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Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Blvd. • Fort Myers


Tue-Fri 9am-7pm • Sat 9am-1pm

A vibrant and welcoming nonprofit visual and performing arts center located in the heart of southwest Florida that, since the 1970s, has been transforming lives and improving community through the arts. A year-round schedule of events has become a staple for the community to connect with each other and to the arts during gallery exhibitions, art classes and theatre productions. The Alliance is a creative space that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination and equity. 


Jan 6-28: Changing Direction - National Association

     of Women Artists

Feb 3-25: Unearthed - Camyljah Rose and Khaysie Tiburcio

Mar 3-Apr 1: 37th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition

Apr 7-29: Middle School & High School artwork -

     organized by the Lee ArtEducation Association

May 5-Jun 9: Margaret Schnebly Hodge

Jun 16-Jul 29: Joan Sonnenberg

Aug 4-26: Susan Martin

Sep 1-30: Storm Stories - Remembering Ian


Cape Coral Art Center

4533 Coronado Pkwy. • Cape Coral


Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

An artist community resource since 1977, and part of the City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation, the Art Center features fine art and fine craft classes, two galleries, a fine art supply store, gift shop and five well-equipped studios. Gallery receptions are held the second Friday of each month. 


Jan 6-26: Headspace - FGCU Alumni show focusing on

     Mental Health Struggles 

Jan 6-Feb 23: Inspire - Art Center Instructors Exhibit

Feb 3-23: Hands on Art - Florida Fine Craft Guild Exhibit

Mar 3-30: Art Focus - Art Center Student Exhibit

Mar 3-30: We Exist: LGBTQ+ Exhibit

Apr 7-27: Wilderscapes - featuring Ehren Fritz Gerhard

Apr 7-May 25: Ring of Fire - Florida Society of Goldsmiths

     Southwest Chapter

May 5-25: Abstracted Reality

Jun 2-July 27: Another Man’s Treasure

Aug 4-24: Color Clashing

Aug 4-24: Living Ink 

Sep 1-21: Tropical Botanical

Sep 1-Nov 2: Artist Among Us - Art Center Employees 

Oct 6-Nov 2: The Witching Hour 2 - Art After Dark


Clip Joint Barber Shop

& Art Gallery

7431 College Pkwy. • unit 120 • #136

Fort Myers


Tue 10am-2pm • Wed & Fri 11am-8pm

Thu & Sat 10am-6pm

Clip Joint Barber Shop & Art Gallery is a small one chair barber shop including owner-operator created artwork consisting of acrylic abstract, geometric & mandala style paintings & charcoal pastel illustrations of landscapes and portraits. 


Creative Liberties

Artist Studios, Gallery

& Creative Academy

901-B Apricot Ave. • Sarasota

927 Lime Ave. • Sarasota


Thu-Sat 10am-3pm

Creative Liberties has 20 working artist studios in two locations that are open to the public 3 days a week, as well as display walls that showcase the work of 17 additional local artists. They host 3 open call, non-juried exhibitions a year and offer classes and workshops. 


Mar 7-31: Create - an exhibition of self-expression

Jun 8-30: “#artfail - stories from the artistic journey

Oct: to be announced


ArtFest Fort Myers

February 3 • 6-9pm

February 4 & 5 • 10am-5pm 

Edwards Dr. & Hendry St.

Historic Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront


On the first weekend in February, the Fort Myers waterfront comes to life with ArtFest. Explore exceptional art and fun experiences for the family. Discover the talent of nearly 200 artists from around the country. There’s something for everyone — from the serious art lover to the casual collector.



900 Dunlop Rd. • Sanibel 


Mon-Fri 9am-3pm 

Due to Hurricane Ian, BIG ARTS’ early 2023 exhibit schedule is under redevelopment with new shows to be announced shortly. Art workshops are now being held in Fort Myers as part of the  ‘BIG ARTS on the Road’ initiative. The Gift Shop, featuring original artwork, ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and fine collectibles is now open and offering online personal shopping services.    


Cape Coral Art League

516 Cultural Park Blvd. • Cape Coral


Mon-Thu 11am-4 pm

A non-profit that teaches art to adults and children, offering classes in painting acrylic, oil, pastels, photography, and graphics. They hold Student Sundays Art Classes for children ages 6-14, October-June. Host art shows the first Thursday of each month, 5-7pm, free and open to the public.


Jan: Got the Blues

Feb: Wild About Wildlife

Mar: People and Places

Apr: Celebrating Color

May: Looking Up


Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Tr. • Ochopee


daily 10am-5pm

Gallery is nestled in the lush sub-tropical western Everglades, offering visitors and collectors the opportunity to experience Butcher’s powerful images up close. Gift shop, Swamp Walk tours, and lodging available. 


