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August might have been a slower month for us, but we are ramping it up this -September! Check
out our year-in-a-making Storm Stories Juried Exhibition beginning Sept 1. Grab tickets for Songs
& Stories with Denny Laine or catch a Southern Circuit film in our new Art House Cinema. Learn
about failures, see a live podcast taping or celebrate Hispanic Heritage!  

And that is only the beginning!  

Best of all-September has a class for every age and ability, from yoga to digital arts!        

September’s Featured Gallery Exhibit


Storm Stories: A Juried Exhibition  

In the Gallery September 1-30

Soft Opening Reception: Sept 1, 5-7pm • This free event will include beverages.  

Closing reception: September 28, 5-7pm • This free event will include light bites by Jayne Baker and
refreshments. Join us to honor and memorialize the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ian making landfall.  

Our September Gallery is a year in the making. This Juried Exhibition is in conjunction with the oral history
project, Storm Stories. We created this project in the wake of Hurricane Ian. We saw a great need for healing
in our community after the devastating storm. By collecting stories of people’s experiences during the storm
and by asking local artists to use their experiences to create art, we hope to help our community find beauty
and begin the process of healing.  

Theatre Gallery Artist: Hope: The Others Side of Hurricane Ian shows how the deadly storm united people
in the one thing that couldn’t be destroyed. Hope. Families, friends and volunteers across Southwest Florida
met moments of hurt with hopeful acts of caring. Nonprofits, businesses and government agencies provided
vital resources and infrastructure repairs. These compelling moments captured in pictures, reflect the endured
hurt and shared determination of people — to keep hope alive.  

In the Member’s Gallery: Tamara Culp and Jodi Enders  

In the Theatre: For those of us who live at the shoreline by Sasha Wortzel  

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In the Theatre this September


Youth Theatre Presents Addams Family Young @ Part  

Sept 29-Oct 1 • Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical
adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness,
has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom
her parents have never met.  

She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do some-
thing he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change
for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and
his parents.  

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Songs & Stories with Denny Laine

Thursday, Sept 7, 7-9:30 pm • Denny Laine, two-time Grammy® Award winner, Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame® inductee, and founding member of both The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s
post-Beatles band, Wings, will bring his intimate “Songs & Stories” show to Alliance for the Arts.  

The 90-minute “Songs & Stories” show features Denny performing solo acoustic versions of songs
from his expansive career including his days with The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force,
Wings and others. He’ll share songs by some of the artists that inspired him as a young musician as
well as songs he had a hand in that earned him a place in Rock & Roll history. A natural storyteller,
Denny recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes about some of the legendary musicians he has worked
with and the places he has been throughout his remarkable career.   

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F*ckUp Nights  

Sunday, Sept 8, 7-9:00 pm • JetSetState and Alliance for the Arts present: Fuckup Nights – Fort Myers  

We are excited to share that Fuckup Nights is coming back to SWFL and has officially launched its
own chapter. Join us on Friday, September 8th for a night to remember.  

What’s Fuckup Nights you ask? Fuckup Nights is a global movement present in more than 300 cities
and 90 countries, where stories of failure are shared, focusing on the human side of the failures, and
celebrating the learning instead of stigmatizing failure.  

In this event, you will hear from some of SWFL’s most known Artists, Makers, Movers, and Shakers
share the biggest failure of their careers, what went wrong, and what they learned. After each story,
we will allow some time for questions, letting curiosity and conversation flourish. Don’t miss out
on this unique experience!  

Your $50 ticket includes admission and a cocktail.  

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FREE Healing Massage or Reiki  

Saturdays, Sept 9-30, 10-12:00 pm • We’re hosting 4 Saturday sessions where professional
massage and Reiki therapists donate their time to provide 15-minute sessions for those who
were impacted by Hurricane Ian.
9/9-First Responders, 9/16-Anyone who Stayed, 9/23-Anyone who suffered a loss 9/30-Educators  

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Three Song Stories Live  

Sunday, Sept 16, 6:00 pm • Three Song Stories is an exploration of the power music has to
connect us to times, places, people, and emotions from our lives. The show bring out the guests’
personalities, and personal histories, by mining the connections music has made during their
lifetimes. It’s also a chance to sit back and listen to the eclectic mix of songs the guests have
chosen for their ultimate musical memory short list.  

The Guest of Honor is our very own Terry Tincher!  

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Vamonos de Parche  

Sunday, Sept 17, 11-5:00 pm • Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the
Alliance with Vamonos de Parche.   

Food trucks, games, music, kids activities and raffles! We are showing our appreciation for
the culinary and performing arts, while cultivating community connections while supporting
small and local businesses of Fort Myers. Come experience cultural foods from your local
SWFL Community and join us for what is sure to be a fun, free, and family friendly event!  

Music provided by DJ Sway J.  

Interested in being involved in this event? We’re looking for local artists and sponsors!
Email [email protected] or [email protected] for Spanish.  

