jazz twist. The Naples Zoo plays host to “One Night in Memphis” with their odes to the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and, of course, the king himself, Elvis Presley. And don’t miss the smooth jazz stylings of the William Noll Jazz Ensemble, Wycliffe Gordon or the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quintet.

Food

Now, you can’t have a Naples Stay in May Festival 2018 without food. Participants in four different high school culinary arts programs put their skills to the test for you at Venue Naples. Celebrity Chef Brian Roland (Crave Culinaire) hosts this can’t be missed event at Venue Naples.

Healthy Living

Finally, a healthy mind creates a healthy body. During the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018, take your first steps into meditation at the Awareness of Breath Workshop. Learn valuable tips about relieving the stress you might feel throughout your day at the Conquering Stress workshop. Finally, they say music soothes the savage beast. Find out how to utilize sound to treat what ails you at the Music as Mind Medicine class.

For a complete list of events as well as prices and tickets for each, please visit the Stay in May Festival website here. Some events require a ticket even if they are free. Take a moment to peruse the website and plan your time during the Naples Stay in May Festival 2018.

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

2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show in the Park – Final Show of the Season

Residents of Naples embrace the artistic element inside us all. We encourage as well as celebrate creative expression. For one day each month from October to April, the Naples Artcrafters host a fine art show at Cambier Park. This Saturday marks the end of the 2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show season. So, if you haven’t made it out to any of the previous shows, this is your last chance to see the work of dozens of local talent on display.

The final Naples Fine Art Show at Cambier Park for the 2017/2018 season takes place this Saturday, April 14th. Dozens of local artists showcase and sell their paintings, photographs, pottery, glass, woodwork, jewelry and more.

What: 2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show
Where: Cambier Park (1 block south of 5th Ave S, Downtown Naples)
When: Saturday, April 14th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Naples Artcrafters via email – gnnaples@embarqmail.com

2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show in the Park

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Sculptures. Photographs. Paintings. Pottery. Jewelry. It’s all here, on display, and available for sale at the final 2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show at Cambier Park. With Mother’s Day coming up on May 13th, this event would be a great opportunity to pick up something special and unique for your mother or wife. Want to add to your current art collection at home? Interested in starting up a collection? Do you enjoy fine jewelry that you can’t get anywhere else? Peruse the booths set up by our local artists and artisans. Speak to the artists themselves. They’re always happy to discuss their work, including inspiration, where they got their materials, what they used to create it, etc.

Everyone gets into the Cambier Park 2017/2018 Naples Fine Art Show absolutely free of charge. Parking is free, too. You can park in the garage located next to Cambier Park for easy access to the event. Please leave pets at home…for their comfort as well as the comfort of those around you. We expect a beautiful, sunny day this Saturday in Naples, with highs in the upper 80’s. So dress appropriately.

Come out and support the arts. Bring the kids. You never know what might spark their creativity.

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