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

The Cake continues in the theatre now through April 1! There are no clear answers to life’s toughest questions, and this play invites audiences to join on a journey of curiosity and humanity and is packed with a lot of laughs, too!

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

Performances Now – 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.”

This production is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch.

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.

Bob Ross Classic: “Rolling Hills” – Painting Workshop (Ages 13+)

Saturday, April 2 • Join Mathew Halstead, CRI of Lazy Painter Brushworks, for a classic Bob Ross painting workshop with friends at the Alliance. Find freedom on a canvas as Mathew leads you from start to finish though creating the painting, “Rolling Hills.” Students will take home a finished 16×20 painting.

The Art of Matting and Framing for Artists and Photographers (Ages 16+)

Sunday, April 3 • In this hands-on workshop you will learn professional mat cutting skills and techniques using a Logan mat cutter. Instructor/Professional Framer will teach you conservation, preservation, archival mounting and assembly for art and photos.

Collage and Mixed Media (Ages 16+)

Mondays, April 4 – 25• In this four week course, students will be exposed to various mixed media techniques with an emphasis on collage. This will be a fun and experimental class for anyone who wants to try but doesn’t know how to go about it. It will also have relevance for the seasoned artist who wants to try something different.

Zentangle for the Seasons (Ages13+)

Wednesday, April 6-27 • Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of drawing patterns step by step. It is relaxing, gratifying and a great way to exercise the creative side of your brain! Beginning with the basics in the first class, we’ll then create a variety of Art works throughout the month, based on the season.

Discover your SoulCollage® animal companion

Friday, April 8 • This workshop is one of a series, designed for those who have taken an Introduction to SoulCollage®. This workshop delves into the Companion suit, and includes a guided meditation to help you discover your own animal companions, which are associated with each of the seven main chakras, or energy centers, in the body.

Watercolor Made Easy – Creating Textures (ages 13+)

Saturday, April 9 • This workshop will cover the three methods of watercolor application – washes, glazes, and wet-into-wet techniques. Time will also be spent exploring various techniques to create textural effects that add detail and expression to paintings.

Introduction to Colored Pencils Workshop (Ages 18+)

Saturday, April 9 •This introductory class will teach the beginner how to use colored pencils to create beautiful works of art. The Instructor/Artist will provide all materials for this class, allowing you to try out this versatile medium before investing in your own supplies.

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