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Dear colleagues and community partners,
We are excited to share this monthly communication dedicated to Arts & Culture activities within our redevelopment areas. The Fort Myers CRA with its numerous community partners have supported arts and cultural developments in the City of Palms since 1984. We invite you to share and participate in these events. Your support is invaluable to our community.
For questions related these activities, or to share a community art or cultural event occurring within our redevelopment areas call (239) 321-7100 or email us at cra@cityftmyers.com.

 

The mission of the River District Alliance (RDA) is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.
As one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the RDA strives to preserve the essence of downtown while promoting the growth of the business and economic sectors that make the area thrive.
Location: 1401B Lee Street
Website: www.myriverdistrict.com
 
Apr. 1-30, No Cost
Music Legends Public Art
 
Apr. 2, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., No Cost
Art Walk
 
Apr. 16, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., No Cost
Music Walk

 


True Tours
True Tours walking history tours are not only fun, the history is documented, fascinating and often surprising. Our tours consistently receive 4.5 Star + reviews for their entertainment and educational value. Private tours are available. All tours (except The Armchair Tour) leave from The Franklin Shops, 2200 First Street.
Location: 2200 First Street
Phone: 239-945-0405
Website: https://truetours.net/
 
Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, 10:30 a.m., $18,
Reservations & Masks Required
River District History Tour
 
Apr. 3. 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 8 p.m., $18,
Reservations & Masks Required
Haunted History Tour
 
Apr. 1-30, Call for Pricing,
Reserve your own 60-Minute Private Session from Your Home/Venue
Reservations Required
The Armchair Tour
 
Apr. 1-30, Call for Pricing,
Reserve your own Private Tour
Reservations & Masks Required
Private Tour

Luminary Hotel & Co.
More than a hotel, Luminary is the hub of excitement and discovery – a focal point where locals and travelers make their unique imprint on the city’s own story. A story begun years ago by a brilliant cast of audacious luminaries. Create your own story by joining in one (or more!) of the many events offered by Luminary and Co.
Location: 2200 Edwards Drive
Phone: 239-314-3800
Website: https://www.luminaryhotel.com/events/
 
Apr. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.,
Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at Oxbow Bar & Grill
 
Apr. 1 – 30, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at the Rooftop Bar
 
Apr. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at the Lobby Bar
 
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., $12, 4th Floor Outdoor Pool Deck
Saturday Morning Yoga by the Pool
 
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., No Cost, Dean St. Coffee Roastery
Coffee Roasting Demonstration
 
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Frank Sinatra Tribute at the Lobby Bar
 
Apr. 29, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., $39 in Advance, $45 at the Door,
4th Floor Pool Deck, Over 21 Only
Full Moon Party on the Pool Deck

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) was founded in 1997 by Jim Griffith as Florida Arts, Inc. SBDAC hosts concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, dance, independent film, cotillion, and arts education. Its mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through these events and community outreach programs.
Location: 2301 First Street
Phone: 239-333-1933
Website: https://www.sbdac.com/
 
Apr. 2-30, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
(Arrive 15 minutes early to register), $16
Indra Yoga
 
Apr. 2-28, $1 (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
Grand Atrium: Remodeling by Norlam de Leon
Capital Gallery: Radial Pilgrim by Alex Lago
 
Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., $30 in Advance (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Bluegrass: The Barefoot Movement
 
Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., $45 /$65 VIP (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Vinyl Vibes: Turnstiles – Billy Joel Tribute Band
 
Apr. 18, 8 p.m., $10
Art & Poetry Networking
 

Arts for ACT Gallery
Arts for ACT Gallery is the non-profit art gallery, studio and boutique owned by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), the domestic violence, sexual assault and Human Trafficking Center.
Location: 2265 First Street
Phone: 239-337-5050
Website: http://www.artsforactgallery.com/
 
Apr. 2 – May 3, No Cost (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
Main Gallery: Barbara Gage Mulford
White Gallery: ACT Co-op Artists

DAAS Co-Op Gallery at the Butterfly Estates

We are Southwest Florida’s premier Art Gallery, featuring some of the best artists of our area. Our gallery operates in a cooperative system, which means that we all participate, collaborate, coordinate and tend to all business matters. DAAS stands for David Acevedo Art Studio. Acevedo is the founder, curator and director of the venue. DAAS Gallery holds exhibition opening receptions every first Friday of the month, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with Fort Myers Art Walk.
 
