A companion for your art journey. The annual Southwest Florida Guide to the Arts is a printed guidebook focused exclusively on the events, galleries, museums and artist studios in Southwest Florida.
From Naples to Sarasota, Southwest Florida is teeming with arts and culture. Lovers of both the visual and performing arts come here from around the country and beyond to sample the rich cultural life we have to offer. The Southwest Florida Guide to the Arts will help visitors and residents make the most of our bustling arts scene. Collectors of art will be intrigued by the work of established and emerging artists, found on exhibition at galleries, studios and museums in Lee, Collier, Sarasota and Manatee counties. Likewise, if you enjoy the performing arts, you’re in the right place.
With such organizations as the Artis—Naples, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Ballet and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a full music and dance calendar runs the gamut from symphony concerts to relaxed jazz or folk outings to classical and modern dance performed by seasoned professionals and talented up-and-comers. There’s also a plethora of live stage productions, with our region boasting both professional and community theater venues presenting everything from the classics to cutting-edge drama to full-scale Broadway musicals. Art, music and film festivals also bloom here, drawing thousands to enjoy special weekend getaways with like-minded individuals. With so many offerings in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more, there’s always something going on that will fill your schedule and enrich your life. Join us, and enjoy.