Our Mission Statement
Florida Arts, Inc. nurtures innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts via exhibitions, performances, education, and community outreach. Through our development and management of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, we carry on the legacy of Berne Davis and her mission to provide a world-class venue and open access to the arts for all Members of the Southwest Florida Community.
The SBDAC provides full access to those with disabilities. Click the icon for more info.
Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
10:00am – 3:00pm
Open 6-10pm during Art Walk
(1st Friday’s of every month)
Check event listings for
additional times we are open
Or Call: 239.333.1933
From our CEO, Jim Griffith
“As a native Floridian principally raised here in Southwest Florida, I developed an early appreciation for the arts through our public school system. It was there I had my first experiences with live theater, ballet, and orchestra, experiences that launched me into a career in the arts. This inspiration took me all the way to The Juilliard School and right back here to Southwest Florida. We must never lose sight of the tremendous impact the performing and visual arts can have on the quality of life for everyone, especially our future generations. Fostering imagination and creative thinking helps children connect to themselves and their cultures. The arts can speak directly to their dreams and aspirations.”
SBDAC Senior Staff
Jim Griffith, CEO & Executive Director
Devon Morreale Parker, Assistant Director
Melissa Tschari DeHaven, Public Relations Director
Stasi Gonzalez, Office Manager/Beverage Manager/Special Events Coordinator
Melody Giaime, Special Events Manager
Shawn Ayotte, Front of House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator/Curator
Cesar Aguilera, Curator
Rebel Lilly, Communications Manager
Annie Pritchard, Marketing
Richard Blaney, Operations Manager
Dharma Lefevre, Senior Operations
Craig Bellofatto, Building Maintenance
Cody Smith, Sound Engineer
Shell Redfern, Creative & Web Development
SBDAC Board of Directors
Rowan T. Connelly (Chairperson)
Scott Atwood, Esq. (Vice-Chairperson)
Dennis Landfried (Immediate Past Chairperson)
Bill Mattingly, CPA (Treasurer)
Molly Maggiano, Esq. (Secretary)
Carol Osterhout (Secretary)
Marshall Bower, Esq.
Stephen E. Hooper
Friedrich N. Jaeger
SBDAC Advisory Board
Jim Humphrey, Esq.
Barbara A. Saunders, M.Ed.
Thank you to our 2020 - 2021 Sponsors!