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37th Annual All Florida Exhibit

Submission Deadline: January 23 • Exhibits: March 3- April 1

If you’re an artist within the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida, we’re calling on you to submit to the All Florida Juried Exhibit, our most anticipated show of the year! As the name suggests, this award-winning exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the state of Florida. There’s just one month before the deadline, so submit your artwork today!

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Upcoming Events

Faceless, Performances January 19-29•Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members and available at or by calling the box office at 239-939-2787.

Storytelling Showcase: January 6, 7:00pm • Tickets are $18 for Alliance members, $20 for non-members.

Freaky Friday the 13th Movie Night, January 13, 6:00pm• Tickets are $12 for Alliance members, $15 for non-members.
Kids under 5 get in free!

Educate, Create, Congregate, January 12, 5:00pm • Come rendezvous with your fellow creatives! While this event is free, an RSVP is required.

Citrus Circus, January 7• Bring your blankets and chairs and come join the girls at Citrus Circus for an exciting journey into the fruit bowl, where the circus comes alive and your imagination sparks!

Fort Myers Fake Fest, Saturday, January 14 • Tribute Bands and Beer Stands, run by Nice Guys Producations and hosted by the Alliance for the Arts.

Upcoming Classes

Classes and Workshops This Month and Beyond

You now have 365 opportunities to take risks, hustle like a pro and hit all your goals with an art class! Upcoming lineup includes:

Adult & Teen
• Mosaic Mania
• Larger Than Life Watercolors (16+)
• Back to Basic: Acrylic Painting with Pat Smelkoff
• Fluid Art Series: Flip Cup Fun
• Zentangle for the Seasons
• Fine Art Acrylic-Plein Air Painting (18+)
• Neurographica (13+)
• Fine Art Acrylics (18+)
• Classical Painting with Terry Lynn: Morning Class, Afternoon Class or Painting Studio
• Paint like Bob Ross Package (13+)
• FUNdamentals of Painting Like Bob Ross “Fluffy Clouds” (13+)
• Paint Like Bob Ross “A Calm Day Sailing” (13+)
• Paint like Bob Ross “Sescape” (13+)
• Landscape and Drawing Perspective
• Draw and Paint Portraits (16+)
• Redefining Now: Female Artists in the 21st Century Lecture
• The Color of Music: Abstract Painting (18+)
• Meaning in Contemporary Painting (18+)
• Step-by-Step Batik-A Slice of Italy
• Fantastic Florals
• Getting Your Art Into the Retail Environment Series: Workshop 1-Demystifying Wholesale for Artists & Makers
• Intro to Leather Working-Small Journal
• Intro to Tribal Belly Dance
• Beginning Belly Dance
• Palette Knife Painting in Oil from Landscape Photography (16+)
• The Art and Craft of the Personal Story
• Playing with Pastel One Day Workshop
• Neurographica (13+)
• Mosaic Jewelry Making
• Out of the Shadows: Female Artists of the 18-20th Centuries Lecture
• Painting in Today’s World (18+)
• Jumpstart Watercolor Basics (16+)
• Can Control 101AM (13-18)

• Hula Dance (Ages 3-9)
• Hula Dance (10+)
• Homeschool Art Class (K-2nd)
• Homeschool Art Class (3rd-6th)
• Homeschool Art Class (7th-12th)
• Homeschool Open Studio (3rd-12th)
• ArtPlay: Visual Arts (8+)
• Painting with Eunique (ages 5-10)
• Rising Artist Experience-Mixed Media (Ages 5-9)
• Free Family ArtLab
• Manga and Pizza (12-18)

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Storm Stories: Stories of Ian

“Storm Stories” is part of our Therapeutic Outreach, created in response to the emotional impact of Hurricane Ian. “Storm Stories” will have a dedicated voicemail, 239-744-3047, as well as a way to submit written and recorded responses, allowing you to share your unique experience and express your emotions. Anyone who had an experience, big or small, with Hurricane Ian is invited to participate. Both mediums launched earlier this month.

Artistic leeway will then be given to local artists to share these stories with the community. This project will culminate in a multi-media, artistic expression exhibition in September 2023.

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Share Your Story →

December 24- January 2 • In observance of the holidays, and to give our staff a well-deserved break, we will be closed from December 24th-January 2nd. We will reopen on January 3rd to begin our busy January!

Alliance for the Arts •
239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre • Digital Art Lab

Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms
Meisenberg Family Trust · Jon & Megan Romine · Arthur Zupko

And incredible people like you!

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