We’re fast approaching one of the most anticipated art festivals in North America here on beautiful, sunny Sanibel Island, Florida. Over 120 of the country’s most talented artists and craftspeople will be displaying their unique works of art on February 16-17 over President’s Day weekend, only a couple of blocks from Sanibel Vacations’ office. Many of our exquisite yet affordable Sanibel Island rentals are also within walking distance of the Annual Sanibel Arts & Crafts Festival, which is located in and around the Sanibel Community House. This popular annual art festival not only raises money for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s grant program, but you’ll also be supporting local art by purchasing genuinely unique pieces.

Location is Key

Whether you’re planning on visiting the festival as an artist, an art lover, or just a curious tourist, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of one of the top-ranked outdoor art shows in the nation. The festival is located just off the convenient bike path on lively Periwinkle Way in the heart of Sanibel. As we noted in October’s biking blog, there are 22 miles of bike paths on the island, making bicycles the preferred method of transportation for tourists.

What to Expect This Year

President’s Day is right in the middle of our peak season here on Sanibel Island. Our Sanibel Island rentals are booking fast as northerners head down to our tropical paradise for days, weeks, and even months. The festival welcomes thousands of prospective buyers throughout the weekend. Besides thousands of priceless works of art, this year’s festival will feature a full bar, food trucks, a food court, and frozen treats, such as root beer floats, frozen lattes, and ice cream. The much-anticipated silent auction is located inside the Sanibel Community House where visitors can bid on family vacations, gift certificates at some of the best Sanibel Island restaurants, and so much more!

The Art

With over 120 artists on display, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Annual Sanibel Arts & Crafts Festival. Peruse through dozens of tents filled with handmade glasswork, beautiful paintings, handcrafted jewelry, award-winning photography, fashionable clothing, and genuinely unique crafts. Live art shows and entertainment are commonplace during the festival. Awards and cash prizes will be given to the festival’s top artists.

Premier Sanibel Island Rentals

It’s impossible to beat Sanibel Island on a sunny day. We have dozens of Sanibel Island rentals located throughout our tropical island paradise. Whether you’re looking for an ocean-view condo, a secluded gulf-front home, or a modern house in a quiet neighborhood, Sanibel Vacations has a picturesque tropical vacation rental with your name on it. Give our reservation specialists a call today at 1-239-579-0348 to get matched with one of our premier Sanibel Island vacation rentals.