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As we reflect on our 2019 accomplishments and look toward the future, we are thankful for people like you who believe that the arts have the power to transform lives and improve our community. You are a huge part of what makes our little world thrive.
The greatest gift we receive, year after year, is you!
 
Now, ring out the rest of the year with us. Let’s make it marvelous!

 

 

 

Arts On Tap Fundraiser Raises Over $64,000
Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, our Arts On Tap Fundraiser exceeded our wildest expectations and raised over $64,000 to support our mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts! We are enormously grateful to all our friends who came out to support us.
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End of Year Giving Challenge
When you make a donation of any amount before December 31, 2019, every dollar toward the future of our community will be matched – dollar for dollar, up to $10,000! That means more arts for more people and a healthier, happier community for all. Special thank you to the George and Mary Jo Sanders Foundation, Parker Mudgett Smith Architects and Jeff Mudgett & Cyndi Deragon for making this match possible. Donate →

 

 

 

New Play Contest
Dec 14 • Join us for food, libations and readings from the top 3 entries in our New Play Contest. Your favorite will be produced next season and receive the Janet & Bruce Bunch New Play Contest Award.  Purchase Tickets →

 

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
January 16 – 26 • A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Sponsored by William & Shareen Groce with support from the National Endowment of the Arts. Purchase Tickets →

 

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Outdoor Movie Night
Dec 13 • Relive the wonder of Tim Burton’s classic dual-holiday flick with your friends or bring the kids along for an overdue introduction to Sally and Jack Skellington! Join the Friday the 13th spellebration under the stars on our festival grounds and bring your blankets or lawn chairs. Come by early and meet Sally and Jack in person, play lawn games or have your face painted! Sponsored by PDS Architecture and Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise. Purchase Tickets →

 

Bluegrass Indoor Concert
Dec 29 • Join us in the theatre for incredible music by Bear Hill, Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders and Frank Corso! Our Bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time. Sponsored by Staywell. Purchase Tickets →
Storytelling Showcase: The Elephant
Jan 29 • From personal stories to tall tales, folk tales to fractured tales and more. Join us for narratives you’ll never forget!
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Screaming Orphans Concert
Feb 1 • Food, music, good company and good vibes! The Rotary Club of Fort Myers welcome back the Screaming Orphans! Join us for an outdoor concert featuring a high energy performance that blends pop rock with traditional Irish music. Purchase Tickets →
Members-Only Field Trip: St. Petersburg
Feb 13 • Dine your way through favorite local restaurants with your friends from the Alliance and take a walk through the historic, award-winning downtown EDGE District in St. Petersburg! Purchase Tickets →

 

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Little Santas Workshop
Workshop, Dec 7  Get in the holly jolly spirit as you learn the basics of polymer clay in this one day workshop that’s fun for the whole family. Register →
Tai Chi for Health and Balance
Saturdays, Dec 14 – Jan 25 • Combine gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness. Register →

 

Alcohol Ink Workshop
Workshop, Dec 14 – 15 • Create bold and beautiful artworks in distinct and unconventional ways during this 2-day workshop! Register →
Water and Coastal Scenes – Watercolor
Workshop, Dec 15 • Get inspired by your own backyard and discover the unique properties of watercolor to depict coastal scenes! Register →

 

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting
Workshop, Jan 9-11 • This 3-day course is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to paint more freely. Pre-registration closes December 9. Register →

 

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Children of Eden (Youth Cast)
Dec 6 – 8 • Based on the story of Genesis, the conflict of parents and children takes the stage in an adaptation of Stephen Schwartz’s heartfelt musical. Purchase Tickets →

 

FREE Family Art Labs
Dec 28 • Drop in for free, hands-on family fun – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world. Sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry of Florida and Publix Charities. Find Out More →

 

 

 

 

Small Works Exhibit: Off the Wall
Opening reception: Friday, December 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. • Exhibits: Now – December 28
Deck the halls and the walls and give the gift of art this holiday season! Our December gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. Better yet, you can take the piece with you when you buy it! Member Galleries: Cynthia McManus and Carolyn Sommers.

 

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Weekend – Youth Art Contest
Calling all artists in K- 2th grade! To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. please join us for Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Weekend – Youth Art Contest. Learn More →
34th All Florida Juried Exhibit
Deadline: Jan 27, 2020 • As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. Prospectus →

 

 

 

 

 

 

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239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

 

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Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms · Meisenberg Family Trust
Clif & Tina Parker · Arthur Zupko
 
And incredible people like you!

 

 

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