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Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Most Friday nights from 7pm – 12am
Sidney’s Rooftop Bar is open every Friday to the public. Come check out some awesome art and enjoy some awesome drinks with us!
October 15th: Retro Party 70's, 80's 90's with DJ Selecta AJ ($10 Ticketed Event)
October 22nd: Closed for a Private Event
October 29th: Halloween Party ($10 Ticketed Event)
November 5th: Roots Almighty
November 12th: Closed for a Private Event
November 19th: Closed for a Private Event
November 26th: DJ Selecta AJ
December 3rd: Festival of Trees Block Party
December 10th: Closed for a Private Event
December 17th: DJ Selecta AJ
December 24th: Closed for the Holidays
December 31st: New Years Eve Party ($222 Ticketed Event)

’70s, ’80s, and ’90s Dance Party

Friday, October 15th
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Back by popular demand!
We will have 3 levels of fun!
Sidney's Rooftop:
105.5 DJ Selecta AJ will be spinning on the rooftop playing the best of the '70s, '80s and '90s hits.
Grand Atrium 1st Level:
Performing live on the first floor the Breakfast Club takes the stage, Southwest Florida's Premier 80's band offering the best combination of new wave, pop and dance hits from the decade that brought us MTV and music videos.
Capital Gallery Second Floor:
Get your game on with a space to play some old school games!

Wicked Walk

Thursday, October 21st
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 for adults | $5 for children

This October join us for Wicked Walk at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Celebrating the arts and the achievements of student artists in Lee County, Wicked Walk is a collaborative project between Lee County Public Schools, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The Wicked Walk is an immersive arts experience that tours audiences throughout the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center where Lee County School students explore spooky stories and classic monsters and horror in theater, dance, song and artwork.

Cooking for the Arts: An Evening in Tokyo

Friday, October 22nd
6:00pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Dinner

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.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, October 28th
8:00pm

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.

Halloween Party

Friday, October 29th
8:00pm - 12:00am

Come one, come all! Dress up as your favorite character and dance, dance, dance! Selecta AJ from 105.5 will be spinning some great hits that will make you want to move. Start getting creative on your costume now because there's a Rooftop Halloween Party at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center!
Costumes are strongly encouraged as there will be a winner for Best Costume!

Thank God It’s Monday

Monday, November 1st
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Films

Every first Monday in season mix, mingle, grab a drink and intellectualize with local film host and curator Eric Raddatz during live, independent film screenings at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Enjoy indie films in consideration for the 2022 festival and interact intellectually with celebrity judges, local filmmakers, artists, musicians and comedians.

Art on a Plate

Opens: Friday, November 5th | 6:00PM
Closes: Monday, November 22nd | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Group Art Show

Each plate on this exhibition displays a wide range of styles, from figurative to abstract to realistic to surreal, and more. There are intuitive designs, portraits, and geometric puzzles, strange characters, and fantasies, Just as one would expect from a very diverse group of artists - each one is unique, provocative, and extremely well crafted.

When Stone Speaks

Opens: Friday, November 5th | 6:00PM
Closes: Monday, November 22nd | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Alice Kiderman

This series of sculptures explores themes of transition and reinterpretation. It is also a study in bridging past and present. Connection to the past has always been a theme in my work, especially given that I work with stone, material as old as the earth itself.

Festival of Trees

December 2nd - December 5th
The 15th Annual Festival of Trees returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Experience the beautiful trees decorated by local businesses to raise money for Goodwill of Southwest Florida and SBDAC. See these gorgeous creations for just $2 per person, beginning on December 2nd!

Gifted

Opens: Friday,December 3rd | 6:00PM
Closes: Monday, December 29th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Group Show

Preview Party

Wednesday, December 1st
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Get a first look at this years festival of trees!

Wine and Paint

Thursday, December 2nd
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tis the season to get creative with one of our Favorite local artists, Dharma Lefevre! This talented and quirky elf is going to show you how to create a gorgeous wintery landscape in acrylic. This is not like other paint parties, Dharma will be teaching color theory, how to translate landscapes and simplify what you see to produce scenery with depth and soul!

Santas Block Party

Saturday, December 4th
10:00am - 2:00pm

A not to be missed Festival of Trees favorite! Santa’s Workshop is an opportunity for kids to create holiday art, color Christmas and holiday cards, decorate their own yummy cookie, and build a wooden craft too! Kids will also get to write letters to Santa and our military service members! 

The Memphis Motown Soul Experience

Saturday, December 4th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Come enjoy the Festival of Trees inside the Art Center and enjoy a free The Memphis Motown Experience concert on the front steps!

Thank God Its Monday

Monday, December 6th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Films

Every first Monday in season mix, mingle, grab a drink and intellectualize with local film host and curator Eric Raddatz during live, independent film screenings at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Enjoy indie films in consideration for the 2022 festival and interact intellectually with celebrity judges, local filmmakers, artists, musicians and comedians.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, December 16th
8:00pm

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.

