HomeArtist & Show InfoContact UsNews2023 Program

Contact Us

Art Fest Naples NEWS   
Since 1998, Art Fest Naples Invitational has ranked in the top one-hundred art shows with Sunshine Artist magazine and has remained 
a Naples favorite!      

As well as presenting top artists, Art Fest Naples 2023 is unique because it helps benefits local charities serving a range of needs within our community. 

Art Fest has helped: Children and adults with autism through Eden Autism Services, the Special Needs Children's Fund and STARability Foundation; Children and adults through Additional Needs, Inc;  and Homebound adults through St. Vincent de Paul's Meals on Wheels program.  

The 26th Anniversary again supports St. Vincent de Paul's Meals on Wheels. 
Interested in learning more?
 View and download the 2023
Art Fest Program
Thank You Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner 
and Carter Outdoor
Art Fest Naples Ranked 10th in Best Fine Art & Design Shows in America
Sunshine Artists Magazine’s Annual List Voted on By Artists

Art Fest Naples is ranked 10th in Best Fine Art & Design Shows in America in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 2020 list.

“We are extremely excited about the honor of being ranked in the top 10 in the United States,” said Taire Malloy, Art Fest Naples executive director. "“We are thankful to the gifted artists who exhibit their work at our show and to everyone who works to make this show a success.”

A publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters, and patrons, Sunshine Artist's annual list is compiled from votes cast by artists who are asked to list the top 10 most profitable art or craft shows they exhibited at in 2019. The 200 Best List is based entirely on revenue because, according to Sunshine Artists, it is the most objective indicator of a show’s future success. 

The annual show held at Fleischmann Park, draws 140 fine artists from around the country. It is unique because a portion of the proceeds benefits the Meals on Wheels Program of St. Vincent de Paul Naples.
The juried show 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.  

The 2021 show will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17. Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2021 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com 
Art Fest Naples Seeking Artist Submissions for 2022
Event Supports STARability Foundation

(Naples, Fla. – September 28, 2021) – Art Fest Naples Invitational at Fleischmann Park seeks artists working in all media to exhibit at the annual show. The juried art show will be held January 15-16, 2022, at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, 34102.  

In its 25th year, the show has consistently been rated in the top 100 shows in the country. In 2021, Sunshine Artist ranked Art Fest Naples 57th of the top 200 fine art and design shows in the United States for the past ten years from 2010 to 2020.

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, 2021.

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

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, STARability Foundation. STARability supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing life-transforming opportunities that emphasize teamwork and connection to the community to build awareness and respect for their abilities. Professional staff and more than 100 volunteers deliver a full calendar of engaging, innovative, and creative programs to ensure that participants, ages 14 to 70, can live their best lives.

For more information about the 2022 Art Fest Naples, contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com.


25th Annual Art Fest Naples Returns to Fleischmann Park on January 15 and 16
Event Supports The STARability Foundation

(Naples, Fla. – December 20, 2021) - Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on Saturday January 15 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Celebrating 25 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. Admission is free but donations are accepted at the gate to benefit the STARability Foundation. The event is sponsored by The Naples Daily News/LOCALiQ and The Neurology Office of Joseph Kandel M.D. and Associates.

“Art Fest Naples draws some 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 was recently named one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best of the past decade. The show ranked 57th of 200 of the best shows in the United States from 2010-2020 in the fine art and design category.”

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, STARability Foundation. STARability supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing life-transforming opportunities that emphasize teamwork and connection to the community to build awareness and respect for their abilities. Professional staff and more than 100 volunteers deliver a full calendar of engaging, innovative, and creative programs to ensure that participants, ages 14 to 70, can live their best lives. 

“We are grateful to be a beneficiary of Art Fest and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” said Karen Govern, STARability CEO. “The funds raised will help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to programs, the community and resources that provide opportunities to live a meaningful and productive life.”

