Naples is a busy place with many residents and visitors getting acquainted with the various aspects of our area that we have come to love. Crayton Cove has been an important part of downtown Naples from its beginning. Much of the early commerce came in through the Naples City Docks, a connection with the outside world from the water. Crayton Cove has continued to transition with the times as the population has fluctuated to its present day growth.
Presently, it has come to house some of Naples’ best restaurants and is an established art destination, especially for those looking to experience some of Naples most enduring artists’ collections of work in the many galleries located here.
Random Acts of Art represents works by some wonderful Florida artisans. Byron M. Wood is one of the featured metal sculptors whose “Sail Away” sculpture can be seen gracing their 8th St. S. window. It is a spectacular piece. Stop by and see this one as well as other nice artwork she carries.
Award winning artist, Peter Garon, who recently was located on 13th Avenue South off of 3rd St. S., is now being represented by Guess-Fisher Gallery: Nestled In The Cove. He is known for his use of energetic brush strokes and a fresh use of color in his contemporary fine art which is frequently inspired by nature. Their gallery is open daily to offer the opportunity to view and purchase artwork by the six artists they carry, including Peter.
The Galleries of Crayton Cove offer a monthly event for the public to come and enjoy the festive Second Saturday of each month called “Art After Dark.” April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., there is the opportunity to stroll the galleries and experience some of the newest works of art while listening to live music performed by local talent.
The participating galleries are Arsenault Gallery, Earth & Fire, Random Acts of Art, Nora Butler Designs, Phil Fisher Gallery, Art Gallery Old Naples 2 and Guess-Fisher Gallery: Nestled In The Cove. They are an Old Naples community of professional artists represented by galleries all located within a one-block walk, by the Bay. It’s where 8th St. S. & 12th Ave. S. meet, by the flagpole.
For more information visit our website at www.naplesart.org