Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
Dear colleagues and community partners,
We are excited to share this monthly communication dedicated to Arts & Culture activities within our redevelopment areas. The Fort Myers CRA with its numerous community partners have supported arts and cultural developments in the City of Palms since 1984. We invite you to share and participate in these events. Your support is invaluable to our community.
For questions related these activities, or to share a community art or cultural event occurring within our redevelopment areas call (239) 321-7100 or email us at
Arts for ACT Gallery
Left: Main Gallery Artwork by Shealee Dillinger. Right: White Gallery/Reflections by Claudia Goode
Arts for ACT Gallery is the non-profit art gallery, studio and boutique owned by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), the domestic violence, sexual assault and Human Trafficking Center.

Location: 2265 First Street
Phone: 239-337-5050

Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, No Cost (Opening Jan. 1, 6 p.m.)
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Top Left: Grand Atrium: Visions of the Underworld by Danielle Branchaud. Top Right: Capital Gallery: Sanctus Carnem by Ndola Pensy. Middle Left: Thank God for Indie Movie Mondays. Middle Right: Chamber Concert: Dover String Quartet. Bottom Left: Jazz Concert: Glenn Crytzer Quartet. Bottom Right: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Exterior at Night. (Images courtesy of Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center)
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) was founded in 1997 by Jim Griffith as Florida Arts, Inc. SBDAC hosts concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, dance, independent film, cotillion, and arts education. Its mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through these events and community outreach programs.

Location: 2301 First Street
Phone: 239-333-1933

Jan. 1 - 27, $1 (Opening Jan. 1, 6 p.m.; Open Art Walk Evening Jan. 8)

Jan. 1-30, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
(Arrive 15 minutes early to register), $16

Jan. 4, 7 p.m. , $10, $8 Students (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., $45 General Admission/$50 Day of Concert,
$10 Students (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Jan. 28, 8 p.m., $10 (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)

Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., $45 General Admission/$50 Day of Concert,
$10 Students (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Upcoming Event Schedule
Feb. 11, Chamber Concert: James Ehnes & Orion Weiss
Feb. 12, Jazz Concert: Dan Miller/Lew del Gatto Quintet
featuring Wendell Brunious
Feb. 26, Chamber Concert: American Virtuosi
Mar. 12-13, Art Walks the Runway
Mar. 17, Bluegrass Concert: Sierra Hull
Mar. 19, Tribute Concert: Hotter than July-Stevie Wonder Tribute
Apr. 9, Bluegrass Concert: The Barefoot Movement
Apr. 16, Tribute Concert: Turnstiles- Billy Joel Tribute
Paris Market Antique Mall
Paris Market Antique Mall is more than a place to shop. It features a wonderful selection of fine art and vintage furnishings, jewelry, and accouterment that nourish the eye and the soul. Paris Market's events are a celebration of all things beautiful!

Location: 2212 Cleveland Avenue
Phone: 239-476-8817

Jan. 1 - 31, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. -
4 p.m., No Cost for Admission
Ollie Mack Gentry Photography
Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio & Gallery is a full-service photography studio, offering the highest quality images and service for a variety of different occasions. From individual headshots and family portraits to iconic people, places and things.

Location: 1528 Jackson Street
Phone: 239-440-0061

Jan. 1 - 31, No Cost (Ongoing Exhibit)
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Top Left: School Break Camp: Day of Coding. Top Right: Opera Phonograph display for Emerging Inventors: Listen Up: Science of Sound. Bottom Left: Garden Class: Introduction to Florida Gardening. Bottom Right: Creating Beauty from Disaster Exhibit.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally-known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Visitors will enjoy touring 20+ acres of historic homes, buildings and gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum.

Location: 2350 McGregor Blvd.
Phone: 239-334-7419

Jan. 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Campers (6-12), $45 Members, $50 Non-Members

Jan 4-5, 10 a.m., Children (18 months - 5 years) includes 1 Adult, 1 Child, $10 Members, $15 Non-Members, Limit 6

Jan. 9, 9 a.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m., $35 Members, $50 Non-Members; or Both Classes (Parts I & II) $50 Members, $75 Non-Members

Jan. 13, 11 a.m., Grades 1-3, Jan. 14, 11 a.m., Grades 4-6,
Jan. 15, 11 a.m., Grades 7-8
Children includes 1 Adult, 1 Child, $10 Members, $15 Non-Members,
Limit 10

Jan. 15, No Cost (Included with Admission to the Site)

Jan 18-19, 10 a.m., Children (18 months - 5 years) includes 1 Adult, $10 Members, $15 Non-Members, Limit 6

Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members; or Both Classes (Parts I & II) $50 Members, $75 Non-Members

Jan. 29, 6 p.m., $30 Members, $35 Non-Members, $40 All Tickets Day of Event
Florida Repertory Theatre
Florida Rep is committed to providing a first-class regional theatre for Southwest Florida; to creating, nurturing and developing an ensemble of theatre professionals who will develop long term relationships working on a wide variety of plays; to helping improve the quality of life in our community through all the arts; and to making the arts, especially theatre, accessible to all.

Location: 2267 First Street
Phone: 239-332-4488
Jan. 5 - 10, 7 p.m., Jan. 8 - 9, 2 p.m., $60 - $120 for 12' X 12' 4-Person Square
(Safe & Socially-Distant Outdoor Seating, Masks Required, Free Parking)

Jan. 28 - Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Jan. 31 & Feb. 6, 2 p.m., $60 - $120 for 12' X 12' 4-Person Square
(Safe & Socially-Distant Outdoor Seating, Masks Required, Free Parking)
DAAS Co-Op Gallery at the Butterfly Estates
We are Southwest Florida’s premier Art Gallery, featuring some of the best artists of our area. Our gallery operates in a cooperative system, which means that we all participate, collaborate, coordinate and tend to all business matters. DAAS stands for David Acevedo Art Studio. Acevedo is the founder, curator and director of the venue. DAAS Gallery holds exhibition opening receptions every first Friday of the month, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with Fort Myers Art Walk.

Location: 1815 Fowler Street, Unit 3
Phone: 239-590-8645

Jan. 8 - 30, No Cost (Opening Jan. 8, 6 p.m.)
River District Alliance
The mission of the River District Alliance (RDA) is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.

As one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the RDA strives to preserve the essence of downtown while promoting the growth of the business and economic sectors that make the area thrive.

Location: 1401B Lee Street

Jan. 8, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost

Jan. 15, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost
The venue below is located near our redevelopment areas
but not within them. We feature them as a partner in the arts to the Fort Myers CRA and other venues within the redevelopment areas.
Alliance for the Arts
Top Left: Winners Circle. Top Right: Online Wine and Paint Night with David Acevedo. Bottom Left: The Met's About Time - Fashion and Duration. Bottom Right: Classes.
The Alliance for the Arts is a vibrant and welcoming nonprofit visual and performing arts center located in the heart of southwest Florida. The Alliance is creative space that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination and equity.

Location: 10091 McGregor Boulevard
Phone: 239-939-2787

Jan. 8 - 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., No Cost/$5 Suggested Donation
(Virtual Opening Jan. 8, 6 p.m.)

Jan. 14, 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $25 Members, $30 Non-Members

Jan. 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., $15 Members, $35 Non-Members

Ongoing, Cost Varies
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