Location: 1815 Fowler Street, Unit 3
Phone: 239-590-8645
Website: https://daascoop.com/
 
Apr. 2 – May 1, No Cost (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
ICONIC

Snouts & Strokes Pet Emporium & Art Gallery

Pub for you and your pet. Art. Events. Canvas Printing. Paint Workshops! Bar and Lounge! Thursday and Friday nights we turn into “The Lounge” with DJs during Art Walk.
 
Location: 1518 Jackson Street
Phone: 239-628-9593
Website: https://www.facebook.com/snoutsandstrokespetpub/
 
Apr. 2, 6 p.m., No Cost
The Lounge

Neenie’s House

Neenie’s House is an arts and cultural emporium in the East Palm neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL. This unique venue hosts art openings, music performances, and more. ARTGROOVES happens every 2nd Friday of the month, and has live artist, artisan vendors, DJs, and Artful Projections. ARTGROOVES is hosted by Fresh Squeezed, and Neenie’s House. Fresh Squeezed organizes events, and offers support and promotion focusing on Electronic Dance Music, DJs, Producers, Bands, and Artist.
Location: 481 Marsh Avenue
Phone: 239-333-9267
Website: www.NeeniesHouse.com
 
Apr. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., No Cost
East Fort Myers Mercado
 
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., $10
Wednesday Yoga
 
Apr. 9, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., No Cost
ARTGROOVES SIX
 
Apr. 23, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., No Cost
Zine Fest by Love Your Rebellion
Neenie’s House is an arts and cultural emporium in the East Palm neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL. This unique venue hosts art openings, music performances, and more. ARTGROOVES happens every 2n
Dear colleagues and community partners,
We are excited to share this monthly communication dedicated to Arts & Culture activities within our redevelopment areas. The Fort Myers CRA with its numerous community partners have supported arts and cultural developments in the City of Palms since 1984. We invite you to share and participate in these events. Your support is invaluable to our community.
For questions related these activities, or to share a community art or cultural event occurring within our redevelopment areas call (239) 321-7100 or email us at cra@cityftmyers.com.

 

River District Alliance

 

The mission of the River District Alliance (RDA) is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.
As one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the RDA strives to preserve the essence of downtown while promoting the growth of the business and economic sectors that make the area thrive.
Location: 1401B Lee Street
Website: www.myriverdistrict.com
 
Apr. 1-30, No Cost
Music Legends Public Art
 
Apr. 2, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., No Cost
Art Walk
 
Apr. 16, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., No Cost
Music Walk

 

True Tours

 

True Tours walking history tours are not only fun, the history is documented, fascinating and often surprising. Our tours consistently receive 4.5 Star + reviews for their entertainment and educational value. Private tours are available. All tours (except The Armchair Tour) leave from The Franklin Shops, 2200 First Street.
 
Location: 2200 First Street
Phone: 239-945-0405
Website: https://truetours.net/
 
Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, 10:30 a.m., $18,
Reservations & Masks Required
River District History Tour
 
Apr. 3. 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 8 p.m., $18,
Reservations & Masks Required
Haunted History Tour
 
Apr. 1-30, Call for Pricing,
Reserve your own 60-Minute Private Session from Your Home/Venue
Reservations Required
The Armchair Tour
 
Apr. 1-30, Call for Pricing,
Reserve your own Private Tour
Reservations & Masks Required
Private Tour

 

Luminary Hotel & Co.

 

More than a hotel, Luminary is the hub of excitement and discovery – a focal point where locals and travelers make their unique imprint on the city’s own story. A story begun years ago by a brilliant cast of audacious luminaries. Create your own story by joining in one (or more!) of the many events offered by Luminary and Co.
 
