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Local Entertainment & Events
Registration is now open for artists interested in registering for the 7th Annual Paint the Beach plein air painting competition, November 7-13 on Fort Myers Beach.
The festival is open to all artists over 18 years of age and will offer two divisions with over $6,000 in prizes. The Quick Draw competition on Saturday, November 12th will include local high school students who will register through their art teachers.
To register visit www.paintthebeach.com. Only 60 artist slots available. Deadline is Sept. 30.
Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival invites artists from across the country to come and experience all Fort Myers Beach has to offer and create artwork of the environs. During the event, the public is invited to observe this challenging form of open air painting as artists compete in a three-day art competition throughout Fort Myers Beach. The artists capture the beauty, texture and light of the local landscape. The celebration culminates in a two-day sale at Santini Marina Plaza, where the artists display the art they created all week long.
For more event information, visit www.PainttheBeach.com, call (757) 618-3655 or connect with the event on Facebook.
The 30th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship on Fort Myers Beach is now accepting applications for vendors. The event is scheduled to take place November 18-27, 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Fort Myers Beach. Last year’s event saw a record attendance of 47,000 people over the course of ten days and hopes are high for an even bigger turnout for the 30th anniversary celebration.
Different packages are available for either one weekend, both weekends or the entire ten days. The event is gated and vendors can choose to be either inside the gate or outside in the vendor village. There are however only a limited number of spaces inside the gate. Vendors can secure their spot at the championship with a 50% deposit with rest to be paid no later than 30 days before the event. Vendors can also pay in full and save 10% if payment is received no later than September 15, 2016.
Please click here to download an application. Any questions can be directed to Ted Clifton who will be returning as vendor coordinator. He can be reached at 239-848-6568. If you need an application sent by fax or mail please call the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 239-454-7500.
Exciting improvements are taking place at the new Sanibel Outlets, formerly Tanger Outlets, in southwest Fort Myers. The outlet mall with over 40 brand name stores, was renamed Sanibel Outlets due to its proximity of less than 2 miles from the Sanibel Causeway. In January of this year, the outlet mall was sold to Dahlmann Properties, one of the areas leading local developers. Dahlmann has plans underway for a dramatic new entry with a majestic fountain, gazebo, brick pavers, landscape lighting and exterior murals. The new name has resulted in new entry signs to Sanibel Outlets, but the distinctive turquoise roofs and refinished exterior siding remain as architectural features.
Sanibel Outlets is located at the intersection of Summerlin Road and McGregor Blvd. and has been a local destination since 1992. Its proximity to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island also make it a very popular tourist destination. Local residents and tourists alike appreciate the great values and quality of the wide variety of factory outlet brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Coach, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Zales The Diamond Store, Loft, Under Armour, Crocs and many more. The new owners are finalizing a lease with a popular local restaurant, which will open in Sanibel Outlets this fall.
During the renovation, Sanibel Outlets will remain open during normal business hours (Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Enjoy discounts of up to 70% off name brands as you walk from store to store under shaded, breezy walkways. And, be sure to visit Shopper Services for a Free Coupon Book worth over $450 in savings!
Sanibel Outlets is located at 20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.