We are in the midst of peak season and many things are different than in past years, but many things are comfortably the same. Outdoor art shows are happening, some at new locations and some, like 5 Painters and a Potter, are in the same spot they have been for many years. The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Dr., Naples will be hosting the event on Sunday March 19th from 11am to 5pm, which features six of Naples’ finest artists who have been working and residing here for 40 years or more. It will offer the opportunity to meet and purchase works from artists Phil Fisher, Paul Arsenault, Jim Rice, Natalie Guess, Tara O’Neill and Rick Wobbe, while enjoying the live music by Backwater Band in this uniquely lush environment. It will be a day to create and relive memories!
In the meantime, many things are changing around Naples, as they often do. One area going through such changes, once again, is Crayton Cove. Three of the businesses that have been staples there for 15 years and more, are in their last two months at this location. Napoli on the Bay will be moving to a building on 41 just north of 7th Avenue N and Phil Fisher Gallery and Guess-Fisher Gallery will be going virtual, @philfisherfineart on Instagram, after 40 years of having a “bricks and mortar” location to do business.
While still in Crayton Cove, they will be featuring paintings of the views of Naples, that bring us joy, by Phil Fisher, Jan Ellen Atkielski, Kevin Barton, Larissa Flynn and Natalie Guess until April 25.
You can find them in their galleries most afternoons and early evenings, where 12th Avenue South and 8th Street South meet at the flagpole by the Bay, near Naples City Dock.