Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
Fort Myers CRA, Arts & Culture Newsletter: March 2, 2021





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 cra@cityftmyers.com.
True Tours
Upper Left: Look for the True Tours logo, Upper Right: River District History Tour, Lower Left:The Armchair Tour, Lower Right: Haunted History Tour.
True Tours walking history tours are not only fun, the history is documented, fascinating and often surprising. Our tours consistently receive 4.5 Star + reviews for their entertainment and educational value. Private tours are available for a minimum of 10 people. All tours (except The Armchair Tour) leave from The Franklin Shops, 2200 First Street.

Location: 2200 First Street
Phone: 239-945-0405

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m., $15,
Reservations & Masks Required

Mar. 3. 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, 8 p.m., $15,
Reservations & Masks Required

Mar. 1-31, Call for Pricing,
Reserve your own 60-Minute Private Session from Your Home/Venue
Arts for ACT Gallery
B. A. Miintz dreamscape painting.
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

Mar. 5 - 29, No Cost (Opening Mar. 5, 6 p.m.)
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Upper Left: 2021 FMHS International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition
and Oneiros art shows, Upper Right: The Ben Allen Band, Center Left: Famous Author: Chantel Acevedo, Center Right: Laugh a Little Comedy Show, Bottom Left: Bluegrass: Sierra Hull, Bottom Right: Vinyl Vibes: Hotter Than July Stevie Wonder Tribute Band .
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

Mar. 1, 7 p.m., $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Mar. 1-31, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
(Arrive 15 minutes early to register), $16

Mar. 5-24, $1 (Opening Mar. 5, 6 p.m.)

Mar. 5, 6 p.m., No Cost

Mar. 6, 1st Show 6 p.m., $20 General Admission/$150 VIP Table of 4 (Doors open 5 p.m.)
2nd Show 9 p.m.. $25 General Admission/$160 VIP Table of 4

Mar. 6 - 7, 7 p.m., No Cost to Attend

Mar. 8, Noon, $45 General Admission/$360 Table of 8

Mar. 8, 3 p.m., $50 General Admission

Mar. 17, 7:30 p.m., $30 in Advance (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Mar. 18, 8 p.m., $10 (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)

Mar. 19, 7:30 p.m., $45 /$65 VIP (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Upcoming Event Schedule
Apr. 9, Bluegrass Concert: The Barefoot Movement
Apr. 16, Tribute Concert: Turnstiles- Billy Joel Tribute
May 12-16, Fort Myers Film Festival
IMAG History & Science Center
The IMAG History & Science Center is a family-friendly destination offering fun and educational interactive exhibits, aquariums, history displays, and a 3D theater. The mission is to engage guests in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and more recently the history of Southwest Florida. This is achieved through hands-on experiences and educational programs that further the understanding of the natural and human-made world, and foster an appreciation for Southwest Florida’s unique environment, natural waterways, and rich history. A visit to the IMAG nurtures intellectual curiosity, discovery, and innovation. Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays Noon – 5 p.m., Closed Mondays

Location: 2000 Cranford Avenue
Phone: 239-243-0043

Registration Open Now, $190/week Family Membership, 
$240/week Non-Members
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Upper Center: Edison Ford Annual Antique Car Show, Upper Right: Sunset Celebration, Center Left: Vintage Baseball at Terry Park, Center Right: VIP Garden Tour, Lower Left: V-8 Engine, Rhythm on the River: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band - Caribbean Chillers.
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

Mar. 3, 11 a.m., No Cost Members, No Cost with Admission Non-Members

Mar. 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., No Cost Members, $25 Non-Members

Mar. 9, 10:30 a.m., No Cost (Registration Required)

Mar. 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, Masks required

Mar. 13, 10 a.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Mar. 16, 1:30 p.m., $35 Members, $50 Non-Members

Mar. 17, 11 a.m., No Cost Members,
No Cost with Admission Non-Members

Mar. 20, 8 a.m. - Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., $125 Members, $135 Non-Members

Mar. 21, 10 a.m., Cost TBD

Mar. 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $30 At the Door

Mar. 27, 10 p.m., $90 Members, $100 Non-Members
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

Mar. 5 - 27, No Cost (Opening Mar. 5, 6 p.m. with special performance by contortionist Katarina Danks)
Neenie's House
Neenie's House is an arts and cultural emporium in the East Palm neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL. This unique venue hosts art openings, music performances, and more. ARTGROOVES happens every 2nd Friday of the month, and has live artist, artisan vendors, Dj's, and Artful Projections. ARTGROOVES is hosted by Fresh Squeezed, and Neenie's House. Fresh Squeezed organizes events, and offers support and promotion focusing on Electronic Dance Music, DJ's, Producers, Bands, and Artist.

Location: 481 Marsh Avenue
Phone: 239-333-9267

Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., $10, RSVP Required 248-761-2197

Mar. 12, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., No Cost
(Outdoor event, Social Distancing per CDC Guidelines, Protective gear encouraged outside, mandatory inside)
River District Alliance
Watch the new River District Alliance video by clicking the image above.
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

Mar. 5, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost

Mar. 19, 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
Upper Left: 35th Annual All Florida Exhibition, Upper Right: Roy Book Binder, Center Left: Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic, Center Right: Keith Bass and Florida Bluegrass, Bottom Left: Patchouli, Bottom Right: Kraig Kenning
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

Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $12.50 - $50

Mar. 5 - 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., No Cost/$5 Suggested Donation
(Virtual Opening Mar. 5, 6 p.m.)

Mar. 6, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 13, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 14, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 19, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 21, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., $12.50 - $50

Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $15 - $60

Mar. 27, 7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m., $20

Mar. 28, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., $15 - $60

Ongoing, Cost Varies
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