Wednesday, December 6

Art and music event at ArtBeat Studios before gallery closes

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Located at 1400 Colonial Blvd., suite 35, in the Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers, ArtBeat Studios Gallery and Gifts will be closing at the end of the month but will still hold one more big event.
The gallery’s monthly “Meet the Artists” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature the music of Dave Berger.

Dave Berger

A graduate of the University of Chicago and a former faculty member of the American Conservatory of Music, Dave has performed professionally his entire life and is fluent in a wide range of styles. While still a student on the south side of Chicago, Dave played in many local blues and R & B clubs with the likes of Albert King.
Performance highlights include a stint touring with the Staples Singers, backing Otis Clay, performances on Italian TV, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the Toronto Gospelfest and even a performance with Yoko Ono. He has played innumerable jazz, rock and society gigs, a wide range of theater jobs, church services, and even a duet for classical guitar and pipe organ.
In addition to producing original music for other artists, Dave composes and records his own material. You can see him locally most Fridays at the Roadhouse Cafe, and in upcoming events with local bands Wildfire and Dockta D and the Powers that Be.

Gallery closing

On Oct. 10, gallery owner Barbara Allshouse announced the gallery will be closing permanently. In a statement on Facebook, she said …

“To our ArtBeat family and friends,
It is with great sadness that I must tell you that ArtBeat Studios will be closing later this month. These past two years have meant so much to me, because of your support and friendship. The Gallery has been my dream–helping emerging artists find their courage to exhibit and allowing established artists to have a beautiful space to display and sell their work and gather with their fellow artists.
Thank you again to all of you who have helped make ArtBeat the beautiful and unique gallery it came to be. Thank you to each and every one of our member artists. Your talent, warmth, humor and friendship are gifts I will always treasure. And a special thank you to Debi DeCampos, working with me from Day 1 to help make my dream a reality.
I have enjoyed every single minute of this incredible experience, and I hope you will join us on Thursday October 20 for our final “Meet the Artists” night. Dave Berger will provide the music (catch his article in this month’s Happenings Magazine).
And if you’ve had your eye on a piece of art, NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY IT!
For those who have registered for workshops, you will be refunded in full by the end of the month.”

For more details, call Barbara at 239-225-9770.


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