Each spring the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts recognizes a local artist as "Artist of the Year."

Austin Bell is named "2017 Artist of the Year" and will be recognized during the Scholarship Artist of the Year Luncheon on Saturday, June 3rd,  2017 at the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island.

Austin is being honored for the permanent exhibits he has created as Curator and Director at the Marco Island Historical Museum over the past four years and for serving as the artistic director of the stunning "Windows and Doors to History" exhibit which graces the outside walls of the museum complex. His new book, "Marco Island", will come out later this year. Come and meet Austin, an exceptional young man whose work tells the 10,000-year history of Marco Island. 

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Austin Bell "2017 Artist of the Year"

Previous Artists of the Year

Malenda Trick -2014 Artist of the Year

Tara O'Neill - 2015 Artist of the Year

JRobert Houghtling - 2016 Artist of the Year