Brandon Robertson
Season Preview / Art Fix

Season Preview: Arts News to Know

Some of the news we're keeping tabs on in the arts scene
Alexander Shelley
Season Preview / Art Fix

Meet Artis-Naples’ New Artistic and Music Director

Alexander Shelley, Artis—Naples’ artistic and music director designate, talks to us about the future of classical music.
Victor Vasarely: The Absolute Eye
Season Preview / Visual Arts

Best Visual Arts Shows for Season 2023-2024 in SWFL

These are the shows you won't want to miss.
Artist Mary Day
Artist Profile

This Naples Artist Weaves Wonders

For Mary Day, weaving is an artform ripe for human expression.

Concept Shops—the best new hubs for style in Southwest Florida

Skip the big-box stores in favor of these hyper-local offerings.
Luca Martinez

Photographer Luca Martinez Shows the Everglades as You’ve Never Seen It

The Florida native uses his adventurous spirit and knack for storytelling to capture the swamp's natural splendor.
Lee County Administration Building
Arts + Culture

An Architect’s Guide to Downtown Fort Myers

Architect Joyce Owens takes us on a jaunt to uncover the city's midcentury modern roots.
Painter Grace Mikell Ramsey
Artist Profile

This Fort Myers artist shows a beautiful, raw view of motherhood

FGCU assistant professor Grace Mikell Ramsey paints dream-like canvases that unpack the full experience of motherhood.
Local musicians

Meet the Players Behind SWFL’s thriving underground music scene

Musician and writer Angela Page explores the budding underground scene, where young artists foster spaces for innovation and expression.
Art collectors Charles Marshall and Richard Tooke
Arts + Culture / The Past

Naples’ Best Local Art Collection May Just Be at this Couple’s Condo at The Arlington

Charles Marshall and Richard Tooke—nephew of Naples matriarch Mamie Tooke—have amassed a stunning collection containing three decades of local art history.
Swing Bridge 2021 Austin Bell (Kodak Brownie Target Six-20)
Arts + Culture / The Present

Marco Island’s Retro Photographer Austin Bell

Marco Island Historical Society's curator Austin Bell uses vintage cameras to immortalize local landmarks that have been moved or reimagined.
Future Gulfshore Playhouse
Arts + Culture / The Future

The Performing Arts Take Centerstage in Naples

With new theaters and conductors, buzzy Broadway shows and rising talent, big things are on the horizon.
Seminole Art

Preserving Seminole Arts

Through pottery, weaving, storytelling and woodworking, the Osceola-Zepeda family carry on the rich history, traditions and enduring legacy of the Seminole tribe.
former Miami City ballet dancers
High Pointe

The Birth of Southwest Florida’s first professional ballet company

Meet the talented couple behind Florida Gulfshore Ballet and their quest to create the first professional company in the region.
Elysia Dawn of United Arts Collier
Culture Maker

Cultural Maven: United Arts Collier’s new leader

Naples native Elysia Dawn returns from a successful international career in the arts world to revamp the longstanding local arts organization.