The Naples Winter Masters Art Festival will be held February 11 and 12, 2017.
Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt is located at 2315 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples FL 34104
This event will be held in North Naples in a wonderful lifestyle center, The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Surrounded in style, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt location is inspired by classic Mediterranean design. This stunning development is rich in ambiance and liberal with luxury. With fine dining and one-of-a-kind boutiques, Collection at Vanderbilt is an expansive 225,000 sq. ft. center designed specifically to create an upscale retail experience.
We are very happy to be providing proceeds from this event to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. To be able to provide the community a wonderful opportunity for collecting and viewing art and also provide an opportunity for one of the finest not-for-profits in Southwest Florida to raise critical funds makes this event a very special occasion.
This is a cozy boutique show with spaces available for just 45 national artists skilled in photography, jewelry, glass blowing and painting. Organizer Boulderbrook Productions has limited the number of artists for a variety of reasons. The small number of artists avoids duplication and repetition. It also ensures that festival patrons are exposed to only the highest quality art. Toward that end, festival director Richard Sullivan attends art shows, fairs and festivals every weekend he’s not hosting a festival of his own. “I know who’s the best and I try to get them to do my shows. It’s a selection process, not an application process. We send out invitations …. We know who we want and we go out and get them.”
Sullivan also limits the size and chooses intimate settings for his festivals in order to give participating artists and festival goers a reasonable opportunity to converse about the art on display in the show. Artists are even willing to bring artwork by patrons’ homes after show hours to see if it the perfect piece. “Our artists need to spend time with the collector,” explains Sullivan. “To explain what he has value and quality. He can only do that at a small show that’s designed to bring in art loving patrons ….