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A delicious dramatic comedy, set in the present-day North Carolina, that asks the big questions about love, marriage, tolerance and baking. The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis opens Thursday, March 17.

The Cake a comedy by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis

“Refreshing and heartening” – LA Times · “A fresh and funny voice” – Vogue

Performances March 17 – April 1 • All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC’s “This is Us.”

Staring Dianne Fussaro, Chantel Rhodes, Madelaine Hayes and Scott Thomson.

This production is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch.

36th Annual All Florida Exhibition

Exhibits Now through March 26 • 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 36th Annual All Florida Exhibition is generously sponsored by American Art Collector and International Artist.

The Nouveaux Honkies and Robert Bidney Outdoor Concert

March 20 • Bouncing around the country for the last 10 years, the Nouveaux Honkies currently spread their time between East Tennessee and Southern Florida. Yes, some would call them “snowbirds”, but they will declare themselves bi-statual. That’s not a word, but it will be. As far as what one will hear when they perform, they consider it genre neutral. They play songs they wrote and songs they wish they wrote. If you wanna get picky it’s called “mother lovin’, country folkin’ blues.”

Art Classes for All Ages and Abilities

Learn the skills you need to live your dreams in career, hobby, and life. 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:

• Tending to your Soul: An Ongoing SoulCollage® Practice
• Zentangle for the Seasons (Ages 13+)
• Landscapes: Painting with Thread (Ages 14+) – Onsite Workshop
• An Evening Reflection: The Art of Labyrinth Walking
• Palette Knife Painting Workshop (Ages 16+)
• Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)
• Fine Art Acrylics Plein Air Painting (Ages 18+)
• The Psychological Language In The Art of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso – Online Art Lecture
• Creating Luminous Flowers in Watercolor (ages 13+)
• Mosaic and Stained Glass Multi Week Workshop (Ages 18+)
• Playing with Pastels Workshop (Ages 16+)

Naples Big Band

Saturday, April 2 • Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and park yourself on our festival grounds for this Big Band concert! Enjoy a beautiful evening with your friends as you tap your toes to some fabulous music. Tickets are $10 per person for non-members. Tickets for members are free, but an RSVP is required. If you are an Alliance for the Arts member, click here to reserve your tickets.

Storytelling: Stories of April Fools and Tall Tales

Saturday, April 16 • What’s a tall tale? Come and find out the truth. Our tellers get up on stage and tell stories as tall as the sky and as wide as the ocean. That’s a pretty big story! Storytellers of the Round Table and The Elephant Showcase Storytellers bring you stories in the oral tradition. Captivating, spellbinding, and entertaining and featuring featuring Dr. Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Lisa Leonhardt and Pamela Minton.

Spring Break Arts Camp for Grades 1 – 6

Thursdays, March 10 – 31 • Camp is set up as a daily event where children can attend for as many days as they’d like or stay for the whole week. Each day is packed with something different to encourage and create exposure of visual and performing arts through a variety of media – all taught and led by our team of experienced artists and educators. Kids will love exploring activities like mixed media, choreography, sketching and improv in a creative, fun and small-class environment. Registration, scholarship opportunities and volunteer applications are now open!

Weekly GreenMarket

Each and every Sunday • The Alliance for the Arts weekly GreenMarket is now on Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday market days feature Tai Chi on the lawn presented by Ellio Pilates, beginning at 11:15 a.m. This class is pay-what-you-will to attend and no reservations are required. While onsite, explore the Alliance for the Arts’ 10-acre campus or come inside to shop the gift shop or explore its current gallery exhibitions. The gallery is free and open to the public, though a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible.

Field Trip to the Netherlands

May 15 – 22 • This trip is designed as a personalized experience to inspire creativity, foster new experiences and build community. You’ll enjoy local cuisine and wine, get inspiration from tulip covered hillsides and the 17th-century Dutch masters, including Rembrandt and Vermeer, while fostering calm and clarity through yoga sessions.

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

Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre

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!

Alliance for the Arts | 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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