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One Pint at a Time  

Wednesday, Sept 20, 6-9:00 pm • Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually
for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have
been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. At present, Black
and Brown-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,500 breweries in operation.
Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black and Brown brewers,
brand owners and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the
future of America’s favorite adult beverage.  

Join us in our Art House Cinema, as we present this independent film in partnership with South Arts
and their Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.  

Tampa based brewery Bastet Brewing, also featured in the film, will be in attendance pouring two
of their craft beers for those 21+.  

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Check Out Our Gift Shop  

Normal Business Hours • Did you know we have a gift shop FULL of unique, one-of-a-kind
items crafted by our Alliance Members? Everything from jewelry and greeting cards to artwork
and books! The gift shop is open during business hours, so be sure to swing by and find your
next treasure.  

Check Out Our E-Store → Become a Vendor →        

Call to Artists  

Art in Flight  

Submissions due August 21, 2023 • We live in a rapidly changing world, from technology
to our physical environments, it can feel daunting to try to keep up. For this exhibition, we
ask artists to meditate on themes of change through a hopeful lens. Artists are asked to create
work that explores ideas of growth, progress, and resilience. Artworks can represent the artist’s
personal self-growth or images that relate to growth they see in the world around them. Artworks
will feature traditional media such as painting and drawing but alternative approaches to mixed
media or fiber arts are also encouraged.  

Artwork will be on display at RSW from September 2023-February 2024.  

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Wednesday Night Market   Wednesday, Sept 13• Join us under the stars every second Wednesday
of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm for our pop-up Market. We feature a selection of art, live music,
food trucks and beer and wine.  

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Danny at [email protected]  

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Open Mic at Wednesday Night Market   Wednesday, Sept 13 • Join us for the first
Open Mic at the Night Market, celebrating local musicians. Enjoy live performances in a
vibrant atmosphere. Register online to participate. Basic sound system provided. Limited
to one song or 5 minutes per performer. Spread the word and join us for an evening of
talent and community spirit!  

Interested in participating? Contact Danny at [email protected]
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Art Classes for All Ages and Abilities  
Your creative journey starts with you, so pick your level and don’t stop until you get to your
destination. 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:  

Zentangle for the Seasons (13+)
Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Beginner Bonsai Workshop
Beginner’s Oil Painting with Terry Lynn (16+)
Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop
Watercolor Painting (16+)
Fluid Art: Dutch Pour Intensive Workshop
Wire-wrapped Jewelry Making (15+)
Step-by-Step Batik-Blue Pots
College Level 1300C Drawing Course with Francesco (18+)
Jazz Dance for FitnessBeginning Belly Dance (18+) 6:15-7:15pm
Beginning Belly Dance (18+) 7:30-8:30 pm
Cosmic Bonsai Workshop with Laurent Darrieux
Neurographica (13+)
The Art of Ukrainian Pysanka Eggs Workshop
Painting with Terry Lynn AM (16+)
Painting with Terry Lynn Afternoon (16+)
Painting with Terry Lynn Studio (16+)
Workshop Series: Getting Your Art into Retail Environments
Embroidery for Beginners (14+)
Art Seekers 7th-12th Grade
Hula Dance (10+)
Abstract Garden & Meditation
Ceramics Hand-Building Workshop
Meaning in Contemporary Painting (18+)
Discovering SoulCollage  

Art Seekers: K-3rd Grade
Portrait Drawing for Teens (12-16)
Art Seekers: 4th-6th Grades
Art Seekers: Pre-K
Free Famly ArtLab
Creative Studio for Teens (12-18)
Tierra & Friends World Movement and Music (0-6)
TikTok Tuesdays for Tweens & Teens (10-16)
Manga Painting & Pizza (12-18)
Free Famly ArtLab
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Free Family ArtLab  

Saturday, September 16 • Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of
each month during Family Art Lab! 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.  

For September we will be working on a Resiliency Garden sign to commemorate the year
anniversary of Hurricane Ian, and to honor all those impacted.  

All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Family Art Labs are free and open to the
public, but a $10 suggested family donation keeps programming affordable and accessible.  

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor Movie Event 2023  

Saturday, October 14 • Back, bigger and wilder than ever, the Annual Rocky Horror
Picture Show outdoor movie event returns to the Alliance for the Arts on October 14th!
This nocturnal tradition has been tantalizing audiences for over 40 years. Be part of the
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 costume contest, food trucks, raffles, vendors,
prop bags and a night under the stars with 700 of your favorite Transylvanians!   

Please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs – coolers are not permitted.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Movie starts at dusk. GA, VIP and Sponsorships available.  

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Fringe Fort Myers 2024- Applications Open Now!  

May 30-June 2, 2024 • Fringe Fort Myers is an un-juried Festival via a lottery system. In order to
be considered for Fringe Fort Myers 2024 (May 30 – June 2, 2024), your application for the Lottery
Drawing must be submitted no later than Friday, December 8, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. Lottery Drawing
will occur on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.  

Fringe Fort Myers is dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists while creating
opportunities for diverse communities to experience boundary-pushing theatre and live performances
at affordable rates.

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