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Naples National – Naples, FL – 02/25/12

February 25th, 2012
Naples National
Saturday, February 25, 2012
10:00am - All Ages
Cambier Park and 8th St. South
Naples, FL, USA 34102

Consistently voted among the top outdoor festivals nationwide, the Naples National is a premier collecting opportunity for serious art collectors, a great venue for finding one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing to treasure, the perfect place to pick up something beautiful for your home, and a fun day out in downtown Naples’ premiere shopping and dining district.

We present 275 of the nation’s top artists are juried (from almost 1,000 applicants) who display and sell their fine art, fine crafts, paintings, oils, watercolors, acrylics, prints, lithographs, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and other original works.

In addition to high quality art from national artisans, this year’s festival will feature a Lecture Series on Saturday for guests to meet the artists and learn about their technique in a more intimate setting. Prominent art expert Roger Weatherburn Baker will moderate discussions with furniture designer Paul Freundt at 1 p.m., metal sculpturist Royal Miree at 2 p.m., and glass artists James and Renee Engebretson at 3 p.m. Freundt’s work appears in collections such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, and Sir Elton John’s permanent collection at his London estate. Miree has won more than two dozen Best in Show and other top awards since 2005. The Engebretsons have each been blowing glass for more than 25 and have works in collections including Northwest Airlines, 3M and the University of Wisconsin. The lectures take place inside The von Liebig Art Center’s classrooms. Admission is $10 per lecture and includes wine and cheese. Call 239-262-6517 x103 for reservations. Tickets will be sold the day of the lectures based on seating availability.

And, to add to the festivities, several local performing arts groups will take the stage on the Cambier Park band shell during the weekend. Acts include Opera Naples, 5 Tall Guys Barbershop Quartet, the Naples Players theater group, Naples Academy of Ballet, Paradise Brass Quintet, the Recreation Tappers, and four young performers from the Naples Philharmonic who will play Chamber music.

Other Info

Feb 25 and 26

10:00 to 5:00

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