Galleries & Museums

Washed Ashore: Plastic Trash Transformed into Art


Ocean trash is a huge problem. Symbolically, that is the message from the 11 giant sculptures now on display at the Naples Zoo. Most of the plastic used for these sculptures were collected from beaches in the Pacific Coast and each sculpture was designed by a lead artist and then created through the collaboration of many artists. Washed Ashore is […]

Add Local Artistic Flair to Your Gift Giving


Celebrate the artistry of our very own Marco Island artists with a visit to the gift galleries at the Marco Island Center for the Arts gift shop and The Marco Island Historical Museum. Both gift galleries showcase an amazing display of handmade, one-of-a-kind, crafted gifts for all occasions. Their artistry is reflected in their beaded links; timeless pearls and silver […]

Art Center Thanks Patrons for Early Support of Gala


Marco Island Center for the Arts Board Member and Gala Chairperson Kimberly Porter hosted a patron party for the early sponsors and supporters of The Gala “Celebrate Art by the Sea,” which will take place on February 16, 2019. This private thank you party was held at the Marco Island Yacht Club with Chef Robert Aylwin II preparing delectable hors […]

History, Bricks & Mortar and the Coming of the Cat

Historical Society Speaker Updates Appreciative Crowd

In a perfect world relating to the Marco Island Historical Society, Alan Sandlin would like to see a membership of around 5,000 instead of 500. “The more members we have, the less time we have to spend asking for money,” Sandlin quipped during a recent evening talk at MIHS on the society’s past, present and future. Perhaps a good omen […]

Gingerbread House Party


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites children and their parents/caregivers to become an official Gingerbread House Stylist. Register now for the Gingerbread House Party and have fun with colorful sprinkles, glittery sugars and sparkly decorations. Your gingerbread house will already be built and ready to be cheerfully adorned. All materials are provided. The Gingerbread House Party takes place on […]

Become a ‘Decorator’ for the Festival of Trees


Marco Island Center for the Arts is looking for creative individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations to help increase the holiday spirit by decorating a tree for the Art Center’s annual Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees is a holiday event at Marco Island Center for the Arts and dollars raised benefit the nonprofit’s classes for children and adults, and […]

FSU MFA Artists on Exhibit


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the November “By Virtue of Place: FSU MFA Alumni Exhibition.” The artwork displayed in Lauritzen & Rush Galleries brings together a diverse group of artists who share a common experience and geography. The artists all received their Master of Fine Arts Degrees from Florida State University (FSU), an interdisciplinary graduate […]

Think & Act Creatively at the Digital Media Lab


Marco Island Center for the Arts formally introduced the Digital Media Lab to its forward thinking Founding Donors at the “Bits and Bytes” reception hosted by the Art Center and organized by event chair Charlane King. Classes held in the Digital Media Lab will allow adults and youth to “imagine creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively and learn continuously.” The lab […]

Presentation on Marco Pioneer, Captain John Horr


The Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS) is pleased to announce a presentation on Captain John Horr, Marco Pioneer. The presentation will be held November 14, 2018, 7 PM, at the Collier County Museum 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. This is a free public program. Union Civil War veteran and successful businessman, John F. Horr purchased a “shell mound island” near […]

One Size Fits All at Mini Masters Silent Auction & Sale


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the December “Mini Masters” silent auction and sale in the Art Center’s atrium December 4 – 20, 2018, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM. A silent auction of these works will begin on December 4th and end at 6:30 PM during the Second Tuesday Reception on December […]


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