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For 20 years, the Art Fest has ranked in the top100 art shows by Sunshine Artist! 
What is unique about Art Fest is that it helps children with special needs. From 2015 to 2017, the Special Needs Children's Fund, a 501 (c)(3), benefited from the show. In 2018 the show will benefit Additional Needs, Inc.,a non-profit dedicated to families in Collier County. Many families have received help from organizations affiliated with the Art Fest for the past 20 years.
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Art Fest Naples Seeking Submissions for 2016 Show
Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – July 20, 2015) –Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park is seeking artists working in all media to exhibit at the annual show. The juried art show will be held January 23-24, 2016 at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, 34102. The show was rated in the top 200 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. A jury of arts professionals will select the artists to participate in the show and will award prizes in numerous categories. All artists must apply online at www.artfestnaples.com by October 15, 2015. 

In addition to the beautiful park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

“Some of the nation’s finest artists will be participating in Art Fest Naples, displaying and selling their work ranging from oil, acrylic and water color paintings, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, jewelry to a variety of mixed media.” said Art Fest Naples Director Taire Malloy.  

“Art Fest Naples is a major fundraiser for us and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” says Julie Stanley, president of the Special Needs Children’s Fund. “The funds raised will help families ease the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promote access to resources.”

Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2015 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email artfestnaples@gmail.com or visit www.artfestnaples.com. 

About the Special Needs Children’s Fund 
Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park benefits a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, whose mission to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Established in 2010, the Special Needs Children’s Fund serves these individuals and their families by assisting in easing the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promoting access to resources. The Special Needs Children’s Fund generates the majority of its revenue through fundraising events and/or through personal contributions and then donates the net funds back to organizations and individuals in our special needs community. For more information visit www.specialneedschildrenfund.com, or email info@specialneedschildrenfund.com

Art Fest Naples Marketing & Promotion

Paid ad schedule of full color quarter page ads in The Naples Daily News.
In 2015 The Naples Daily News generously signed on as an in-kind sponsor with an ad schedule valuing $5,000.
Paid ad schedule in The Naples Florida Weekly and The Bonita Florida Weekly. Half page, full color ads run in these well-read local weeklies.
Paid advertising schedules on NBC-2 and WINK (CBS). In 2015 both stations provided added value spots to our schedule.
Facebook page with weekly paid “boosts” to our posts reaching more than 7,500 people and more than 300 likes/comments/shares in 2015.
Beasley Broadcasting was at the event in 2015 and donated PSAs. Beasley has six radio stations in Southwest Florida reaching a variety of audiences.
In 2015 Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner donated a billboard in Lee County to promote Art Fest Naples.  
Art Fest Naples will be on all the local event calendars and we send out press releases about the event to local media.
In 2015 our guest editorial ran in both The Naples News and The News-Press (daily papers in Collier and Lee counties.
Event director Taire Malloy was featured on WINK News This Morning. 
ArtFest Naples website www.artfestnaples.com
Large banner on Tamiami Trail & Fleischmann Park



Art Fest Naples Returns to Fleischmann Park on January 23 & 24

Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – December 10, 2015) –Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 23 and 24, 2016. Art Fest Naples is a juried show that offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase fine art that includes paintings in oil and acrylic, watercolors, drawings in graphite and pastels, art photography, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, metal works, ceramics and pottery, fiber art, hand-crafted fine art jewelry and a variety of 2D and 3D mixed media pieces. Sponsors include: Arthrex, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Carter Outdoor, The Naples Daily News, John R. Wood Realtors and Driftwood Garden Center.


“Art Fest Naples draws 140 of the best fine art and fine craft artists from around the country and is a must do for residents and visitors of Southwest Florida,” said Taire Malloy, event director.  

In addition to the high caliber artisans and beautiful Fleischmann Park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) 3 organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

“We are grateful to be a beneficiary of Art Fest Naples and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” says Julie Stanley, president of the Special Needs Children’s Fund. “The funds raised will help families ease the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promote access to resources.”

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. Sponsorships are still available. For more information about the 2015 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email artfestnaples@gmail.com or visit www.artfestnaples.com. 

