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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

34725 W. Boundary Rd. • CLEWISTON


Daily 9am-5pm

The museum’s West Gallery exhibits The Art of Seminole Crafts. The Mosaic Community Art Gallery  and Nook Gallery are showcasing the exhibit, Seminole Pride: Celebrating the Artwork of Jimmy Osceola, featuring more than 20 pieces by revered Seminole artist Jimmy Osceola, who passed away in 2021. The collection exhibits his large and colorful persona and culturally significant artwork. His paintings continue to inspire and tell the story of the Seminole people. 


ArtFest Fort Myers

Edwards Dr. • FORT MYERS


Feb 2, 6-9pm• Feb 3, 10am-5pm • Febr , 10am-4pm

ArtFest Fort Myers, a vibrant arts festival in Southwest Florida, celebrates its 24th year with a captivating showcase of fine art, entertainment, and community engagement. Featuring a diverse array of over 200 artists from around the country and worldwide, diverse cuisine, and interactive experiences, it brings together art enthusiasts of all ages for a weekend of inspiration and cultural immersion.



900 Dunlop Rd. • SANIBEL


Mon-Fri 9am-4pm • Sat & Sun 9am-1pm

plus open one hour prior to performances

BIG ARTS has provided cultural enrichment and fulfillment to Sanibel Island residents since 1979.


Dunham Family Gallery

thru Dec 10: Dana Roes & Brandi George

Dec 15-Jan 28: Sanibel-Captiva Art League

Feb 2-Mar 10: Shah Hadjebi & Al Chailosky

Mar 15-Apr 28: Wendy Klemperer

May 3-Jun 7: Art as Therapy - Hope &,Healing Through Art

Jun 14-Jul 19: FSW State College Students

Mezzanine Gallery

thru Jan 31: Bea Pappas Retrospective

Jan 26-Apr 21: Beth Schroeder

West Gallery

thru Jan 31: In the Blink of an Eye - Mariapia Malerba


Cape Coral Art League

516 Cultural Park Blvd. • CAPE CORAL


Mon-Thu 11am-4pm

The Cape Coral Art League is a non-profit that teaches art to adults and children. They have classes in acrylic, oil, pastels, photography, graphics, and zentangle. Student Sunday Art Classes for children ages 6-14, are October thru June. They also offer art shows the first Thursday of each month.


Dec: Water Wonderland

Jan: Food for Thought

Feb: Wild About Wildlife

Mar: Let’s Go Green

Apr: Celebrating Color

May: Florida Life


Florida Gulf Coast University
Art Galleries

10501 FGCU Blvd. S. • FORT MYERS


Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries’ mission is to broaden the learning and cultural experiences of FGCU 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.


Dec 8-15: Senior Projects, Fall 2023

Jan 19-Feb 29: A Tenuous Framework - Shana McCaw &
     Brent Budsberg

Mar 22-April 4: Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Apr 19-May 3: Senior Projects, Spring 2024


Hirdie Girdie Gallery

2490 Library Way • SANIBEL

239 395-0027

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm

Hirdie Girdie is a cooperative gallery of 16 Southwest Florida artists offering paintings in several styles and mediums, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass art, woodturning, and jewelry.  The Gallery is open seasonally from October to mid May, and features a selected Guest Artist every month. Receptions with live music, wine, and refreshments are held monthly and are open to the public.


Dec: Terry Lynn Spry

Jan: Jannine Primus

Feb: Carol Young

Mar: Robinette Apelgren

Apr: Shirley Hales


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Downtown Sarasota Campus

1534 Mound Street • SARASOTA

Historic Spanish Point Campus 

401 North Tamiami Trail • OSPREY


Daily 10am-5pm

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries via two distinct campuses connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history. Established by forward thinking women of their time, Selby Gardens focuses on botany, horticulture, education, historical preservation, and environmental conservation.


Nov 11-Aug 31: Clyde Butcher - Nature Through the Lens

Dec 8-Jan 3: Lights in Bloom

Jan 5-21: Rainforest Masks

Feb 11-Jun 30: Yayoi Kusama - A Letter to Georgia O’Keefe


Southwest Florida Art Council

Coco Art Galleries

8074 Mediterranean Dr.

Coconut Point Mall • ESTERO 


1758 Tamiami Trail N.

Coastland Center • NAPLES 


Estero: Mon-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 9am-5pm, 
Fri-Sun 11am-5pm

Naples: Mon-Sun 12-6pm

The Coco Art Galleries are dedicated to supporting the arts and artists in the SWFL area. They provide our local creative friends and neighbors, the inspiration to further develop their talents and actively market their work. Artists from 22 organizations, under the umbrella of the Art Council of Southwest Florida, who join the COCO Art Galleries, collectively work together to support these two galleries. 

