Naples ArtCrafters Inc. - Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!
Naples Artcrafters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of local artists and the encouragement of the development of artistic endeavors in the Naples Area. This season we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Many of the recognized and celebrated Naples artists have been and continue to be members of the organization to participate in the organization's local art shows and support our activities. The mission of Naples Artcrafters, Inc. is to promote and advance artistic expression through visual arts and fine crafts.
The Artcrafters group supports the teaching and development of the arts in the Naples local schools and the parks and recreation programs. Other activities conducted for the development and advancement of the arts and fine crafts in the Naples area include the promotion and support of local area programs including instructional programs, exhibitions as well as the support of local area artists, high school and college students through grants and scholarships from funds derived through its activities. Recipients have included individual artists, the Collier County Schools, The Harry Chapin “Empty Bowls” food drive, The City of Naples Parks and Recreation Program and The United Arts Council of Collier County.
Most people are familiar with the monthly art shows held in Cambier Park and Fleischmann Park that are sponsored by the Artcrafters organization from October through April each year. Member/exhibitors in these shows are required to pass a rigorous jury process. Artistic disciplines included in these shows include:
Oils, Acrylic and Watercolor Painting • Pen and Ink, Pencil and Pastel Drawing • Photography • Custom and Special Handmade Jewelry • Sculptures, Pottery and Clay Artwork • Stained and fused glass • Wood turning and carving • Special Basket weaving • And much more - All original art and beautifully handcrafted items