Location: 2200 Edwards Drive
Phone: 239-314-3800
Website: https://www.luminaryhotel.com/events/
 
Apr. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.,
Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at Oxbow Bar & Grill
 
Apr. 1 – 30, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at the Rooftop Bar
 
Apr. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Live Music at the Lobby Bar
 
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., $12, 4th Floor Outdoor Pool Deck
Saturday Morning Yoga by the Pool
 
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., No Cost, Dean St. Coffee Roastery
Coffee Roasting Demonstration
 
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., No Cost
Frank Sinatra Tribute at the Lobby Bar
 
Apr. 29, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., $39 in Advance, $45 at the Door,
4th Floor Pool Deck, Over 21 Only
Full Moon Party on the Pool Deck

 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

 

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) was founded in 1997 by Jim Griffith as Florida Arts, Inc. SBDAC hosts concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, dance, independent film, cotillion, and arts education. Its mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through these events and community outreach programs.
Location: 2301 First Street
Phone: 239-333-1933
Website: https://www.sbdac.com/
 
Apr. 2-30, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
(Arrive 15 minutes early to register), $16
Indra Yoga
 
Apr. 2-28, $1 (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
Grand Atrium: Remodeling by Norlam de Leon
Capital Gallery: Radial Pilgrim by Alex Lago
 
Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., $30 in Advance (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Bluegrass: The Barefoot Movement
 
Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., $45 /$65 VIP (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Vinyl Vibes: Turnstiles – Billy Joel Tribute Band
 
Apr. 18, 8 p.m., $10
Art & Poetry Networking

 

Arts for ACT Gallery

 

Arts for ACT Gallery is the non-profit art gallery, studio and boutique owned by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), the domestic violence, sexual assault and Human Trafficking Center.
Location: 2265 First Street
Phone: 239-337-5050
Website: http://www.artsforactgallery.com/
 
Apr. 2 – May 3, No Cost (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
Main Gallery: Barbara Gage Mulford
White Gallery: ACT Co-op Artists

 

DAAS Co-Op Gallery at the Butterfly Estates

 

We are Southwest Florida’s premier Art Gallery, featuring some of the best artists of our area. Our gallery operates in a cooperative system, which means that we all participate, collaborate, coordinate and tend to all business matters. DAAS stands for David Acevedo Art Studio. Acevedo is the founder, curator and director of the venue. DAAS Gallery holds exhibition opening receptions every first Friday of the month, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with Fort Myers Art Walk.
 
Location: 1815 Fowler Street, Unit 3
Phone: 239-590-8645
Website: https://daascoop.com/
 
Apr. 2 – May 1, No Cost (Opening Apr. 2, 6 p.m.)
ICONIC

 

Snouts & Strokes Pet Emporium & Art Gallery

 

Pub for you and your pet. Art. Events. Canvas Printing. Paint Workshops! Bar and Lounge! Thursday and Friday nights we turn into “The Lounge” with DJs during Art Walk.
Location: 1518 Jackson Street
Phone: 239-628-9593
Website: https://www.facebook.com/snoutsandstrokespetpub/
Apr. 2, 6 p.m., No Cost
The Lounge

 

Neenie’s House

 

Neenie’s House is an arts and cultural emporium in the East Palm neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL. This unique venue hosts art openings, music performances, and more. ARTGROOVES happens every 2nd Friday of the month, and has live artist, artisan vendors, DJs, and Artful Projections. ARTGROOVES is hosted by Fresh Squeezed, and Neenie’s House. Fresh Squeezed organizes events, and offers support and promotion focusing on Electronic Dance Music, DJs, Producers, Bands, and Artist.
 
Location: 481 Marsh Avenue
Phone: 239-333-9267
Website: www.NeeniesHouse.com
Apr. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., No Cost
East Fort Myers Mercado
 
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., $10
Wednesday Yoga
 
Apr. 9, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., No Cost
ARTGROOVES SIX
 
Apr. 23, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., No Cost
Zine Fest by Love Your Rebellion

 

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 

Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally-known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Visitors will enjoy touring 20+ acres of historic homes, buildings and gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum.
Location: 2350 McGregor Blvd.
Phone: 239-334-7419
Website: https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/
 
Apr. 10, 10 a.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Garden Talk – Bulbs For The South
 
Apr. 13, 10:30 a.m., No Cost (Registration Required)
Digital Discussion: Edison Family Military Connections
 