Estero Gallery exhibitions

Dec: SWFL Fine Craft Guild

Jan: Art Quilters Unlimited

Feb: Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Mar: SWFL Watercolor Society;

Apr: Estero Art League

Naples Gallery exhibitions

Jan: SWFL Wax Society

Feb: SWFLWatercolor Society

Mar: SWFL Pastel Society

Apr: Naples Art District


Venice Art Center

390 Nokomis Ave. • VENICE


Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Sat 9am-1pm

The Venice Art Center offers over 500 classes to adult and children’s classes annually, 12 unique visual art exhibitions which are free and open to the public, a one-of-a-kind artisan gift shop, a venue for special events and concerts, art library and an on-site café. We support local artists by offering them many opportunities to express their creativity, sell their work and give them the platform to teach others. For over 65 years we have been an active advocate in the promotion of the arts in the community. Our goal is to make art accessible and available to our community and to enhance the quality of the lives of those living in our area.


Dec 15-Jan 4: The Bold & The Beautiful

Jan 12-Feb 7: Over the Edge

Feb 9-11: Leoma Lovegrove - The People’sPainter

Feb 17 & 18: Fine Arts Show & Sale

Feb 23-Mar 6: Annual Art Auction

Mar 15-Apr 4: Spring Members Show


Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Blvd. • FORT MYERS


Tue-Fri 9am- 7pm, Sat 9am- 1pm

Alliance for the Arts has stood at the cultural heart of Lee County. With dynamic exhibitions and diverse programming, it serves as a bridge between artists and the community. By championing emerging talents alongside established artists, AFTA continues to be a vibrant hub for artistic exploration and experimentation.


thru Dec 30: Small Works Off the Wall

Jan 5-27: It Makes Me Wonder - Kim McAninch

Feb 2-24: Island to Island - Zan Lombardo & Deb Zwetsch

Mar 1-30: All Florida Exhibition

Apr 5-27: Lee County Art Educators Association 

May 3-Jun 1: Public Art Grant Show

Jun 7-29: David Acevedo

Jul 5-27: Member Show

Oct 4-26: Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Dec 6-28: Small Works Off the Wall / Not on My Wall


Arts Bonita

Visual Arts Center

26100 Old 41 Rd. • BONITA SPRINGS


Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Committed to enriching the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation, Arts Bonita 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 Dec 29: America’s Everglades -Through the Lens
     of Clyde Butcher

Jan 12-Feb 5: Connections

Feb 8-Mar 7: Members Only Exhibition

Mar 14-Apr 11: Romancing the Stone 

Mar 14-Apr 11: Sharing Creativity - Joyce Waddell Bailey
     & Laura Nisita


Cape Coral Art Center

4533 Coronado Pkwy. • CAPE CORAL


Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

The Art Center is home to two gallery exhibition spaces, the Main Gallery and the Side Gallery, which feature exhibits throughout the year. Admission into both gallery spaces is free and open to the public. Each exhibition features solo, curated, open calls to artists and traveling exhibits.


Main Gallery

Dec 1-28: Have No Fear

Jan 5-25: Let It Be

Feb 2-22: Expressions

Mar 1-28: Art Focus

Apr 5-25: Xtra-Terrestrial

May 3-Jun 27: Enchanted Forests & Poisoned Apples

Jul 5-Aug 29: Wish You Were Here

Sep 6-26: Fiberlicious

Side Gallery

Jan 5-Feb 22: Inspire

Mar 1-28: Descendant

Apr 5-25: Ring of Fire

May 3-30: Fabulous Florida

Aug 2-Sep 26: Copper & Steel


Creative Liberties

Artist Studios & Gallery

901B Apricot Ave. • SARASOTA

Artist Studios, Gallery & Academy

927 N. Lime Ave. • SARASOTA

Gaze Modern - Artists in Residence

340 Central Ave. • SARASOTA


Thu-Sat  10am-3pm • Sun-Wed by appt

Creative Liberties Artist Studios, Galleries & Creative Academy, in downtown Sarasota. They have three locations with working artist studios, galleries and classes. Supporting 30+ local artists. They have artwork for everyone.   


