2023 Visitors' Guidebook

Galleries, Museums + Cultural Centers

BY September 1, 2023
The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Myers, FL
The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Fort Myers’ Florida SouthWestern State College features thought-provoking exhibitions. (PhotoCourtesy Bob Rauschenberg Gallery/ Scott McIntyre)

Whether you want to browse fine art, meet local artists or catch a show—the region’s art centers have you covered. Call or check the organizations’ websites for their latest information.




Galleries & Antiques


Marco Island


Beach Street Art Studio

118 S. Barfield Drive, Suite A, (239) 235-7084. In this gallery and studio, expect to find original oil paintings, cocktail-themed art classes and private lessons.



Betty Newman Art Gallery

258 Royal Palm Drive, (239) 784-4436. Contemporary coastal, abstract impressions and custom paintings are available for purchase and perusal.



Blue Mangrove Gallery

1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 417, (239) 393-2405. This gallery carries a rotating assortment of artisan jewelry, glass, pottery, accent furniture and photography, plus there is a children’s area.



Malenda Trick Gallery

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



Tara O’Neill Studio

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





Adams Galleries

2154 Trade Center Way, Suite 1, (239) 403-0040. Sharing a space with Wyeth’s Fine Art & Frame, Adams Galleries provides an ample inventory of contemporary and European original oil paintings and giclée prints, catering to interior designers.



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.



Aldo Castillo Gallery

634 Fifth Ave. S., (312) 375-8887. This is the downtown headquarters for the modern and contemporary art gallery, founded by a former member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA). Castillo’s Florida studio caters to private collectors, museum collections and design professionals.



Amy Art Gallery & Studio

950 First Ave. N., (402) 203-2041. This studio and gallery in the Naples Design District’s former Republic of Decor showcases the textured abstracts and figurative work of longtime Naples painter Amy Moglia Heuerman.



Arsenault Studio

(239) 293-1625. The plein-air painter operates a private, appointment-only space.



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. He also offers commissions.



Art Edge Gallery & Studios

2180 J and C Blvd., (239) 572-1747. Artist Sandee Mahler displays and teaches her abstract style: 3D elements on canvas, blending traditional and contemporary. She also offers individual studio workspaces for temporary rental.



Auctions Neapolitan | Dovetails, LLC

3196 Davis Blvd., (239) 262-7333. This combination auction house, showroom and gallery specializes in fine art, jewelry and antiques.



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.



Blue Roo Art Naples

(239) 300-5363. Browse the online gallery of contemporary artist Debbie W. Nelson or request a personal showing of her artwork in your Southwest Florida home by calling her or visiting her website.



Bonny Hawley Studios & Gallery

2371 Linwood Ave., Suite 108, 649-1389. Find the artist’s large-scale mixed-media abstracts and figurative work. Commissions are available.



Call of Africa’s Native Visions Galleries

737 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 643-3785. Since 1987, the gallery has carried contemporary and traditional wildlife- and environmental-inspired fine art by internationally acclaimed artists. Works include paintings, sculptures, home accents, furnishings, raku pottery and glass.



Calusa Gallery

2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 404, (239) 594-3888. The gallery and shop provide thousands of unique moldings, art, mirrors, decor and gifts.



Carmelo Blandino Studio

1719 Trade Center Way, Unit 5, (239) 216-2526. Open by appointment only, this working studio displays the colorful, contemporary floral paintings for which the artist’s long been known, and offers seasonal workshops.



Chernysh Antiques & Fine Art

950 Central Ave., (941) 888-4226. Located at Treasure Island Antiques; shop an eclectic assortment of antiques, art, jewelry and home decor.



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 ever-famous fish platter) and custom orders.



COCO Art Gallery

1900 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 436-3530. The sister location of Estero’s popular artist cooperative, this gallery next to Macy’s in the Coastland Center features paintings by its artist members, as well as works in glass, textiles, jewelry and more.



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.



East West Fine Art

472 Fifth Ave S., (239) 821-9459. The gallery debuted a second location in Downtown Naples while maintaining its Mercato location. Both exhibit works from Russian, American and European academically trained contemporary artists and hosts cultural and musical events throughout the year.



Ed Koehler Designs/Marti Koehler Art

2908 Hawthorne Court, (239) 961-5604. Open by appointment only, here, find Ed’s organic furniture and marine sculptures, along with Marti’s dreamy, whimsical seascapes.




Elizabeth Jules Designs

4910 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 234-6506. The tiny gallery and boutique sells original art, pottery and handmade, vintage jewelry.



