Arts + Culture


Galleries, Museums + Cultural Centers

Whether you want to browse fine art, meet local artists or catch a show, the region’s art centers have you covered.

BY September 1, 2022
Aldo Castillo Gallery
Aldo Castillo Gallery, on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, curates thought-provoking, contemporary artists, with an emphasis on Latin American talent.(Photo by Zach Stovall)

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Galleries & Antiques

MARCO ISLAND

Beach Street Art Studio
118 S. Barfield Drive, Suite A, (239) 235-7084.
Expect to find original oil paintings as well as cocktail-themed art classes and private lessons. bchststudio.com

Betty Newman Art Gallery
258 Royal Palm Drive, (239) 784-4436.
Here, you can shop from coastal contemporary, abstract impressions and custom paintings. bettynewmanart.com

Blue Mangrove Gallery
1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 417, (239) 393-2405.
This gallery carries an assortment of artisan jewelry, glass, pottery, accent furniture and photography, plus a children’s area.
bluemangrovegallery.com

Malenda Trick Gallery
274 Royal Palm Drive, (239) 394-2787.
In addition to housing the international artist’s works, this gallery hosts regular art lessons and exhibitions. malendatrick.com

Tara O’Neill Studio
545 Coconut Ave., Goodland, (239) 330-7543.
The gallery, studio and garden showcase the artist’s Florida-inspired work. She also offers commissions. taraogallery.com

NAPLES

Adams Galleries
2154 Trade Center Way, Suite 1, (239) 403-0040.
Catered to interior designers, it offers contemporary and European original oil paintings, and
giclée prints. adamsgalleries.com

Alan Brown Gallery
901 Seventh St. S., (239) 877-1847.
The private dealer—available only by appointment—specializes in mid- to late-20th century art and estate and insurance appraisals. alanbrowngallery.com

Aldo Castillo Gallery
634 Fifth Ave. S., (312) 375-8887.
A former member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA), Castillo caters to private collectors, museums and design professionals with modern and contemporary art. aldocastillogallery.com

Amy Art
28 10th St. S., (402) 203-2041.
This studio and gallery in the Naples Design District showcases the textured abstracts and figurative work of longtime Naples painter Amy Moglia Heuerman. amyart.net

Art2d Gallery & Studio
2076 J and C Blvd., (239) 595-9369.
Timothy Parker displays his modern and contemporary art, plus abstract, tropical, figurative and fine art prints and commissions. art2d.com

Art Edge Gallery & Studios
2180 J and C Blvd., (239) 572-1747.
Artist Sandee Mahler displays and teaches her abstract style—known for 3D elements on canvas that blends traditional and contemporary. artedgegallery.com

Auctions Neapolitan | Dovetails, LLC
3196 Davis Blvd., (239) 262-7333.
This combination auction house, showroom and gallery specializes in fine art, jewelry and antiques. auctionsneapolitan.com

Barbara Groenteman Fine Art Studio & Gallery
5760 Shirley St., Suite #7, (239) 572-3386.
The working studio and gallery offers originals, giclées and commissions around realistic tropical and wildlife themes. barbaragroenteman.com

Bonny Hawley Studios & Gallery
2371 Linwood Ave., Suite 108, (239) 649-1389.
Find the artist’s large-scale mixed-media abstracts and figurative work. Commissions are welcome. bhawley.com

Call of Africa’s Native Visions Galleries
737 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 643-3785.
The gallery carries wildlife- and environmental-inspired fine art by internationally acclaimed artists. Works include paintings, sculpture, home goods, raku pottery and glass. nativevisions.com

Calusa Gallery Art & Frame
2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 404, (239) 594-3888.
Find thousands of unique moldings, art, mirrors, decor and gifts. calusagallery.com

Carmelo Blandino Studio
1719 Trade Center Way, Unit #5, (239) 216-2526.
Open
by appointment only, this working studio displays Carmelo’s signature colorful, contemporary floral painting and offers seasonal workshops. carmeloblandino.com

Chernysh Antiques & Fine Art
950 Central Ave., (941) 888-4226.
Located at Treasure Island Antiques, you can shop an eclectic assortment of antiques, modern art, jewelry and home decor. chernyshantiquesandfinearts.com

The Clay Place
1555 Shadowlawn Drive, (239) 775-1078.
Established in 1973 as Naples’ first pottery studio, the space offers a variety of wares (including the popular fish platter) and custom orders. naplesclayplace.com

COCO Art Gallery
1950 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 436-3530.
The new sister location of Estero’s popular artist cooperative; find paintings by its members, including glass, textiles and jewelry. cocoartgallery.com

Dennis Goodman Photography & Printing Art Gallery
941 Fourth Ave. N., (239) 825-4677.
Shop from the artist’s large-scale prints of Southwest Florida’s wildlife in the Naples Design District. dennisgoodmanphotography.com

East West Fine Art
9115 Strada Place, Suite 5130, (239) 821-9459.
Find works from Russian, American and European academically trained contemporary artists. eastwestfineart.com

Ed Koehler Designs/Marti Koehler Art
2908 Hawthorne Court, (239) 961-5604.
Open by appointment only, find Ed’s organic furniture, decor and marine sculptures, along with Marti’s dreamy, whimsical seascapes. edkoehlerdesigns.com and martikoehlerart.com

