Art / Theater
The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre serves up vibrant musicals after each lunch or dinner.
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The performing arts are presented in the historic Arcade Theatre, a charming, renovated Victorian playhouse.
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Enjoy acts from Bill Cosby and Howie Mandel to Tony Bennett and Olivia Newton John, and concerts by The Southwest Florida Symphony.
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Home of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baker Museum Artis-Naples is the premier artist consortium in Southwest Florida, hosting more than 400 events a year including world class dance, opera, classical and popular music and Broadway musicals.
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Board the Seminole Gulf Railway’s Murder Mystery Dinner Train and dine amid a hilarious “whodunnit" performance. Cocktails, fine wines and five-course dinners are served while guests help pinpoint the murderer as the mystery unfolds. The train winds north toward Punta Gorda on its three-and-a-half-hour trek, crossing the scenic Caloosahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Tower Gallery Cooperative (Sanibel): Islandy and energetic. The cozy aura of this bright blue 1926 beach house is the perfect backdrop for showcasing the individual styles and mediums of local talent.
Jungle Drums (Captiva): A wildly eclectic mix of art. A tiny garden boasting bronze sculptures of dolphins sets the stage for this wildlife-inspired gallery. Inside: stunning to whimsical objets d’art.
2 Islands Gallery (Captiva): Bright and airy. Striking creations by 20 local artists enliven this fine art gallery renowned for paintings, photography, chic wearable art and more.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: The “gem of the River District.” This 1933 architectural icon is being reborn as an art center combining theater, music and rotating art shows.
Art of the Olympians: Art and sport united. Head to the riverfront for a rare opportunity to view (and own) signed, original art created by Olympiads. Inspirational rotating sports exhibitions, too.
Arts for ACT Gallery: Fine-n-funky. An eclectic experience blending main gallery art exhibits and back rooms filled with unique treasures. Operated by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.
Downtown Art Walk: First Fridays feature opening receptions, music and free shuttles for easy gallery hopping. Be sure to check out: the international flair of daas Gallery and the Pop art of Howl Gallery/Tattoo.
Enjoy a variety of exhibitions at The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Art.
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In addition to monthly changing exhibits by Southwest Florida based artists at its Phillips and Founders Galleries, Big Arts hosts workshops, a speakers forum, an independent film series and a variety of plays and special dance and musical performances.
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Southwest Florida’s premier fine art festival takes place in downtown Fort Myers in February. The free, two-day celebration of the arts decorates downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children’s art activities.
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Bonita Springs National Art Festivals are held in January and March and feature the artwork of 206 national and international artists.
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