Our mission and mantra is to celebrate, inspire and support you - our neighbors, artists and friends. We hope you continue to enjoy our online and onsite programming throughout the summer, as we embrace the transformative power of the arts.
Stay connected and inspired from your living room, kitchen table or studio with our online art classes! This month, we're offering:
Register now to enjoy these courses in a safe, virtual space full of joy, shared experiences, and in a live and interactive way.
Thursday, August 13  A free, virtual extravaganza jam-packed with magical mystery, clever circus and comedy delights that audiences of all ages will enjoy! This production ignites the imagination and sparks wonder by delivering an upbeat and unique evening!
With your help, the Alliance has seen significant campus growth over the past few years. New sidewalks and pathways, enhanced landscaping, LED lighting and a new paint job for our building has all lead us up to this: installation of the Caloosahatchee Water Wall by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Singer!
We're almost to the finish line! In the next few weeks, you can expect to see the water featured turned on, additional landscaping and completion of our viewing plaza.
Exhibits now - August 20 Come explore a powerful and thoughtful exhibit responds to this extended moment in time. Please also join us for a free, online artist talk with Patricia Turner on August 11.
Gallery and gift shop hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
or by appointment by contacting exhibitions@artinlee.org
Deadline: November 6 • This new exhibition opportunity, in partnership with The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, asks artists to dive into water - an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally and historically. Prizes will be awarded including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, $250 for 2nd place, $100 cash for 3rd place and Juror's Choice Award of $50.
Thursday, August 27 • Back by popular demand! Belly up to the brush bar and paint along virtually with creative genius David Acevedo! Enjoy an evening of creating and clinking while wearing your comfy pants! David will take you through the steps to create your one of a kind masterpiece to fill that empty wall space you’ve been staring at.
Wednesdays • Support local businesses and let someone else do the cooking! It’s all made with love – whether you order a savory entrée to take home or a sweet and delicious dessert. Make us your Wednesday destination for dinner as food trucks rotate weekly.
Artists and arts organizations have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Later this month, we'll announce the recipients of our The Arts Are Vital Grant - an emergency relief program for Lee County’s arts organizations and individual artists to ensure the sustained impact of the arts during a time when we need them most. Stay tuned!
This grant is made possible by a generous gift from the Meisenberg Family Trust.
Each and every Saturday  Fresh air and fresh produce make Saturday mornings worth rising for! Come shop your crop at our weekly, onsite GreenMarket on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Discover local goodness and explore the pop-up installations on our campus while you're here! We will also continue our Wednesday drive-thru pick-up service.
Tuesday and Thursday • Join Anna and Chip from Yoga Bird for an uplifting morning outdoor yoga session on the lawn at the Alliance for the Arts! These sessions are each and every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This accessible, all levels class (beginners welcome) will be fun, energizing, and safely distanced (limited to 20 students).
Creativity Crate is an automatic, weekly email celebrating imagination and generosity: from unique prompts to curated fun stuff, behind the scenes takes from local artists and so much more. Opt in (for free) and connect to the arts, to each other and get inspired.
The Alliance for the Arts and League of Women Voters of Lee County are bringing together the community and the candidates with Virtual Candidate Forums for the 2020 elections. Forum videos are now available for free, public viewing.
Explore our campus to enjoy a series of outdoor site-specific artwork installations by local artists! You can view these pieces from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle or by getting up close and personal on foot!
Ongoing exhibition  This project is an unconventional outdoor exhibition using projection artworks visible to pedestrian and vehicle traffic along McGregor Blvd. Artworks change each Wednesday evening and will be projected for approximately one week from dusk until midnight.
Exhibits September 11 - October 17   Plays Well with Others is an exhibition of local and national artists who create work that engages with play and toys in interactive, mischievous and subversive ways. This fun and vibrant show will bring fresh voices to the southwest Florida arts scene and engage the community through (socially distant!) public programming.
The Alliance needs your help. Expense reductions and conservative budgeting only get us so far in making sure the Alliance remains a beacon of hope and connection for all in our community. If you're able to do so, please consider making a gift, of any amount, to support the future of the arts in southwest Florida.
If you have any questions regarding the status of our open hours, programs and events, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@artinlee.org . For more information about our programs and precautions, click here .
Alliance for the Arts • ArtInLee.org
239-939-2787  •  10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

Now celebrating 45 years of transforming lives
and improving our community through the arts
Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms · Meisenberg Family Trust
Clif & Tina Parker · Arthur Zupko