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Rotary Club of Cape Coral’s Festival of Arts this weekend

By Staff | Jan 6, 2016

The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will be holding its 31st Annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10.

As one of Southwest Florida’s largest art shows, this annual art event showcases the works of more than 300 juried artists and artisans featuring fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal works, mixed media, and much more.

The festival takes place along Cape Coral Parkway in downtown Cape Coral between Del Prado Boulevard and Vincennes Boulevard.

Free admission and parking will be provided along with area’s largest collection of art, food, and fun for the whole family.

This year’s official event poster artist is Don Nedobeck, who is best known for his whimsical and colorful paintings of animals and his use of acrylic, enhanced with pen, ink, and colored pencils. His work is featured as fine art and prints as well as in children’s books, calendars, and a host of products.

Nedobeck has been a part of the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts since its inception over 30 years ago and has been the poster artist for many art festivals, non-profits and other organizations.

Festival attendees are encouraged to stop by his booth across from the Holiday Inn. Nedobeck’s work can be viewed by visiting nedobeck.com.

The 2016 event sponsors include: The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Lee County Tourist Development Council, Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Cape Coral, GEICO, Destination Boat Clubs, Waste Pro, The News-Press, NBC-2, CapeCoral.com, Lamar Advertising, Intergraphic Creative Group, Pavese Law Firm, Wonderland Realty, Direct Impressions, Ad-vanced Roofing and Sheet Metal, Premier Wellness Group, and Happenings Magazine.

Volunteers are needed. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information about the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, call (239) 699-7942 or visit the new website at CapeCoralFestival.com.