ART AND MORE AFTERDARK
Over the past half century, Southwest Florida has had an alluring beauty and warmth that has drawn visitors to come and enjoy its unique environment. The Gulf, its beach and The Everglades offer numerous activities on land and water, exploring nature at its best. The eating and shopping adventures are like no other. Then when you’re done with all of the hustle and bustle of our busy Naples, come down to Old Naples and experience Crayton Cove where time slows down and takes us back to days gone by.
This area defines the reason many moved here years ago. Even though the Naples City Docks are being rebuilt this summer, the small family owned businesses and restaurants will be open and offering repose from the sounds of construction which seems to be throughout Naples these days. This is a charming “must see” in Naples and is home to the best restaurants including Bleu Provence, Chez Boët, The Dock Restaurant, The Boathouse, Cove Inn Café and Napoli On The Bay. The Cove Inn also offers a stay on the bay in a convenient location to travel by land or water. This destination has become known for its galleries representing numerous area professional artists in seven locations. Phil Fisher Gallery, Random Acts of Art, Nora Butler Designs & Gallery, Cove Inn Lobby 24/7, Naples Ships Store, Earth & Fire, Vintage Charm and Guess-Fisher Gallery welcome guests to enjoy their many works of art to take home as a memory of their visit or add to their home here as a reminder of why they live here.
In May, the Great Dock Canoe Race will happen on Saturday May 6th and on Saturday May 13th, “Art After Dark” has its last “hurrah” for this season where the Galleries of Crayton Cove invite the public to come and enjoy live music and art from 6 – 9 p.m. A fun and cultural evening to be had by all will be found at the intersection where 8th Street South and 12th Avenue South meet by the flagpole. The Galleries of Crayton Cove are a professional artist community in Old Naples by the Bay all within a one block walk.
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