Galleries & Museums

What Does it Take to Build a Museum?


The Marco Island Historical Museum exhibit “Building a Dream” will open on June 4, 2019.

Center for the Arts’ Adult Student Show Winners


Marco Island Center for the Arts has announced the student artist winners, which will be on exhibit through April 17, 2019.

A Long Delayed Return Home


The celebration of the homecoming of the world-famous Key Marco Cat has begun. Believed to have been carved by the Calusa Indians 500-to-1,500 years ago, the six-inch wooden statuette has returned to Marco for the first time since its 1896 discovery. It and other Pre-Columbian artifacts unearthed during that archeological dig recently went on display at the Marco Island Historical […]

Dillman’s to Offer Free Art Demonstrations


Marco Island Center for the Arts and Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation from Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, are pleased to present a day of free art demonstrations and a reception for artists and their friends on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12 to 4 PM. Highlights of the day include 45-minute demonstrations by five well-known artists in their chosen medium including […]

Marco Artist Marian Miller Remembered


One year after artist Marian Miller’s death, Marco Island Center for the Arts Clay Guild has included a small retrospective of her work ranging from woven baskets, knitting, pastels, and clay bowls and vases in the Center’s December exhibition “Art of Clay: Faces, Figures and Fantasies,” on exhibit until December 20, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Marian had a […]

MIFA Appreciation Luncheon


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) held an appreciation luncheon at the home of MIFA President Karen Swanker to recognize Priscilla MacDonald and Sandi Johnson. Priscilla organizes the Left Bank Art Fest outdoor shows that are sponsored by MIFA. She has been working to set up the events for over 10 years. All that planning — which involves […]

Jazz Singer Jebry Returns to Marco


Marco Island Center for the Arts welcomes back Jebry and Friends for an intimate jazz performance on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5:30 – 7 PM. As Jebry, Judith Elenore Branch’s vocal abilities are remarkable and her repertoire is extensive. When she began traveling with the Harry James band at age 21 she started to develop what she is still […]

Jeweler Designs Marvel Icons Into Wearable Art


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to a free Art Talk! “What’s Your Passion: Jewelry and Art” on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 5:30–6:45 PM. The self-proclaimed geek, GIA Graduate Gemologist and co-owner of the 35-year-old family jewelry business, Ari Kathein and his sister Avital Kathein will reveal the “comic” journey and beyond to become officially licensed […]

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 […]


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