Artist Studios & Gallery

thru Dec 30: featured artists

Jan 4-Mar 30: featured artists

Apr 4-Jun 29: featured artists

Jul 5-Sep 28: featured artists

Oct 3-Dec 28: featured artists

Artist Studios, Gallery & Academy

thru Dec 30: featured artists

Jan 4-Feb 24: featured artists

Mar 7-30: That Which Covers Us Does Not Hide Us

Apr 4-May 25: featured artists

May 30-Jun 29: Rainbow 

Gaze Modern - Artists in Residence

thru Dec 31: Jim Carroll

Jan 1-Feb 29: Michael Stevenson, Rebecca Levine Quigley,
     Ellen Goldman

Mar 1-Apr 30: Michelle Depaolis-Wampner, Charlotte
     Jordan, and Tom Ruthz

May 1-Jun 30: Camille Enkeboll & Christine Libbey 


Joel Shapses Gallery

6240 Shirley St. • #102 • NAPLES


hours by appointment

Contemporary Fine Art featuring the sculptures of Joel Shapses, who works in Alabaster, Marble, Aluminum and Fuses Glass; Richard Dierich: abstract paintings in acrylic and watercolor paintings of Naples architecture in watercolor; Joan Eshkenazi: floral and abstract paintings  in watercolor and oils as well as ceramic sculptures. Receptions every Thursday & second Saturday,  1-5pm, November-April.


Naples Art District

50 Galleries along

Shirley St. & J&C Blvd. • NAPLES


open studios: Thur & second Sat, 1-5pm

individual gallery days & hours vary

The Naples Art District is Southwest Florida’s highest concentration of artists working, exhibiting, and teaching in unique studio spaces. Located just north of Pine Ridge Road, discover this resource for original paintings, sculpture, glass, woodworking, furnishings, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, over 50 art classes and workshops offered, and more.


Jan 2-31: Frida Kahlo Revisited

Jan 16: Artful Arrangements Preview

Jan 19 & 20: Artful Arrangements

Jan 27: En Plein Air Painting (Naples Botanical Garden)

Feb 15-Apr 5: Naples Art District exhibition (FineMark
     Bank, Naples)

Mar 23: En Plein Air Painting (Naples Zoo)

Apr 11: Arty-Party Fundraising Gala 


Things I Like by Catherine

3954 Bayshore Dr. • NAPLES 


Tue-Sat 11am-5pm

Contemporary art gallery in the heart of The Bayshore Arts District. Colorful, vibrant artwork with sizes and styles to meet everyone’s tastes. Paintings, Glass Art, Sculptures and Fine Jewelry. Receptions 1st Friday of month, 5-8pm.


Tribby Arts Center

Shell Point Retirement Community

17281 On Par Blvd. · FORT MYERS


Tue-Sat 10am-3pm

Tribby Arts Center is a world-class hub of creative and cultural activity at Shell Point Retirement Community. Home to musical and educational programming, the Tribby boasts a 400-seat auditorium and three art galleries showcasing work from residents, as well as regional and national artists. Visitors can reflect in the outdoor sculpture garden and explore Serendipity, the Tribby gift shop.


Jan 9-Mar 30: On the Road Again - The Hubcap as Art

Apr 12-Jun 22: Seeing Red - Works by Shell Point artists 
& writers

Apr 12-Jun 22: The Artist as Muse - Art Quilters Unlimited

Jul 2-Sep 7: New Perspectives - Creative Works by Shell
     Point employees

Oct 4- Dec 28: Wendy Wischer - The Light That Filters



28360 Old 41 Rd. • #2 • BONITA SPRINGS


by appointment only  

A unique art gallery hosting many works of  Street/Urban art. Located in Bonita Springs, offering viewings online or by appointment. Featuring artists such as Banksy, Pure Evil, Chris DeRubis and many more. They have original works of art as well as sculptures and screenprints. All art is beautifully framed ready to hang with accompanying certificates of authenticity. 


Arts for ACT Gallery

2265 First St. • FORT MYERS


Sun-Sat 12-8pm

Arts for ACT Gallery is fundraiser owned by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. the local Domestic Violence shelter. This gallery is run by volunteer artists that donate a portion of the sale of art to ACT.


