New location at Gulf Coast Town Center

Call for Youth Art Artists – Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8

Applications must be postmarked by November 5, 2017 or sooner


Join us November 18 & 19, 2017 for the 20th bi-annual Hot Works’ Estero Fine Art Show at our brand-new location – Gulf Coast Town Center. Voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country the last three years in a row, the Estero Fine Art Show showcases professional artists with all discipline for sale including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. This art fair is juried by art professionals – all work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. The Estero Fine Art Show is sponsored by Hot Works, a professionally produced fine art fair by an executive director with an outstanding national reputation.

Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education amongst youth. As part of our commitment to include art education in the Estero Fine Art Show and the community, a Youth Artist competition is integrated into the event. Young artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition.

The Youth Art competition is provided with a premium location within the show to display all of the budding artist entries. There is $250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art is on technique/execution and originality, which is similar for judging of the professional artist awards. As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant.

On Sunday, November 19 at 3pm under the “Youth Art Tent”, the Youth Art awards will be announced and presented. Photographs of the winners and other youth art participants will be taken. The deadline for youth art entries is November 5, 2017. Now is the time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show! A Youth Art competition application is available at Please mail applications to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted. If you are interested in sponsoring the Youth Art Competition, please contact Patty Narozny at

The Estero Fine Art Show has a new home located at Gulf Coast Town Center, next to Bass Pro Shop. Event hours are Saturday, November 18, 10-7 and Sunday, November 19, 10-5. More info at


See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!


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Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director

Office 941-755-3088