With Special Thanks to Our Season's Sponsors:

Chico's FAS Inc. • Finemark National Bank • Southwest Florida Community Foundation • Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs • National Endowment  for the Arts • T3 • City of Fort Myers • Red Salon

 

 

Upcoming Shows & Events

Connect Networking

July 11th, 2013 - June 11th, 2015

Connect Networking

POSITIVE TOPICS. POSITIVE SPEAKERS. POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and Connect in your community. Connect Networking will be held the 2nd Thursday of every month 5:30-7:30pm -$10 admission/ $30 Promo Table- Admission includes Raffle Prizes and Appetizers!!

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Art & Poetry Networking Event

July 25th, 2013 - June 25th, 2015

Art & Poetry Networking Event

Gulf Coast Leisure proudly invites you to attend our Art & Poetry Networking Event in downtown Fort Myers at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Come bear witness to the evolution of Gulf Coast Leisure and take part in what is going to be the finest Art & Poetry Networking Event to date. Come enjoy an evening of local art, poetry, and much more. Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work and share it with the local community. Also this is a chance for anyone and everyone to come and meet upcoming artists & poets in the area

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TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays

August 4th, 2014 - February 2nd, 2015

TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays

Come join us EVERY FIRST MONDAY in season for T.G.I.M. for short indie films (*schedule of judges and musicians TBA) submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have your say as to whether or not it makes the grade for final programming during our festival to be held March 25-29, 2015. Join us as the doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and show, which starts at 7 p.m. Check out updates and more deals at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com, on Facebook & Twitter.

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First Taste Dinner at the Davis

October 2nd, 2014 - June 4th, 2015

First Taste Dinner at the Davis

Get the first taste of SBDAC's new art exhibition on the Thursday preceding Art Walk at this exclusive show preview paired with a succulent seasonal tasting dinner, prepared by resident chef Mike Gavala, of G3 Catering. Reservations are required as seating is limited at this exclusive dinner event. Next First Taste is on November 6th, 2014. A Menu to select your dinner choices will be sent to you via the email you provide. Please submit your choices by Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.

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Art Talk Tuesdays

October 7th, 2014 - June 10th, 2015

Art Talk Tuesdays

Meet the artist and join us for a walk and talk about the exhibiting art work, learn about different mediums and see what inspires and evokes the artist to create. The Tuesday following Art Walk. First Art Talk will be Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Admission $5.00

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Art Walks The Runway Weekend of Fashion- Couture

January 31st, 2015

Art Walks The Runway Weekend of Fashion- Couture

Art & Fashion collide for this art center signature fundraising fashion show. Friday will debut the best of the local collection and Saturday evening will be the Couture Fashion Collection. Saturday, Couture Fashion-January 31st- $25 in Advance/ $30 day of show $50 VIP ticket to Saturday night show, Includes premium seating (first 2 rows) and a special gift from Leoma Lovegrove. VIP tickets must be purchased prior to day of show!

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Art Walk: John Williams

February 6th, 2015 - February 24th, 2015

Art Walk: John Williams

John Williams brings history to life through his intriguing cut paper collage portraits of important figures in U.S. and world history. As an autistic artist, Williams sees his work as a metaphor for his daily life. "The world for me is a chaotic place. Thoughts and images swirl around endlessly in my head. Art allows me to channel my energy, organizing many disparate elements into a unified and coherent image. Exhibit showing through February 24th, 2015. GALLERY IS CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FOR PRIVATE EVENTS.

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Ghostbird Theater Presents: Snow

February 11th, 2015 - February 22nd, 2015

Ghostbird Theater Presents: Snow

"Yuko Akita has two passions. Haiku. And Snow." In Brittney Brady's original adaptation of Maxence Fermine's novel Snow, we follow Yuko as he journeys across county to infuse his poetry with color. Snow is a performance of haiku: spontaneous, familiar, and with simple, subtle beauty. Admission $10/ Curtain 8pm Saturday 2pm show only

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Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/ William Martin

February 16th, 2015

Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/ William Martin

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust Enjoy lunch and lecture with William Martin, a New Your Times bestselling author of ten novels, and award-winning PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie too. Publisher's Weekly has called him "a storyteller whose smoothness matches his ambition." He was the 2006 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author "whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region" He lives near Boston with his wife, has three grown children and is currently working on his eleventh novel, The Mother Lode, set in the Gold Rush.

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American Virtuosi Concert

February 27th, 2015

American Virtuosi Concert

Cocktails 7pm, Performance 8pm $20 in advance/ $25 at the door Sponsored by Rob & Ruth Diefenbach The American Virtuosi Chamber Concert, returning for a fifth season, will feature the music of the great masters combined with the talent of some of the world’s leading concert artists. The group includes violinists Peter Winograd and Caterina Szepes, cellist Andres Diaz, violist Jim Griffith, and pianist Wendy Chen. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door

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An Evening with the American Virtuosi

February 28th, 2015

An Evening with the American Virtuosi

Sponsored by Rob & Ruth Diefenbach Join Berne Davis for an evening of gourmet food, wine, and world-class entertainment. Guests will enjoy music from renowned classical musicians, including violinists Peter Winograd and Caterina Szepes; cellist Andres Diaz; violist and CEO of the Davis Art Center, Jim Griffith; and pianist Wendy Chen. Tickets $125

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"Flowers in Art & Music- The KEYS to Happiness" Exhibit

March 6th, 2015

"Flowers in Art & Music- The KEYS to Happiness" Exhibit

Showing in the upstairs Capital Gallery A Standard Flower Show, presented by Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. This show features flowers in and interpreting all forms of art and music creating a floral explosion of color and beauty.

