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.
Reg Gallery Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Extended Gallery Hours Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m – 10 p.m.
Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden
Open til 11 pm Wednesdays & 12 am Friday Nights
Call ahead for gallery hours
Check event listings for
additional times we are open
Or Call: 239.333.1933
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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/President
Devon M. Parker, Assistant Director
Melissa DeHaven, Public Relations Director
Shawn Ayotte, Front House & Operations Director
Kara Griffith, Education Director
Stasi Gonzalez, Office Manager & Event Coordinator
Spencer Barney, Operations Manager
Angela Hicks, Creative Learning Specialist
Dharma LeFevre, Assistant Operations Manager
Cesar Aguilera, Curator
Rebekka Fila, Special Event Manager
Olivia Salazar, Hospitality Manager
Jayralee Pina, Visual Designer
SBDAC Board of Directors
Scott Atwood, Esq.(Chairperson)
Lory Rodriguez (Vice-Chairperson)
Rowan T. Connelly (Immediate Past Chairperson)
Bill Mattingly, CPA (Treasurer)
Carol Osterhout (Secretary)
Jim Griffith (President, Ex-Officio)
Marshall Bower, Esq.
Stephen E. Hooper
Friedrich N. Jaeger
Molly Maggiano, Esq.
SBDAC Advisory Board
Jim Humphrey, Esq.
Barbara A. Saunders, M.Ed.