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 & Executive Director
Devon Morreale Parker, Assistant Director
Melissa Tschari DeHaven, Public Relations Director
Stasi Gonzalez, Office Manager/Beverage Manager/Special Events Coordinator
Harper Pyle, Special Events Manager
Shawn Ayotte, Operations Director/Front of House Manager/Web Development/Volunteer Coordinator
Cesar Aguilera, Curator
Spencer Barney, Operations Manager
Dharma Lefevre, Operations Manager
Shell Redfern, Creative & Web Development
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.