Thank God It’s Monday

Monday, January 3rd
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Films

Every first Monday in season mix, mingle, grab a drink and intellectualize with local film host and curator Eric Raddatz during live, independent film screenings at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Enjoy indie films in consideration for the 2022 festival and interact intellectually with celebrity judges, local filmmakers, artists, musicians and comedians.

Chamber and Bluegrass Music Series Presents: Tessa Lark with Bassist Michael Thurber

Thursday, January 6th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert
"Bach to Bluegrass"

Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards: the special Hunt Family Award. Michael Thurber will be joining in on the bass.

Let There Be Light Presents: Arthaus

Opens: Friday, January 7th | 6:00PM
Closes: Monday, January 28th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Darryl Pottorf

Famous Author Lecture and Lunch: Craig Pittman

Monday, January 10th
12pm - 2pm

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him "the most destructive force on campus." Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, January 20th
8:00pm

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.

Gulfshore Opera Presents: Opera Meets Broadway

Thursday, January 27th
7:00pm

Glenn Seven Allen, featured in our World of Webber concert tour last season, will perform songs and ensembles from great operas and classic Broadway shows. He will be joined by other talent, soon to be announced.

Women Take Issue

Opens: Friday, February 4th | 6:00PM
Closes: Tuesday, February 21st | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Group Art Show

Her Story, Our Story

Opens: Friday, February 4th | 6:00PM
Closes: Tuesday, February 21st | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Group Art Show

The Female Spirit

Opens: Friday, February 4th | 6:00PM
Closes: Tuesday, February 21st | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Thank God It’s Monday

Monday, February 7th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Films

Every first Monday in season mix, mingle, grab a drink and intellectualize with local film host and curator Eric Raddatz during live, independent film screenings at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Enjoy indie films in consideration for the 2022 festival and interact intellectually with celebrity judges, local filmmakers, artists, musicians and comedians.

Jazzy Nights Presents: The Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto Quintet Featuring Jeremy Davenport

Friday, February 11th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

At this point in their career, Del Gatto and Miller just want to make the music they love. They’re not interested in playing commercial music — they’ve already done that, thanks. Jeremy Davenport is a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity.

Famous Author Lecture and Lunch: Anjanette Delgado

Monday, February 14th
12pm - 2pm

Anjanette Delgado is a Puerto Rican writer and journalist. She is the author of The Heartbreak Pill (Simon and Schuster, 2008), 2009 winner of the Latino International Book Award, and of The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho (Kensington Publishing & Penguin Random House, 2014). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, as well as in The Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Vogue, The New York Times ("Modern Love"), The Hong Kong Review, NPR, and HBO, among others

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, February 17th
8:00pm

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.

Vinyl Vibes Presents: The Mersey Beatles

Friday, February 18th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Born on the banks of The Mersey river, and crafted in the historic cellars of The Cavern Club, The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out audiences around the globe since 1999.

They are today rightly regarded as the world’s best-loved Liverpool-born Beatles tribute… just ask the hundreds of thousands of fans who have seen them over the last 20 years!

Chamber Music Series Presents: American Virtuosi

Saturday, February 26th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

American Virtuosi is an incredible performance by some of the most celebrated musicians in the genre and it invites audiences to take part in an unforgettable evening of live classical music.

24 Hour Festival

Sunday, February 27th
6:00pm - 10:00pm

It's that time of the year again to celebrate all the creative energy, brilliance, and fortitude of artists and performers from our own backyard in Ghostbird's annual 24 Hour Festival!

Obsessive Ruminations

Opens: Friday, March 4th | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, March 25th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artists: Alvaro Labanino and Miguel Saludes

The exhibition Obsessive Ruminations ties together the works of artists Alvaro Labanino and Miguel Saludes, brought together by bonds of friendship and comradery that take them back to their adolescence, when they first met. Their link is further bolstered by a common passion for the medium of painting which they both practice, as well as an appreciation for its rich history.

Effervescence

Opens: Friday, March 4th | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, March 25th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Winnie Purple

A surreal, sparkling world where our ancestor's tales come to life as intricate images, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in a colorful dream-like experience.

Thank God It’s Monday

Monday, March 7th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Films

Every first Monday in season mix, mingle, grab a drink and intellectualize with local film host and curator Eric Raddatz during live, independent film screenings at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Enjoy indie films in consideration for the 2022 festival and interact intellectually with celebrity judges, local filmmakers, artists, musicians and comedians.

Vinyl Vibes Presents: ABBA Revisited

Thursday, March 10th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

ABBA Revisited is North America's #1 tribute to ABBA and it's members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2001. ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship, taking their audience on a musical journey back in time.

Chamber Music Series Presents: Roberto Diaz

Friday, March 11th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.

Famous Author Lecture and Lunch: Steve Berry

Monday, March 14th
12pm - 2pm

Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of nearly 6,000 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.

Chamber Music Series Presents: Zlatomir Fung

Monday, March 14th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 21-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, March 24th
8:00pm

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.