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples, 34102. Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2022 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com
25th Annual Art Fest Naples Announces Judges
Juried Art Show January 15 and 16 at Fleischmann Park in Naples

(Naples, Fla. – December 22, 2021) – Art Fest Naples announces that Paul Arsenault, Benjamin Stanley, and Kay Wolfersperger have been chosen as judges for the 25th annual event on January 15 and 16 at Fleischmann Park in Naples.

Art Fest Naples is a juried show that offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase fine art. 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 are available. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the gate to benefit STARability Foundation. The event is sponsored by The Naples Daily News/LOCALiQ and The Neurology Office of Joseph Kandel M.D. and Associates.

A native of Montreal, Paul Arsenault grew up in Hingham, MA where his love for the sea and travel emerged. Following his graduation from the Art Institute of Boston in 1973, he began a six-month stint as a deckhand on a research vessel. Arsenault signed off in Florida in 1974 and began his professional painting career. With Naples as his base, he has embarked on painting trips to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, the South Pacific, Indonesia, Australia, and the Mideast.

Arsenault and his wife Eileen owned and operated The Arsenault Gallery in downtown Naples for 30 years. The Arsenaults have been strong supporters of community causes, especially ocean conservation, and several of the more than 31 organizations they have supported have held their fundraisers at the gallery. They closed the gallery this year, but he has no intentions of putting down his brushes. This is the green light to paint in places he's never been before, such as Zanzibar, where he has an invitation next year. There's also the island of Hawaii, where he will participate as “ship’s artist” in a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research expedition to measure the tallest mountain in the world, from the seafloor to summit.
Originally from Naples, Benjamin Stanley’s family has been involved in the Art fest since its inception, and he has volunteered in many ways over the years. 

Stanley attended Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration. He and his wife Kay Wolfersperger run House of Kindling, an art department for hire. Together, they help small businesses thrive and add a spark of fun and adventure into people’s days. He has contributed work and stories to Huckberry, The Parks Project & Poler, worked with artists and creatives like Kiki Smith, Kendall Carter, and Andre Leon Talley, and curated art collections for companies like YouTube and Marriott hotels.

Kay Wolferspereger is an illustrator from Savannah, GA. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and earned two Bachelors of Fine Art degrees, one in graphic design and one in fibers (as valedictorian). She works as a freelancer sending joy pings out into the universe via pattern, packaging, children's books, and more. Lilla Rogers Studio also represents her.
Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples, 34102. For more information about the 2022 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com.
26th Annual Art Fest Naples Returns to Fleischmann Park on January 21 and 22
Event Supports St. Vincent de Paul Naples Meals on Wheels

(Naples, Fla. – December 19, 2022) - Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Celebrating 26 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.  

“Art Fest Naples draws some 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 was named one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best of the past decade. The show ranked 57th of 200 of the best shows in the United States from 2010-2020 in the fine art and design category.”

In addition to the beautiful park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because a portion of the proceeds benefit a 501(c) (3) organization, St. Vincent de Paul Naples’ Meals on Wheels Program. The program serves nutritious food and a friendly visit to homebound seniors and disabled neighbors. More than 55,000 meals a year are provided by more than 175 volunteers that support this ministry. St. Vincent de Paul’s other programs include the Family Assistance Center and Choice Food Pantry. For more information visit www.svdpnaples.org.

“We are grateful to be a beneficiary of Art Fest and we greatly appreciate the community’s support,” said Diane Van Parys, Art Fest volunteer coordinator and St. Vincent de Paul Naples board member. “The funds raised will help the Meals on Wheels program serve Collier County’s homebound residents.” For Art Fest volunteer information email [email protected]

The event is sponsored by The Naples Daily News.

Fleischmann Park is located at 1600 Fleischmann Boulevard in Naples. Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2020 Art Fest Naples contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email [email protected] or visit www.artfestnaples.com 




2023 TV Spot.  Look for us on NBC-2, ABC7 and WFTX Fox4