Elizabeth Jules Designs
508 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 234-6506.
The tiny gallery and boutique sells original art, pottery, and handmade vintage jewelry. elizabethjulesdesigns.com

Emillions Art
837 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 202, (239) 687-3101.
The team purveys contemporary works for beginner collectors seeking to access the art market and established collectors pursuing specific works. emillionsart.com

Emily James Gallery
720 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 111, (239) 777-3283.
Emily’s studio and gallery showcases cheerful paintings, focusing on water and landscapes. emilyjamesart.com

The Englishman Fine Art
365 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, (239) 649-8088.
The space offers original 19th-century and contemporary paintings. theenglishmanusa.com

Eydel Fine Arts Gallery
800 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, (239) 273-7677.
Peruse unique paintings, sculptures and mixed media work, like butterfly wing mosaics. eydelfineartsgallery.com

Gallery 206
5880 Shirley Street.
Founded by pilot-slash-sculptress Linda Sollars, the working studio and gallery showcases art from seven contemporary artists. gallery206naples.com

Gallery One
765 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-0835.
The space encourages creative conversation, personalized service and meaningful expressions of art.
galleryonenaples.com

Gardner Colby Gallery
359 Broad Ave. S., (239) 403-7787.
An eclectic collection of American abstract, contemporary, transitional, figurative and still-life. gardnercolbygallery.com

Harmon-Meek Gallery
382 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-2699.
One of the longest-running local fine art galleries, established in 1964, the gallery represents American masters. harmonmeek.com

Harmon-Meek|modern
382 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-2699.
Harmon-Meek’s sister gallery specializes in art by established American artists from the 1950s to today. harmonmeekmodern.com

Harmon-Meek Private Sales Gallery
599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, (239) 261-2637.
A private sales gallery, open by appointment only, located in First Horizon Bank. harmonmeek.com

High Tide Studio & Gallery
995 Central Ave., (239) 228-6934.
In the Naples Design District, Margy White offers impressionistic artwork and workshops. hightidestudioandgallery.com

Hindman Auctions
850 Sixth Ave. S., (239) 643-4448.
Among the world’s leading auction houses, the firm has national salerooms and experts in more than 50 categories.
hindmanauctions.com

H&R Studio
3940 Radio Road, Suite #102.
Founded by artists Brett F. Harvey and Lauren Amalia Redding, this private working studio offers drawing, painting and sculpture programming by appointment. handrstudio.com

HW Gallery
462 Ninth St. N., (239) 263-6640.
Find works by modern and contemporary masters, including Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Karen Barrow, Robert Natkin and Jim Dine. hwgallery.com

Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery
5450 Shirley Street, Unit B, (239) 272-7110.
The gallery offers woman-made contemporary artworks from collage to watercolor, plus workshops and classes. inspirationsartists.com

Joel Shapses Studio
6240 Shirley St., Suite 102, (954) 830-3156.
See the artist’s contemporary sculptures in glass, marble, granite, alabaster, aluminum and neon. joelshapsesstudio.com

Marina Lounis–Art Point Gallery
550 10th Street N., (239) 262-7022.
Located inside Naples Frame Up, the gallery exhibits Marina Lounis’ colorful, coastal paintings. marinalounis.com

Marvin D. Rouse Studio & Gallery
853 4th Ave. S., (239) 269-7552
Possibly the first Black artist to own a gallery in Naples, Marvin opened this studio and appointment-only gallery to display his paintings, sculptures and installations. rouseart.com

METHOD & CONCEPT
111 10th St. S., Suite 112, (239) 529-2633.
The gallery and design atelier specializes in contemporary art and artisan design from emerging and midcareer artists. methodandconcept.com

Musebox Arts
5880 Shirley St., Suite 208, (612) 840-0817.
Jan Edwards opened this creative space with a music studio, gallery and space for painting and writing. museboxarts.com

Muzyka Art Space
1055 Fifth Ave. N., (239) 470-0034.
Artist Arturo Correa and his wife, Jennifer Muzyka, run this gallery with the renowned Ascaso Gallery in Miami, focusing on Latin American modern and contemporary artists. muzykaartspace.com

Naples Art District
5450-B Shirley Street, (239) 249-1977.
Recognized as a Collier County cultural arts destination, the nonprofit alliance of 85+ independent artists supports arts education via free, open-studio events and classes. naplesartdistrict.com

Naples Art Studios
2172 J and C Blvd., (239) 821-1061.
Formerly the Rosen Gallery & Studios, this spot unites three gallery spaces, surrounding award-winning sculptor Richard W. Rosen and painter Tracy M. Rosen’s studios. naplesart.studio

Naples Fine Arts Studio
1719 Trade Center Way, Suite 9, (239) 591-3463.
Artist Edward R. Park shows 50 years of his paintings, ranging from realism to abstract. edwardparkfineart.com

Nicholas Petrucci
1719 Trade Center Way, Suite 3, (239) 405-2010.
The gallery features portraits and commissioned paintings. nicholaspetrucci.com

