New Year’s Art Fair
The Naples Art Association presents the 20th Annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. Start the New Year off in style along 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples at this well-established art festival. Augmenting the number of participating artists, available art and ambiance of the event on Saturday is Art in the Park. Art in the Park is an art fair held on Park Street by Naples Art Association members on the first Saturday of each month between November and April.
The Naples New Year’s Art Fair offers residents and visitors with an alternative to football and a place to walk off calories from holiday overeating. Shoppers will have the opportunity to mingle with about 250 professional artists from around the country in categories ranging from original oils and acrylics on canvas to watercolors, 2D and 3D mixed media, limited edition prints, photography, digital art, sculpture, wood carvings, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry, leather works and more.
Unlike a gallery or museum, a fine art festival such as this one offers savvy art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to meet the artists in person; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspiration and purchase fine works of art directly from the artists. There’s art for every taste and pocketbook, so bring your credit card or checkbook. For 2016, we are expecting 254 artists from around the country. From home décor to jewelry, collectors and festival-goers will discover thousands of items that they simply cannot find elsewhere.
Festival hours are 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and there is parking all around 5th Ave South.