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Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts 2012

Hand forged jewelry by Robert and Teresa Nilsson was a very popular exhibit for visitors at the downtown festival showing. Photo / Darryl A. Wells

Hand forged jewelry by Robert and Teresa Nilsson was a very popular exhibit for visitors at the downtown festival showing. Photo / Darryl A. Wells

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  • Festival patron gives the sculpture of artist Nnamdi Okonkwo a pat, it was one of several robust physique styled pieces in his exhibit. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • All of 5th Avenue was closed to traffic for the show which spanned the entire length from 3rd Stret South on the West to US 41 on the East side. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • In addition to the visual arts the musical arts were represented also, singer and entertainer Michael Innocent was one of several at the festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Sculpture by artist David B. Campbell is made from Calcite, a mineral which is mined in Utah. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • With the rising mid afternoon temperatures one patron had to be treated after fainting during the festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Colors and texture abounded in the various works presented at the Art Festival which featured over 200 artists and their works. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Many walked the full length of 5th avenue reviewing the many works in sculpture, paintings, photography and more during the showing. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Artist Debbie A. Henderson featured unique multimedia abstract paintings in her presentation at the art festival, she was one of several Naples area artists featured. Photo / Daryl A. Wells
  • Wall reliefs by sculptor Mauro Pozzobonelli made an impressive display for Art Festival patrons. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Many patrons by the hundreds browsed the many medians of the Festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • The modern metal art works of Stevomatic designs with feature artist shows some of his fifties modern art sculptures. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Fine Art Underwater photographer Chris Gug stands before one of his signature pieces on display. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Jeweler Molly Strader works with patrons to select works from her collection displayed at the Festival of Arts downtown show held on March 24th and 25th. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Georgia artist Tonya Hedgeman began her career in 1999 and is primarily self taught. Her ceramic art creations were of those featured in the 5th Avenue Festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Painter Susan Kelleghan works on a piece during the show using a unique double ended brush. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Singer Pat Surface plays during the festival, he is one of the featured artists of Spiritwood Music. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Cook Billy McCauley works with Russel's Clambakes which had a tent for the 24th annual show. McCauley was one of several victims from a fire at Mangroves Café last year. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Artist Belisario Manrique is a Naples based artist, who featured many delightful works in the showing. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Hand forged jewelry by Robert and Teresa Nilsson was a very popular exhibit for visitors at the downtown festival showing. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Works from Heat Wave Glass a Cape Canaveral Florida based artist and instructor Jamille Haddad. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Tommy's Fresh Squeezed Lemonade stand was a top spot for visitors in the warm temperatures of the day on 5th Avenue, Ava Leunane helps serve it up. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Artist John Townsend in pink shirt speaks with visitors on his marine sculptures shown in the 5th Avenue show. Photo / Darryl A. Wells

Downtown Naples on March 24th and 25th welcomed the 24th annual Festival Of The Arts Exhibition. 5th Avenue was closed to all vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to accommodate the event. Over two hundred artists were presented in the annual art extravaganza of downtown Naples.

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