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We’re thrilled to keep you entertained this summer and always! Amp up your schedule and make a plan to join us for improv comedy, movie night, an art class and more.

Improv Comedy Night

Friday, June 10 • Oops We’re A Troupe is fast paced musical improv comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Expect big laughs and lots of Audience participation. With special guest star – renowned Tampa comedy performer Darryl Knapp, Julian Sundby, Lucy Sundby, Caitlynn Wilde and Adam Santa Fe.

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long Movie & Event

Sunday, June 12 • Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for: the Alliance for the Arts is thrilled to announce its very first sing-a-long event! Join us Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. for a special sing-a-long screening of the 2017 smash-hit musical The Greatest Showman! Enjoy a variety of snacks, popcorn, food trucks, community, camaraderie, circus surprises and more! Costumes encouraged – come as a ringmaster, clown, animal, mime or acrobat!

Artist’s Question, Answered in Fiber

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

Exhibits June 3- 26 • When starting a new piece, artists might ask themselves: What idea is important to communicate? What concept do I want to explore? What emotions do I want to evoke? This exhibition presents the artwork of 29 individual artists who explored these themes, answering in their artwork.

Beginner Painting Workshop (Ages 16+)

Monday, June 13 • Are you interested in working with acrylic paints, but not sure how to get started? In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the fundamentals of acrylics and acrylic painting! By the end of this course you will be equipped with the know-how to pick up a brush and start experimenting with acrylics- in a fun, friendly environment!

The Burnt Part Boys presented by Alliance Youth Theatre

Performances June 3 – 5 • Back by popular demand! The Burnt Part Boys is a richly authentic theatrical experience, a piece of musical theatre treasure with a book and score that reverberate as resonantly in audiences’ souls as the acoustic instruments that provide the accompaniment.

Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, July 7 – August 4 • Enjoy an indoor concert with your friends as you tap your toes to some fabulous music – in partnership with Naples Big Band. The Naples Big Band entertains the public with dynamic Big Band performances in styles spanning the swing era to the modern day.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6)

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is Americans for the Arts’ sixth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the U.S. The study is conducted approximately every five years to gauge the economic impact (on employment, government revenue, and household income) of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences.

The AEP6 study is happening in 387 U.S. communities, so surveys may be coming to an arts event near you! If you meet your local arts workers out and about with surveys, please consider taking a few minutes to anonymously share information about your reasons for attending the arts and any spending related to the event. Survey responses will contribute to a better understanding of the powerful economic impact of the arts in your community and nationwide!

Introduction to Dreaming as an Art (Ages 16+)

Saturday, June 25 • This fascinating class will introduce the four stages of dreaming as an art, including the art of dream incubation, the art of navigating oneself through lucid dreams, the art of dream recall, and using dreams as a means of producing works of fine art. It will include meditative drawing of a sacred circle mandala, as a means of plumbing the depths of the psyche and understanding how dream symbolism can inform one’s waking life and creative self-expression. Perfect for the artist looking to explore new paths, or the artist-to-be!

Dreaming as an Art Ages (16+)

Saturdays, July 9 – 30 • The class will help guide participants as they awaken to the depths and wonders of their dream-selves, using their dreams as a means of furthering their own artistic expression, and provide themselves with self-understanding and healing that is often more sophisticated and effective than any therapy available in an office, out of a book, or off the pharmacy shelf.

Drawing Fun, Fabulous Flowers

Wednesdays, July 13 – August 17 • If you love flowers and want to learn or improve your drawing skills this class is for you! We will begin with basic drawing skills, then move into composing and creating dynamic drawings. The class will use photos from the instructor and students. Best of all, we will use real flowers while exploring different mediums, from graphite and colored pencils, to pen and ink and markers.

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

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