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It’s Spooky Season, but have no fear! The Alliance has plenty of ways to engage with the arts.
Here’s a collection of upcoming exhibitions and exciting opportunities for local artists!
Upcoming Exhibition: Whimsy and Wonder: Doug MacGregor
Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free. This event is open
to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!
Doug MacGregor shares his world of Whimsy and Wonder at the Alliance for the Arts
in Fort Myers, November 3-25. With his pen, pencil and colorful brush, Doug will
guide you through his creative world as an artist, cartoonist, and storyteller.
Whether you are young, young at heart, or just plain curious, there is something for
everyone inside Doug’s Whimsical and Wonderful World living inside the Alliance.
In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
In the Member Gallery: Michelle McDonald and Paul David
Call to Artists: In Color Mural Project
This mural exhibition is all about color! Color is the most fundamental building block
of art and we invite artists to show off their skills in this hue-rrific display.
Artists may submit digital art or high quality scans or photographs of artwork for this
exhibition. Artwork should be horizontal. Selected pieces will be printed on 4’x8′ vinyl
banners and displayed on the Alliance for the Arts campus for up to 6 months. There
will be no physical receiving for this exhibition, all artworks will be reproduced on
vinyl banners for display.
Open to all artists working in the United States. Submit by November 18, 2023 for
consideration. If you are a member of the Alliance for the Arts, you may use code
Member10 for $10 off your entry fee.
Calling all Vendors: Arts & Ends Holiday Sale
Our annual Arts and Ends Holiday Sale returns December 2nd! Want to be involved?
We are taking vendor applications now. If you make art or handmade gifts of any kind
and would like to be involved in this exciting holiday event, submit your application
This year’s Arts and Ends Holiday Sale is headed outdoors to our GreenMarket
grounds! Located on walkways surrounding the Alliance for the Arts building, artist’s
tables will be set up in the beautiful open air and sunshine. The sale will be held on
December 2nd from 9am-1pm. If you would like to be a part of the fun, submit an
application by 5 p.m. on November 5th. You will be notified of you acceptence to
sell by November 10th.
Apply Here →
Upcoming Member Exhibition!
Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features
artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning
purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting
until the end of the exhibit.
If you are an Alliance member, consider submitting three (3) original 2D or 3D
artworks for exhibit in the gallery. All works must be 16″x20″ or smaller and be
for sale, priced $200 or under.
Download the Prospectus →
Submissions Open for 38th Annual All Florida Exhibition
This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. 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. The juried entries
come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s
contemporary Florida artists. The exhibition will be on display March 1 – 30, 2024.
Open to all artists residing in Florida. Only original artwork will be accepted, no
giclee. An entry consists of 1 to 3 artworks. Non-refundable Entry Fee is $25.00
for one entry and $5 for each additional entry up to 3.
Alliance for the Arts members may use coupon code Member10 to receive $10
off the entry fee.
Current students and educators may use code Education10 to receive $10 off the
entry fee if they sign up with an email address ending in .edu
Download the Prospectus →
Be a Featured Artist at Our Monthly Night Market!
Alliance for the Arts members may apply to be a featured artist during this
monthly event which features a selection of fresh produce, art, live music,
food trucks and beer and wine. Up to three members will be chosen each
month to display and sell their artwork.
Apply Here →
Fringe 2024 Applications Now Open
Fringe Fort Myers is an un-juried performing arts Festival via a lottery system. In order
to be considered for Fringe Fort Myers 2024 (May 30 – June 2, 2024), your application
for the Lottery Drawing must be submitted no later than Friday, December 8, 2023, at
5 p.m. EST. Lottery Drawing will occur on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
-Monday, August 14, 2023 (10 a.m. EST) Applications $25
-Friday, December 8, 2023 (5 p.m. EST): DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
-Monday, December 18, 2023 (6:30 p.m. EST): Lottery Drawing, both in person at
the Fringe Fort Myers office and online via Social Media.
Fringe Fort Myers is dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists
while creating opportunities for diverse communities to experience boundary-pushing
theatre and live performances at affordable rates.
Apply Here →
Alliance for the Arts • ArtInLee.org
239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre • Digital Arts Lab
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Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms
Meisenberg Family Trust · Jon & Megan Romine · Arthur Zupko
And incredible people like you!