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Art Walk: National League of American Pen Women

March 6th, 2015 - March 20th, 2015

Art Walk: National League of American Pen Women

Southwest Florida branch of the National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1977. These talented women in the arts hold hundreds of awards, exhibit, and publish nationally and internationally. This exhibition is inspired by the sunny environment of the area, and showcases the creativity, and originality of this group of professional women in the arts. Showing through March 24th, 2015 GALLERY IS CLOSED SATURDAY'S AND SUNDAY'S FOR PRIVATE EVENTS

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Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/ Lisa See

March 16th, 2015

Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/ Lisa See

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust Enjoy lunch and lecture with Lisa See, a New Your Times bestselling author of China Dolls (published July, 2014) Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee). The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles

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Dan Miller - Lew DelGatto Quintet

March 20th, 2015

Dan Miller - Lew DelGatto Quintet

7pm cocktails/ Performance 8pm Trumpeter Dan Miller and Tenor saxophonist Lew DelGatto lead an outstanding, swinging quintet featuring modern jazz in the style of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Al Cohn/Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and many others. Tickets $20 in advance $25 at door

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5th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival

March 26th, 2015 - March 29th, 2015

5th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival

A reputation for edgy and fresh programming at the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention on a global level, with films coming in from nearly over twenty countries this past season. Running March 26th-29th, 2015. Check back in the Beginning of March for final programming.

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Art Walk: Florida Artist Group- Area VII

April 3rd, 2015 - April 24th, 2015

Art Walk: Florida Artist Group- Area VII

Florida Artists Group is a statewide non-profit arts organization formed by retired professional artists as a not-for-profit corporation promoting two and three dimensional art. The work of FLAG members ranges from traditional realism to monumental, unique and unusual abstraction. Exhibit on display through April 24,2015 GALLERY IS CLOSED SATURDAY'S AND SUNDAYS FOR PRIVATE EVENTS

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Luau of Life- Helping kids win thier battle with cancer

April 11th, 2015

Luau of Life- Helping kids win thier battle with cancer

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=90365 The Luau of life is an evening of Polynesian and tropical fun! It includes all the excitement and spectable of a traditional Luau. The venue is set with tropical ambience with something for each of the senses. It is a casual yet upscale event that offers attendees all the best of Polynesia including traditional Hula and fire dancing. The Entertainment is authentic from the tradition to the costuming. The night is interactive and fun. Luau of Life benefits Pediatric Oncology Research and The Local Children's Oncology floor helping to save the lives of Children battling Cancer

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Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/  Deidre Marie Capone

April 20th, 2015

Famous Author Lecture & Lunch w/ Deidre Marie Capone

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust Enjoy lunch and lecture with Deirdre Marie Capone. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to a large Italian family, Deirdre is the author of the recently published UNCLE AL CAPONE: The Untold Story from Inside the Family (Recap Publishing, 2012) She is the only remaining Capone family member with firt-hand knowledge of her historical family's legacy

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Cypress String Quartet-

April 24th, 2015

Cypress String Quartet-

Sponsored by Rob & Ruth Diefenbach The Cypress String Quartet has been praised by Gramophone for its “artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion,” and its sound has been called “beautifully proportioned and powerful” by The Washington Post. The Cypress Quartet was formed in San Francisco in 1996. 7pm cocktails • Performance 8pm • Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door

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Ghostbird Theater Presents:  The Gaurdsman

April 29th, 2015 - May 10th, 2015

Ghostbird Theater Presents: The Gaurdsman

The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnar, directed by Barry Cavin, depicts a married celebrity couple behaving badly. Way before Beyoncé and JayZ, even before Liz and Richard, there was the Actor and the Actress! James Brock's new translation delivers all the farcical hilarity but doesn't shy away from the dark interiors of jealousy and suspicion that haunt all couples-famous or not. Hollywood might have made this story before but it was never seen quite like this. Admission $10/ Curtain 8pm

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Art Walk: David Acevedo New Works Intuitive Praxix

May 1st, 2015 - May 22nd, 2015

Art Walk: David Acevedo New Works Intuitive Praxix

The exhibition is composed of all new works by artist David Acevedo. The collection includes a series of experimental, mixed-media pieces created in an abstract-expressionist style. The artist has followed an intuitive approach for the production of the exhibition. Showing through May 22nd, 2015

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Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival

May 15th, 2015 - May 16th, 2015

Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival

This is a FREE EVENT and will be held on the downtown Fort Myers River Basin at Edwards and Hendry Drive. BBQ and Music Enthusiasts mark your calendars for this new competition on the Fort Myers Riverfront! Sanctioned by the Florida Bar-B-Que Association, watch cook teams from across the state and nation compete for the top prize. Savor smoky creations and Music listen to Sean Chambers Band and others

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Smoke On The Water BBQ  and Music VIP Tickets!

May 16th, 2015

Smoke On The Water BBQ and Music VIP Tickets!

VIP tickets to include: Access to VIP Tent and Tables at premium location near stage. 1 Meal and 2 drink tickets to be used for beer or non-alcoholic beverages. Hurry and get your tickets there are not many available and they will sale out fast!!! Don't wait! PLEASE CALL Destiny at 239-257-7238 to purchase a table of 8. For details visit: http://smokeonthewater.sbdac.com

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Art Walk: Juried Exhibition -Art of the HeART

June 5th, 2015 - June 25th, 2015

Art Walk: Juried Exhibition -Art of the HeART

In its annual juried exhibition SBDAC invites artists to expolore both the physiological heart as well as art that speaks to what is at the core of their being. Art should be probocative, examining passion, essence, heartbreak, love, and loss. Pieces submitted to the exhibition should fit the call to artists and the artist statements submitted should serve to explain how those pieces fit the call to artists and the artist statements submitted should serve to explain how those pieces fit.

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