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We’re sizzling with that true summer spirit. Kick back, relax and get inspired with our
engaging exhibits, captivating art classes and more!  

We’re just a walk, phone call or click away – and we can’t wait to connect you to the
arts and to your community.    

Spots are filling fast for Musical Theatre Intensive Camp, taking place at Broadway
Palm this summer!      

July’s Featured Gallery Exhibit
Joan Sonnenberg: A Retrospective Exhibition   In the Gallery June 16- July 29 
At the age of 5, Joan became interested in the real and imaginary facets of art and life
which have formed the basis of her artwork ever since.  

Interested in geometric patterns achieved through multiple reverse etching processes,
Joan superimposes and stacks up to ten images on top of each other until it becomes a
complex montage of lines, shapes, and patterns. She strives to alter and combine abstraction
with realism; capturing marks made over time through human intervention; the mundane,
decaying worn objects, dumpsters and wall graffiti. She also portrays street people, each
embedded with stories to tell. She strives to convey the harmonious coexistence of abstraction
and realism, transcending and encompassing both doctrines.  

Theatre Gallery Artist: Christian De Jesus is an artist from Fort Myers Florida, who has
placed and won in many art shows in the area. His medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas
or cardboard, but he also uses clay and spray paints on occasion.  

Member Gallery Artist: Our walls will be awash in artwork from our Summer Arts Camp students.  

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Songs & Stories with Denny Laine   Saturday, July 8 •Denny Laine, two-time Grammy®
Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inductee, and founding member of both
The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band, Wings, will bring his intimate
“Songs & Stories” show to Alliance For The Arts for one night only on Saturday, July 8th
at 7:00 pm.  

The 90-minute “Songs & Stories” show features Denny performing solo acoustic versions
of songs from his expansive career including his days with The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s
Air Force, Wings and others. He’ll share songs by some of the artists that inspired him as a
young musician as well as songs he had a hand in that earned him a place in Rock & Roll
history. A natural storyteller, Denny recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes about some of
the legendary musicians he has worked with and the places he has been throughout his
remarkable career.  

Find Out More → Get Tickets →

Art-Tini Nights   Friday, July 14, 6-9:00 pm • This summer join the Alliance every
second Friday of the month as we get your creative juices flowing with craft cocktails.
Each class will feature a different art project and three tasty “‘tinis” per participant.  

In July we’ll be creating a stylized sunset painting. Artist/Instructor Victoria Rose Hahn
will lead you through the process.  
This class is perfect for a GNO, a fun date night or just a great way to wind down after a
busy week!  

Find Out More → View All Classes →      

Meet our Team
Danny Noelizaire   Event Coordinator •Daniel Noelizaire might be Brooklyn-born
but he considers himself a Southwest Florida native. His love of music and culture
started early in life and eventually paved the way for his passions and careers. In 2015,
he co-founded The Hippie Circle, an entertainment agency dedicated to serving independent
creatives through education, representation and administrative support. Danny joined AFTA
to manage both in-house and rental events. and he brings professionalism and creativity to
every event. Welcome, Danny!
Check Out Our Gift Shop  
Normal Business Hours • Did you know we have a gift shop FULL of unique, one-of-a-kind
items crafted by our Alliance Members? Everything from jewelry and greeting cards to artwork
and books! The gift shop is open during business hours, so be sure to swing by and find your
next treasure.  

Check Out Our E-Store → Become a Vendor →
Logo Contest for Digital Art Lab  
Closes July 7 • AFTA is seeking a Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab logo that captures the
spirit and intention behind this innovative new space. That’s where the public comes in! We
are holding a competition for a new logo to be used across a variety of platforms, including,
but not limited to, our website, social media sites, merchandise and promotional materials.
A prize of $500.00 and an Alliance Traveler Membership, good for one year, will be awarded
for the winning entry. We are seeking a creative, professional, stylized logo that embodies the
use of this new space and reflects our mission to advance our community through the arts.  