Passionfruit Art Gallery
1100 6th Ave. S., #5, (239) 580-8322.
This new gallery, near Tin City, focuses on European artwork with Old World charm. passionfruitartgallery.com

Phil Fisher Gallery/ Guess-Fisher Gallery
810 12th Ave. S., (239) 403-8393, (239) 659-2787.
The fine art gallery features Naples artists Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess, who work with watercolors, oils and batik. The space offers custom framing, fine art and gifts. philfisherfineart.com

Quidley & Company Fine Art
375 Broad Ave. S., (239) 261-4300.
This gallery showcases contemporary representational and abstract work to local collectors. The team also works in Massachusetts and Connecticut. quidleyandco.com

Quidley & Company Project Space at Magnolia Square
5934 Premier Way, Suite #2100, (239) 261-4300.
Inside Magnolia Square apartment complex, the new space features works by Hunt Slonem. quidleyandco.com

Random Acts of Art
761 12th Ave. S., (239) 435-0668.
This contemporary, handmade American crafts collection includes jewelry, pottery, glass, furniture and sculptures. randomactsart.com

Samaniego Art
5850 Shirley Street, Suite 104, (239) 431-7040.
Arturo Samaniego’s big, bold abstract art ranges from minimalist tones to exuberant colors. samaniegoabstract.com

Sheldon Fine Art
460 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 649-6255.
This gallery shows seascape, landscape, figurative and abstract artworks. sheldonfineart.com

smallwalls Studio & Project Space
6240 Shirley Street, #202, (402) 201-6160.
A working art studio and gallery specializing in contemporary, project-oriented art, smallwalls was established by artists Mary Day and Gary Day in 2015. smallwallsart.com

Sweet Art Gallery
852 First Ave. S., #100, (239) 597-2110.
In a new downtown Naples location, the gallery offers modern art, specializing in large canvases by local and national artists. thesweetartgallery.com

The Naples Gallery
1200 5th Ave. South, #305, (239) 261-0098.
Located in Tin City, this gallery includes affordable artwork and handcrafted wares from various local artists. facebook.com/thenaplesgallery

Things I Like by Catherine
3954 Bayshore Drive, (239) 778-4665.
Artist Catherine Ehrenberger’s space in Bayshore shows works from local artists like RyAnne Curnow and jeweler Amanda Jaron. thingsilikebyc.com

United Arts Council of Collier County
340 Ninth St. N., Suite 201, (239) 254-8242.
The state-designated arts agency for Collier County supports arts in underserved communities and runs a co-op downtown as part of the county’s strategic arts plan. uaccollier.com

Up Art Contemporary
340 Eighth St., (239) 641-3898.
Find a constantly changing selection of primarily multi- and mixed-media artworks of established and emerging artists. upartanddesign.com

Ochopee Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery
2388 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 695-2428.
A large selection of the famed artist’s photographs, plus a gift shop, swamp walking tours and vacation rentals. clydebutcher.com

 

Dance

NAPLES

Allstar Dance Studio
4910 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 118, (239) 304-9013.
This studio provides lessons for events, wedding dances and offerings for the dance hobbyist. allstardancestudio.com

Ansuya Bellydance
1820 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 404-1034.
Located at Tritone Fitness, this studio is run by a second-generation, internationally recognized dancer (one of the original Bellydance Superstars). Online classes are available. ansuya.com

The Classical Ballet of Naples
3400 Radio Road, Suite #105, (239) 465-6860.
Led by Liliam Gomez, this ballet school in East Naples offers beginner classes for children and adults. facebook.com/liliambgomez

Backstage Dance Academy
13020 Livingston Road, Suite 8, (239) 566-3535.
This studio focuses on dance education for children from toddlers and offers summer camps. bdanaples.com

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 3, (239) 592-7737.
The studio offers dance classes and national competitions for dancers of all skill levels. fredastaire.com

Glow Dance & Art Academy
7740 Preserve Lane, #9, (929) 429-9655.
Professional ballroom dancer Iveta Lukosiute teaches dance classes from beginner to competitive levels, plus yoga and art. glowfl.com

Johnny & Lisa Dance
9655 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 101, (239) 919-0205.
Johnny and Lisa PerMar provide classes for all levels. youknowyouwantto.com

Let’s Dance With Me
4367 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 610-0210.
Find classes ranging from hip-hop to ballroom for all age groups and wedding dance specialists. letsdancewith.me

Modern Steps School of Dance
4117 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 775-3445.
A spacious wood dance floor and talented instructors make it fun to learn a variety of dances. modernstepsdance.com

Naples Ballet
1005 Fifth Ave. N., (239) 732-1000.
The company provides cultural enrichment through two full-length classical ballets—as well as several other performances, education, community outreach and scholarships. naplesballet.org

Naples Performing Arts Center
5450 YMCA Road, (239) 325-8789.
This nonprofit provides arts education through a diverse curriculum, focusing on dance lessons and performance. naplesperformingarts
center.com

Naples School of Irish Dance
875 94th Ave. N., Suite 8, (516) 314-7404.
Affiliated with Atlanta’s Drake School of Irish Dance, this studio specializes in traditional Irish dancing with classes for all ages. naplesirishdance.com

