Some might argue we don't need art galleries along the Gulfshore when Mother Nature has supplied so much beauty to contemplate. But that bounty probably inspires many artists here to create their own.
The Naples Museum of Art holds 15 galleries exhibiting rotating temporary and permanent collections. In Fort Myers, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison College pays tribute to the world-renowned artist, who lives and works on nearby Captiva Island.
Art galleries are easy to find throughout the region, from downtown Fort Myers and Pine Island's funky Matlacha to the commercial centers of Sanibel and Captiva and the quaint neighborhoods of Old Naples. While you'll find a plethora of seascapes and beach scenes fit for framing, many other styles and themes are available as well.
Yet another way to experience art Gulfshore-style is at an outdoor art show, many of which take place in all but the hottest months. Some are juried, while others welcome anyone willing to rent a booth.
Those seized with the desire to fashion their own art can seek guidance and encouragement from several nonprofit art leagues found everywhere from Marco Island to Fort Myers.
Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive, (239) 394-4221. Fine-art gallery with gift shop. Classes/instruction, lectures and special exhibits. Call for seasonal hours. Online at www.marcoislandart.com.
Karisma Galleries, 599 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 389-0955. Features handmade jewelry, art pottery, furniture and glassware. Artists include Wendy McKinney, Amy Peters and Meg Allen. www.karismagalleries.com.
Kennedy Studios, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 431, (239) 394-0409. Fine limited-edition prints, serigraphs, museum prints and lithographs. Representing nationally and locally known artists. Special exhibits and framing. Seasonal hours.
Muldoon Studios, 9 Front St., (239) 248-4681. Artist Steve Muldoon specializes in murals, faux painting and oils on canvas. www.muldoonart.com.
Studio Art Gallery, 1103 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 394-5452. Original oils and acrylics by Jo-Ann Sanborn, bronze sculptures by Walter Koenigstein, South American art by Mercedes Piedrahita, and hundreds of prints by Art LaMay, Hanraeta and others. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and open by appointment on weekends.
Tycoon Art Gallery, 740 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 106, (239) 389-2204. Contemporary and classic. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Within Africa Gallery, 1069 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 218, (239) 394-7299. Features fine original paintings; sculptures in wood, stone, iron and silver. The authentic African artwork showcases a variety of themes including animals, landscapes, people and abstracts. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Adams Galleries, 5201 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 3, (239) 403-0040. Large selection of original oil paintings from all over the world.
The Alan Brown Gallery, 907 Seventh St. S., (239) 403-4487. Art by contemporary American masters. By appointment only.
Antinori-Arsenault Art and Fashion Gallery, 284 Broad Ave. S. (239) 649-7075. Art by Antinori and Paul Arsenault and Italian design clothing and accessories. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Area Arts, 950 Third Ave. N., (239) 434-2787. An eclectic gallery showcasing 90 percent local artists, Area Arts will help you choose the right art to enhance your existing environment. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Arno Mediterranean Gallery, 2081 J&C Blvd., (239) 254-9364. Paintings of Mediterranean villages, harbors and gardens by local artist Arno DeVilliers. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Arsenault Studio, 1180 Gordon Drive, (239) 263-1214. Paintings of Naples and other favorite places by Paul Arsenault. Open by appointment.
Arte Direct Gallery, 6240 Shirley St., (239) 591-3913. Represents a variety of artists, including Adrian DeRooy of Holland, Israeli Oz Elhai and local artist Lee H. Davis. The gallery carries a number of European, Latin and Asian abstracts, landscapes, florals and more.
The Artwork Shop, 1309 Third St. S., (239) 262-5272. Original paintings in oil, watercolor and giclée from local artists. Custom framing available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Atelier Contemporary, 561 Palm Circle, (239) 213-0712. The working studio of Janis Siegel features contemporary, abstract, expressionist oils and acrylics.
Atelier Lizio Naples, 1895 Seward Ave., Suite 1, (239) 513-2796. A 2,200-square-foot gallery featuring Lizio's abstract expressionist works on canvas as well as the Flight Centennial Collection. 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and by appointment.
C. W. Smith Imported Antiques, 1260 Third St. S., (239) 213-0749. Direct importer of high-quality, antique Chinese furniture, artifacts and art, and British, Dutch and Portuguese colonial furniture. www.cwsmithinc.com.
Calusa Gallery, 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 594-3888. Features art that reflects the natural beauty of the outdoors in Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment.
The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Drive, (239) 775-1078. Gallery of potter Jim Rice featuring functional artwork. Established in Naples in 1973 and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.naplesclayplace.com.
