NOTE – The Naples Downtown Art Show on March 21 and 22 has been canceled.
By Aimee Schlehr
Naples Art is beaming with rich and diverse opportunities and is in the final stages of the lobby upgrade to better welcome the community. From extensive course and workshop listings, to the very unique gift shop, speakers and exhibitions, Naples Art offers something for everyone.
It’s the heart of season and Naples Art is starting off March with a fabulous wine and cheese reception opening three wonderful, unique exhibitions and ending the month with Naples Art’s signature not-to-be-missed annual fundraising event, For the Love of Art: Studio 585. We look forward to seeing you.
The reception features the openings of the solo exhibition of one of Naples Art’s most accomplished art students, Dan Jensen, our Emerging Talents exhibition and our Lifelong Learners exhibition featuring a variety of dedicated and highly skilled Naples Art students.
March 5: Reception for Dan Jensen: Realism in Action, Emerging Talents: Student Spotlight and Lifelong Learners: Art and Artists of Naples Art Exhibitions, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Naples Art, 585 Park St.
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday noon – 4 p.m. at Naples Art.
Feb 21- March 17: Emerging Talents: Student Spotlight features artwork by students of all skill levels who have taken courses this season.
March 6 – 25: Dan Jensen – Realism in Action. Dan Jensen, is an accomplished painter and metalworker, member of the Art Club of Chicago and has shown his work innumerable times including at the Salmagundi Club in New York.
March 6 – 25: Lifelong Learners – Art and Artists of Naples Art. Exhibition featuring five exceptional women artists who are long-time participants in Naples Art’s education program showcase their growth as artists.
March 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Naples Art connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park. Since 1957, Art in the Park has remained the monthly seasonal show featuring the extraordinary talents of local artists.
March 21 – 22: Naples Downtown Art Show is Naples Art’s multi-award winning juried outdoor art show on 5th Ave South and runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. During the 32nd Annual Naples Downtown Art Show, Naples thriving arts and culture district expands nationally for the last show of the season. This two-day event features 250 jury selected artists, from across the country, who showcase their work from 17 artistic mediums.
SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING EVENT
March 28: For the Love of Art: Studio 585 Naples Art’s annual fundraiser. Join us for the ‘70s party of a lifetime. Indulge in the Studio 54 themed experience, engaging in various activities to help us support our vitally important children and teen education programs. From a chance to win an exquisite $10,000 piece of diamond jewelry to selfies with ‘70s icons, fine dining in Warhol’s reimagined Factory to The Party in Studio 585.
Participate in the diamond draw sponsored by the generous partners for the arts, Jason and Todd at The Diamond District. Drink a glass of champagne to earn a chance to win a $10,000 piece of exquisite diamond jewelry. Everyone will be in their Studio 54 finest. Dress to impress. All to help us support our vitally important children and teen art education programs.
For the Love of Art is sponsored by Happenings Magazine, Naples Illustrated, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency and Spotlight Magazine. Other media sponsors include Fox 92.5, WINK 96.9, WAVV 101.1, WGCU 90.1, Sunny 106.
For more information about Naples Art membership, artist programs, shows, events, lectures, courses, workshops or exhibitions that Naples Art offers, visit www.NaplesArt.org or call 239-262-6517.
Aimee Schlehr is CEO and executive director of Naples Art.