Pure Energy Dance Center
11965 Collier Blvd., Suite 9, (239) 682-3241.
A studio and performing arts center with barre classes. pureenergydancecenter.com

 

Centers & Associations

MARCO ISLAND

Marco Island Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive, (239) 394-4221.
The center promotes education and appreciation of the arts and features two galleries for exhibitions throughout the season. marcoislandart.org

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts
P.O. Box 1091, (239) 389-0280.
The nonprofit sponsors and supports the community’s literary, visual and performing arts. marcoislandfoundation.org

NAPLES

Ikebana International #160
The organization celebrates the art of Japanese flower arranging and culture. Meetings are usually at the Naples Botanical Garden in season. ikebananaples.com

Naples Art
585 Park St., (239) 262-6517.
For more than 65 years, the association has inspired creativity and provided community arts opportunities. naplesart.org

Naples Artcrafters
P.O. Box 10884.
This more than 50-year-old nonprofit supports local artists and produces juried fine art and craft shows. naplesartcrafters.com

Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive, (239) 643-7275.
This treasure trove of flora in the heart of Naples enriches the community with large-scale exhibitions, holiday celebrations and family-friendly events. naplesgarden.org

Naples Porcelain Artists
777 Mooring Line Drive, (239) 287-6889.
This group meets at Emmanuel Lutheran Church during season and provides instructions and supplies for artists of all levels to create their own porcelain art. facebook.com/naplesporcelainartists

Southwest Florida Pastel Society
P.O. Box 110236.
The society provides education, workshops, plein air outings, exhibitions and scholarships. pastelsociety.org

Southwest Florida Watercolor Society
This group offers workshops, plein air outings, and two yearly exhibitions in various Lee and Collier County locations. sfwcs.weebly.com

SWFL WAX
A chapter of the International Encaustic Artists with local workshops and exhibitions for artists who paint using wax or encaustic methods. swflwax.com

 

Museums

CLEWISTON

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
34725 W. Boundary Road, (877) 902-1113.
The name, in the Seminole language, means ‘a place to learn and remember.’ Learn about Seminole history and culture at the Big Cypress Reservation. ahtahthiki.com

Clewiston Museum
109 Central Ave., (863) 983-2870.
The museum hosts exhibitions on local fossils, sugar, cattle, commercial fishing, killer hurricanes and Seminole history.
clewistonmuseum.org

Everglades City Museum of the Everglades
105 Broadway Ave. W., (239) 252-5026.
Opened in 1927 as a laundry center, it dates back to Tamiami Trail’s construction, when the Everglades settlement served as the first county seat.
colliermuseums.com

IMMOKALEE

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
1215 Roberts Ave. W., (239) 252-2611.
Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts, this 13-acre historic site tells the story of Southwest Florida’s pioneer families. colliermuseums.com

MARCO ISLAND

Marco Island Historical Museum
180 S. Heathwood Drive, (239) 252-1440.
Home to Marco Island Historical Society, the exhibits trace Marco’s history from its original Calusa inhabitants to its modern growth. colliermuseums.com

NAPLES

Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1111.
This three-story museum hosts several annual traveling exhibitions from world-renowned artists and installations from its permanent collections. artisnaples.org

Collier Museum at Government Center
3331 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 252-8476.
On more than 5 acres of native landscaping, there are galleries, gardens, plus restored cottages and a Seminole fort. colliermuseums.com

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’MON)
15080 Livingston Road, (239) 514-0084.
It’s an exciting, inspiring environment where children and families play, learn and dream together. cmon.org

The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, (239) 263-9200.
The center aims to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence with a collection of artifacts, photographs, documents and a boxcar exhibit. hmcec.org

Naples Depot Museum
1051 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 252-8419.
Set in Naples’ first passenger train station, it shows how technology and transportation helped the city grow. colliermuseums.com

Naples Historical Society–Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Ave. S., (239) 261-8164.
Built in 1895, the 3,500-square-foot dwelling is the oldest house in Naples. The society also offers walking tours of the Naples Historic District. napleshistoricalsociety.org

Naples Lionel Train Museum
401 10th St. S., (239) 262-1776.
Located in Naples Depot Museum, visitors can ride a train around the property’s perimeter and interact with the train diorama. naplestrainmuseum.org

The Naples Museum of Military History
500 Terminal Drive, (614) 205-0357.
Peruse military artifacts from all branches at Naples Airport—built during World War II. naplesmuseummilitaryhistory.org

Revs Institute
2500 Horseshoe Dr. S., (239) 687-7387.
Home to Miles Collier Collections, this museum preserves, studies and celebrates pivotal automobiles built between 1896 and 1995.
revsinstitute.org

 

Performing Arts

NAPLES

Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900.
Home to Naples Philharmonic, plus traveling theater and musical productions ranging from Broadway to rock-n-roll.
artisnaples.org

Cambier Park—Norris Center
755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 213-3049.
This community center and its performance bandshell houses concerts, events and theater productions. naplesgov.com

Everglades Barbershop Chorus
800 Neffs Way (VFW Post #7721), (239) 963-5808.
This group rehearses barbershop vocal harmonies throughout the season, culminating in an annual concert. evergladeschorus.us