Dec: Tom Breckinridge

Jan: Shah Hadjebi

Feb: Tracy Cullimore & Julie Griffin 

Mar: Roger Brown 

Apr: Lorrie Bennett

May: Gary Olson

Jun: Mary Widmer 

July: Restyle-Renew-Upcycle Creativity

Aug: Susana Soria 

Sep: A J Woods 

Oct: J Penton 

Nov: Lesley Morrow 

Dec: Tabby Budde


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.


Clyde Butcher
Black & White
Fine Art Photography

Venice Gallery & Studio

237 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.


Nov 11-Aug 31: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher
     (Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Historic Spanish Point,


Dec 21-Feb 25: Daydreaming - Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted
     (‘Ding’ Darling Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel)

 Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trail • 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. 


Fort Myers Beach
Art Association & Gallery


This not-for-profit working artist organization has enriched Fort Myers Beach since 1951 with a continuously changing display of local original art for show and sale at various locations. The mission continues using borrowed space.  Please see our website for calendar events such as shows and classes. There are Indoor Painting and Outdoor Painting Groups. Membership is now $60 for the year.


Jan 5-25: Let It Be - Winter Show (Cape Coral Art Center,
  4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral)


Marco Island
Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Dr •  MARCO ISLAND


Mon-Fri 9am-4pm 

& select evenings & weekends

Marco Island Center for the Arts inspires artistic expression and advances education and appreciation of the arts. The Art Center honors Marco Island and Southwest Florida’s rich, diverse, and creative heritage through active community engagement in the visual and performing arts.


Main Galleries

Jan 8-Feb 27: Tattoos As Art

Mar 4-Apr 2: Members Show

Apr 8-30: Adult Student Show

May 6-Jul 2: Art Quilters Unlimited

Jul 8-30: Celebrating Imagination

Aug 5-Oct 2: Hot! Hot! Hot!

Oct 7-Nov 25: National Association of Women Artists 

La Petite Galerie

Dec 4-Jan 2: Iiyas Kirkn

Jan 8-30: Myriam Kriel

Feb 5-27: Margarita Angel

Mar 4-Apr 2: Judy Chinski

Apr 8-30: Marco Island Academy

May 6-28: Adorable Monique

Jun 3-Jul 2: LeAnn Kroetsch

Jul 8-30: Marit Woods

Aug 5-Sep 3: Jeanie Dean

Sep 9-Oct 2: Jessica Wajoli

Oct 7-29: Mai Yap

Nov 4-Dec 3: Lynn Nathanson


Peace River
 & Sculpture Gardens

5827 Riverside Dr. • PUNTA GORDA


Tue-Sun 9-4pm (Oct-May) • Tue-Sun 9-2pm (Jun-Sep)

Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens provides a natural setting along the Peace River showcasing world-class sculptures and spectacular botanicals to inspire creativity throughout the community.  Daily admission and annual membership passes are available.


Glass in The Gardens



Tower Gallery
Artist Cooperative

751 Tarpon Bay Rd. • SANIBEL


Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Tower Gallery is a a world class artists’ cooperative consisting of 23 artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and metal. The gallery was founded in 1982, and moved to its present location in the heart of Sanibel in 1994. It is housed in a spacious original Florida Cottage, with Craftsman elements, that was originally built on the Gulf in 1915 and moved to its present site on a flatbed truck. The two-story turquoise house is in its repainted but original construction. The gallery space is large, well-lit and inviting, and full of old Florida charm.


Dec 7-Jan 7: Tiny Art Show

Jan 11-Feb 4: CROW silent auction

Feb 8-Mar 10: Duality

Mar 14-Apr7: Mad Hatter


Visual Arts Center

of Punta Gorda

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 gallery, art supply store, and an art book cozy corner. 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.


thru Jan 2: Holiday Showcase

Jan 9-Feb 1: Ice

Jan 9-Feb 1: Through the Fire 

Feb 16-Apr 12: National Art Exhibition

Apr 16-25: Charlotte County Public Middle & High
     School students

Apr 26-May 4: Charlotte County Public Elementary
     School students 

Apr 27-May 9: Two Elements - Birgit Tode

May 13-24: SAQA Studio Art Quilt Associates

May 29-Jul 1: Back in Time

May 29-Jul 2: Wonky World - Paulette Morrissey

May 30-Jul 1: Ignite Imagination 

Jul 9 -Aug 23: Members Showcase 



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