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Dark Art 2018

Opens: Friday, October 5th | 6pm
Closes: October 19th

Syzygy will be jurying this collection of the finest works celebrating the darker themes in art in various media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography.
Dark Art 2018

10 Years of Art Walk

Opens: October 5th • 6pm
Closes: October 19th • 5pm

This group art show features works from local artists who’ve helped make the last decade of first Fridays so exciting.
10 Years of Art Walk

Teen Rock the River

Teen Rock the River features the top three battle of the bands finalists performing live on the steps of SBDAC competing for a chance to win recording time!
teen rock the river

Wicked Walk 2018

Wicked Walk is an interactive theatrical experience showcasing Fort Myers' history - with a spooky twist! Learn more about this fundraiser.
wicked walk

Ken Franckling: Jazz in the Key of Light

Opens: Friday, November 2nd
6pm Closes: November 19th
"Music lovers in general, and jazz fans in particular, relish those moments that I refer to as 'epiphanies.' Something happens that is so magical, you walk away with a lighter, yet slower, step."
ken francking

Love Your Rebellion: Art Rocks

Opens: Friday, November 2nd
6pm Closes: November 19th
Love Your Rebellion will be accepting artist submissions for the chance to win more than $400 in prizes and the opportunity to hang work in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s Capital Gallery.
love your rebellion

Cooking for the Arts

Cooking for the Arts: An Evening in Barcelona Saturday, November 3rd 6pm: Cocktails | 7pm: Dinner   $250 per couple | $1000 per table Call the box office for more info: 239.333.1933   Stirring up the Fun Take part in the most exciting culinary experience...

Cooking for the Arts

TGIM November 2018

Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.
TGIM November 2018

Artist Workshop 101: Showing Your Work

Take part in Artist Workshop 101: Showing Your Work to learn the basics of getting your art into a gallery. Learn more about this free workshop!
artist workshop

Festival of Trees 2018

Join SBDAC and Goodwill of SWFL for the 12th Annual Festival of Trees! Give back during the most wonderful time of the year.
festival of trees

Nowhere Band Concert

Don't miss the annual Nowhere Band Concert on the Steps of SBDAC during the Holiday Stroll! Bring the whole family for holiday fun.
nowhere band

Santa’s Block Party 2018

Take part in a fun day with the family! Participate in Santa's Block Party with the kids, and help them in Santa's workshop. Learn more here.
santa's block party

TGIM December 2018

Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.
TGIM December 2018

Holiday Pop Up Bazaar

Calling all artists, artisans, and crafters: sign up for the Holiday Pop Up Bazaar! The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center invites you to register to sell your original works.
Holiday Pop Up Bazaar

Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop

The Weavers of Char-Lee present a Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop for all levels! Get all the tools you need, plus create projects to take home.
weaving workshop

SWFL Teen Expo

Take part in the SWFL Teen Expo on Saturday, Dec. 29th! This one-day event features DJ sets and food, plus showcases activities for SWFL teens.
swfl teen expo

TGIM January 2019

Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.
TGIM January 2019

Famous Author Lecture: Neely Tucker

The Famous Author Lecture Series features bestselling writers once a month from January - April. Learn more about this month's lecturer!
Famous Author Lecture: Neely Tucker

Famous Author Workshop: Neely Tucker

Take part in the Famous Author Workshop lead by Neely Tucker, "Building a Narrative: The (Invisible) Ties that Bind!" Learn more here.
Famous Author Workshop: Neely Tucker

Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop 2

Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop Thursday, January 17th 10am - 3pm $40 class $20 materials fee paid to instructor Call the box office for more info: 239.333.1933 Fiber Art for Everyone Beginning – Advanced Weaving. Learn to create Wall Hangings, Bags and a Mask....

weaving workshop

Them Group Art Show

Opens: Friday, February 1st • 6pm
Closes: February 21st • 5pm

Experience the group art show "Them," featuring the works of Mila Bridger, Mariapia Malerba, Danielle Branchaud, Reynier Llanes, Juan Diaz, Cesar Aguilera.
Them Group Art Show

Carded: Miniature Masterpieces 2

Opens: Friday, February 1st • 6pm
Closes: February 21st • 5pm

Experience the group art show "Carded: Miniature Masterpieces," the second annual artist trading card show curated by Cesar Aguilera.
carded miniature masterpieces

Mersey Beatles 2019

Vinyl Vibes is a retro records series that features the best tribute acts. Sing along to all your favorites with the Mersey Beatles. Get tickets early! 
Mersey Beatles 2019

Aiyb Dieng and Friends

Acclaimed world musician Aiyb Dieng will perform at SBDAC during the Jazzy Nights series! Don't miss this unparalleled performer and his band.
aiyb dieng