Cliff Ross Dog and Pony Show Gallery, 586 Ninth St. S., (239) 417-3166. Features a blend of varied-medium works, often with a canine or equestrian theme.
The Darvish Collection Gallery of Fine Arts, 1199 Third St. S., (239) 261-7581. Exhibitions in seven gallery rooms representing prominent contemporary artists from the United States and Europe. Featuring an extensive inventory of paintings from the 18th to 20th centuries, and specializing in Cape Ann School of Art. Group tours by appointment. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment.
DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. S. (239) 262-4551. Impressionist paintings from the 19th century to the present. Hand-turned wood, marble, bronze and steel sculpture. 19th- and 20th-century European and American and contemporary art. Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. www.debruynefineart.com.
Dennison-Moran Gallery, 696 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-0590. Features the work of 150 different American artists and craftsmen, including works by owners, painter Mary Moran and goldsmith Kathleen Dennison. Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., later on weekends. Blue Moonstone, 483 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 262-0720, is a sister gallery to the Dennison-Moran Gallery. Showcases many artists, including Spanish and Italian artists. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Dexter Gallery, 707 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-5446. Showcasing paintings of Naples artist Richard Dexter, including areas of interest in Naples. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Echoes of Africa, 537 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 262-6625. Featuring a variety of African art and antiques, including artifacts, jewelry and wildlife paintings. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Eckert Fine Art, 390 12th Ave. S., (239) 261-1100. Specializing in modern and contemporary art. Established in 1973, the Naples gallery features the work of renowned artists James Rosenquist, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf and Don Gummer. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.eckertfineart.com.
The Englishman Fine Art & Antiques, 1170 Third St. S., (239) 649-8088. Featuring a collection of paintings, including landscapes, portrait, still life and hunt scenes from various listed artists of the Victorian era and earlier. Period European furniture, design, restoration and more. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.theenglishmanusa.com.
Etienne, the Plaza on Third Street South, (239) 403-4900. A mix of 17th- through early 20th-century antiques. Fine antique art and furniture chosen from estates and to-the-trade-only sites throughout Europe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
Four Winds Gallery, two locations, 340 13th Ave. S., (239) 263-7555 and 658 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-2662. The gallery is recognized for exceptional American Indian art and jewelry. Featuring gold and silver jewelry by award-winning Native American artists. Masterworks of art and sculpture, basketry, pottery and weavings of historic, traditional and contemporary nature. Seasonal and by appointment.
Funky Flamingo Studio, 2725 12th St. N., (239) 434-7006. Features work of artist Muffy Clark Gill, whose art reflects the flourishing Indonesian art of wax and dye known as batik. A selection of artwork is always available and can be seen by appointment. Online at www.funkyflamingo.com.
Galerie Azur, 1300 Third St. S., Suite 103E, (239) 435-9680. Features French contemporary artists, including painters Mocci, Gavazzi, Corominas, Kristoff L., Ludivine and Martinay, as well as sculptors Sandri and Marshall. New artists include Vittore, Thos and Gramignano. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.galerieazur.com.
Galerie du Soleil, 393 Broad Ave. S. (239) 417-3450. A fine-art gallery with original paintings, sculptures and limited-edition giclées. Includes works by impressionists Leonard Wren and Robert Cook and colorist Jane Seymour. Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Gallery Row, Broad Avenue South at Third Street, (239) 513-3888. Shaded by palm trees in one of the most beautiful areas in Naples, the members of the Gallery Row Association offer some of the largest collections of fine art and antiques in Southwest Florida.
Gallery Matisse, 1170 Third St. S. in the Plaza, (239) 649-7114. Impressionist and classical paintings by American and European masters and emerging artists. Art glass, sculpture and jewelry. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. www.gallerymatisse.com.
Gallery on Fifth, 680 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 430-9200. Offers a diverse collection featuring American and European fine arts, including works by Russian masters. Noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
Gallery One, 1301 Third St. S., (239) 263-0835. Contemporary art with mixed media of paintings, sculpture, art glass and crafts, featuring more than 500 artists. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Gallery Susan deWitt, 5405 Taylor Road, Suite 6, (239) 254-8005. Contemporary original works created by established and emerging artists. www.gallerysusandewitt.com.
Gardner-Colby Gallery, 386 Broad Ave. S., (239) 403-7787. Represents an exceptional group of living American artists, among the most renowned working in the country today. Emphasizing traditional landscapes, still-life and figurative paintings and sculpture in a welcoming ambiance. Call for hours. www.gardnercolbygallery.com.