About the Special Needs Children’s Fund


Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park benefits a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, whose mission to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Established in 2010, the Special Needs Children’s Fund serves these individuals and their families by assisting in easing the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promoting access to resources. The Special Needs Children’s Fund generates the majority of its revenue through fundraising events and/or through personal contributions and then donates the net funds back to organizations and individuals in our special needs community. For more information visit www.specialneedschildrenfund.com, or email info@specialneedschildrenfund.com



Art Fest Naples Seeking Volunteers for January 23-24 Event
Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – January 6, 2016) –Art Fest Naples is seeking volunteers for the January 23-24 event at Fleischmann Park. Volunteers age 16 and up are needed for 2 1/2 hours shifts beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Duties include collecting donations at the gates, assisting vendors and artists and other light duties. High school and college students are eligible for community service hours. All volunteers will receive an Art Fest Naples tee shirt.

Art Fest Naples is a juried show featuring 140 fine artists. It is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) 3 organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. For more information and to volunteer, contact Susan Housel at slhousel@gmail.com or 513.225.2797.  To complete a volunteer application click here.

About the Special Needs Children’s Fund 
Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park benefits a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, whose mission to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Established in 2010, the Special Needs Children’s Fund serves these individuals and their families by assisting in easing the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promoting access to resources. The Special Needs Children’s Fund generates the majority of its revenue through fundraising events and/or through personal contributions and then donates the net funds back to organizations and individuals in our special needs community. For more information visit www.specialneedschildrenfund.com, or email info@specialneedschildrenfund.com

Art Fest Naples Director Taire Malloy interviewed on WINK News.  













Art Fest Naples Awards Announced
Event Helps Support the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – March 4, 2016) –Art Fest Naples 19th annual show was held January and 24 at Fleischmann Park. The juried show showcases fine art from 140 artists in a variety of mediums. The judges were Cavan Guenther, a Naples jewelry and mixed media artist, and Lynn VanSciver, a Fort Myers painter and mixed media artist.

Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit 501(c) 3 organizations, including the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

The award winners are:
Best in Show:
Andres Arango, Fiber – Wearable
Marcus Thomas, Painting
Excellence:
Marc Damon, Photography
Gert Olson, Sculpture
Distinction:
Yoram Gal, Painting
Daryl Harwood, Mixed Media
Edward Park, Painting
Mick Vagner, Jewelry
Merit:
George Bragg, Metal
Scott Causey, Sculpture
Frank Gee, Painting
David Gordon, Painting
Eric and Pam Lee, Painting
David Pellerin, Ceramics
Sophie Perrault, Jewelry
Tim Peters, Ceramics
Christine Reichow, Watercolor
Li Wang, Painting

The 20th annual Art Fest Naples will be held January 21 and 22, 2017 at Fleischmann Park in Naples. For more information visit www.artfestnaples.com, or contact Art Fest Naples director, Taire Malloy, via email arfestnaples@gmail.com or call 239-634-2337.













20th Annual Art Fest Naples Returns to Fleischmann Park on January 21 & 22
Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund


(Naples, Fla. – December 8, 2016) –Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 21 and 22, 2017. Celebrating 20 years, Art Fest Naples is a juried show that offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase fine art that includes paintings in oil and acrylic, watercolors, drawings in graphite and pastels, art photography, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, metal works, ceramics and pottery, fiber art, hand-crafted fine art jewelry and a variety of 2D and 3D mixed media pieces. Sponsors include Arthrex, Ezon, Inc., Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Carter Outdoor, The Naples Daily News, John R. Wood Realtors, Mr. and Mrs. Capobianco and Driftwood Garden Center. 

“Art Fest Naples draws 140 of the best fine art and fine craft artists from around the country and is a must do for residents and visitors of Southwest Florida,” said Taire Malloy, show director. “Art Fest Naples has been consistently rated in the top 100 shows by Sunshine Artist, America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine, since 1998.”

In addition to the high caliber artisans and beautiful Fleischmann Park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) 3 organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

“We are grateful to be a beneficiary of Art Fest Naples and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” said Frank Garbarino, founder of the Special Needs Children’s Fund. “The funds raised will help families ease the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promote access to resources.”

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. Sponsorships are still available. For more information about the 2017 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email artfestnaples@gmail.com or visit www.artfestnaples.com. 

