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Arts & Humanities Month at the Alliance for the Arts

Happy National Arts & Humanities Month! This month (and every month), we recognize the profound impact the arts have on our lives, our schools and our community. What better way to celebrate then with a bewitching crop of what’s new/next at the Alliance.

Engagement Rules by Rich Orloff

Final performances Oct 3 – 6 • A comedy with a bite, Engagement Rules follows the intertwined lives of two couples who advise and support each other on matters of love, sex, and the soul. Purchase Tickets →

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood and directed by Stephanie Davis

Oct 24 – Nov 3 • It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. As the assembled “widows” await the announcement of the society’s prize-winning quiche, the atomic bomb sirens sound! Has the Communist threat come to pass? How will the “widows” respond as their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attacks?  Purchase Tickets →

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Bluegrass Indoor Concert

Oct 13 • A sensational fusion of American country music; Irish, Scottish and English ballads and traditional dance music; with a heaping helping of jazz influence makes our bluegrass concerts a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time. Sponsored by Staywell. Purchase Tickets →

Poetry Open Mic Night

Oct 16 • Gather, socialize, meet new people and share your original poetry against a backdrop of colorful and eclectic artworks. All generations, styles and approaches to poetry are welcome to attend this free event. Your audience awaits. Find Out More →

On the Table

Oct 17 • Unite with friends, neighbors, colleagues and a few new friends over a free dinner to talk about issues that impact our quality of life. Participating adds your voice to a region-wide conversation about how we can work together to make our communities stronger. RSVP →

Italian Fest 2019

Oct 20 • Mangia! Mangia! Expected to be the biggest and best yet, Italian Fest will offer great entertainment, raffles, games for the kids and adults and, of course, plenty of food and drink. Find Out More →

Members-Only Field Trip: Matlacha

Nov 14 • Connect with local art and history with your friends from the Alliance as you explore your own backyard during this fun and exclusive tour! Deadline to register: October 18. Find Out More →

Arts On Tap Fundraiser

Nov 9 • Plug into the pulse of everything local at our annual fundraiser! At Arts On Tap, soak in surreal surprises, bar-raising craft beer, hand-selected wines, mouth-watering culinary creations, twisted pub games and exhilarating music; all contained in our eclectic gallery and theatre turned beer garden. Your ticket purchase supports the Alliance as creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination, individuality and promotes equity by connecting our community through the arts. Purchase Tickets →

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Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit

Opening reception: Friday, Oct 4 from 5-7 p.m. • Exhibits: Oct 4 – Nov 2

Marvel at the colorful and creative traditions that surround Día de los Muertos! Back by popular demand, this exhibit encourages us to connect with loved ones while reflecting on the ties that bind the past to present. Plus, join us on Friday, October 4 for our free opening reception featuring exclusive craft beer tastings from Millennial Brewing Company, bites from Gina’s Tamales and face painting by Krafty Kate’s Face Painting Kreations. Find Out More →

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Thursdays, Oct 3 – 31 • Learn the basics of painting with acrylics or refresh your skills with a class that includes instruction, demos and time to practice.  Register →

Let’s Dance – Contemporary Dance

Mondays, Oct 7 – 28 • Open to all ages and levels, this class explores what it means to take risks, have fun and be bold. Say goodbye to the normality of the day and throw your true-self out on the dance floor! Register →

The Business of Art Lecture

Monday, Oct 21 •  FREE to Alliance members, this lecture will cover creating a business and marketing plan, business basics, applying for grants and much more. Register →

Discover Watercolor Pencil

Workshop, Oct 26 & 27 • Water-soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. Register →

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FREE Family Art Lab

Oct 26 • Drop in for free, hands-on family fun the 4th Saturday of each month! This month, celebrate our Dia de los Muertos Exhibit by painting sugar skulls on small flower pots and planters! Sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry of Florida and Publix Charities. Find Out More →

Pippin (Youth Cast)

Nov 16 – 23 • There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in this iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Purchase Tickets →

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 →

Small Works Exhibit: Off the Wall

Drop-off: Dec 2, 2019 • Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by giving a gift that gives back! Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. Prospectus →

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 →

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Weekend – Youth Art Contest

Deadline: Jan 20, 2020 • Calling all artists in K-12th grade! To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. please join us for Legacy Weekend – Youth Art Contest. This exhibit is sponsored by Attorney Joe North, North Law Firm, P.A.

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