From 6-10 p.m. tonight, downtown Fort Myers celebrates Art Walk, a monthly self-guided tour of new art exhibits and streetside craft demonstrations taking place in the River District’s 12 art galleries and boutiques, the Art League of Fort Myers on Monroe, Art of the Olympians in the City Pier Building at the end of Hendry Street, Arts for ACT Gallery, Coloring the World on Dean Street, daas Gallery, Enjewel, HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, In One Instant Gallery of Photography, Savvy on First, Space 39, Syzygy Gallery, and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. In addition, ArtFest Fort Myers adds to this month’s festivities by allowing the Art Walk crowd access to 50 of the festival’s finest artists from 5 until 10 p.m.
Nearly 50 participants make Art Walk successful each month. They include the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, AmeriDry, Art League of Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, Browtopia, Cigar Bar, Coloring The World, Cool Hand Luc’s, daas Gallery, Downtown House of Pizza, Enjewel, First United Methodist Church, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, The Franklin Shops, French Connection, Savvy on First, Hampton Inn & Suites, Happenings A&E Magazine, Hideaway Sports Bar, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Restaurant, IberiaBank, In One Instant Gallery of Photography, Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites, Main Street Antiques, Market America Realty & Investments, Morgan House Restaurant, The Oasis Luxury Condos, Potomac Bead Company, Red Door Studio, Red Rock Saloon, Renaissance Creativity Center, River District Alliance, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Select Transportation, SKS PhotoShoot, Space 39 Gallery, Spirits of Bacchus, Syzygy Gallery, Twisted Vine Bistro, United Café Bar & Bistro, The Veranda Restaurant, What’s Up Dogs?, Yanos Restaurant, and the Young Artists Awards Program.
Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Even during the sultry summer months, the event draws thousands to the River District, but with ArtFest starting tonight and Fire Dance now on display, even larger crowds are anticipated. But don’t let that dissuade you. There is still plenty of parking.
So bring your friends and join art lovers from in and out of town in the River District tonight when Art Walk meets ArtFest in the city on the Caloosahatchee that is quickly gaining a reputation worldwide as the cultural center of southwest Florida.