Guess-Fisher Gallery, 824 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 2, (239) 659-2787. Owners and artists Natalie Guess and Phil Fisher feature their artwork (batik, clay, watercolor and oils) and the work of other Florida artists. Nearby, the Phil Fisher Gallery, (239) 403-8393, is the working studio of Phil Fisher, where visitors can see him working on watercolors daily. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Guy Davis Design Gallery and Fantasy & Faux, 1750 J&C Blvd., Suite 1, (239) 591-1816. Features original Venetian art, a unique collection of lamps, furniture, chandeliers, tableware, stemware, vases and more. Afro Celotto, Pino Castagna and Irene Rozzonico are among the showcased artisans. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or by appointment. www.fantasyandfaux.com.
Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. S., Suite 309, (239) 261-2637. Florida's oldest active privately owned sales gallery. American art from 1920 to present represents 50 major artists ranging in style from abstraction to realism, including Balcomb Greene, Robert Avery and Hunt Slonem. Call for hours. Online at www.harmonmeekgallery.com.
HW Gallery, 1391 Third St. S., (239) 263-6640. A collection of traditional, modern and contemporary art, including major works by Chagall, David Hockney and Miró. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. www.hwgallery.com.
Jamali Fine Art, 659 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 261-1160. Exclusively exhibits works of Jamali, including fresco tempos, bronze sculptures, limited-edition prints and photography. Online at www.jamalifineartllc.com.
Knox Galleries, 375 Broad Ave. S., (239) 263-7994. Established in 1980 and specializing in limited-edition bronze sculpture. Carrying monumental to small maquette-size pieces, as well as original oils. Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Lady from Haiti Gallery/Boutique, 476 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 649-8607. Works range from Haitian folk art to highly collectible paintings by well-known artists such as Claude Dambreville, Frits Maerize and Prefete Duffant. Season 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., off-season 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.theladyfromhaiti.com.
Longstreth Goldberg Art, 5640 Taylor Road, (239) 514-2773. Contemporary painting and sculpture by approximately 40 European and American artists. The largest contemporary art gallery in Naples. Call for hours. www.plgart.com.
Luis Sottil Studios, 505 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 213-1761. Offers a wide variety of artwork from important artists such as Luis Sottil, James Coleman, Sissi Janku and Hulton Getty Collections, as well as sculptors such as David Wight, Nano Lopez and Juilo Sanchez. Artworks range from originals to limited editions. Call for hours.
Marianne Friedland Gallery, 359 Broad Ave. S., (239) 262-3484. Specializing in postwar American masters, including Wolf Kahn, Milton Avery, Hans Hofmann, Janet Fish, Jules Olitski and Tom Wesselmann. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, November-April. Open in summer by appointment.
Marine Arts Gallery, 4250 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 261-0000. Features original oil paintings by Richard K. Loud, known for Nantucket beaches and sailing scenes, plus original oils, watercolors and limited-edition prints by Roy Cross, a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marjorie Pesek Fine Art, 658 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 293-4167. Specializing in a technique that combines fine-quality publication paper to form images with the depth of oil painting and the vibrancy of photography. Call gallery for seasonal hours. www.marjoriepesek.com.
Mary Mariner Gallery and Art Studio, 2205 Hawksridge Drive, Suite 904, (239) 353-0013. The working studio of Mary Mariner, who specializes in impressionism and abstracts. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Mitchell-Peck Gallery, 1144 Third St. S., (239) 659-5956. Corner of Third Street South and Broad Avenue. Goldsmith Philip Peck. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Naples Fine Art Studio, 1719 Trade Center Way, Suite 13, (239) 594-7063. Abstract, impressionist and realistic paintings by Edward R. Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
The Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900. Features revolving, eclectic, world-class exhibitions and permanent collections of modern Mexican masters and American modernism. Special lectures explain the various exhibits. Complimentary docent tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. September-October, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.; November-April, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; May-July, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Closed August-Labor Day. $8 adult, $4 student. www.thephil.org.
Native Visions Gallery, 737 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 643-3785. Fine art from around the globe. Wildlife, marine life, landscapes, florals and bronzes. 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. www.callofafrica.com.
New River Fine Art, the Colonnade at 600 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 435-4515. Specializes in fine American and European contemporary, modern and impressionist paintings, works on paper and sculpture by national and internationally known artists. Special exhibits are on view throughout the year. Please call for information on current exhibit. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. www.newriverfineart.com.
Nold Gallery, 850 Central Ave., Suite 203, (239) 877-4073. Oil paintings by Fred Nold. Scenes of South Florida ranging from cosmopolitan subjects to the Everglades. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.noldgallery.com.