Emillions Art

837 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 202, (239) 687-3101. Since opening a showroom in 2020, the team purveys contemporary works for beginner collectors seeking to access the art market and established collectors pursuing specific works.



Emily James Gallery

720 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 111, (239) 529-6001. Emily James owns this working studio and gallery showcasing her cheerful paintings, which focus primarily on water and landscapes.



The Englishman Fine Art

365 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, (239) 649-8088. Since 1985, the space has offered original 19th-century and contemporary paintings.



Eydel Fine Arts Gallery

800 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, (239) 273-7677. The stylish gallery focuses on unique paintings, sculptures and mixed media work, like butterfly wing mosaics.



Gallerie Indigo

2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 172, (239) 325-8697. This space promotes elevated interior design, offering hundreds of curated, framed artworks to fit your home style.



Gallerie 206

5880 Shirley St., Unit 206. Founded by pilot and sculptor Linda Sollars, Gallery 206 is a working studio and gallery showcasing art from contemporary artists.



Gallery One

765 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-0835. For more than 25 years, the space has encouraged creative conversation, and personalized service and meaningful expressions of art are the focus.



Gardner Colby Gallery

359 Broad Ave. S., (239) 403-7787. Established in 1994, the gallery offers a collection of American artists’ abstract, contemporary, transitional, figurative and still-life works.



Guess-Fisher Gallery

810 12th Ave. S., (239) 659-2787. Here, you’ll find Phil Fisher’s watercolors and oils, custom picture framing, fine art and gifts. For 30 years, it has also served as the working studio space for his wife, fine art batik artist Natalie Guess.




Harmon-Meek Gallery

382 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-2699. One of the longest-running fine art galleries in Southwest Florida, established in Naples in 1964—it represents American masters.



Harmon-Meek Private Sales Gallery

599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, (239) 261-2637. The private sales gallery, open by appointment only, is located within the First Horizon Bank building.



High Tide Studio & Gallery

995 Central Ave., (239) 228-6934. Opened by Margie White, this studio and gallery in the Naples Design District features impressionistic artwork and offers workshops.



Hindman Auctions

850 Sixth Ave. S., (239) 643-4448. Among the leading auction houses in the world for art, jewelry and decorative objects, the firm is a globally recognized brand with national salerooms and experts in more than 50 collecting categories.



HW Gallery

462 Ninth St. N., (239) 263-6640. The gallery showcases works by modern and contemporary masters, including Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, Karen Barrow, Robert Natkin and Jim Dine.



Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery

5450 Shirley St., Unit B, (239) 272-7110. Including contemporary artwork from female artists with focuses ranging from collage to watercolor, Inspirations offers a variety of workshops and classes and is available for private parties and events.



Jake Jones Gallery

(567) 202-6253. Carved surfboards sold here are handmade by award-winning artist Jake Jones, who works with reclaimed boards to create beautiful pieces inspired by the ocean.



Joel Shapses Studio

6240 Shirley St., Suite 102, (954) 830-3156. The studio shows the artist’s contemporary sculptures in glass, marble, granite, alabaster and aluminum.



Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery Studio

383 12th Ave. S.; Judith’s on Third: 1199 Third Street South, (239) 430-6811. New Zealand native and designer Judith Liegeois owns this studio and design showroom. Visit the studio for a luxurious design consulting experience on anything from space planning to upholstery with Judith and her team.



KAJ Gallery

462 9th St. N, (239) 234-7918. In the middle of the design district, KAJ Gallery boasts an impressive collection of contemporary art and accolades, including being the only distributor of the Kosmask wall sculpture.



Laurél Schmid Art

5760 Shirley St., Suite 15, (239) 789-3823. This fine artist’s gallery offers studio tours to aesthetes; it features some of her landscape works of beautiful coastal views and clear-blue skylines.



Marina Lounis–Art Point Gallery

550 10th St. N., (239) 261-4413. This space, located inside Naples Frame Up, exhibits colorful, coastal-inspired paintings by Marina Lounis.



Marvin D. Rouse Studio & Gallery

853 4th Ave. S., (239) 269-7552. One of the first Black artists to own a gallery in Naples, Marvin Rouse opened this studio and appointment-only gallery just outside Fifth Avenue South to display a collection of his symbolic paintings, sculptures and installations.



Masterpeace Art

5049 Tamiami Trail E. Founded by Alina Rubio, Masterpeace offers art workshops that focus on painting, drawing, and sculpture that emphasize the process in an serene setting.




111 10th St. S., Suite 112, (239) 529-2633. Located in The Collective, the gallery and design atelier specializes in contemporary art and artisan-made design objects. The sleek space represents American and international emerging and mid-career artists.



