Southwest Florida Art Scene

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center River District Fort Myers FLSouthwest Florida is home to more than 125 art galleries, studios and museums all within an hourís drive. While there are pockets of galleries and art studios in places like Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva Island, Matlacha, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naplesí Taylor and Jasper Roads and Trade Center Way, the area has three bona fide art districts: the downtown Fort Myers River District, Naplesí Fifth Avenue, and the Third Street South shopping district that includes fabled Gallery Row.

Each offers an ambiance, amenities and a sensibility that is distinctly its own. Once home to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, the River District is the place for avant-garde, leading edge art in the tradition of favorite son Robert Rauschenberg. Fifth Avenue is the place for the masters of yesterday and unique artworks from Africa, Belize, Haiti and the Caribbean. Third Street South and Gallery Row is the spot for contemporary art ranging from the new wave of geometric and abstract expressionists to impressionists, realists and primitivists.

The quality of the galleries in these districts, and the art and artists they represent, has led southwest Florida to be twice voted the #1 art market in the entire United States. Read more and you'll quickly see that they're worth a day trip or lengthier excursion during your stay here in the paradise we call Southwest Florida.

Learn more about the Southwest Florida arts scene from our art-related pages below:

Southwest Florida Art Districts

Southwest Florida Art Festivals & Fairs

List of SWFL Art Festivals & Craft Fairs

Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park
Art League of Marco Island Fine Craft Fair
ArtFest Fort Myers
Balloons over Paradise
Bonita Springs National Art Festival
Cape Coral Festival of the Arts
Coconut Point Art Festivals
Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival
Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
Downtown Naples New Year's Art Fair
Estero Fine Arts Show
Fort Myers Friday & Saturday Art Walk
Naples Art in the Park
Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show
Naples Lakes Masters Art Festival
Naples Masters Art Festival
Naples National Art Festival
Pine Island Art Show
Sanibel Island Arts & Crafts Fair
Sanibel Masters Art Festival

Other Southwest Florida Art Info

SWFL Art Resources


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