Red Box Studio, 5760 Shirley St., No. 10, (239) 593-4588. The working studio of artist Tammra Sigler features expressionistic paintings, drawings and monotypes of varying sizes and prices. Visitors are welcome by appointment. www.tammrasigler.com.
Rick Moore Fine Art Gallery, 4230 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 434-6464. This scenic gallery at the Village on Venetian Bay features paintings from Italy and the south of France among its diverse collection of professional paintings and sculpture. Call for hours. www.rickmooregallery.com.
Samaniego Fine Art, 990 Fourth Ave. S., (239) 352-6500. Figurative, landscape and still-life paintings and sculptures by emerging artists. Also offers portrait painting.
Schiowitz Sculpture, 3673 Prospect Ave., Suite 3, (239) 297-3960. Cast bronze, marble, granite and hydrostone representational and abstract works by Henry Schiowitz.
Shaw Gallery of Naples, 761 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 261-7828. Located in downtown Naples, Shaw showcases a wide array of well-known local, national and international artists. Contemporary to traditional. Special exhibits. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.shawgallery.com.
Silver Eagle, 651 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 403-3033. Contemporary and traditional Native American arts and crafts from more than 20 Indian nations, including handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, pueblo pottery, Navajo rugs, artifacts, prints and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Sweet Art Studio, 2054 Trade Center Way, (239) 597-2110. Paintings on canvas, hand-painted glass, porcelain, furniture, mosaics, sculptures and other décor, all by Florida artists. Faux-finishing available. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday by appointment.
Tamarack Gallery, 4262 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Village on Venetian Bay, (239) 430-0092. A group exhibition of works on canvas by a variety of artists, including Lela Maharabelli, Sal Salinero, Irene Sheri, Jan Hertel, photographer Jeffrey Milstein and others. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Online at www.tamarackgalleries.com.
Trudy Labell Fine Art, 2425 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 434-7778. Features more than 30 contemporary American artists such as Clifford Smith, Joel Babb, Jessie Pollock and Susan Singleton. Featuring an extensive collection of fine art from masterpieces of realism to minimalist abstract constructions. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. www.trudylabellfineart.com.
Vallez Studio Gallery, 1183 Eighth St. S., (239) 262-0381. Paintings and limited-edition prints by Naples-based artist Jerry Vallez. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. www.jerryvallez.com.
The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., (239) 262-6517. Home of the Naples Art Association and the von Liebig Art Guild. Gallery, gift shop and library. American art from the 1950s forward. Exhibitions include the annual Florida visual arts fellowships. Instruction, lectures, special exhibits and a permanent collection. Sponsor of the juried Naples National Art Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. www.naplesartcenter.org.
Weatherburn Gallery, 281 Broad Ave. S., (239) 263-8008. Exhibits that explore art from different countries in a variety of styles. Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. www.weatherburn.com.
Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail, (239) 695-2428. Features the black-and-white photographs of landscape photographer Clyde Butcher and works by other artists. Open Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art League of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, (239) 495-8989. Provides a cultural heart and identity to the community by conducting a variety of visual- and performing-art classes and revolving exhibitions. Class instruction, workshops and summer camps for all ages available throughout the year in eight studios and two galleries. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. www.artcenterbonita.org.
Cape Coral Arts Studio, 4533 Coronado Parkway, (239) 574-0802. Fine-arts and fine-crafts classes and workshops in various media. Glass center and jewelry lab. Clay program is largest in Southwest Florida. Fine-arts gallery exhibits change monthly. Arts supply store and gift shop. Hours vary depending on class schedule.
Jungle Drums Gallery, 11532 Andy Rosse Lane, (239) 395-2266. Diverse works and prices. More than 7,000 pieces of art by 200 artists capture a variety of animals in bronze, wood, glass, clay, jewelry, books and paintings. Special exhibits. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, closed Sunday. Online at www.jungledrumsgallery.com.
Seaweed Gallery, 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, (239) 472-1167 and 2349 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 472-2585. A gathering of local artists featuring a mix of acrylics and South Florida watercolors, oils, collages, mobiles, painted ceramics and painted furniture. Also featuring Nantucket baskets, jewelry, raku, gyotaku fish prints and mosaics. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. www.seaweedgallery.com.
Artistic Surroundings, 21301 U.S. 41 S., (239) 948-2787. Work by Edna Hibel and Ben Essenburg as well as local artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Art Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, inside the Arts Complex on FGCU's main campus off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75. Exhibits student and faculty work as well as regional artists. Special exhibits of national and international contemporary artists. 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. Monday- Friday, excluding University holidays. artgallery.fgcu.edu.
A Laurel Art Gallery, 2112 Crystal Drive, (239) 470-6448. Features the works of international impressionist artists Charles Vavrina and Gerard Valtier. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.alaurelart.com.
Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 939-2787. Presents free monthly art-gallery exhibitions and special events, year-round arts classes and workshops for adults and children, summer arts camps, after-school arts classes, performances by Theatre Conspiracy in Foulds Theatre and outdoor concerts in season. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday. www.artinlee.org.
Arts for ACT Gallery and Studio, 2265 First St., (239) 337-5050. A wide variety of fine art and the Starving Artists Backroom Gallery (artworks priced at $100 or less). Local artists donate a percentage of sales to Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT), a nonprofit agency established to provide shelter, counseling and education to victims of domestic violence and survivors of sexual assault.
Art League of Fort Myers, 1451 Monroe St., (239) 275-3970. Features the works of members, local teachers and a Pageant of Lights exhibit. Also offers a famous-artists workshop series. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.cyberstreet.com/artleagueofftmyers.
Edison College's Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Humanities Hall, 8099 College Parkway, (239) 489-9313. Exhibits the works of local artists, students and nationally known artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Florida Fine Art Gallery, located within Gannon's Antique and Art Center, 16521 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 489-2211. Contemporary Florida artists; oils, watercolors and photography. Meet-the-artist events and guest-artist exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call for Sunday hours.
Olde Florida Gallerie, Bell Tower Shops, (239) 475-7000. Works by American and international artists, including Tripp Harrison, Steven Quartly and M&I Garmash. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Pottery Garden, located at the Design Center, 13251 McGregor Blvd. Suite 106-1, (239) 433-4446. A paint-your-own-pottery studio which also offers classes on painting and creating pottery.
Crossed Palms Gallery, 8315 Main St., (239) 283-2283. More than 135 artists. Pottery, glass, jewelry and metal sculptures. All paintings are local. Carvings, painted furniture, glass. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. www.crossedpalmsgallery.com.
Koucky Studios, 5971 Baypoint Road, (239) 283-4414. Featuring American crafts, fine art and pottery made on site by Chuck Koucky. Pottery classes available. Tropical plant nursery. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Matlacha Art Gallery, 4637 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-6453. Leoma Lovegrove's paintings and assemblages of broken tile and mirrors. One-of-a-kind functional art.
Wild Child Gallery, 4625 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, (239) 283-6006. An eclectic mix of more than 100 local artists. Island-inspired oils, sculptures, pottery, painted furniture, jewelry, stained glass and more. Weekend workshops. www.wildchildartgallery.com.
Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, 2340 Periwinkle Way, in the Village, (239) 395-2200. Museum-quality fine tribal art from Africa, Australia and the Arctic, as well as Native American art. Masks, carvings, pottery, baskets, textiles and jewelry. Lectures, special exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday (closed Sunday during summer). www.tribalworks.com.
BIG Arts Center, 900 Dunlop Road, (239) 395-0900. Ongoing exhibits in the Phillips Gallery that change monthly, as well as juried and invitational shows and local artists. Sculpture garden. 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Call for current exhibit information.
Sanibel Gallery, 1628 Periwinkle Way, (239) 472-3307. Oldest gallery on the islands. Dedicated to representing local artists and the atmosphere of Sanibel Island. Featuring more than 170 American artists and craftsmen, the gallery offers clay, glass, sculpture, wood, metal and jewelry crafts, plus its annual Sanibel Christmas ornament. Special exhibits, framing and more. Call for hours.
The Matsumoto Gallery and Frame Shop, in the Village Center, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite B-3, (239) 472-2941. Giclées, vintage and recent silkscreens and offset litho prints by famed Japanese artist Ikki Matsumoto. www.ikkimatsumoto.com.
Tin Can Alley Gallery, 2480 Library Way, (239) 472-2902. Owner Bryce McNamara's metal art pieces and lamps, along with folk art and international art. Seasonal hours.
A Touch of Sanibel Pottery, 1544 Periwinkle Way, (239) 472-4330. Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, functional art pottery made on premises. Various processes such as raku, salt fire, wood fire and gas fire. Special exhibits. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. www.sanibelpottery.com.
Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, (239) 472-4557. Charming 1900s beach house features oils, acrylics, watercolors, raku ceramics, painted furniture, glass, metal sculptures, jewelry and more by a cooperative of 23 artists, including Lalita Lyon Cofer, Sheila Hoen, Marcia Hopkins-York and Perry Thompson. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.towergallery-sanibel.com.
Wooden Horse Gallery, 1622 Periwinkle Way, (239) 472-3300. Features restored original carousel horses, vintage art, antique furniture, Victorian majolica, French poster art, and many unusual one-of-a-kinds.