Musebox Arts

5880 Shirley St., Suite 208, (612) 840-0817. Musician and painter Jan Edwards opened this creative space with a music studio, gallery and ample space for painting and writing in the Naples Art District.



Naples Art District

(239) 249-1977. The nonprofit alliance of 85+ independent artists, jewelers and photographers supports arts education by offering free, open-studio events and a variety of art classes. The district is the largest concentration of working artist studios regionally.



Naples Art Studios

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



Naples Fine Arts Studio

1719 Trade Center Way, Suite 9, (239) 293-8237. This is the studio of Naples artist Edward R. Park. His more than 50 years of painting have allowed him to master multiple styles, from realism to abstract.



Passionfruit Art Gallery

1100 6th Ave. S., Suite 5, (239) 580-8322. This gallery in Downtown Naples near Tin City focuses on European artwork with Old World charm.



Quidley & Company Fine Art

375 Broad Ave. S., (239) 261-4300. With a location near Downtown Naples’ Third Street South, this gallery showcases contemporary figurative and abstract artwork to collectors in Naples and Nantucket, Massachusetts.



Quidley & Company Project Space at Magnolia Square
5934 Premier Way, Suite 2100, (239) 261-4300. Quidley & Co.’s new space inside the luxurious Magnolia Square apartment complex focuses on eclectic highlights from their artist roster and works by Hunt Slonem.



Random Acts of Art

761 12th Ave. S., (239) 435-0668. Located in Crayton Cove, this contemporary, handmade American crafts collection includes jewelry, pottery, glass, furniture and sculptures.



Arturo Samaniego Contemporary Abstracts

5850 Shirley St., Suite 104, (239) 438-6768. Arturo Samaniego’s big, bold abstract art reflects his interest in interior design and architecture. His work’s palette ranges from minimalist tones to exuberant and colorful.



Sheldon Fine Art

460 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 649-6255. For more than 35 years, this gallery has shown seascape, landscape, figurative and abstract art to Naples and Newport, Rhode Island collectors.



smallwalls Studio & Project Space

6240 Shirley St., Suite 103, (402) 201-6160. A working art studio and gallery specializing in contemporary, project-oriented art, smallwalls was established by artists Mary and Gary Day in 2015.



Sweet Art Gallery

852 First Ave. S., Suite 100-101, 597-2110. In a Downtown Naples location, Sweet Art has one of Southwest Florida’s largest inventories for modern art, specializing in large canvases by local and national creatives.



Things I Like by Catherine

3954 Bayshore Drive, (239) 778-4665. Artist Catherine Ehrenberger’s studio and gallery in Bayshore Arts District features her own works alongside contemporary pieces from local artists like RyAnne Curnow and jeweler Amanda Jaron.



Up Art Contemporary

340 Eighth St., (239) 641-3898. Museum-quality artworks are presented in an intimate and engaging setting in Downtown Naples. Find a constantly changing selection of primarily multi- and mixed-media artworks of established and emerging artists.





Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trail E., 695-2428. This gallery features many of the famed artist’s photographs, a gift shop, swamp walking tours and vacation rentals.







Allstar Dance Studio

3339 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 304-9013. This dance studio provides instruction for events like wedding dances and offerings for the dance hobbyist.



The Classical Ballet of Naples

3400 Radio Road, Suite 105, (239) 465-6860. Led by Liliam Gómez, this ballet school in East Naples offers summer camps for children and ballet classes for adults with no previous experience.



Backstage Dance Academy

13020 Livingston Road, Suite 8, (239) 566-3535. Led by instructors with extensive ballet experience, this studio focuses on dance education for children from toddlers and offers summer camps.



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.



Glow Dance & Art Academy

7740 Preserve Lane, Suite 9, (929) 429-9655. Established by professional ballroom dancer Iveta Lukosiute, Glow Academy focuses on dance classes from beginner to competitive levels and offers yoga and art instruction.



Johnny and Lisa Dance

9655 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 101, (239) 919-0205. Founded by Johnny and Lisa PerMar, this studio provides classes for all levels led by well-rounded and dynamic instructors.



Let’s Dance With Me

4367 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 610-0210. Find classes ranging from hip-hop to ballroom for all age groups. There are also wedding dance specialists.



Modern Steps School of Dance

4117 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 775-3445. Here, there’s a spacious wood dance floor and talented instructors teach a variety of dances.



Naples Ballet

1005 Fifth Ave. N., (239) 732-1000. Created in 2008, the company strives to provide cultural enrichment through two full-length classical ballets each year and several other performances, dance education, community outreach and scholarship programs.



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.