Gulf Coast Big Band
755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 877-6090.
Under the direction of Dan Miller, the volunteer-based group holds concerts in Naples’ Cambier Park and has awarded more than $80,000 to local high school musicians.
gulfcoastbigband.com

Moorings Presbyterian Church
791 Harbour Drive, (239) 261-1487.
This house of worship emphasizes the performing arts and hosts concerts each season as part of its Hyacinth Series. The 900-seat sanctuary is home to a 4,200-pipe organ and a Fazioli grand piano. mooringschurch.org

Music Foundation of Greater Naples
P.O. Box 112383.
Formerly Naples Music Club, it supports music education and performance, provides scholarships and engages in collaborative outreach. musicfoundationnaples.org

Naples Big Band
2614 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 200, (314) 477-9519.
The group performs American big band in Naples, Marco Island and Fort Myers and aims to support high school music education. naplesbigband.com

Naples Community Orchestra
P.O. Box 9542.
The group creates opportunities for students and accomplished local musicians to learn and perform together. naplescommunityorchestra.org

Naples Concert Band
P.O. Box 31, (239) 270-1221.
Now in its 50th year, the 90-piece band performs outdoor shows and collaborates to support youth music scholarships. naplesconcertband.org

Naples Jazz Society
998 Spanish Moss Trail, (612) 327-3835.
The organization sponsors three Dixieland jazz bands. naplesjazzsociety.com

Naples Philharmonic
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900.
Based in Artis–Naples, the Philharmonic performs orchestral and chamber concerts. artisnaples.org

Naples Philharmonic Chorus
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900.
This volunteer chorus performs pops and classical concerts each season with Naples Philharmonic. artisnaples.org

Naples Piano Studio
5600 Trail Blvd., Suite 9, (239) 404-2713.
These piano instructors sell sheet music and offer lessons for adults and children.
naplespianostudio.com

Off the Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, (239) 389-6901.
The comedy club and full-service restaurant has staged Carlos Mencia, Kevin Hart and Kevin Nealon. offthehookcomedy.com

Opera Naples
2408 Linwood Ave., (239) 963-9050.
Expect high-caliber productions with renowned vocalists, an artist-in-residence program, apprenticeships and an annual outdoor festival. operanaples.org

Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus
122 Moorings Park Dr., #G103, (239) 352-6366.
The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, this all-male group of amateur a cappella singers performs tunes from the ’50s to ’70s. paradisecoastmen.org

Voices of Naples
(239) 293-0645.
This seasonal community chorus specializes in choral music that ranges from classical to jazz to comic to pop. voicesofnaples.org

 

Theater

MARCO ISLAND

Marco Island & Naples Shakespeare Festivals Global
600 E. Elkham Cir., Unit 1211, (239) 692-8016.
Founded in Marco Island, this festival partners with fellow actors from around the world and offers free training to any interested student. shakespeareislandstyle.org

The Marco Players
1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 432, (239) 642-7270.
This nonprofit provides entertaining, meaningful, high-quality theatrical productions. themarcoplayers.com

NAPLES

Gulfshore Playhouse
755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 261-7529.
Naples’ premiere professional theater produces high-caliber shows and provides educational opportunities to diverse groups. gulfshoreplayhouse.org

The Naples Players
701 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 434-7340.
The troupe produces Broadway musicals, plays, comedy shows and community events in downtown Naples. naplesplayers.org

The Studio Players
4701 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 398-9192.
This nonprofit produces alternative, contemporary and well-known shows in Golden Gate Community Center’s Joan Jenks Auditorium. thestudioplayers.org

TheatreZone
13275 Livingston Road, (888) 966-3352.
This professional Equity theater presents Broadway musicals—especially rarely-performed productions—in G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. theatre.zone

 

Film

MARCO ISLAND

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts
P.O. Box 1091, (239) 389-0280.
The nonprofit sponsors and supports the community’s literary, visual and performing arts. marcoislandfoundation.org

NAPLES

Naples International Film Festival
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900.
Artis—Naples hosts this four-day festival, screening features, documentaries and shorts onsite and at Silverspot Cinema. artisnaples.org

Naples Jewish Film Festival
1459 Pine Ridge Road, (239) 434-1818.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples hosts this annual festival. naplesjewishfilmfestival.org

 

 

LEE COUNTY

Galleries & Antiques

BOKEELIA

Bokeelia Art Gallery
8315 Main St., (239) 738-5280.
The Charlotte Harbor gallery features work from local artists, including paintings, pottery, glass and jewelry.
bokeeliaartgallery.com

Island Conclave Fine Art Gallery
5101 Pine Island Road, (239) 282-8488.
Discover artisan-made works and products from established and emerging Pine Island creators.
facebook.com/islandconclave

BONITA SPRINGS

Al Marcenkus Art
26300 Prince Pierre Way, (865) 207-8560.
The gallery features the works of the veteran landscape oil painter. almarcenkusart.com

Arturo Correa Art Studio
28280 Old 41 Road, Unit 10, (239) 470-0040.
The renowned Venezuelan-born artist’s appointment-only studio. arturocorrea.net

Cherelle Art Gallery
10923 K Nine Drive, (239) 877-7125.
The award-winning artist studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and trained with clay masters Jason Bige Burnett and Lisa Orr. cherelleart.com