Feb 4 & 5: Meet Clyde & Niki Butcher  

Mar 25: Docent & Master Naturalist Tours


Venice Gallery & Studio

37 Warfield Ave. • Venice


Tue-Fri 10am-4:30pm

Internationally renowned photographer Clyde Butcher celebrates and captures the natural world in heirloom-quality, exquisite black and white photographs. Butcher has traveled extensively across the United States and abroad to capture the diversity, dignity, and beauty of nature on film for more than fifty years. Venice Gallery houses Butcher’s darkroom and offers visitors and collectors the opportunity to experience these powerful images up close. 


Jan 24-Apr 29: Clyde Butcher - Cuba, The Natural Beauty

     (Marco Island Historical Museum, Marco Island)  

Oct 1-Dec 31: Clyde Butcher - America’s Everglades Exhibit

     (Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs) 


Jan 21: Open House Darkroom Tours

Mar 4: Meet Clyde & Niki Butcher


Florida Gulf Coast University

Art Galleries

Arts Complex

10501 FGCU Blvd. S. • Fort Myers


Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

FGCU Art Galleries’ mission is to broaden the learning and cultural experiences of students and the community. Exhibitions focus on contemporary art from local, national and international artists as well as the faculty and students. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.


Jan 14-Dec 15: Everything is Nothing: AMLgMATD

     (Arts Complex Courtyard)

Jan 17-Mar 2: BLOOM KA-POW! - Carmelo Blandino

Mar 24-Apr 6: 25th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Apr 21-May 5: Senior Projects 

May 18-Jun 15: Citrus Flux - Lauren Ashley S. Baker,

     Jessica Dehen, Karri Leamon


Island Visions

2224 First St. • Fort Myers


Sun-Thu 11am-6pm • Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

They’ve moved from Matlacha to the River District in downtown Fort Myers. It is still an eclectic gallery of local art and curiosities from around the globe featuring over 25 local artists, unique home decor and a fabulous mix of jewelry, but with a fresh new look. 


Fort Myers Beach

Art Association


gallery destroyed by Hurricane Ian


thru Jan 30: First Presbyterian Church

     (9751 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs)



Estero Fine Art Show

January 7 & 8 • 10am-5pm

October 28 & 29 • 10am-5pm

JetBlue Park

11500 Fenway S. Dr. • Fort Myers

Naples Fine Art Show

Paradise Coast Sports Complex

3940 City Gate Blvd. N. • Naples

March 25 & 26 • 10am-5pm

November 11 & 12 • 10am-5pm


Quality juried fine art and craft shows – something for everyone in all price ranges. Great food and entertainment. Be sure to visit the youth art competition within the art show. 


The John & Mable 

Ringling Museum of Art

State Art Museum of Florida

Florida State University

5401 Bay Shore Rd. • Sarasota


daily 10am-5pm

The Ringling is Florida’s center for the arts, history, and learning, bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida includes the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, a historic mansion, an 18th-century theater, and Bayfront Gardens.


thru Jan 22: A Decade of Collecting

thru Feb 12: Highlights from the Stanton B. &

     Nancy W. Kaplan Collection of Photography

thru Apr 2: The Marvelous Marbling of Matsui Kosei

thru Mar 26: June Clark - Harlem Quilt

thru May 28: Gods and Lovers - Paintings and Sculptures

     from India

thru Jan 7, 2024: As long as there is sun, as long as there is

     light - selections from the Bring Gift & The Ringling

     Collection of Modern & Contemporary Art

Mar 18-Sep 4: Reclaiming Home - Contemporary

     Seminole Art

May 20-Aug 13: Jill Freeman

May 20-Oct 15: Lorna Bieber

Jun 17-Nov: Glass Pavilion Summer Rotation

Aug 5-Aug 11, 2024: Mountains of the Mind

Sep 30-Jan 2024: Stereo Photography

Oct 14-Jan 21, 2024: Guercino Show

Oct 14-Jan 21, 2024: Princeton Italian Drawings Show -

     University Art Museum


Things I Like by Catherine

3954 Bayshore Dr. • Naples


Tue-Sat 11am-5pm

A contemporary art gallery located in the Bayshore Arts District. Strong, colorful, joyful art makes you smile and feel welcome upon walking in the door. Paintings, sculpture, glass, fine jewelry and artisan candles fill the space and wakens the senses. Follow on Instagram or Facebook for information about upcoming events.


Venice Art Center

390 Nokomis Ave. S. • Venice


Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Sat 9am-1pm  

Enjoy a day inspired by art at The Venice Art Center and you will understand their mission “to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of all forms of visual arts.” Visit their website to learn about exhibitions, concerts, events, classes, workshops, summer camps. Workshops with Leoma Lovegrove, Hodges Soileau, Janet Rogers, and Karen Hitt.