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.



Pure Energy Dance Center

11965 Collier Blvd., Suite 9, (239) 682-3241. This facility houses a dance studio, performing arts center and barre classes.



Cultural 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.





Naples Art Institute

585 Park St., (239) 262-6517. After more than 65 years, the association continues to inspire creativity and provide opportunities for all to experience art in Southwest Florida.



Naples Artcrafters

The more than 50-year-old nonprofit supports local artists and produces juried fine art and craft shows from November through April.



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.



Naples Chapter of Ikebana International, #160

The organization celebrates the art of Japanese flower arranging and Japanese culture. Meetings are usually at the Naples Botanical Garden in season.



Naples Porcelain Artists

777 Mooring Line Drive, 287-6889. This group meets at Emmanuel Lutheran Church during season and provides instructions and supplies for artists of all levels to create their porcelain art.


Southwest Florida Pastel Society

The society represents approximately 100 pastel artists, and provides educational programs, workshops, plein-air outings, exhibition opportunities and academic scholarships.



Southwest Florida Watercolor Society

This group of watercolorists offers workshops, plein-air outings and two yearly exhibitions in various Lee and Collier County locations.




A chapter of the International Encaustic Artists (IEA) founded in 2018, SWFL WAX offers workshops throughout the region and exhibitions for artists who paint using wax or encaustic methods.



United Arts Collier

340 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 201, 254-8242. The state-designated local arts agency for Collier County, UAC fosters beneficial cultural relationships between artists and an array of local businesses and venues, and provides arts services to underserved communities.





Everglades City


Museum of the Everglades

105 W. Broadway Ave., (239) 252-5026. Opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry center, the museum dates back to the construction of Tamiami Trail and the settlement of Everglades, which served as the first county seat.





Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch

1215 Roberts Ave. W., (239) 252-2611. Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts and his family, this 13-acre historic site and museum features exhibits and programs that tell the story of Southwest Florida’s pioneer families.



Marco Island


Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S. Heathwood Drive, (239) 252-1440. Also the home of the Marco Island Historical Society, this museum has exhibits that trace Marco Island’s history from its original Calusa inhabitants to its pioneer roots through its explosive modern growth.





Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900. This three-story museum hosts several annual traveling exhibitions from world-renowned artists and installations from its permanent collections.



Collier Museum at Government Center

3331 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 252-8476. Find more than five acres of native Florida landscaping, plus exhibition galleries, gardens, restored Naples cottages and a reconstructed Seminole fort.



Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)

15080 Livingston Road, (239) 514-0084. CMON provides an exciting, inspiring environment where children and families play and learn together.



The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, (239) 263-9200. This center teaches lessons about the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. The collection contains more than 1,000 unique pieces and the boxcar exhibit.



Naples Depot Museum

1051 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 252-8419. Set in Naples’ first passenger train station, this museum takes visitors back to Florida’s railroad heyday and tells how technology and transportation helped the city grow. Temporarily Closed.



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 offers walking tours of the Naples Historic District.



Naples Lionel Train Museum

401 10th St. S., 262-1776. Located in the same building as the Naples Depot Museum, this museum offers visitors the chance to ride a train around the property’s perimeter and interact with its extensive indoor train diorama. Reopening October 20.



The Naples Museum of Military History

500 Terminal Drive, (239) 241-1697. Peruse thousands of military artifacts from all branches at Naples Airport, initially built during World War II.


Revs Institute

2500 Horseshoe Drive S., (239) 687-7387. Home to the Miles Collier Collections, this extensive museum preserves, studies and celebrates more than 100 historically significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. Reopening on October 3.



Performing Arts





5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900. Home to The Baker Museum, Artis—Naples’ campus hosts the Naples Philharmonic and traveling theater and musical productions ranging from Broadway classics to rock ‘n’ roll greats.



Cambier Park—Norris Center

755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 213-3049. This community center adjacent to Cambier Park and its performance bandshell is the city of Naples’ downtown cultural arts hub and family recreation facility, housing productions from Naples’ Gulfshore Playhouse to concerts.



Everglades Barbershop Chorus

800 Neffs Way (VFW Post #7721), (239) 963-5808. With no experience necessary to join, this group rehearses barbershop vocal harmonies throughout the season, culminating in their annual concert.



Gulf Coast Big Band

755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 877-6090. Under the direction of Dan Miller since 1991, the volunteer-based group holds concerts in Naples’ Cambier Park and has awarded more than $80,000 to local high school musicians.



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.



Music Foundation of Greater Naples

Formerly known as Naples Music Club, it supports music education and performance, provides scholarships and engages in collaborative outreach efforts in the community.