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (CFABS) Visual Arts Center
26100 Old 41 Road, (239) 495-8989.
Find exhibitions, classes for adults and children, festivals, events and galas. artcenterbonita.org

Marine Arts Gallery
26795 S. Bay Drive, Suite 166, (239) 261-0000.
One of the oldest in the country, this gallery is devoted to marine art and offers in-home consultations. marineartsgallery.com

West Coast Art & Design
24951 Old 41 Road, Suite 4, (239) 498-1787.
This company offers custom framing, custom artwork, murals, faux finishes and furniture restoration. wcartdesign.com

Starnes & Starnes
25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 96, (239) 221-3541.
Founded by brother and sister Ian and Elle Starnes as a center for intellectual advancement and curiosity, this gallery represents 45 local artists. starnes.design

CAPE CORAL

Cape Coral Art Center
4533 Coronado Parkway, (239) 574-0802.
The more than 13,600-square-foot center holds studios, a specialty art supplies store, a gift shop and a gallery. capecoral.gov

Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park Blvd., (239) 772-5657.
The nonprofit hosts exhibitions, classes and workshops. capecoralartleague.org

Lorne’s Gallery
1830 S Del Prado Blvd., (239) 574-5111.
The custom framing and decorating shop offers a large selection of nautical-themed art. framegalleryandgifts.com

Harbour View Gallery
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Suite 104, (239) 540-5789.
The only artists-owned co-op gallery in Cape Coral exhibits only juried local art and is staffed entirely by exhibiting artists. harbourviewgallery.com

CAPTIVA

2 Islands Gallery
14830 Captiva Drive, (239) 472-2772.
Find jewelry, pottery, decorative baskets, photography, ceramics, prints and paintings—all created by local artisans. 2islandsgallery.com

Jungle Drums Gallery
11532 Andy Rosse Lane, (239) 395-2266.
Artists Kathleen and Jim Mazzotta promote environmental conservation with pieces in bronze, copper, wood, glass and clay, plus original paintings, handcrafted jewelry and limited-edition prints. jungledrumsgallery.com

ESTERO

Aldo Castillo Gallery – International Fine Contemporary Art
10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 195, (312) 375-8887.
Serving private collectors, museum collections and design professionals, shop from seven locations within Miromar Design Center. aldocastillogallery.com

Art Council of Southwest Florida
8074 Mediterranean Drive, (239) 949-3073.
This umbrella organization consists of more than 20 nonprofit art studios. artcouncilswf.com

COCO Art Gallery
8074 Mediterranean Drive, (239) 949-3073.
Find paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, jewelry and woodwork created by Arts Council of Southwest Florida. cocoartgallery.com

FORT MYERS

Artbeat Studios Gallery & Gifts
1400 Colonial Blvd., Suite 35, (239) 225-9770.
Expect a variety of paintings, metal, mixed media, furniture and fiber arts. artbeatstudios.org

Artsemble Underground Gallery & Art Lounge
13499 Bell Tower Drive, Suite 181, (239) 318-8560.
The walls are covered with boundary-pushing works from local artists, which you can catch in action during The Battle of the Arts. artsembleunderground.com

Arts for ACT Gallery
2265 First St., (239) 337-5050.
Run by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, the gallery carries giclées, fine art, jewelry and clay. artsforactgallery.com

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Parkway, Florida Southwestern State College, Building L, (239) 489-9313.
On the Lee Campus of FSW, this space hosts thought-provoking exhibitions from internationally renowned
artists. rauschenberggallery.com

Chiarino Gallery
2401 First St., Suite 105, (239) 994-2244.
Find a range old masters, impressionists, modern watercolors, oils, acrylics and sculptures.
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DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts
1815 Fowler St., Suite 3, (239) 590-8645.
Find monthly receptions with more than 25 local artists and artisans, plus original artworks, fine crafts and apparel. daascoop.com

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., (239) 590-7199.
The on-campus galleries curate exhibitions and events to promote contemporary art. Find work from students and working artists. fgcu.edu

Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery
3030 Shell Mound Blvd., (239) 463-3909.
This volunteer organization hosts classes, workshops and exhibits. fortmyersbeachart.com

Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts
P.O. Box 2836, (239) 306-3501.
The organization hosts diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs. fmbarts.org

Iona Art Gallery
16681 McGregor Blvd., Suite 201, (239) 246-5876.
See works by Kimberly B. Hambor, including photography, plus gemstones and minerals from around the world. ionaartgallery.com

Looking Glass Art Gallery
5240 Bank St., Suite 8, (239) 214-3595.
The immersive art gallery hosts interactive exhibits for family fun. lookingglassfortmyers.com

Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio & Gallery
2334 First St., (239) 440-0061.
See a collection of the photographer’s downtown imagery. There’s also an onsite photography studio. omgp.photography

Savvy Gallery & Boutique
16450 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 265-1591.
Shop from locally-crafted treasures, including steampunk jewelry, planters and home decor.
savvy.yahoosites.com

SH Modern
214 Third St., (239) 674-6607.
Founded by Sallie Hirshberg, this space shows works ranging from old masters to contemporary artists. shmodernart.com

