Art Fest Naples Named One of Sunshine Artists Best 2010-2020

Art Fest Naples Invitational at Fleischmann Park was recently named one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best of the past decade

Online PR News – 08-October-2021 – Naples, Florida – Art Fest Naples Invitational at Fleischmann Park was recently named one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best of the past decade. The show ranked 57th of 200 of the best shows in the United States from 2010-2020 in the fine art and design category.

“We are extremely excited about the honor of being ranked in the top 200 in the country for the decade,” said Taire Malloy, Art Fest Naples executive director. "We are thankful to the gifted artists who exhibit their work at our show and to everyone who works to make this show a success.”

A publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters, and patrons, Sunshine Artist's list is typically compiled annually from votes cast by artists who are asked to list the top 10 most profitable art or craft shows they participated in the previous year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry, Sunshine Artist decided to tabulate the best shows of the last decade. The 200 Best List is based entirely on artist revenue because, according to Sunshine Artist, it is the most objective indicator of a show’s future success.

In its 25th year, the juried show offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase fine art. Mediums include paintings in oil and acrylic, watercolors, drawings in graphite and pastels, art photography, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, metal works, ceramics and pottery, fiber art, hand-crafted fine art jewelry, and a variety of 2D and 3D mixed media pieces.

The annual show, held Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16, 2022, at Fleischmann Park, draws 140 fine artists from around the country. In addition to the beautiful park setting, Art Fest Naples is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c) (3) organization, STARability Foundation. STARability supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing life-transforming opportunities that emphasize teamwork and connection to the community to build awareness and respect for their abilities. Professional staff and more than 100 volunteers deliver a full calendar of engaging, innovative, and creative programs to ensure that participants, ages 14 to 70, can live their best lives.

Sponsorships are available. For more information about the 2022 Art Fest Naples, contact Taire Malloy at 239-634-2337. Email or visit