Naples Big Band

2614 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 200, (941) 313-7532. The group performs American big band concerts at Cambier Park in Naples, Mackle Park on Marco Island and Fort Myers’ Alliance for the Arts. It also aims to support music education for area high schools.



Naples Community Orchestra

Founded in 1993, the group represents the finest in community orchestral performance and is committed to creating opportunities for students and accomplished local musicians to learn and perform together.



Naples Concert Band

(239) 270-1221. Now in its 50th year, the 90-piece band performs outdoor shows at Cambier Park during the season and works with the Music Foundation of Greater Naples to support youth music scholarships.



Naples Jazz Society

998 Spanish Moss Trail, (612) 327-3835. This organization supports jazz in all its forms; it sponsors three Dixieland jazz bands that perform concerts across various venues in Naples.



Naples Philharmonic

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900. Based in Artis—Naples and led by conductor Andrey Boreyko, the Philharmonic performs around 140 orchestral and chamber concerts between September and June.



Naples Philharmonic Chorus

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900. This all-volunteer chorus, with auditions on a rolling basis, performs in both pop and classical concerts each season with the Naples Philharmonic at Artis—Naples.



Naples Piano Studio

5600 Trail Blvd., Suite 9, (239) 404-2713. This group of piano instructors serves as retailers for sheet music and offers lessons for adults and children.



Off the Hook Comedy Club

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, (239) 389-6901. The area’s first comedy club to incorporate a full-service restaurant has staged more than 1,000 well-known comedians—including Tom Green, Mike Epps, Carlos Mencia, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Eddie Griffin, Kevin Nealon and Jim Breuer.



Opera Naples

2408 Linwood Ave., (239) 963-9050. The organization presents high-caliber productions with renowned opera stars, an artist-in-residence program, apprenticeships and an annual outdoor festival launched in 2020.



Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus

1955 Curling Ave., (239) 352-6366. The area’s local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, this all-male group of amateur a cappella singers primarily performs tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.



The Club Room

1177 Third St. S., (239) 435-1166. The live music venue of Campiello.



The London Club

221 Ninth St. S., (239) 231-3912. The live music venue of The Claw Bar in the Bellasera Hotel is one of the region’s best jazz clubs, with music most nights and Sunday brunch.



Voices of Naples

(239) 293-0645. This seasonal community chorus, which performs in multiple area churches, has a repertoire specializing in choral music that ranges from classical to jazz to comic to pop.





Marco Island


Marco Island & Naples Shakespeare Festivals

(239) 692-8016. Founded in Marco Island and performing in venues such as the Marco Island Academy, this Shakespeare Festival partners with fellow actors worldwide and offers free training to any interested student.



Arts Center Theatre

1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 432, 394-4221. Marco Island Center for the Arts started this troupe to replace the previous Marco Players. Expect shows for the whole family, including staged readings and kids’ plays.





Gulfshore Playhouse

755 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 261-7529. Naples’ premiere professional theater produces shows to the highest artistic standards and provides unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people.



The Naples Players

701 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 434-7340. One of the nation’s best community theaters, the troupe produces Broadway musicals, plays, comedy shows and community events in Downtown Naples.



The Studio Players

4701 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 398-9192. This nonprofit theater organization produces alternative, contemporary and more well-known productions in the Golden Gate Community Center’s Joan Jenks Auditorium.




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





Galleries & Antiques




Bokeelia Art Gallery

8315 Main St., (239) 738-5280. The Charlotte Harbor gallery features work from local artists, including paintings, pottery, glass and jewelry; offers Mel Meo’s artworks.



Island Conclave Gallery & Event Center

5101 Pine Island Road, (239) 282-8488. Find artisan-made works and products from established and emerging Pine Island creators.


Bonita Springs


Al Marcenkus Art

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



Arturo Correa Art Studio

28280 Old 41 Road, Unit 10, (239) 470-0040. The working studio of the talented Venezuelan-born artist is open by appointment.



Cherelle Art Gallery

10923 K Nine Drive, (239) 877-7125. Find works from the award-winning artist who studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and trained with clay masters Jason Bige Burnett and Lisa Orr.



Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Visual Arts Center

26100 Old 41 Road, (239) 495-8989. The center is home to art exhibitions, classes for adults and children, art festivals, fine arts events and galas.



Marine Arts Gallery

26795 S. Bay Drive, Suite 166, (239) 261-0000. This gallery is devoted to marine art and offers in-home consultations.



West Coast Art & Design

24951 Old 41 Road, Suite 4, (239) 498-1787. This arts-based company offers various services, including custom framing, custom artwork, murals, faux finishes and furniture restoration.



