Big-Name Authors Come to Town

Five New York Times bestselling authors will appear at Friends of the Library (Collier County) luncheons
Arts + Culture

A-List Comics Come To Town

Chelsea Handler, Kevin Hart and others descend on Southwest Florida
Sheena Brook

Live From Southwest Florida

From Latin-infused jazz to electric violin to toe-tapping reggae, these local creatives keep the region’s music scene alive throughout the year.
Naples Beach Hotel penthouse view on last day by Paul Arsenault

Paul Arsenault Shares the Intriguing Stories Behind His Pastel Interpretations of Southwest Florida

Naples artist Paul Arsenault captures nearly 50 years of local heritage and sense of place through his pastel-hued, plein air paintings.
Sticks and Stones furnishings
Arts + Culture

Beyond the Frame

In Naples Art District, artists set the daily rhythm of the neighborhood, filled with warehouse-converted studios.
Hyla Crane
Arts + Culture


Hyla Crane leads the next evolution of Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Aldo Castillo Gallery
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.
Sugarshack backyard

The Sound of Things to Come

Sugarshack Media roots modern streaming culture in community through their 1940s Bonita Springs bungalow where they record their live music sessions.
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Mysterious Ways

An exhibit of rare paintings by Belgian Surrealist René Magritte at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum immerses viewers in a dream world.
Naples artist Kristy Gammill
Artist to Know

Desert Rose

With her latest series, rising Naples artist Kristy Gammill explores the dualities between the country’s Western and Eastern landscapes.
Jim Griffith Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Culture Maker

He(ART) of Downtown

In Fort Myers’ arts scene, all roads lead back to Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the man responsible for making...
Lauren Huff at BIG ARTS
Curator's Corner

Homeward Bound

A prodigal daughter returns to Sanibel Island with an artful agenda, and BIG ARTS is all the better for it.
Martha De la Cruz artist
Arts + Culture

Subjects Matter

Mixed-media artist Martha De la Cruz speaks loudly on current issues.