Welcome to this week's Creativity Crate.
Most of us are spending more time at home than ever and it's going to be a while until we travel again. Let's fill that void in our wanderlust hearts by allowing us to look through someone else's window for a while!
Submit a photo of the view out your window and tell us a little bit about it. Where are you? What are we looking at? Once we have enough images, we'll share them back to you.
We're delivering a (free) personal cookbook, powered by you! Get inspired by your friends and neighbors and try something new in the kitchen this week.
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!
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.
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.
"I actually drew this in Terry Lynn's class . She brought in a bunch of plants from her yard and I chose this one to draw." - Brianna Day
"These are flowers in a series of flowers I am painting in a book called Garden Encounters."
- Caren Pearson
"This pastel painting is from a photograph of my side garden is spring. So much beauty in expectation." - Sharyn Dahn
"My front deck container garden has already yielded lettuce, arugula and purple basil for salads!"
- Vicki Baker
"Our front entrance in W.V. this July." - Dorothea
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've been enjoying your crates, be sure to share it on Facebook, tag
the   @Alliance for the Arts   and use the hashtag #CreativityCrate or encourage your friends to join by opting in to our emails at   ArtInLee.org/CreativityCrate .
Please forgive us if you believe you've received this email in error or no longer wish to subscribe to Creativity Crate. We will happily investigate, simply reply to this email.
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