Rotary Club of Cape Coral to Host 32nd Annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts

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Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, Rain or Shine

Mama Cardinal by Doug Lehnhardt

Mama Cardinal by Doug Lehnhardt

As one of Southwest Florida's largest art shows with more than 300 juried artists and artisans, it's the area's largest collection of art, food and fun for the whole family.

The Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, will return to Downtown Cape Coral for its 32nd year. The festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Cape Coral Parkway in downtown Cape Coral between Del Prado Boulevard and Vincennes Street. Admission and parking are free for Festival attendees.

As one of Southwest Florida’s largest art shows, this annual art event brings together the works of more than 300 juried artists and artisans from across the country. Exhibitors will showcase their fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal works, mixed media, and much more. Free festival admission and parking will be provided along with area’s largest collection of art, food, and fun for all ages.

This year’s official event poster artist is Doug Lehnhardt. Lehnhardt, who has been painting for more than 40 years, is best known for his acrylic paintings of wildlife which employ a technique he developed from egg tempera and watercolor. His other notable paintings feature landscape scenes and fantasy themes, though he has also specialized in human and pet portraits for more than 35 years. Lehnhardt’s art extends beyond canvas, as he also provides advertising layouts, website design, and other specialty artwork. Festival attendees are encouraged to stop by his booth at the festival. His work can be viewed by visiting DougsArt.net.

The Rotary Club of Cape Coral proud to bring the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts to Southwest Florida annually. The 2017 event sponsors include: Wonderland Realty, Experience Real Estate Group, Geico, The Beaches of Fort-Myers and Sanibel, Downtowner Car Wash, Intergraphic 2.0, Waste Pro, Destination Boat Clubs, Happenings Magazine, NBC-2, The News-Press, CapeCoral.Com, Premier Wellness Group, Lamar Advertising, Direct Impressions, and South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency.

Volunteers are needed and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about or to participate in the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, please call (239) 699-7942 or visit CapeCoralFestival.com.

Attachments: Cape Coral Festival of the Arts 2017 Poster, ‘Mama Cardinal’ by Doug Lehnhardt

Please note: Interviews with featured artist and other artisans are available upon request. Additional photos and images of work are also available upon request.

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