Gypsy Casey Weston

See Casey Weston from NBC's "The Voice" with Gypsy, the Fleetwood Mac cover act! Don't miss this chance to hear all your favorites.
Gypsy Casey Weston

Calidore String Quartet

Hear why the L.A. Times and the New York Times are raving about the Calidore String Quartet! Experience this chamber enseble right here in Fort Myers.
calidore string quartet

The Gala on the Rooftop

Join the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the inaugural Gala on the Rooftop! Celebrate the opening of Sidney's on the Rooftop, and support the arts.
The Gala on the Rooftop

Richard Tsao: Accidental Designer

Opens: Friday, March 1st • 6pm
Closes: March 29th • 5pm

Experience "Accidental Designer," the retrospective art show from the incredible Ricard Tsao, opening Friday, March 1st at 6pm.
richard tsao

24 Hour Festival 2018

Take part in Ghostbird Theatre's 11th Annual 24 Hour Festival! Receive a prompt and make a great piece of visual or performing art to win.
24 hour festival

Bee Gees Now

Catch "Night Fever" at Bee Gees Now! Relive all the hits with this remarkable tribute act, performing as part of the Vinyl Vibes series.
Bee Gees now

Famous Author Lecture: Tim Dorsey

The Famous Author Lecture Series features bestselling writers once a month from January - April. Learn more about this month's lecturer!
Famous Author Lecture: Tim Dorsey

SWFL Symphony: Back to Back Bach

Join SBDAC and SWFL Symphony for Back to Back Bach, a unique arrangement of jazz-classical fusion from guest performers. Learn more here!
swfl symphony

Apollo’s Fire

See the evocative ensemble Apollo's Fire that sold out Carnegie Hall in 2018! SBDAC's brings them to Fort Myers for theatrical chamber performance.
apollo's fire

American Virtuosi

The American Virtuosi invites internationally acclaimed classical musicians to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for an intimate chamber performance.
American Virtuosi

Famous Author Workshop: Susanna Daniel

Take part in the Famous Author Workshop lead by Susanna Daniel! "Great Beginnings" will explore how authors start out making an impact on the reader.
Famous Author Workshop: Susanna Daniel

Fort Myers Film Festival

April 10th - April 14th
The 2019 Fort Myers Film Festival returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Learn more about this intelligent filmmakers showcase.
Fort Myers Film Festival

The Marcus Roberts Trio

SBDAC featues one of the most inspiring jazz ensembles in the world, the Marcus Roberts Trio! Experience why they are hailed as one of the modern greats.
marcus roberts trio

Digital Lee

Opens: Friday, May 3rd • 6pm
Closes: May 30th • 5pm

Celebrate the worked of gifted young artists at Digital Lee, opening Friday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Digital Lee

Art Walks the Runway 2019

Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th
6pm: Cocktails | 7pm: Runway

Two dazzling days of fashion come to SBDAC for the 8th Annual Art Walks the Runway! Get a taste of L.A. Fashion Week in Fort Myers!
art walks the runway

June Juried Exhibition: Tesla vs. Edison

Opens: Friday, June 7th • 6pm
Closes: June 28th • 5pm

The 2019 June Juried Exhibition asks artists to work with the theme Telsa vs. Edison. Submissions open February 17, 2019.
june juried exhibition

Captains for Clean Water Group Show

Opens: Friday, July 5th • 6pm
Closes: July 26th • 5pm

Photographers Katy Danca Galli, Rob Hoovis, Paul Marcellini, Alexis Horn, & Dan Ivetic, present a group art show benefiting Captains for Clean Water.
captains for clean water

Fort Myers Collective Group Exhibit

Opens: Friday, August 2nd • 6pm
Closes: August 29th • 5pm

The Fort Myers Colletive Group Exhibit features some of the most exquisite works from local art collectors, opening Friday, August 2nd at 6pm.
Fort Myers Collective Group Exhibit

Reimagined Group Art Show

Opens: Friday, August 2nd • 6pm
Closes: August 29th • 5pm

The Reimagined Group Art Show explores folklore and mythology through the eyes of artists Dharma Lefevre, Danielle Branchaud, Ananda Warrick, Ndola Pensy, Katie Vance, Michelle Caraway, Amanda Howell, Jeannie Coons and Willow DeArmas
fort myers collective

All Events

Dark Art 2018

Dark Art 2018
Opens: Friday, October 5th | 6pm
Closes: October 19th

Syzygy will be jurying this collection of the finest works celebrating the darker themes in art in various media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography.

10 Years of Art Walk

10 Years of Art Walk
Opens: October 5th • 6pm
Closes: October 19th • 5pm

This group art show features works from local artists who’ve helped make the last decade of first Fridays so exciting.

Teen Rock the River

teen rock the river
Teen Rock the River features the top three battle of the bands finalists performing live on the steps of SBDAC competing for a chance to win recording time!