Apr. 13, 1:30 p.m., $35 Members, $50 Non-Members
Garden Class – Container Gardening and Introduction to Floral Arranging
 
Apr. 14, 11 a.m., No Cost Members, Included with Admission
Non-Members
Museum Musings: Edison’s Electric Motor
 
Apr. 20, 1:30 p.m., $30 Members, $45 Non-Members
Garden Class – Growing Roses in Southwest Florida
 
Apr. 24, 9 a.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Grow Fort Myers Plant Sale and Festival
 
Apr. 28, 11 a.m., No Cost Members, Included with Admission
Non-Members
Museum Musings: Edison’s Little Monster

 

IMAG History & Science Center

 

The IMAG History & Science Center is a family-friendly destination offering fun and educational interactive exhibits, aquariums, history displays, and a 3D theater. The mission is to engage guests in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and more recently the history of Southwest Florida. This is achieved through hands-on experiences and educational programs that further the understanding of the natural and human-made world, and foster an appreciation for Southwest Florida’s unique environment, natural waterways, and rich history. A visit to the IMAG nurtures intellectual curiosity, discovery, and innovation. Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays Noon – 5 p.m., Closed Mondays
 
Location: 2000 Cranford Avenue
Phone: 239-243-0043
Website: https://theimag.org/
 
Registration Open Now, $190/week Family Membership, 
$240/ per week Non-Members
Camp IMAG Spring Break & Summer Registration

 

Florida Repertory Theatre

 

Florida Rep is committed to providing a first-class regional theatre for Southwest Florida; to creating, nurturing and developing an ensemble of theatre professionals who will develop long term relationships working on a wide variety of plays; to helping improve the quality of life in our community through all the arts; and to making the arts, especially theatre, accessible to all.
 
Location: 2267 First Street
Phone: 239-332-4488
Website: http://www.FloridaRep.org
Apr. 14 – 24, 8 p.m., $60 – $100 for a 6-Person Square
(Safe & Socially-Distant Outdoor Seating, Masks Required, Free Parking)
Florida Rep Teen Conservatory Program Presents INTO THE WOODS in Florida Rep’s Outdoor Theatre
 
Apr. 28 – May 2, 8 p.m., $60 – $100 for a 6-Person Square
(Safe & Socially-Distant Outdoor Seating, Masks Required, Free Parking)
Florida Rep Teen Conservatory Program Presents INTO THE WOODS Jr. in Florida Rep’s Outdoor Theatre

 

Laboratory Theater of Florida

 

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work.
Location: 1634 Woodford Avenue
Phone: 239-218-0481
Website: http://www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com/
 
Apr. 30 – May 15, $30, $12 Students, Adult Language & Mature Themes: Masks required
Race by David Mamet

 

The venue below is located near our redevelopment areas
but not within them. We feature them as a partner in the arts to the Fort Myers CRA and other venues within the redevelopment areas.

 

Alliance for the Arts

 

The Alliance for the Arts is a vibrant and welcoming nonprofit visual and performing arts center located in the heart of southwest Florida. The Alliance is creative space that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination and equity.
Location: 10091 McGregor Boulevard
Phone: 239-939-2787
Website: https://www.artinlee.org/
 
Apr. 8, 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., $25 Members, $30 Non-Members
Online Paint Night with David Acevedo
 
Apr. 8 – 10, 7 p.m., $10 – $40
Youth Theatre Presents Bible HerStory
 
Apr. 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., No Cost Members/$15 Non-Members
Seeing is Believing: How to Look at a Masterpiece – Online Art Lecture
 
Apr. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., $116 Members, $145 Non-Members
Shapes of Water: Painting Water with Oils with Terry Lynn Spry – Onsite Workshop
 
Apr. 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $22 Members, $27 Non-Members
Hula Hoop 101 (Ages 10+) – Outdoor Workshop
 
Apr. 18, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., $15
Conversations for Change Equity Series – Online Event
 
Ongoing, Cost Varies
Classes for all Ages and Abilities, Onsite, Online or Outside
 
Sign Up Now!
Summer Arts Camp Grades 1 – 7 (Sessions June 21 – July 30)
 
Musical Theatre Intensive Camp at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for Grades 7 – 12 (Sessions July 5 – 30)

 

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