Art in the Park | Photo by Jennifer Brinkman
As art fair season commences in the City of Naples, Naples Art Institute takes center stage, presenting a curated collection of exceptional artists hailing from across the nation. The renowned outdoor art fairs, known for their excellence, are set to unveil a series of enhancements for the upcoming year.
A notable change for 2024 involves the relocation of the three national art fairs to Cambier Park, positioned just outside the Naples Art Institute building. This shift is in response to the City of Naples’ newly implemented Event Management plan, a measure aimed at regulating multi-day events along Fifth Avenue. The adjustment ensures a seamless and enhanced experience for both artists and attendees.
Another exciting change for Naples Art Institute is the introduction of a new Art Fair Manager, Sue Brown Gordon. Sue comes to Naples Art Institute from Connecticut, and brings over 28 years of experience, both as a festival director and exhibiting artist.
One of the new highlights of the Naples Art Institute National Art Fair (scheduled for February 23 - 25) is the introduction of an additional evening to the event schedule. Attendees can now indulge in a festive Friday evening opening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., offering the perfect opportunity to savor a delightful dinner on Fifth Avenue while perusing the remarkable array of art on display.
Securing a spot in the art fair is a coveted achievement, considering the overwhelming response. On average, each art fair attracts over 600 applications and draws approximately 25,000 visitors during the two-day extravaganza. Notably, Naples Art Institute maintains a unique approach by employing a juried selection process for its art fairs, ensuring a discerning standard for the showcased artists. This commitment to excellence reinforces the institute’s reputation as a premier destination for art enthusiasts and practitioners alike.
New Year's Art Fair:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
National Art Fair:
February 23 - February 25
February 23 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
February 24 - 25 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Art Fair:
March 23 - 24
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.