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.



Cape Coral


Cape Coral Art Center

4533 Coronado Parkway, (239) 574-0802. An artist resource since 1977, the more than 13,600-square-foot center has studios, a specialty art supplies store, a gift shop and a gallery.



Cape Coral Art League

516 Cultural Park Blvd., (239) 772-5657. The nonprofit hosts exhibitions, classes and workshops.



Judy’s Fused Glass Studio & Gallery

1811 SE 37th Terrace, (508) 446-5150. Display art, functional art, and jewelry created with fused glass and mixed-media techniques are for sale at this working gallery.



Lorne’s Gallery

5991 Silverking Blvd., (239) 945-0866. The custom framing and decorating shop offers ready-to-hang pieces with a large selection of nautical-themed art. 


Harbour View Gallery

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





2 Islands Gallery

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



Jungle Drums Gallery

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





Aldo Castillo Gallery – International Fine Contemporary Art

10800 Corkscrew Road, (312) 375-8887. Serving private collectors, museum collections and design professionals, the modern art gallery—founded in 1993 in Chicago and a former member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA)—has locations within the Miromar Design Center.



Art the Wall

8074 Mediterranean Drive, (239) 300-3925. Affordable art and custom frames are offered at this gallery space in Coconut Point.


COCO Art Gallery

8074 Mediterranean Drive, (239) 949-3073. Located in Coconut Point, COCO stocks paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, fused glass, jewelry, and woodwork—all created by the Arts Council of Southwest Florida members.



Hertz Arena

11000 Everblades Pkwy, (239)-948-7825. Home of the Florida Everblades, this venue attracts major nationwide performers like Thomas Rhett and Brit Floyd.



Fort Myers


Artsemble Underground Gallery & Art Lounge

10051 McGregor Blvd., (239) 248-9063. Here, the walls are covered with inventive works from local artists, which you can catch in action during events like The Battle of the Arts.



Arts for ACT Gallery

2265 First St., (239) 337-5050. Run by the Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) domestic violence shelter, the gallery carries giclées, fine art, jewelry and clay to support ACT’s programs and services.



Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

8099 College Parkway, Florida Southwestern State College, Building L, (239) 489-9313. On the Lee campus of FSW, this was the Gallery of Fine Art before it was renamed to commemorate the school’s friendship with the namesake artist. The space hosts thought-provoking exhibitions from internationally renowned artists.



Chiarino Gallery

2401 First St., Unit 105, (239) 994-2244. Privately owned by Joanne Novelli, this gallery showcases art from around the world. The selection has a wide range from impressionist paintings to abstract sculptures.



DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts

1815 Fowler St., Suite 3, (239) 590-8645. The co-op hosts monthly artist receptions with more than 25 local artists and artisans. Patrons can find original artworks in different media, and fine crafts and apparel.



Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., (239) 590-7199. Since opening in 1998, the galleries have curated exhibitions and events to promote contemporary art. Find work from students as well as working artists.



Fort Myers Beach


Art Association

(239) 463-3909. This volunteer-run organization provides information on classes, workshops and exhibits available in the area.



Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts

(239) 306-3501. The organization brings performing, visual and culinary arts to the beachside community.



Fort Myers Community Concert Association

(239) 693-4849. This is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization founded to bring world-class entertainment to Southwest Florida at an affordable price.


Looking Glass Art Gallery

5240 Bank St., Suite 8, (239) 214-3595. The immersive art gallery hosts interactive exhibits for family fun.



Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio & Gallery

2443 First St., (239) 440-0061. The respected Fort Myers photographer’s gallery showcases his images of downtown and includes a full-service photography studio.


SH Modern

214 Third St., Suite D, (239) 674-6607. Founded by Sallie Hirshberg, this space shows works from creatives ranging from old masters to contemporary artists.



Stacie Krupa Fine Art

2150 2710 McGregor Blvd., (305) 942-0614. Stacie, a working artist since age 12, opened the gallery to showcase her vibrant collection of beach- and nature-inspired works.



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. The on-site Arts & Eats Café displays works and allows a space for like-minded art lovers to gather.



Timeless/Island Visions

2218 First St., (239) 332-8463. These two stores combined to offer eclectic finds, a steampunk gallery and unique artworks in the Fort Myers River District.





Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery

4332 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-1335. Located in a historic cottage on the northeast foot of the Matlacha Bridge, this shop has local art, best-selling books and fun gifts.



Frills Galleria

4608 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-0192. Founded in 1984, Frills Galleria sells women’s fashion, and jewelry, and serves as a gallery space of eclectic art.



Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens

4637 Pine Island Road, (239) 203-8332. The gallery exhibits vivid, colorful paintings created by the renowned impressionist-expressionist painter. Temporarily Closed.



Traders Hitching Post

4547 Pine Island Road, NW, Unit C, (239) 283-4040. The oldest gallery on Matlacha and Pine Island has bought and sold Indigenous Southwestern jewelry and art for more than 40 years.





Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery

2490 Library Way, (239) 395-0027. The cooperative features paintings, tile art, photography, fused glass, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and carved and turned wood. Reopening October.



Lacy McClary Studio & Gallery

(918) 740-4972. Inspired by the tropical surroundings, the working studio features landscapes, wildlife paintings, and wooden boho art.



Rachel Pierce Art Gallery

1571 Periwinkle Way, (239) 292-3327. The former news anchor, now a full-time artist, creates vivid paintings of Florida’s underwater creatures, printed onto jewelry through a partnership with ÉVOCATEUR.



Sanibel Art and Frame

1618 Periwinkle Way, (239) 395-1350. Shop from a selection of original works from local artists, including prints and photography—plus a selection of frames from around the world.



Tower Gallery

751 Tarpon Bay Road, (239) 579-0659. The cooperative once served as Polly and Ikki Matsumoto’s studio and now sells oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, wood, glass and metal.





Fort Myers


Florida Gulfshore Ballet

5636 Youngquist Road, Suites 1 & 2, (239) 590-6191. Recently launched by Gulfshore Ballet, this is Southwest Florida’s first professional ballet company.



Cultural 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 various performing and visual arts programs, including multiple galleries, theaters, art festivals, classes and events.



Cape Coral


Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild

4355 Coronado Parkway. A nonprofit artist collective with meetings at Cape Coral Art Center.





Art Council of Southwest Florida

8074 Mediterranean Drive, (239) 949-3073. This umbrella organization consists of more than 20 nonprofit art studios.



Fort Myers


Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 939-2787. The nonprofit visual and performing arts center has been committed to transforming lives and improving the community through the arts since 1975.



Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music & the Arts

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., (239) 745-4442. The university’s music and arts hub hosts exhibitions, concerts and performances.



River District Alliance

2310 First St., Suite 305, (239) 313-5129. The member-based organization hosts free monthly Art Walks on the first Friday of the month on the historic streets of Downtown Fort Myers, where local and regional artists demonstrate and sell their artwork.



Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point

17281 On Par Blvd., (239) 415-5667. This visual and performing arts complex opened in 2021 in the Fort Myers retirement community, with a 400-seat performance hall, three art galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden.



Vino’s Picasso

15250 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 109, (239) 240-1004. The paint bar and art gallery hosts classes, private parties and paint-at-home experiences.






900 Dunlop Road, (239) 395-0900. The venue provides various quality entertainment, arts and education programs.







Barbara Sumwalt Museum

(239) 283-9600. Located on an island, the museum is operated by the Useppa Island Historical Society.



Museum of the Islands

5728 Sesame Drive, (239) 283-1525. The nonprofit, run entirely by volunteers, was established to document the island’s history through informative exhibits and community events.



Cape Coral


Cape Coral Museum of History

544 Cultural Park Blvd., (239) 772-7037. Operated by the city, this museum has local artifacts, documents and photographs.



Fort Myers


Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Ave., (239) 275-3435. This 105-acre site is home to two nature trails, a planetarium, rescue animals, and butterfly and bird aviaries.



Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd., (239) 334-7419. The more than 20-acre historical site includes the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, a museum, botanical gardens and the National Historic Chemical Landmark laboratory. 



IMAG History & Science Center

2000 Cranford Ave., (239) 243-0043. This nonprofit education center offers interactive exhibits, an aquarium, a hurricane simulator, history displays, live animal encounters and a 3D theater.



Mound House

451 Connecticut St., (239) 765-0865. A restored house museum sits on the ancient Calusa Indian shell mound, showcasing artifacts and offering cultural programs. The underground exhibit, Stories Beneath Our Feet, is closed for repairs.



Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

4125 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1755, (239) 541-8704. This museum offers an expansive collection of military artifacts from all of the major American wars, as well as an extensive library.



Railroad Museum of South Florida

7330 Gladiolus Drive, (239) 267-1905. The railroad museum features model trains, railroad artifacts and a locomotive simulator.





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 the love of shells and the animals that create them. Temporarily Closed.



Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

950 Dunlop Road, Suite 4017, (239) 472-4648. Founded in 1984, the museum explains Sanibel’s history, from the Calusa and Spanish eras to early pioneers in the 1800s. The nine historic buildings were moved from their original sites and restored to their original states. Reopening mid-October.



