In the wake of hurricane Ian, many cultural events in Southwest Florida were canceled... Hot Works show promoter Patty Narozny realized that hundreds of artists had lost homes, studios and opportunities to sell at shows. Narozny's Hot Works art shows are one of the only shows to survive the storm in southwest Florida this fall.
While she was forced to postpone the Estero Fine Art Show at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers to January 7 and 8, 2023, Narozny diligently worked with the management of Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples to keep her November show dates and accommodate artists who were impacted by the storm.
Helping artists recover from storms isn't new for Narozny who has provided exhibit grants for artists after earlier storms. The storm stories are numerous, in Englewood a local jewelry designer sheltered at home while his roof was ripped off and large trees fell through the living room ceiling. Another artist sheltered in their RV while their home was completely destroyed.
Every southwest artist has been impacted in one way or another; some are sheltering family members, while others are helping neighbors with repairs. Narozny said, "Buying art at this time helps restore our creative community and support the artists who make southwest Florida such a wonderful cultural destination for tourists and a great place to live."
The art show will be held at its new home located at the state-of-the-art Paradise Coast Sports Complex November 12 and 13, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Admission is free! Plenty of parking for all and real restrooms! More info at www.hotworks.org.
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