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Remodeling

Opens: Friday, April 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Wednesday, April 28th | 3:00pm

In the immense custom of establishing a work of questions and answers with the “reality”, the questions are imperative. The answers all the time come with the living advancement of a host of experiences that may give an ambiguous consent of the existence.

Radial Pilgrim

Opens: Friday, April 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Wednesday, April 28th | 3:00pm

The idea of a walking island is a paradox itself, just a starting point, to speak visually of the experience of growing up in motion, it is a personal evocation of the origin and the path, of a perennial process of self-knowledge and reconciliation.

Turnstiles | Billy Joel Tribute

Friday, April 16th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

If you consider the definition of "Tribute" as being an acknowledgment of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven Turnstiles' band leader Tony Monaco to form "Turnstiles". As a young man, Tony became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Unfunctional Function

Opens: Friday, May 7th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, May 27th | 3:00pm

This decontextualized unfunctional “furniture” allows the drawer to draw attention with its glossy surface and chromatism in the same way that nature places vibrant colors on every flower to attract insects that pollinate or to adorn venomous creatures as a sign that danger is present.

Functional Art

Opens: Friday, May 7th | 6:00PM
Closes: Thursday, May 27th | 3:00PM

Functional art is generally applied art - art created for use, not necessarily everyday use, but designed to serve a purpose and with an aesthetic in mind. It’s art that serves a or function, but is designed artistically for the purpose of beauty. They meet a need for use, and are works of art as well. 

Fort Myers Film Festival

May 12th - May 16th
Red Carpet Opening Night is on Wednesday, May 12th and films screening for the Fort Myers Film Festival will run from May 13th - May 16th.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, May 20th
Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase!

David Mayfield Parade

Friday, May 21st
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you’ll come back for more. 

Recaptured

Opens: Friday, June 4th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, June 24th | 3:00pm

SBDAC's annual juried art show with cash prizes! Click to find out more!

Save the Reef

Opens: Friday, June 4th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, June 24th | 3:00pm

An interactive three-dimensional exhibit surrounding the attendees with texture and color. The art communicates messages intended to stimulate discussion and promote action needed to protect our environment for future generations.

Mangroves as Poetry

Tuesday, June 8th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

An evening of poetry with Zan Lombardo in conjunction with the SAVE THE REEF exhibit that will change what you thought you knew about mangroves

Cooking for the Arts: An Evening in Tokyo

Saturday, June 12th
Cooking for the Arts is SBDAC's signature interactive dinner experience! This fundraiser features the best in food, friends, and wine while supporting the arts. Cook your way through a four course dinner while taking part in live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit SBDAC's Arts Education Programs.

Three M’s Synergy

Opens: Friday, July 2nd | 6:00PM
Closes: Thursday, July 29th | 3:00PM

This event represents the fact that when we can come together and are true to working with each other all though different styles, having love and good feeling precede our actions we can create something powerful for all to enjoy.

The Me, You, and Them Exhibition

Opens: Friday, July 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, July 29th | 3:00pm

The “Me, You and Them” Exhibition originated from the 2020 lockdown period, where Cath was isolated alone and took the opportunity to explore herself, producing her stark black and white self-portraits displaying loneliness, isolation and the ‘shadow side’ of herself, but also showing the open blank space for things which lie beyond all that.

Encounter

Opens: Friday, August 6th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, August 26th | 3:00pm

The purpose of this encounter focuses on variants of artistic expressions, the result of the work of various artists, with the intention of reacting and promoting the talent, the diversity of trends and the different ways of assuming art, expressed with an aesthetic repertoire that moves us.

Carded

Opens: Friday, August 6th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, August 26th | 3:00pm

The Artist Trading Card project builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe prior to the 15th century.

All Events

Remodeling

Opens: Friday, April 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Wednesday, April 28th | 3:00pm

In the immense custom of establishing a work of questions and answers with the “reality”, the questions are imperative. The answers all the time come with the living advancement of a host of experiences that may give an ambiguous consent of the existence.

Radial Pilgrim

Opens: Friday, April 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Wednesday, April 28th | 3:00pm

The idea of a walking island is a paradox itself, just a starting point, to speak visually of the experience of growing up in motion, it is a personal evocation of the origin and the path, of a perennial process of self-knowledge and reconciliation.

Turnstiles | Billy Joel Tribute

Friday, April 16th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

If you consider the definition of "Tribute" as being an acknowledgment of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven Turnstiles' band leader Tony Monaco to form "Turnstiles". As a young man, Tony became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Unfunctional Function

Opens: Friday, May 7th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, May 27th | 3:00pm

This decontextualized unfunctional “furniture” allows the drawer to draw attention with its glossy surface and chromatism in the same way that nature places vibrant colors on every flower to attract insects that pollinate or to adorn venomous creatures as a sign that danger is present.

Functional Art

Opens: Friday, May 7th | 6:00PM
Closes: Thursday, May 27th | 3:00PM

Functional art is generally applied art - art created for use, not necessarily everyday use, but designed to serve a purpose and with an aesthetic in mind. It’s art that serves a or function, but is designed artistically for the purpose of beauty. They meet a need for use, and are works of art as well. 

Fort Myers Film Festival

May 12th - May 16th
Red Carpet Opening Night is on Wednesday, May 12th and films screening for the Fort Myers Film Festival will run from May 13th - May 16th.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, May 20th
Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase!

David Mayfield Parade

Friday, May 21st
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you’ll come back for more. 

Recaptured

Opens: Friday, June 4th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, June 24th | 3:00pm

SBDAC's annual juried art show with cash prizes! Click to find out more!

Save the Reef

Opens: Friday, June 4th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, June 24th | 3:00pm

An interactive three-dimensional exhibit surrounding the attendees with texture and color. The art communicates messages intended to stimulate discussion and promote action needed to protect our environment for future generations.

Mangroves as Poetry

Tuesday, June 8th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

An evening of poetry with Zan Lombardo in conjunction with the SAVE THE REEF exhibit that will change what you thought you knew about mangroves

Cooking for the Arts: An Evening in Tokyo

Saturday, June 12th
Cooking for the Arts is SBDAC's signature interactive dinner experience! This fundraiser features the best in food, friends, and wine while supporting the arts. Cook your way through a four course dinner while taking part in live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit SBDAC's Arts Education Programs.

Three M’s Synergy

Opens: Friday, July 2nd | 6:00PM
Closes: Thursday, July 29th | 3:00PM

This event represents the fact that when we can come together and are true to working with each other all though different styles, having love and good feeling precede our actions we can create something powerful for all to enjoy.

The Me, You, and Them Exhibition

Opens: Friday, July 2nd | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, July 29th | 3:00pm

The “Me, You and Them” Exhibition originated from the 2020 lockdown period, where Cath was isolated alone and took the opportunity to explore herself, producing her stark black and white self-portraits displaying loneliness, isolation and the ‘shadow side’ of herself, but also showing the open blank space for things which lie beyond all that.

Encounter

Opens: Friday, August 6th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, August 26th | 3:00pm

The purpose of this encounter focuses on variants of artistic expressions, the result of the work of various artists, with the intention of reacting and promoting the talent, the diversity of trends and the different ways of assuming art, expressed with an aesthetic repertoire that moves us.

Carded

Opens: Friday, August 6th | 6:00pm
Closes: Thursday, August 26th | 3:00pm

The Artist Trading Card project builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe prior to the 15th century.

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