Stacie Krupa Studio Gallery of Art
2150 West First St., (305) 942-0614.
This new downtown gallery shows the artist’s paintings and drawings. She also offers commissions and murals. staciekrupa.com

The Union Artist Studios
10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 202, (239) 980-1394.
Eleven local artists fill the spaces in this collaborative complex with a variety of mediums. theunionstudios.com

MATLACHA

Island Visions
4643 Pine Island Road, (239) 282-0452.
This pastel-painted, island-inspired shop sells eclectic tropical paintings, scultpures
and jewelry. islandvisions-timeless.com

Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens
4637 Pine Island Road, (239) 938-5655.
The gallery exhibits vivid, colorful paintings created by the renowned impressionist-expressionist painter. leomalovegrove.com

Traders Hitching Post
4618 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-4040.
The oldest gallery on Matlacha and Pine Island sells Indigenous Southwestern jewelry and art. tradershitchingpost.com

Wild Child Art Gallery
4625 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-6006.
Shop the work of contemporary artist Peggy McTeague, along with 115 other Floridian artists. wildchildartgallery.com

Sanibel Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery
2490 Library Way, (239) 395-0027.
The seasonal cooperative space features paintings, tile art, photography, fused glass, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and wood. hirdiegirdiegallery.com

Lacy McClary Studio & Gallery
1171 Seagrape Lane, (918) 740-4972.
Inspired by the tropical surroundings, the working studio features landscapes, wildlife paintings and wooden boho art. lacymcclary.com

Rachel Pierce Art Gallery
1571 Periwinkle Way, (239) 292-3327.
The artist creates vivid paintings of Florida’s underwater creatures, which are also printed onto jewelry through a partnership with ÉVOCATEUR. byrachelpierce.com

Sanibel Art & Frame
630 Tarpon Bay Road, Unit 8, (239) 395-1350.
Shop original artworks from local artists, including prints and photography, plus frames from around the world. sanibelartandframe.com

Tower Gallery
751 Tarpon Bay Road, (239) 472-4557.
The cooperative once served as Polly and Ikki Matsumoto’s studio and now sells oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, wood, glass and metal.
towergallery.net

Three Crafty Ladies
1628 Periwinkle Way, (239) 472-2893.
Shop from a selection of tropical and batik fabrics, sewing necessities and craft supplies. threecraftyladies.com

Watson MacRae Gallery
2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite G1, (239) 472-3386.
Monthly exhibitions during season show paintings, sculptures, ceramics and glass from regional and national artisans. watsonmacraegallery.com

 

Centers & Associations

BONITA SPRINGS

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Road, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, (239) 495-8989.
Catering to kids and adults, CFABS offers performing and visual arts programs, including galleries, theatres, art festivals, classes and events. artsbonita.org

Southwest Florida Event Center
11515 Bonita Beach Road, (239) 245-9910.
The 27,000-square-foot venue offers performances by international artists, educational opportunities for kids and banquet halls for weddings and private events. facebook.com/swflec

ESTERO

Hertz Arena
11000 Everblades Parkway, (239) 948-7825.
In addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, the ice-skating rink turns into a performance venue with headliner musicians and touring shows throughout the season. hertzarena.com

FORT MYERS

Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 939-2787.
The nonprofit visual and performing arts center is committed to transforming lives and improving the community through the arts with a roster of exhibitions and events. artinlee.org

Bower School of Music & the Arts at FGCU
Music Modular Building, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., (239) 590-7292.
The university’s music and arts hub hosts exhibitions, concerts and performances. fgcu.edu

River District Alliance
2310 First St., Suite 305, (239) 321-7104.
The organization hosts free monthly Art Walks on the first Friday of the month in downtown Fort Myers, with demonstrations from regional artists. explorefortmyers.com

Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point
17281 On Par Blvd., (239) 415-5667.
This arts complex within a retirement community has a 400-seat performance hall, three art galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. tribbyartscenter.com

True Tours
2200 First St., (239) 945-0405.
Select from a variety of historical walking and trolley tours throughout Fort Myers. truetours.net

Vino’s Picasso
15250 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 109, (239) 288-6953.
The paint bar and gallery hosts classes, private parties and paint-at-home experiences. vinospicasso.com

SANIBEL

BIG ARTS
900 Dunlop Road and 2244 Periwinkle Way, (239) 395-0900.
The newly remodeled performance venue also provides arts and education programs. bigarts.org

 

Museums

CAPE CORAL

Cape Coral Museum of History
544 Cultural Park Blvd., (239) 772-7037.
Operated by the city, expect to see local artifacts, documents and photographs. capecoralmuseum.org

FORT MYERS

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave., (239) 275-3435.
This 105-acre site is home to two nature trails, a planetarium theater, rescue animals, butterfly and bird aviaries. calusanature.org

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., (239) 334-7419.
On more than 20 acres, find the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, a museum, botanical gardens and the National Historic Chemical Landmark laboratory. edisonfordwinterestates.org

IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave., (239) 243-0043.
This nonprofit offers interactive exhibits, an aquarium, a hurricane simulator, history displays, live animal encounters and a 3D theater. theimag.org