Art Walks The Runway

Friday, March 18th
Local Fashion Night

Saturday, March 19th
Couture Fashion Night

Vinyl Vibes Presents: Faithfully (Eagles/Journey Tribute)

Friday, March 25th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Faithfully formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011 and has quickly established themselves as one of the United States' most popular tribute acts, and are garnering international recognition, press and fan following.

Bluegrass Music Series Presents: Sierra Hull

Saturday, March 26th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Sierra has played the White House, Carnegie Hall (twice), the Kennedy Center, traveled around the world sharing her music, and released three albums.  Then there’s the fact that Berklee gave her the school’s most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship, a first for a bluegrass musician; her choice to accept it, to delay her dream of hitting the road full-time after high school in favor of expanding her musical worldview, was hardly a light one. 

Xperience

Opens: Friday, April 1st | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, April 29th | 10:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Xavier Brignoni

Through his mixed media and conceptual art, "Xperience" takes us on a journey through five decades of the artist's life. From the beginning as a child, growing to adulthood, and on to the present, "Xperience" addresses our collective longing for answers, explanations, and reasons.

Famous Author Lecture and Lunch: Jane Lorenzini

Monday, April 11th
12pm - 2pm

Jane Lorenzini spent thirteen years as a television news anchor and reporter, nearly seven of those at WINK-TV. She went on to co-write two New York Times bestselling books with her dear friend and Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb, Jane’s co-worker at WINK during the 1990s.

Bluegrass Music Series Presents: Vickie Vaughn Band

Friday, April 15th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Centered on powerful vocals and poignant songwriting, the Vickie Vaughn Band serves a unique brand of Bluegrass that blends tradition with youthful funk and energy. Their sets engage a wide variety of audiences by combining the songs of artists such as Bill Monroe, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, and John Prine with originals and classic instrumentals. The Vickie Vaughn band performs a decidedly Bluegrass show with a flair only afforded by their passion and drive.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday, April 21st
8:00pm

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.

Jazzy Nights Presents: Aaron Diehl Trio

Friday, April 22nd
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Since his debut release on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, pianist-composer Aaron Diehl has mystified listeners with his layered artistry. He reaches into expansion. At once temporal and ethereal — deliberate in touch and texture — his expression transforms the piano into an orchestral vessel in the spirit of beloved predecessors Ahmad Jamal, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and Jelly Roll Morton.

Jazzy Nights Presents: Wycliffe Gordon

Friday, April 29th
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

Trombone player Wycliffe Gordon is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of jazz maestro, Wynton Marsalis. The versatile trombonist can scat, multi-note, slide, and plunge, just like he stepped out of the 1930s. Gordon has played with many jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Branford Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, and Shirley Horn.

Embracing Stillness

Opens: Friday, May 6th | 6:00PM
Closes: Thursday, May 26th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Open Call to Artist

One of the most effective and widely used educational tools for artists is practicing still life, which is defined as creating art depicting a subject that is inanimate or dead. Most artists are exposed to this practice frequently in order to help hone their skills, while others consider it their preferred subject matter. In either case, exploring the art of still life is essential in an artist’s development of skill and style.

Art and Poetry Networking Event

Thursday May 26th
8:00pm

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.

The Road to Florida

Opens: Friday, June 3rd | 6:00pm
Closes: Friday, June 24th | 10:00pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Open call group juried show

What brought you to Florida?
Are you a Florida born? What keeps you in Florida?
The sunshine state has many things to offer, beautiful beaches, great weather all year round, natural wonders, and exuberant vegetation.
 
For this year's challenge we want to see what brought you to Florida or what is keeping you here.
 

Elementary

Opens: Friday, June 3rd | 6:00pm
Closes: Friday, June 24th | 10:00pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Open call childrens art show

Do you remember doodling when you were a kid? Remember your art on the refrigerator’ door? Remember how proud you felt?
Or if you have kids now, how proud you feel about your child’s creation?
This exhibit wants to showcase those masterpieces by these young artists and to remind the rest of us how free we felt those days, how we created without thinking it was art, to remind us to never grow up.
This exhibition is open to elementary school age, and younger humans.

Age of Titans

Opens: Friday, July 1st | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, July 29th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Group Art Show

Giant art, created on 8ft x 9ft canvases. 12 artists with giant talent were invited to take the challenge to create this titan art. 

Pythonesque

Opens: Friday, July 1st | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, July 29th | 5:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Group Art Show

4th of July Rooftop Bash

Monday, July 4th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate Independence Day at Sidney’s! The evening promises to be fun for everyone beginning with an exclusive prime 360˚ view of the City and clear view of the downtown Fort Myers Fireworks!

Shivoo Shivoo

Opens: Friday, August 5th | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, August 26th | 10:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Curated by Tiité Baquero

Aesthetic Ecology is an emerging new field of study that is born of the arts, to move onto Science, Philosophy and several other interconnected disciplines, with the expressed purpose of aiding humanity to overcome the threat of extinction posed by the global environmental collapse of the Earth’s biosphere.

Moon-womb-bloom

Opens: Friday, August 5th | 6:00PM
Closes: Friday, August 26th | 10:00PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Artist: Juli Congress

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