The International Festivals & Event Association (IFEA) paid tribute to ArtFest Fort Myers during the IFEA Pinnacle Awards Ceremony at IFEA's 58th Annual Convention. ArtFest Fort Myers won 5 Gold Awards in the prestigious Pinnacle Awards Competition.
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance presents the IFEA Pinnacle Awards Competition to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. It conferred Gold Awards to ArtFest in the following five categories:
- Best Event within an Event to Benefit a Cause: Pedal or Paddle to ArtFest Fort Myers sponsored by Lee Memorial Health System
- Best Targeted Sponsor Package: Chalk Block presented by Truly Nolen Pest Control
- Best Printed Material: TravelHost Magazine Special Edition
- Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement: Florida Weekly Wrapper
- Best T-Shirt Design
Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and production, 1,000 event professionals from every corner of the globe gather for the IFEA convention each year. ArtFest Fort Myers Executive Director, Sharon McAllister and Associate Director Katie Afflerback attended the three day IFEA Convention and look forward to implementing all they learned to continue to enhance ArtFest Fort Myers.
Also attending the convention and receiving awards were: Kentucky Derby Festival, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Des Moines Arts Festival and many more.
"ArtFest Fort Myers would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, artists, attendees and the City of Fort Myers for their support and devotion," the festival stated in its press release announcing the awards. "We could never do it without you!"
ArtFest Fort Myers takes place in beautiful downtown Fort Myers on February 1 & 2, 2014 with its opening night on January 31st. The event is expected to draw more than 80,000 art enthusiasts to the River District for the two-day, one-night event.
For more information, please contact Sharon McAllister at 239-768-3602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.