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 .
Virtual Art for Youth
ArtFest Fort Myers offers Virtual Art Competitions through May 24

Attention all students: Today through May 24, 2020, ArtFest Fort Myers is offering virtual version of Art Under 20 and Chalk Block, with art activities for our community's youth.

Art Under 20, the high school exhibit and competition and Chalk Block are highly anticipated activities of the annual ArtFest Fort Myers. At the 2020 art festival they were as popular as ever and showcased our community’s talented students.

What better time than now to launch a Virtual version of both activities? Our community’s youth have been home for weeks and will be for many weeks to come. Art is the perfect outlet for their current feelings and needs. And art teach students innumerable lessons – that are critical to success in the ever-evolving creative economy that lies ahead. Art teaches youth that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution.
Stage @ Home
Watch Florida Rep's 'Stage @ Home' each Friday at 3 p.m.

Florida Rep has launched a FREE Virtual Series: Florida Rep Stage@Home . This series occurs weekly on Fridays at 3:30pm via Zoom.

We are limited to 100 participants per session, but in the case that a session fills up, you can always watch along later as we will post a recorded version of all sessions the following week.

Click the button below to sign up for live sessions and to access recordings of previous shows.
Friday Pick-Me-Up
Subscribe to Friday Pick-Me-Up from Friends of the Library

Want a fun pick-me-up at this time of uncertainty? Subscribe to Friday Pick-Me-Up from The Palm Readers, the Friends of the Fort Myers Library. Each Friday, they will email something to divert yourself for a while.

When you sign up for the email blasts to receive your Friday Pick-Me-Up, you will also get information about Lee County and other libraries and Friends of the Library programs once events begin again.
Stay connected and learn more about your CRA!

See our 2019 Annual Report or Click the Video Link Below