Jan 13-Feb 8: H20

Feb 10-12: Plein Air Painters of the Southeast

Feb 24-Mar 9: Annual Art Auction

Mar 17-Apr 6: Spring Members’ Show

Apr 14-26: Retro

May 3-11: South Sarasota County School Show

May 19-Jun 22: Memories

Jun 23-Jul 20: Passion

Jul 28-Aug 16: Reflections

Sep 15-28: to be announced

Sep 29-Oct 28: to be announced

Nov 3-30: Fall Members’ Show

Dec 8-Jan 4: to be announced


Sanibel Captiva Art League

temporarily suspended


Sanibel-Captiva Art League is a non-profit organization formed to foster opportunities to create art, share art, support art education, and enhance the arts in the community.  The League is a member of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. Due to Hurricane Ian’s devastation to Sanibel Island, all activities and exhibitions for the upcoming season have been suspended.


Schelkun Studio Arts

Gallery 206

5880 Shirley St. • #206 • Naples


Nov-May Thu 11am-5pm & by appt

View a selection of colorful oil paintings in a range of sizes by contemporary realist artist Patrice Schelkun. A nationally known stained glass window designer and painter, Patrice’s recent work has focused on impressionist-style portraiture and paintings of the figure in the landscape.  Commission a portrait of your loved one! Located in the heart of the Naples Art District. Free open studios during Naples Art District’s Art Alive 1st Wed & Thu and 3rd Sat of month Nov-May. 



2218 First St. • Fort Myers


Sun-Thu 11am-6pm • Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

Timeless Items of Interest & Illumination features incredible Steampunk lamps and jewelry created by owner/artist Steve Timcak in addition to work from local artists. In the heart of Historic River District with the feel of a Victorian curiosity shop full of beauty and treasure for you to discover. 


Visual Arts Center

210 Maud St. • Punta Gorda


Mon & Fri 10am-4pm • Tue-Thu 10am-7pm • Sat 10am-2pm

The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda is home to three major galleries, six classrooms, gift shop, art supply store, and an art library. They hold classes in jewelry, glass, photography, painting, pottery, fiber, etc., as well as workshops and evening social events. All taught by professional instructors and nationally recognized artists, courses are designed for all ages, skill levels, and mediums. Monthly exhibits are free to the public and wheelchair accessible.


Jan 11-Feb 9: New Beginnings (Main Gallery)

Jan 11-Feb 11: Then & Now - The Painting Stories Group

     (Goff Gallery)

Feb 14-Mar 1: 4 Chicks Who Don’t Cook (Goff Gallery)

Feb 14-Mar 9: In Our World - Jill Krasner (Rebecca Hall)

Feb 14-Mar 9: Call of the Wild (Main Gallery)

Mar 7-Apr 11: Suncoast Watercolor (Goff Gallery)

Mar 11-25: Battle of the Brushes Artists (Main Gallery)

Mar 15-Apr 24: Water Media & Alcohol Ink (Rebecca Hall)

Mar 29-Apr 25: Fresh (Main Gallery)

Apr 15-25: Inspiring Volunteers (Goff Gallery)

Apr 27-May 11: Charlotte County Public School High School

     (Main Gallery)

Apr 29-May 11: Charlotte County Public School Middle

     School (Goff Gallery & Rebecca Hall)

May 13-Jun 1: Art with Meaning (Goff Gallery)

May 12-20: Charlotte County Public School Elementary

     School (Main Gallery)

May 17-Jun 14: Jessica McKnight Photography

     (Rebecca Hall)

May 24-Jun 20: Water, Water Everywhere (Main Gallery)

Jun 21-Jul 17: Portrait Studio & Life Drawing (Goff Gallery)

Jun 26-Jul 17: Summertime (Main Gallery)

Jul 22-Aug 24: Members Showcase (all galleries)


Arts for ACT Gallery

temporarily closed


Located in the heart of the historic downtown river district, Arts for ACT Gallery is owned by ACT, the domestic violence shelter. The non-profit gallery represented more than 75 co-op artists, but was destroyed by Hurricane Ian. They are accepting donations to help reopen.


Bokeelia Art & Gift Gallery

8315 Main St. • Bokeelia


Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

Perched at the northern tip of Pine Island, overlooking beautiful Charlotte Harbor the gallery features more than 75 artists, many of whom reside in Lee County. The gallery has a wide array of paintings from watercolor to oil, abstract to super-realism, all fitting the luxurious tropical environment of Southwest Florida. The gallery also carries designer crafts: glass, wood, and pottery for home or office, as well as jewelry and wearable art.