The logo should be adaptable to different iterations in size and application and reflective of the
creative nature of the space. It should also include the official name of the lab, Bloom & Wallace
Digital Arts Lab. Please note the Ampersand must be incorporated into the design. The contest is
open to submissions from anyone. Contestants can work in groups or individually; only one (1)
prize will be awarded, regardless of group size.  

Find Out More → View All Calls to Artists →

Storm Stories: Call for Artists  
Call To Artists • We believe in the healing power of art. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian,
we have seen a great need for healing in our community. We are asking artists to create
artwork about their experiences during or after the storm in any capacity. It may be stories
of resilience or trauma or loss. It can evoke a wide range of emotions. It is meant to be
cathartic and therapeutic and shareable, something everyone can relate to in some way.
Artists may submit one to three pieces for consideration for this exhibition. There is no entry fee.  

All entries must be submitted online no later than August 7 at 5pm.
No materials will be accepted at the Alliance – this exhibit is online entries only.
Full details can be found on the Prospectus.  

Download The Prospectus → Submit Your Story →

Wednesday Night Market   Wednesday, July 12 • Join us under the stars every second
Wednesday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm for our pop-up Market. We feature a selection
of art, live music, food trucks and beer and wine.   This month’s food truck: Donut NV  

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Danny at [email protected]  

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Art Classes for All Ages and Abilities   Your creative journey starts with you, so pick your
level and don’t stop until you get to your destination. Stay connected and inspired from your
living room, kitchen table or studio with our online art classes or connect outdoors or in our
classroom. Upcoming classes include:  

Intro to Drawing Still Life
Fluid Art Series: Dutch Pour Intensive
Fluid Art Series: Ribbon Pour
Step-by-Step Batik: Blue Pots
Neurographica (13+)Workshop Series: Greeting Card Biology
Intro to Zentangle
Art-Tini Nights: Stylized Sunset
Beginning Belly Dance (18+)
Intermediate Tribal Belly Dance (18+)
Workshop Series: Getting Your Art into Retail
Beginner Bonsai Workshop
Beginning Belly Dance (18+)Intermediate Tribal Belly Dance
Bring Your Own Bonsai    

Painting with Eunique (ages 5-10)
TikTok Tuesdays for Tweens and Teens (10-16)
Free Famly ArtLab-Father’s Day Gift
Manga and Pizza (Ages 12-18)  

Register → View All Classes →

Musical Theatre Camp  
Musical Theatre Camp at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for Grades 1 – 12
The Broadway Palm & Alliance for the Arts teamed up to bring the Musical Theatre Camp
back this year! Focusing on high quality training for students of all ages, campers will get a
peek into the life and training of professional musical theatre actors right on the Broadway
Palm Stage. Geared towards students looking to expand their training in singing, dancing and
acting, this year we have weeks designated for various age ranges so everyone gets a chance
to join in the fun! Campers will have the unique opportunity to work with professional
actors from Broadway Palm’s current production of The Little Mermaid. Each week will
culminate in performance on a Broadway Palm stage where every student gets a chance to shine.  

Spots are limited to 15 campers, so enroll early!  

July 17 – 21: Little Mermaid Ages 11 and up,
July 24 – 28: Season Pass Juniors Ages 7 – 10,
July 31 – August 4th: Season Pass Ages 11 and up  

You may choose to become a member or renew your membership during the registration process.
It will be an optional item chosen at the end of the online registration process.   

Find Out More → Register →

Free Family ArtLab   Saturday, July 15
Make creativity part of your family routine the third Saturday of each month during
Family ArtLab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore
something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all
inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic
traditions around the world.  

Recommended for ages five and older, but all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.  

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Arts Education Help – Summer Arts/Musical Theatre Camp Volunteers  
July 10-August 4 •Looking to fill more hours over the summer? Our Summer Arts Camps
are still in need of volunteers for our upcoming sessions on July 10th-August 4th. Volunteer
positions are offered to students at least 14 years of age or older, who want to gain experience
with Arts Education in a summer setting. Interested?  

Apply →      

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