Performing Arts


Bonita Springs


Bourne 2 Dance

24850 Old 41 Road, Suite 23, (239) 495-3100. Classes like acro, aerial silks, ballet and African dance are offered at this studio, which caters to dancers from age two to adult.



Curtain Call Studios

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



Grand Piano Series

28290 Beaumont Road, (469) 333-3231. Classical pianist and chamber musician Milana Strezeva and photographer, pianist and artist manager Raniero Tazzi aim to inspire people to discover classical piano music through performances and discussions throughout Lee and Collier counties.




Founded as a startup, this digital media production company and creative studio will debut a live music restaurant in early 2024.



Cape Coral


Cultural Park Theatre

528 Cultural Park Blvd., (239) 772-5862. In the past 60 years, this theater has produced almost 2,000 shows and concerts, including renditions of Broadway favorites.



Melody Lane Performing Arts Center

75 Mid Cape Terrace, Suite 1, (239) 220-9527. This center offers dance, theater, circus and fitness classes for all ages.



Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts

244 Santa Barbara Blvd., (239) 549-0827. This academy offers dance and cheer classes and theater training.



Fort Myers


Acoustic Music Society SWFL (Palmgrass)

10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 939-2787. The nonprofit presents live bluegrass and American roots acoustic music throughout Southwest Florida.



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.



Caloosa Sound Amphitheater

2101 Edwards Drive, (239) 314-3757. The outdoor waterfront venue in Downtown Fort Myers hosts concerts, festivals and local celebrations.



Choral Artistry

(239) 560-5695. Under the artistic direction of conductor Dr. Trent R. Brown, the independent arts organization and professional core community chorus seek to instill an appreciation and passion for choral music.



Coastal Voices

36 Barkley Circle, (617) 921-9511. This chartered chorus from Harmony, Incorporated is all about empowering women to use their voices through the power of music. Weekly in-person rehearsals are at Merrill Gardens.



Florida Repertory Theatre

2268 Bay St., (239) 332-4488. Professional live theater performances occur in this historic Downtown Fort Myers theater. Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep “one of America’s top repertory companies.”



Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers

6900 Daniels Parkway, Suite 29-193, (239) 288-2535. An 80-voice adult chorus performs masterworks and fine choral music.



Gulf Coast Symphony

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



Gulfshore Ballet

5636 Youngquist Road, Suite 1-2, (239) 590-6191. The nonprofit school offers students the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed professional instructors.



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.



Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

2301 First St., (239) 333-1933. This historic building nurtures innovation in the arts via exhibitions, performances, lectures, education, and community outreach. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden & Reception Area hosts a rotating sculpture exhibit, art receptions and weekly live music performances with 360-degree views of downtown.



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 at various venues.



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.





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.





Cape Coral


The Belle Theatre

2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Suite 135, (239) 323-5533. This theater offers quality performing arts education programs for young and adult artists and a welcoming venue for entertainment and collaboration.



Fort Myers


Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

1380 Colonial Blvd., (239) 278-4422. The theater presents classics and new hit sensations. Expect national performers, dazzling sets and costumes, plus a live orchestra.



Ghostbird Theatre Company

2797 First St., Suite 305. Named one of the 10 best venues in Florida for live theater, it’s one of the only companies in the American South devoted to site-specific productions.



Fort Myers Theatre

16120 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 323-6570. Opened in 2021, the 81-seat community theater is home to two performing organizations presenting beloved plays and musicals.



Players Circle Theater

16554 N Cleveland Ave., (239) 800-3292. Founded by Robert Cacioppo and Carrie Lund, this nonprofit in North Fort Myers supports an ensemble of professionals and makes the arts affordable and accessible.



The Laboratory Theater of Florida

1634 Woodford Ave., (239) 218-0481. The nonprofit theater features live performances, education programs, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work. The troupe focuses on tackling issues like representation, equality and LGBTQ+ rights.



Theatre Conspiracy

10091 McGregor Blvd, (239) 939-2787. A part of the Alliance for the Arts, this theater offers unique entertainment from drama to comedy to immersive theatrical experiences.







Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

34725 W. Boundary Road, (877) 902-1113. In the Seminole language, the name of this locale means a place to learn and remember. The museum, on the Big Cypress Reservation, highlights Seminole history and culture.



Clewiston Museum

109 Central Ave., (863) 983-2870. The museum hosts exhibitions highlighting local fossils, sugar, cattle industry firsts, commercial fishing, killer hurricanes and Seminole history.


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