Art after Dark

Many of the artists in Crayton Cove have continued to feature their artwork in numerous art events and fundraisers for charitable groups in our growing community. Artists are a very caring segment of professionals and find themselves feeling moved to help a good cause whenever feasible. Because of the high concentration of artists here, there are numerous fundraising events in Naples that focus on art or have art as a strong element to help these efforts. One such annual event was held in February 2017, to help raise funds for PAWS Assistance Dogs and Friends of Foster Children Forever.

“Third On Canvas” focused on the artists that live in or visit Naples and featured two days of them painting where the public can watch and get an idea of the artist’s experience. Each artist produces one painting that is auctioned three days later in a festive event that offers a live and silent auction to give attendees a chance to purchase a beautiful work of art to take home while helping these charitable groups. It’s a “win win” for all involved.

Two of the artists involved in this, as well as other events in town, are Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess, who have their galleries/studios located in Crayton Cove. This historically charming area has become an art destination over the past nine years, featuring works by over 30 area artists, represented by seven galleries all within a one-block walk. They have a monthly event called “Art After Dark”, where the businesses are all open and welcoming the public in a festive and relaxed atmosphere, to enjoy art and live music. Saturday, April 8, from 6 – 9 p.m, come and experience an “Olde Naples Evening” on the Bay where 8th Street South and 12th Avenue South meet at the Flagpole.

Side note: Natalie Guess will have her fine art batiks featured on the walls of the
Collier County Commission Room during the month of April 2017.

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