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We believe the arts are an impactful source of healing, reflecting and connecting. We warmly welcome November and its corresponding symbolism of gratitude.

The Alliance is thankful for people like you, who truly believe the arts have the power to transform lives and improve our community. You are a huge part of what makes our little world thrive and we can’t wait to entertain and delight you this November!

Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor Movie Night

Saturday, Nov 12, 5-10:00 p.m. • Hurricane Ian couldn’t cancel this beloved, rowdy, nocturnal tradition, the Rocky Horror Picture Show has been tantalizing audiences for over 40 years.

Be part of a decades-long tradition of crowd participation as guests are encouraged to dance along to the Time Warp, yell back at the movie and throw props in time with the action on screen and our shadow cast. The event includes a Rocky Horror costume contest, bad tattoo contest, food trucks, raffles, vendors, and a night under the stars with your favorite Transylvanians!

Please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs – coolers are not permitted. Prop Bags will be available for purchase.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Movie starts at dusk.

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Feedback Loop: Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner

Exhibit November 4 – 27 • Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner Graham are visual artists whose work pulls from their experiences growing up in the South. Though outwardly, their work appears to be very different, one using abstraction and the other using collage with pictorial imagery, they both turn a critical eye towards the South and explore how built systems and false narratives reinforce systems of inequity and invisibility.

Opening Reception, November 4, 5-7p.m. • See it first, see it free! This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy light refreshments provided by Jayne Baker.

Artist Walk & Talk, November 5, 10 a.m. • Meet the artists as they talk through their process at this free event.

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Bluegrass Outdoor Concert (Southwind and Bluegrass Central)

Sunday, November 6, 3-5:00 p.m.• As a small way of giving back to our community during these trying times, the Alliance for the Arts is proud to offer a FREE Outdoor Bluegrass concert on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are strongly suggested.

Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

The concert will be held outdoors on our Green Market Stage. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. with Southwind playing at 3:00 p.m. and Bluegrass Central taking the stage at 4:00 p.m. Chairs and coolers are permitted.

Pre-sale seating is limited to 132 and is first come, first serve. In the case of bad weather, the show will be moved indoors to the Foulds Theatre. Additional tickets may be available at the door, weather permitting.

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Classes for All Ages and Abilities

Turn over a new leaf. Keep things chill this busy season with crisp new skills straight from our November lineup! Upcoming offers include:

Adult & Teen Classes
• Belly Dance (Age 14+)
• Basics of Woodturning
• Flash Photography (18+)
• SoulCollage®: Intuition, Imagination, Images
• Painting with Terry Lynn AM (16+)
• Painting with Terry Lynn PM (16+)
• Painting with Terry Lynn EVENING (16+)
• Zentangle for the Seasons (13+)
• Draw and Paint Portraits (16+)
• Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)
• Plein Air Painting
• Intro to the Art of Cricut
• 2-Day Mosaic Tree Workshop

Youth Classes
• Painting with Eunique (Ages 5-10)
• Homeschool Art Class (K-2nd)
• Homeschool Art Class (3rd-6th)
• Homeschool Art Class (7th-12th)
• Homeschool Open Studio (3rd-12th)

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Free Family Art Labs

Saturday, November 19 • Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world. Come ready to imagine and create! After the fun, peruse local produce and products at our GreenMarket.

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SWFL Strong Benefit Concert

Friday, November 18 2-7:00 p.m.• Come rock out at the #SWFLStrong Benefit Concert hosted by Nice Guys Production, in partnership with Music aLive SWFL and #WEAREFMB.

All proceeds will be donated directly to Hurricane Ian relief programs.

For more information, visit #SWFLSTRONG Benefit Concert – Nice Guys Production or email [email protected]

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Rock the Stage: Semi-Finals

Saturday, November 19, 4-9:00 p.m. • The Top 25 will showcase their talent on November 19, 2022, at the Rock the Stage Semi-Finals Showcase. The music filled event will be at Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, 4-9pm. General admission tickets $10.

VIP tickets are limited- $100 each and include: Preferred seating, complimentary food, private VIP bar, VIP indoor restrooms, invitation to the VIP afterparty, and the ability to cast one vote in each division.

Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Rock the Stage music competition will go toward helping our SWFL Music Community that suffered from Hurricane Ian.

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November Artist Mixer

Thursday, November 10, 5-7:00 p.m. • Connect with the creative community at our Visual Artist Mixer. See familiar faces, introduce yourself to new ones and share some laughs for an evening of connection. The evening will feature light refreshments and of course, lots of art. While this event is free, an RSVP is required.


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Fringe Fort Myers Call for Performers!

Call for Performers! • Flock yeah, we’re FINALLY introducing Fringe Fort Myers – the newest Fringe performing arts festival in the United States and the first ever in southwest Florida! Fringe will kick off June 1-4, 2023.

In order to be considered for Fringe Fort Myers 2023, your application for the Lottery Drawing must be submitted no later than Monday, December 12, 2022, at 5 p.m. EST. Lottery Drawing will occur on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 6 p.m. EST. For additional questions, please contact [email protected]

Important Dates:
• Monday, Nov 28, 2022 (5:00 p.m. EST): End of Early Bird Application Pricing ($25).
• Pricing for applications increases to $35
• Monday, Dec 12, 2022 (5:00 p.m. EST): DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
• Monday, Dec 19, 2022 (6:00 p.m. EST): Lottery Drawing, both in person at the Fringe Fort Myers office and online via Social Media.

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Call to Artist Vendors

Arts & Ends Holiday Sale and Craft Show • Our Arts & Ends Holiday Sale and Craft Show is about more than great finds, it’s also about great artists. We’re looking for local talent to get involved with our annual and festive holiday sale on December 3. If you make art or handmade gifts, click here for the opportunity to become a vendor at this popular event.

This year’s Arts and Ends Holiday Sale is headed outdoors to our ArtsPark and GreenMarket grounds! Located on the 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 3rd from 9am-1pm. If you would like to be a part of the fun, submit an application by 5 p.m. on November 7th. You will be notified of your acceptance to sell by November 11.

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Not On My Walls Pop-Up Exhibition

Opening Reception, Dec 1, 5-7:00 p.m. • Join us for a tacky holiday reception judged and hosted by Marc Collins and Stephanie Davis on Tickets are $10. Get first dibs and enjoy the camaraderie as well as light refreshments.

Exhibits December 2 – 4 • Are your walls crowded with once-loved art? Have art that doesn’t go with your living room redecoration? We want it! Let us help you un-funk your walls and give your art a second chance at life. Let us help you un-funk your walls! This white-elephant-style sale will help you cycle out art that no longer fits your aesthetic, purchase new art and support the Alliance as 100% of proceeds go right back into our community and our mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts.

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Hurricane Ian Updates

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us cleanup the hurricane aftermath on October 15th! We truly appreciate and are honored to be a part of the Fort Myers community.

“We are actively listening to the needs of our artistic community here in Southwest Florida and responding with solutions to help us all recover from this natural disaster as quickly as we can,” said Executive Director, Molly Deckart. “The arts, and the Alliance, will continue to serve as an important part of the healing process.”

The Alliance for the Arts has become a refuge for local arts organizations that suffered damage from Hurricane Ian. For more information on updated dates, as well as a list of our partners, please visit

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

Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre • Digital Arts Lab

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

We believe the arts are an impactful source of healing, reflecting and connecting. We warmly welcome November and its corresponding symbolism of gratitude.

The Alliance is thankful for people like you, who truly believe the arts have the power to transform lives and improve our community. You are a huge part of what makes our little world thrive and we can’t wait to entertain and delight you this November!

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