Centers for the Arts

Bonita Springs

Center for Visual Arts Center

26100 Old 41 Rd. • Bonita Springs


Mon-Sat 9-5pm

Committed to enriching the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs offers year-round programming which includes fine art exhibitions, art classes, concerts, films, and lectures, plus three top-rated Art Festivals in January, February, and March.


thru Jan 17: Black & White 

thru Jan 17: Summer Solitude - Andy Owen &

     Chanda Jamieson:

Jan 27-Feb 21: Members exhibition

Mar 3-30: Being Human

Mar 3-30: Richard Diedrich - Architect & Artist

Apr 7-27: Stone Carvers 

Apr 7-27: Art of Betty Harper

May 8-12: High School Student Showcase

May 19-29: Second Nature

May 19-Jun 29: Elizabeth Williams

Jul 7-27: American Gothic

Jul 7-27: Christmas in July

Aug 4-31: Holiday Card Competition

Aug 4-24: Fire and Ice

Sep 1-21: Mind Over Matter

Sep 1-21: Found Objects - Clay Students Exhibition

Oct 2-Jan 2, 2024: Clyde Butcher - America’s Everglades


Coco Art Gallery

Coconut Point Mall

8074 Mediterranean Dr • Estero

Tue-Sun 11am-5pm

Coastland Center

1750 Tamiami Tr. N. • Naples

Tue-Sun 12-6pm


The Coco Art Galleries are committed to enrich the culture of our diverse community by providing opportunities for artistic expression. The Galleries are run by the artists.

Estero exhibitions 

Jan 4-25: Art Quilters unlimited

Feb 8-Mar 1: Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Mar 8-29: Southwest Florida Watercolor Society

Apr 5-26: Estero Art League

May 3-24: Distinct Design - SWFL Fine Craft Guild

Naples exhibitions 

Jan 3-31: Southwest Florida Wax

Feb 1-28: Southwest Watercolor Society

Mar 1-31: The Southwest Florida Pastel Society


Estero Art League

Estero Park Community Center 

9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. • Estero

The Estero Art League is a collaborative organization established in 1997 which promotes the Arts in Estero and the surrounding area. It is a member of the Art Council of Southwest Florida and provides the opportunity for artists to join other members to exercise their own artistic expression and exchange ideas. Classes are provided by members and guest artists, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and palette knife painting. Its members actively work to provide programs in which the Estero community can be involved. Open Paint Mondays & Thursdays 9am-3pm.


Mar 3-24: South County Regional Library
   (21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero)

Apr 5-26: Coco Art Gallery (8074
   Mediterranean Dr, Estero)


Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery

2490 Library Way • Sanibel 

temporarily closed


A local artists’ cooperative featuring a wide selection of fine art paintings, photography and jewelry, as well as fine crafts, including pottery, sculpture, fused glass, fiber art, woodcarving, and wood-turning. 


Naples Art District

Shirley St., J & C Blvd.

& adjacent streets Naples


open during events

individual artist studio hours and by appt

Discover the Naples Art District, a vibrant visual arts community featuring over 100 artists — working, exhibiting, and teaching classes in their studios tucked into an eclectic neighborhood. The Naples Art District is a major visual arts destination. Art Alive open studio tours, first Wednesday & Thursday, and third Saturday of month Nov-May, showcasing exquisite artwork in many mediums, which can be purchased or commissioned directly from the artist. 

special events

Nov-May: Art Alive: Monthly Open Studios - 

     1st Wed 3-7pm, 1st Thu 1-5pm, 3rd Sat 1-5pm

Jan 21-Feb 2: Frida Fest - Celebrating the Artist Frida Kahlo

Feb 23-25: Artful Arrangements - original artwork

     interpreted in floral designs

Mar 23-25: Art & Design EXPO - artist/interior designer

     pairing workshops

Apr 29-May 7: Creativity Camp for Adults - classes &

     workshops in studio settings



6240 Shirley St. • #103 • Naples


by appt & monthly Nov-May,

first Wed 3-7pm • first Thu 11-5pm • third Sat 11-5pm

smallwalls is a multimedia project based studio whose mission is visual problem solving. The studio workspace is designed to explore the intersection of ideas, materials, and process. The mediums include drawing, painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, artist’s books, and animations. Rotating exhibitions may feature individual and collaborative projects. In the Naples Art District.


Tower Gallery

temporarily closed

751 Tarpon Bay Rd. • Sanibel


Tower Gallery is an artists’ cooperative of 23 artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, fiber, wood, jewelry, and metal. It is housed in a spacious original Florida beach house, built on the Gulf in 1915 and moved to its present site in 1986. Check website or call for hours.


Feb 1-15: Tiny Art Show - online show

Mar 3-5: Art from the Attic Sale



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