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
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

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., No Cost for Admission
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
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

November Dates/Times vary, $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Nov. 4, 18, 11 a.m., No Cost Members, $5 Non-Members

Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m., $35 Members, $50 Non-Members

Nov. 11, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $5 Off Admission/Veterans

Nov. 14, 10 a.m., $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Nov. 21-22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., No Cost

Nov. 20, 6 p.m., $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $30 at the Door
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Upper Left: l'earth (Beth Carter Bell). Upper Right: Natural, Technological and Sociological Wonders (Aristotle Zenobia Sunshine Museum). Lower Left: New York Philharmonic String Quartet. Lower Right: Indra Yoga.
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

Nov. 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 11:30 a.m. (Arrive 15 minutes early to register), $15

Nov. 6 - Nov. 26, $1 (Opening Nov. 6, 6 p.m.)

Nov. 6 - Nov. 26, $1 (Opening Nov. 6, 6 p.m.)

Nov. 19, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., $10

Nov. 20, 8 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., $45 General Admission, $10 Students
(Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
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
Thursdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 11, 7 p.m., On Zoom, $25 Reading, $99 All Access Pass, or $125 VIP Pass (Final Playwright's Panel Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m.)

Available in November TBA, On Demand Streaming for Teen Audiences, $25/Digital Ticket
Arts for ACT Gallery
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

Nov. 6 - Nov. 30, No Cost (Opening Nov. 6, 4 p.m.)
Buck's Backyard at McCollum Hall
The Fort Myers Mural Society is unveiling the first panel of the “Bucks Backyard” mural during the November 2020 Art Walk. McCollum Hall's renovation is a Fort Myers CRA project to restore the historic building and the create a new "art hub" for events and social gathering. Artists Erik Schlake and J.P. Alamonacid are collaborating on the first of 17 panels to be painted. The panels will celebrate the rich history of the McCollum Hall and the Dunbar neighborhood. Despite different styles and approaches, the artists are demonstrating a strong sense of camaraderie on this project. A digital reproduction of the first mural panel will be on display at the November Art Walk. The event will feature live painting from both mural artists as well as other Fort Myers Mural Society members, an exhibit of Floridia SouthWestern State College (FSW)'s "Inside Out Project", and Sculpture Artist David Meos' work, "Honey Bee". Shops in the vicinity of the unveiling will be open to support this Art Walk-based event.

Unveiling Event Location: East end of First Street between Lee Street and Royal Palm Avenue
Phone: 239-461-7245

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost
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.

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

Nov. 6 - Nov. 28, No Cost (Opening Nov. 6, 6 p.m.)
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

Nov. 6 - Nov. 30, No Cost (Opening Nov. 6, 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

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost

Nov. 20, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., No Cost
Williams Academy Black History Museum
The Williams Academy Black History Museum preserves the history and culture of Black people in Lee County. Housed in the 1942 addition to the original 1913 Williams Academy building, the Williams Academy was one of the area’s first schools built for Black students using government funds. The Lee County Black History Society, Inc. (LCBHS), acquired the building in 1995, moved it to Roberto Clemente Park, and historically restored it, where they educate, preserve, and display the history and culture of black people in Lee County.

Location: 1936 Henderson Avenue
Phone: 239-332-8778

Re-opening Saturday Nov. 14 in Limited Capacity, Noon - 3 p.m. by Appointment Only (Groups of 5 or smaller) Must wear masks/social distancing, Call/email link below to schedule.
Laboratory Theater of Florida
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work.

Location: 1634 Woodford Avenue
Phone: 239-218-0481

Nov, 15 at 2 p.m., Nov. 20, 28 at 8 p.m., $22
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
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

Nov, 2 - Nov. 30, No Cost ($5 suggested donation)

Nov. 12 - Nov. 15, 7 p.m., $25

Nov. 15, 3 p.m., $12.50 (Purchase in Advance)

Nov. 19-21, 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, 3 p.m., $12.50
(Purchase in Advance)

Ongoing, Cost Varies

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., No Cost for Entry
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