Noteworthy Showcase: Dueling Pianos

dueling pianos
Experience a night of sing-a-longs at the Noteworthy Showcase: Dueling Pianos on Friday, October 19th at 8pm. Tickets only $5!

Wicked Walk 2018

wicked walk
Wicked Walk is an interactive theatrical experience showcasing Fort Myers' history - with a spooky twist! Learn more about this fundraiser.

Ken Franckling: Jazz in the Key of Light

ken francking
Opens: Friday, November 2nd
6pm Closes: November 19th
"Music lovers in general, and jazz fans in particular, relish those moments that I refer to as 'epiphanies.' Something happens that is so magical, you walk away with a lighter, yet slower, step."

Love Your Rebellion: Art Rocks

love your rebellion
Opens: Friday, November 2nd
6pm Closes: November 19th
Love Your Rebellion will be accepting artist submissions for the chance to win more than $400 in prizes and the opportunity to hang work in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s Capital Gallery.

TGIM November 2018

TGIM November 2018
Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.

Artist Workshop 101: Showing Your Work

artist workshop
Take part in Artist Workshop 101: Showing Your Work to learn the basics of getting your art into a gallery. Learn more about this free workshop!

Festival of Trees 2018

festival of trees
Join SBDAC and Goodwill of SWFL for the 12th Annual Festival of Trees! Give back during the most wonderful time of the year.

Nowhere Band Concert

nowhere band
Don't miss the annual Nowhere Band Concert on the Steps of SBDAC during the Holiday Stroll! Bring the whole family for holiday fun.

Santa’s Block Party 2018

santa's block party
Take part in a fun day with the family! Participate in Santa's Block Party with the kids, and help them in Santa's workshop. Learn more here.

TGIM December 2018

TGIM December 2018
Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.

Holiday Pop Up Bazaar

Holiday Pop Up Bazaar
Calling all artists, artisans, and crafters: sign up for the Holiday Pop Up Bazaar! The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center invites you to register to sell your original works.

Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop

weaving workshop
The Weavers of Char-Lee present a Bag and Mask Weaving Workshop for all levels! Get all the tools you need, plus create projects to take home.

SWFL Teen Expo

swfl teen expo
Take part in the SWFL Teen Expo on Saturday, Dec. 29th! This one-day event features DJ sets and food, plus showcases activities for SWFL teens.

TGIM January 2019

TGIM January 2019
Join SBDAC and FMFF for TGIM every first Monday of the month during season! Enjoy the films, and help the judges select which ones are shown at FMFF.

Famous Author Lecture: Neely Tucker

Famous Author Lecture: Neely Tucker
The Famous Author Lecture Series features bestselling writers once a month from January - April. Learn more about this month's lecturer!

Famous Author Workshop: Neely Tucker

Famous Author Workshop: Neely Tucker
Take part in the Famous Author Workshop lead by Neely Tucker, "Building a Narrative: The (Invisible) Ties that Bind!" Learn more here.

Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto w/ Carla Cook

carla cook
Don't miss a special engagement with Dan Miller and Lew Delgatto, featuring award-winning vocalist Carla Cook! Experience the power of this jazz ensemble.

Them Group Art Show

Them Group Art Show
Opens: Friday, February 1st • 6pm
Closes: February 21st • 5pm

Experience the group art show "Them," featuring the works of Mila Bridger, Mariapia Malerba, Danielle Branchaud, Reynier Llanes, Juan Diaz, Cesar Aguilera.

Carded: Miniature Masterpieces 2

carded miniature masterpieces
Opens: Friday, February 1st • 6pm
Closes: February 21st • 5pm

Experience the group art show "Carded: Miniature Masterpieces," the second annual artist trading card show curated by Cesar Aguilera.

Mersey Beatles 2019

Mersey Beatles 2019
Vinyl Vibes is a retro records series that features the best tribute acts. Sing along to all your favorites with the Mersey Beatles. Get tickets early! 

Aiyb Dieng and Friends

aiyb dieng
Acclaimed world musician Aiyb Dieng will perform at SBDAC during the Jazzy Nights series! Don't miss this unparalleled performer and his band.

Gypsy Casey Weston

Gypsy Casey Weston
See Casey Weston from NBC's "The Voice" with Gypsy, the Fleetwood Mac cover act! Don't miss this chance to hear all your favorites.

Calidore String Quartet

calidore string quartet
Hear why the L.A. Times and the New York Times are raving about the Calidore String Quartet! Experience this chamber enseble right here in Fort Myers.

The Gala on the Rooftop

The Gala on the Rooftop
Join the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the inaugural Gala on the Rooftop! Celebrate the opening of Sidney's on the Rooftop, and support the arts.

