The Annual Sanibel Island Arts and Crafts Fair will take place over President’s Day weekend in February at the Sanibel Community House (2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957).President’s Day weekend is the pinnacle of our busy winter tourist season. Visitors from all over the world crowd Sanibel’s internationally famous pristine white sand beaches, including the affluent, sophisticated art buyers you will meet at the Art Fair. This is a great opportunity to share your art with folks who will truly value and treasure it for years to come.
This highly regarded festival offers you the opportunity to present your fine art and fine crafts in an idyllic setting during the busiest time of the winter season. The Sanibel-Captiva Islands rank among the nation’s top destinations for upper-income visitors and seasonal residents. The consistently high quality of the work exhibited at the Art Fair attracts knowledgeable art lovers and buyers. This festival has all the characteristics for success: location, venue, audience and ambiance equal to the top-ranked outdoor shows nationwide!
We also award cash prizes to artists in several categories, and we treat our artists like royalty! Refreshments, booth sitters, special artist parking, and unparalleled other amenities. More detailed information is available in the application and files below.
In order to preserve the quality of our show and ensure the best possible art buying experience for the Fair’s visitors, we limit the amount of artists we accept based on available space. We have a juried exhibition process to which we welcome your submission. We look forward to seeing your work!
“I show at over 20 Art Fairs a year up and down the East Coast and across Florida. Have done the Sanibel Rotary Art show for 18 years and it’s consistently one of my top three shows of the year. Well run, high quality, enthusiastic buyers, beautiful setting. They don’t come any better than this! What I wouldn’t give for a dozen more shows like this.”
~Tim Bailey, artist
What do you need to do?
|WE INTEND TO OPEN THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2017 SHOW ON MAY 1, 2016.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAYOUT FOR THE 2017 WILL CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY DUE TO RENOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT THE FACILITY. MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The deadline for applications is November 15. Notification of acceptance will be emailed on or before December 1 and published here on the Sanibel Art Fair Artists section.
Please review these three links before you begin your application process.
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You can contact the selection committee at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or at (239) 312-3181. We look forward to reviewing your application for the Annual Sanibel Island Arts & Craft Show!