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Winter Park, Florida
March 20th and 21st (following the Winter Park Art Fair)

Monday & Tuesday, March 20 & 21, 2006
(pre-conference activities: Sunday, March 19)

Saint Margaret Mary Family Life Center
526 North Park Avenue,
Winter Park, Florida 32789

Conference Fee - Registration (opens new window)
$240.00 (NAIA Contributing Members)
$300.00 (Non-members?please visit Membership page to join ( opens new window)
$75.00 discount for additional attendees from same art show ($165/members, 225/non-members) or see below for our new Incentive Discounts!
  ? Conference fee includes 2 deluxe continental breakfasts and two lunches

Best Western Mount Vernon
110 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789, 800-992-3379
Sunday and Monday, 3/19 and 3/20: standard - $84.00; deluxe - $94
Block Name: "NAIA" Call the hotel directly (800-992-3379) to receive these special Sunday and Monday rates. For any questiions, speak with Tony Pham, front desk manager.

? Friday and Saturday, 17th & 18th: Subject to availability at rack rates of $109/standard and $119/deluxe. (Since this is the hotel of choice for artists for the festival, special rates do not apply. Call the hotel to reserve. These days book quickly, so call soon.)

By air into Orlando/Airport Shuttle or Taxi: Mears Transportation, 407-423-5566, , approx. $48 R/T by shuttle. Prefer the train? Amtrak serves Winter Park (right to the middle of the art festival) ? www.amtrak.com

For additional info:


  • Festival Makeover: One Show’s Success Story
  • Ask the Editors: Editors of Show Rating Guides Answer Your Questions
  • Building Your Audience: Art Buying 101/Using Your Patron to Pitch Your Art Show/Building the Next Generation of Audience
  • Patron Preview Events That Rock!
  • When Disaster Strikes: Addressing Immediate Issues for Your Show and Artsts
  • The Whys and Wherefores of NAIA Show Advocacies
  • PhotoShop and Artwork Images: Doctored or Accurate?
  • I’ve Got a Question: An Opportunity for open discussion and feedback from your fellow directors


  • A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival (Sunday)
  • The Show Behind the Artist’s Booth: First Hand Experiences as an Artist Assistant


Help us to welcome new attendees to the NAIA Directors Conference. Invite a director who hasn?t yet experienced this valuable resource. If they register for the conference, YOU get a discount on your conference fee! Get 4 new shows to register, and your conference fee is free!
? 1 show: 25% discount
? 2 shows: 50% discount
? 3 shows: 75% discount
? 4 shows: FREE!
Discounts can be applied retroactively and your fees refunded if the new registrant lists your show as the one that encouraged them to register.

Other Lodging Options

You may wish to use internet services such as Priceline, Hotwire or Hotels.com Alternatively, other nearby hotels to Winter Park (i.e., 5 miles or less) include:

  • Park Plaza Hotel
    307 Park Avenue South
    Winter Park, FL 32789
    This small boutique hotel is in downtown Winter Park adjacent to the WPSAF site, although it can be a bit noisy.
  • Park Inn
    951 Wymore Road
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Ramada Inn
    901 North Orlando Ave.
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Comfort Suites Downtown
    2416 N. Orange Ave.
    Orlando, FL 32804
  • Comfort Inn North
    830 Lee Rd.
    Orlando, FL 32810



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