Richard Tsao: Accidental Designer

richard tsao
Opens: Friday, March 1st • 6pm
Closes: March 29th • 5pm

Experience "Accidental Designer," the retrospective art show from the incredible Ricard Tsao, opening Friday, March 1st at 6pm.

24 Hour Festival 2018

24 hour festival
Take part in Ghostbird Theatre's 11th Annual 24 Hour Festival! Receive a prompt and make a great piece of visual or performing art to win.

Bee Gees Now

Bee Gees now
Catch "Night Fever" at Bee Gees Now! Relive all the hits with this remarkable tribute act, performing as part of the Vinyl Vibes series.

Famous Author Lecture: Tim Dorsey

Famous Author Lecture: Tim Dorsey
The Famous Author Lecture Series features bestselling writers once a month from January - April. Learn more about this month's lecturer!

SWFL Symphony: Back to Back Bach

swfl symphony
Join SBDAC and SWFL Symphony for Back to Back Bach, a unique arrangement of jazz-classical fusion from guest performers. Learn more here!

Noteworthy Showcase: Songwriter Stories

songwriter stories
Take part in the Noteworthy Showcase: Songwriter Stories, featuring Kyle Anne Duggan, winner of the 2018 Summer Singer Songwriter Competition!

Apollo’s Fire

apollo's fire
See the evocative ensemble Apollo's Fire that sold out Carnegie Hall in 2018! SBDAC's brings them to Fort Myers for theatrical chamber performance.

American Virtuosi

American Virtuosi
The American Virtuosi invites internationally acclaimed classical musicians to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for an intimate chamber performance.

Trek 6, Luis Valle, and Jet Victory: Graffiti Art

graffiti art
Opens: Friday, April 5th • 6pm
Closes: April 23rd • 5pm

Take part in Trek 6, Luis Valle, and Jet Victory's Graffiti Art, a celebration of street art, opening Friday, April 5th at 6pm.

Famous Author Lecture: Susanna Daniel

susanna daniel
The Famous Author Lecture Series features bestselling writers once a month from January - April. Learn more about this month's lecturer!

Famous Author Workshop: Susanna Daniel

Famous Author Workshop: Susanna Daniel
Take part in the Famous Author Workshop lead by Susanna Daniel! "Great Beginnings" will explore how authors start out making an impact on the reader.

Fort Myers Film Festival

Fort Myers Film Festival
April 10th - April 14th
The 2019 Fort Myers Film Festival returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Learn more about this intelligent filmmakers showcase.

The Marcus Roberts Trio

marcus roberts trio
SBDAC featues one of the most inspiring jazz ensembles in the world, the Marcus Roberts Trio! Experience why they are hailed as one of the modern greats.

JoAnn LaPadula & Sue Pink: Moving to Abstract

moving to abstract
Opens: Friday, May 3rd • 6pm
Closes: May 30th • 5pm

JoAnn LaPadula & Sue Pink present Moving to Abstract, opening Friday, May 3rd at 6pm in the Grand Atrium at SBDAC.

Digital Lee

Digital Lee
Opens: Friday, May 3rd • 6pm
Closes: May 30th • 5pm

Celebrate the worked of gifted young artists at Digital Lee, opening Friday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Art Walks the Runway 2019

art walks the runway
Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th
6pm: Cocktails | 7pm: Runway

Two dazzling days of fashion come to SBDAC for the 8th Annual Art Walks the Runway! Get a taste of L.A. Fashion Week in Fort Myers!

June Juried Exhibition: Tesla vs. Edison

june juried exhibition
Opens: Friday, June 7th • 6pm
Closes: June 28th • 5pm

The 2019 June Juried Exhibition asks artists to work with the theme Telsa vs. Edison. Submissions open February 17, 2019.

Captains for Clean Water Group Show

captains for clean water
Opens: Friday, July 5th • 6pm
Closes: July 26th • 5pm

Photographers Katy Danca Galli, Rob Hoovis, Paul Marcellini, Alexis Horn, & Dan Ivetic, present a group art show benefiting Captains for Clean Water.

Fort Myers Collective Group Exhibit

Fort Myers Collective Group Exhibit
Opens: Friday, August 2nd • 6pm
Closes: August 29th • 5pm

The Fort Myers Colletive Group Exhibit features some of the most exquisite works from local art collectors, opening Friday, August 2nd at 6pm.

Reimagined Group Art Show

fort myers collective
Opens: Friday, August 2nd • 6pm
Closes: August 29th • 5pm

The Reimagined Group Art Show explores folklore and mythology through the eyes of artists Dharma Lefevre, Danielle Branchaud, Ananda Warrick, Ndola Pensy, Katie Vance, Michelle Caraway, Amanda Howell, Jeannie Coons and Willow DeArmas