The Estero Fine Art Show takes place twice each season. The first was on November 5th and 6th. The next is this weekend, January 7 and 8.
The show is held in the parking lot of the Miromar Outlet Mall, giving art lovers an unparalleled opportunity to combine a day of art browsing and buying with shopping and dining at a venue that’s been voted Southwest Florida’s “Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center” 12 years in a row. Centrally-located at the Corkscrew Road exit (123) on I-75, Miromar draws shoppers and festival-goers from Naples to the south and as far away as Sarasota and Bradenton to the north.
This top-notch fine art & craft event brings to Estero, Florida new original paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, ceramics, clay, glass, sculpture, wood working and carvings, fiber art and art jewelry from the ateliers, studios and workshops of some 120 local and internationally-acclaimed artists. All are present throughout the two-day event and eager to answer questions about their work and inspiration.
Live art demonstrations afford numerous opportunities for patrons to witness first-hand the various the processes that the artists’ go through and the techniques they employ in order to create high-quality artworks in their chosen medium.
Admission is free, as is parking.
The Estero Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works, LLC, which also runs the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in Michigan. In order to achieve a high-quality fine art and craft show, the Hot Works team travels continuously around the U.S. and Canada visiting art shows and recruiting the very best artists for Hot Works events.
Those artists who do apply for inclusion in the Estero festivals must submit three images of their most compelling work along with one showing their booth presentation. Then, a group of art professionals (that include gallery owners, directors, curators and artists) reviews the applications and images. “We judge based on originality, technique and execution, quality, and booth presentation,” observes show director Patty Norozny. Only the finest are admitted into the shows.
In order to encourage participating artists to bring their finest work to the shows, a second round of judging occurs on site on the first day of the show. The results are announced on Sunday, with the best artists in each category receiving ribbons, purchase awards and cash prizes.
By pre-qualifying each one of the artists who come to this event and recognizing the best with ribbons and awards, Hot Works seeks “to help the general public with making their artwork purchase decisions by[giving them the knowledge] that they are purchasing quality work.”
The Miromar Outlet Mall is located at 10801 Corkscrew Road Estero, FL 33928-9436.