About the Special Needs Children’s Fund 
Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park benefits a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, whose mission to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Established in 2010, the Special Needs Children’s Fund serves these individuals and their families by assisting in easing the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promoting access to resources. The Special Needs Children’s Fund generates the majority of its revenue through fundraising events and/or through personal contributions and then donates the net funds back to organizations and individuals in our special needs community. For more information visit www.specialneedschildrenfund.com, or email info@specialneedschildrenfund.com













Art Fest Naples Seeking Volunteers for January 21-22 Event
Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – January 11, 2017) –Art Fest Naples is seeking volunteers for the January 21-22 event at Fleischmann Park. Volunteers age 16 and up are needed for 2 1/2 hours shifts beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Duties include collecting donations at the gates, assisting vendors and artists and other light duties. High school and college students are eligible for community service hours. All volunteers will receive an Art Fest Naples tee shirt.

Art Fest Naples is a juried show featuring 140 fine artists. It is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) 3 organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund. The mission of The Special Needs Children’s Fund is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. For more information and to volunteer, contact Taire Malloy at 239.634.2337 or artfestnaples@gmail.com. To complete a volunteer application visit www.artfestnaples.com.

About the Special Needs Children’s Fund 
Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park benefits a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, whose mission to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Established in 2010, the Special Needs Children’s Fund serves these individuals and their families by assisting in easing the financial demands brought on by their disabilities and promoting access to resources. The Special Needs Children’s Fund generates the majority of its revenue through fundraising events and/or through personal contributions and then donates the net funds back to organizations and individuals in our special needs community. For more information visit www.specialneedschildrenfund.com, or email info@specialneedschildrenfund.com









Art Fest Naples Seeking Submissions for 2018 Show
Event Supports Children and Adults with Additional Needs

(Naples, Fla. – August 15, 2017) –Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park is seeking artists working in all media to exhibit at the annual show. The juried art show will be held January 20-21, 2018 at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, 34102. In its 21st year, the show has consistently been rated in the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. A jury of arts professionals will select the artists to participate in the show and will award prizes in numerous categories. All artists must apply online at www.artfestnaples.com by October 15, 2017. 

In addition to the beautiful park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) (3) organization, Additional Needs, Inc. Additional Needs, Inc. mission is to provide a user friendly and time-saving website with current and comprehensive information of available resources to assist children and adults with additional needs and their families in finding appropriate services. By employing individuals with additional needs to research and maintain the website, we provide a platform for them to share their abilities and unique insights and ideas. The website is also a vehicle for educating employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with additional needs as well as connecting them to employees.

“Some of the nation’s finest artists will be participating in Art Fest Naples, displaying and selling their work ranging from oil, acrylic and water color paintings, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, jewelry to a variety of mixed media.” said Art Fest Naples Director Taire Malloy.  

Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2018 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email artfestnaples@gmail.com or visit www.artfestnaples.com. 



Art Fest Naples Awards Announced
Event Supports the Special Needs Children’s Fund

(Naples, Fla. – February 16, 2017) –Art Fest Naples 20th annual show was held January 21 and 22 at Fleischmann Park. The juried festival showcases fine art from 140 artists in a variety of mediums. The judges were Peter Garon, architect, artist and director of Peter Garon Studio, Naples, Pat Gomez, artist from Park City, UT and Naples and Logynn B. Ferrall, artist and curator of Amblewood Gallery in Serenbe, GA.

Art Fest Naples is a unique show because proceeds benefit children with special needs through the Special Needs Children’s Fund, a 501(c) 3 organization. Over the past three years, Art Fest Naples has contributed approximately $80,000 in sponsorships and donations to Special Needs Children’s Fund whose mission is to improve the lives of children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, in Collier County.  
The 2017 award winners are:
Best in Show: 3D & 2D
Sheila King, Mixed Media
Steve Wewerka, Photography
Excellence:
John Wayne Jackson, Sculpture
Tim Peters, Ceramics
Distinction:
Bill Turner, Painting
Dahlia Popovits, Fiber
Li Wang, Painting
Marcus Thomas, Painting
Merit:
AJ and Jack Ferrell, Ceramics
Ben Foster, Sculpture
Margaret Koop, Fiber
David Gordon, Painting
Sue Brown-Gordon, Jewelry 
Evan Reinheimer, Photography
Lisa Strauss, Fiber
Ning Lee, Painting
Douglas Sigwarth, Glass
Valerie Thomas and Dana Shirley, Jewelry

The 21st annual Art Fest Naples will be held January 2018 at Fleischmann Park in Naples. For more information visit www.artfestnaples.com, or contact Art Fest Naples director, Taire Malloy, via email arfestnaples@gmail.com or call 239-634-2337.