Saturday, February 7

ArtFest

Spent most of today wandering the streets of downtown Fort Myers at ArtFest. It's the best juried art festival I've been to since back in the old days when I ran SpringFest in Charlotte, NC. Fort Myers has a nice waterfront area for the festival and the weather was great, mid 70s. Didn't buy anything (except food) but enjoyed both the art and their low key entertainment - using street corner performers, not the usual big stages.

Another neat part of the event was the "Chalk Block" - several professional chalk artists gave a short course to forty local high school teams, who then "painted" the street with chalk depicting "Bugs Go On Vacation" - good stuff!