WELCOME BACK to Naples Art

Naples Art welcomes you back!

At Naples Art we believe art can change lives and improve entire communities. Through our unique and engaging programs, classes, exhibitions, and events, Naples Art enhances community-wide appreciation for and understanding of the visual arts and supports artists of all ages and aspirations.

After a challenging spring and summer of being closed due to Covid-19 and then major A/C issues, we can’t wait to get back into the swing of things! The upcoming season at Naples Art is going through its final touches and is going to be brilliant! We have spent the summer diligently working from home on how we can  best serve and provide the arts and culture that our community is seeking and so deserves.

We are adding to the mix of what is offered and refining our current offerings in a fantastic way, including moving many new options online. From online classes and workshops to our gift shop, exhibitions and art shows. To inspire more artists to develop their talents and incubate a cultural revolution in Collier County, Naples Art is proud to be in its second year of spearheading the Art Business Entrepreneur (ABE) program for adults, providing professional development workshops and lectures allowing artists of all disciplines to develop and refine business skills that sustain their place in an evolving arts industry.

The added marketing opportunity will allow them to expand their reach and showcase their work. Learn more about the ABE Program here: https://naplesart.org/abe-program/

In addition to training artists in the art of business, Naples Art also prides itself in continuing to offer a sought after array of art
instruction for beginners, hobbyists and advanced practitioners. We offer more than 200 professional studio classes and workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, glass, jewelry, and more for adults and children, all taught by seasoned instructors. Register for classes at Naplesart.org

Kathryn Knight of Naples,  Florida, Migrant Farmer, 2018, photograph, 20 x 20 inches

Our exhibition roster is making room for some very interesting new and unique opportunities to be featured alongside our most beloved annual exhibitions, including Camera USA® . Our national outdoor shows continue to win the most prestigious awards given to outdoor art shows across the country, with all three shows being awarded the prestigious Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best for 2020.

25th Annual Naples New Year’s Art Show
January 4 – 5, 2021, from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday on 5th Avenue South. Featuring artists from across the country and overseas. September 8th is the deadline for artists to apply.

42nd Annual Naples National Art Show
February 22 – 23, 2021, from 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday at Cambier Park & 8th St. South. Featuring artists from across  the country and overseas. October 28th is the deadline for artists to apply.

33rd Annual Naples Downtown Art Show
March 21-22, 2021, from 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday on 5th Avenue South. Featuring artists from across the country and overseas. December 8th is the deadline for artists to apply.

Our Grand Finale of the year, an absolute must-not-miss, is our Scene to be Seen event on November 6th that opens Naples Art’s 67th season and Celebrate the Arts Month. “This truly is the most unique event Naples has to offer. The energy and creative expression this event provides, will transport you to the likes of the Met Gala,” said Aimee Schlehr, the Executive Director of the Naples Art.

Experience this exclusive night of intense creativity, extreme inspiration and extraordinary vision at the 2020 Scene to be Seen – Runway Art Show, to be held at Naples Art. This extraordinary event elevates haute couture to spectacular works of art in a classic luxury runway fashion format.

The 2020 Scene to be Seen tickets are available through the Naples Art website at http://naplesart.org/scenetobeseen/ Availability for on-site attendance is very limited while the virtual streaming and watch party options are unlimited. First come first served on Naples Art floor seats for event.

These are just a few of the incredible list of things to come, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months. For more
information about any of the above, please visit us at NaplesArt.org.

Naples Art has been at the forefront of the Arts & Cultural landscape of Naples since 1954. Our Mission is to enlighten, engage, educate, and enrich the community and to build on Naples Art’s history and position of leadership as a hub of visual arts in Southwest Florida. Come visit us today.

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