Safety First Approach – A New Attendee Experience
The safety, comfort, and well-being of our artists, attendees, volunteers and staff is our top priority.
We are implementing new protocols to help make your experience as smooth and as safe as possible.
Some things may look a little different – but no worries the artists and activities are still great.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please email us at
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate this new challenging time together.

Masks Required
Masks are required for everyone while on the art festival site starting at the entry gates. And on the ArtFest trollies if you chose to use them to and from parking areas.
Artsy mask or plain mask - Be sure to cover your mouth & your nose when on the art festival site.

We’d love to see you BUT please stay home if
–    You have any of the COVID symptoms such as Difficulty breathing; Fever (over 100°F); Chills; Muscle aches or pain; Sore throat; New loss of taste or smell
–    You have tested positive within 14 days of the art festival
–    You have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within 14 days of the art festival
If you feel any COVID symptoms while you are at the art festival please leave; get tested and isolate to prevent spread.

Limited Crowd Size
If you have been to ArtFest in past years you know it can be really crowded. Well not in 2021 – we are creating a smaller gathering.
–    We are limiting access to create social distance – the art festival has a barricaded  perimeter and there are 5 entrance gates to control crowd flow.
–    You’ll need a  timed ticket to enter the festival – and we suggest you get it in advance to avoid creating lines at the gates. Here’s the good news - - once you are there you can stay as long as you want.
–    We spread out the artists with a minimum of 6 feet between all tents for everyone’s enjoyment.

Tickets & Arrival
–    Please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid creating lines at the gates. There are only 1,250 tickets available per ½ hour and when they are sold out you will need to select another entry time. Prices are $5 until January 25; then they go up to $7.50 until February 5; then they are $10 online on Feb. 6 & 7 but $12.50 at the gate.
–    To control the crowd flow, there will be 5 entrance gates – all along Bay St. or at Lee St. & Edwards Dr.
–    All entrance gates are handicap accessible.
–    Tickets will be scanned for a touchless experience.
–    We ask that you socially distance in gate areas for everyone’s comfort.

Touchless & Cashless
Be sure to bring your charge or debit card since most of the art festival is cashless and touchless. Entry gates, beverage locations and poster & T-shirt sales are all cashless & touchless. Most artists are also cashless & touchless.

Social Distance
–    Social distance as you enjoy the artists – there is plenty of space and time for everyone.
–    Please respect the artists’ requests for hand sanitizing and limited touching of their artwork.
–    When eating food please be seated in our food areas – no walking and eating (that would mean your mask was off). And to stay hydrated take a drink with your mask adjusted and then put your mask back in place over your mouth & nose.

Sanitization & Cleaning Procedures
–    Hand sanitizing stations are abundant throughout the festival. Please use them upon arrival and often throughout the day.
–    All common area touchpoints, such as restroom trailers and food areas, will be sanitized between attendee use. Professional companies are providing this service.
–    All volunteers and artists are required to temperature check each day and attest to their lack of any COIVD symptoms.

Assumption of Risk
Attendees at ArtFest Fort Myers voluntarily assume all risk for exposure to COVID-19 and are attending with full knowledge of risks related to large gatherings. Attendees for themselves and anyone entitled to act on their behalf, release and forever discharge ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc., the Board members of ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc., the volunteers, the City of Fort Myers, the sponsoring organizations, any other duly appointed representatives and the employees, agents, officers of each from any responsibility, personal liability, personal injury, loss or damages arising out of or in connection with this Festival.