Railroad Museum of South Florida
7330 Gladiolus Drive, (239) 267-1905.
The museum features model trains, railroad artifacts and a locomotive simulator. rrmsf.org

PINE ISLAND

Museum of the Islands
5728 Sesame Drive, (239) 283-1525.
The volunteer-run nonprofit was established to document the island’s history through informative exhibits and community events. museumoftheislands.com

SANIBEL

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
3075 Sanibel Captiva Road, (239) 395-2233.
As the only museum in the country devoted solely to shells and mollusks, its mission is to connect people to the natural world through shells and the animals that create them. shellmuseum.org

Sanibel Historical Museum & Village
950 Dunlop Road, Suite 4017, (239) 472-4648.
Learn about Sanibel’s history from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneers in the 1800s. The nine historic buildings were moved from their original sites and restored to their original states. sanibelmuseum.org

 

Performing Arts

BONITA SPRINGS

Curtain Call Studios
15250 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 208-9138.
The studio offers children singing, piano, acting and dance lessons. curtaincallstudios.com

Grand Piano Series
28290 Beaumont Road, (646) 734-8179.
Classical pianist and chamber musician Milana Strezeva and photographer, pianist and artist manager Raniero Tazzi celebrate classical piano music through performances and discussions. grandpianoseries.org

FORT MYERS

Acoustic Music Society SWFL (Palmgrass)
10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 992-0580.
The nonprofit presents live bluegrass and American roots acoustic music throughout Southwest Florida. palmgrass.org

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at Florida SouthWestern State College
13350 FSW Parkway, (239) 481-4849.
The theater presents national touring Broadway shows, local opera performances, dance troupes and major concerts. bbmannpah.com

Choral Artistry
P.O. Box 07105, (239) 560-5695.
Under the direction of conductor Dr. Trent R. Brown, the arts organization and professional core community chorus seek to instill an appreciation for choral music. choralartistry.org

Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay St., (239) 332-4488.
Professional live theater performances take place in this historic downtown theatre. Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep “one of America’s top repertory companies.” floridarep.org

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers
6900 Daniels Parkway, Suite 29-193, (239) 288-2535.
The 80-voice adult chorus performs masterworks and fine choral music. mastersingersfm.com

Gulf Coast Symphony
6314 Corporate Court, Suite 100, (239) 277-1700.
Founded by music director Dr. Andrew Kurtz, the orchestra is recognized for active community engagement and commitment to arts education. gulfcoastsymphony.org

Gulfshore Ballet
5636 Youngquist Road, Suites 1 and 2, (239) 590-6191.
The nonprofit school offers students the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed professional instructors. gsballet.org

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd., (239) 985-9839.
The event and concert venue offers weekly entertainment and performances by prominent country artists. theranchfortmyers.com

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St., (239) 333-1933.
Find concerts, shows and performances throughout season. The new Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden hosts art receptions and weekly live music performances. sbdac.com

Southwest Florida Symphony
7500 College Parkway, Suite 200, (239) 418-0996.
With more than 70 world-class musicians on its roster, Lee County’s only entirely professional orchestra presents a series of masterworks and pops concerts. swflso.org

Spirit of the Gulf Chorus
13500 Freshman Lane, (844) 704-7464.
The all-women a cappella chorus, based in Fort Myers, performs throughout Southwest Florida and promotes music education to women of all ages. spiritofthegulf.com

ESTERO

Gulfshore Opera
9911 Corkscrew Road, Suite 105, (239) 529-3925.
Southwest Florida’s regional opera company serves three counties and presents accessible, professional opera theater and diverse classical vocal music concerts. It also runs the harmony choir after-school program for at-risk youths. gulfshoreopera.org

 

Theater

FORT MYERS

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., (239) 278-4422.
The theatre presents classics and new hit sensations. Expect national performers, dazzling sets and costumes, plus a live orchestra. broadwaypalm.com

Ghostbird Theatre Company
2797 First St., Suite 305, (239) 478-6610.
Named one of the 10 best venues in Florida for live theater, it’s one of the only theater companies in the American South devoted to site-specific productions. ghostbirdtheatrecompany.org

Fort Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 323-6570.
The 81-seat community theatre is home to two performing organizations presenting plays and musicals. ftmyerstheatre.com

New Phoenix Theatre
13211 McGregor Blvd., Suites 1 and 2, (239) 284-5214.
Led by a group of passionate actors, directors and theater enthusiasts, the mission of this theater is to enlighten the community, celebrate diversity and inspire imagination. newphoenixtheatrefortmyers.org

The Laboratory Theater of Florida
1634 Woodford Ave., (239) 218-0481.
The nonprofit hosts live performances, education programs, community outreach and the development of ensemble work—with a focus on issues like representation, equality and LGBTQ+ rights. laboratorytheaterflorida.com

 

Film

FORT MYERS BEACH

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival
(239) 980-4381.
The event draws attendees from all over the world to exchange ideas, make new contacts and enjoy compelling films that encompass a wide range of tastes. fmbfilmfest.com

FORT MYERS

Fort Myers Film Festival
2301 First St., (239) 810-6323.
One of the premier film festivals in the region, it brings international filmmakers, award-winning shorts, feature-length films and red-carpet events to downtown. fortmyersfilmfestival.com