by Laurel Meny
With a season that includes 14 exhibitions, three weekend-long outdoor art shows in downtown Naples, five Art in the Park art shows, four Dinners with Artists, a haunted house, For the Love of Art – its answer to the annual gala, over 100 classes and workshops, ARTScool summer art program for kids, and a myriad collaborative outreach programs, it’s easy to see a pattern. There’s something for everyone! So 12 years ago, when the idea of an evening of friendship, empowerment, education, and philanthropy for women by women came about, The Naples Art Association jumped at the opportunity to host.
“As an organization dedicated to promoting and advancing education, interest, and participation in the visual arts, we felt that hosting an event where women could learn about not only art, but health, wellness, business, cuisine, and much more, was a perfect fit. And, with a sold out crowd of over 150 in attendance each year, we know that Goddess Night is something that women truly plan for and look forward to each year,” said Aimee Schlehr, Naples Art Association executive director.
This year’s Goddess Night is presented by Arthrex and is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2016 at The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street. In addition to a keynote speaker and informative speaker sessions, guests will enjoy a champagne reception and seated dinner – with all proceeds to benefit educational art programming.