The next monthly Fort Myers Art Walk will take place on Friday, August 1 and feature new art exhibits, live artist demos and a great atmosphere for shopping and dining in the River District.
Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The Downtown River District is home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artworks.
Official Art Walk participating art galleries include Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Grand Illusion Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Timeless Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Bootleggers Alley Gallery and Unit A – Contemporary Art Space. The Artists Corner will be set-up at the corner of Fowler and First Streets at the First United Methodist Church with individual artists.
The Fort Myers Art Walk Trolley will have 3 stops on First Street. They will be in front of Arts for ACT Gallery/Saavy - The Nest and in front of the Fort Myers Public Library. This hop on/hop off trolley will take you from First Street to our Gardner's Park neighbors and to Unit A on Evans Avenue.
Art Demo's on First Street - Linda Benson from Arts for ACT Gallery and Dominque Sierra
Gardner's Park participating shops are Linen Cottage, Belle Fille, He, She and Me, Ma Peggy's Emporium and the ZCrepes at the Butterfly Estates.
Official participating shops that sell art include Enjewel, The Franklin Shops, The Nest and The Open Door Shoppes on Hendry.
The Fort Myers Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine) in the Fort Myers River District.
Art Walk partners include the Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, Cigar Bar, The Connection Bar & Grill, The Deli, Downtown House of Pizza, Enjewel, The Firestone, First United Methodist Church, Florida Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Garage, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, The Franklin Shops, Gulf Coast Times, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Langford-Kingston Home, Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites, Los Cabos Cantina, Morgan House restaurant, The Nest Home & Garden, The Open Door Shoppes on Hendry, Palm Printing, River District Alliance, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Spirits of Bacchus, Tincture Gallery, Twisted Vine Bistro, UNIT A Contemporary Art Space, The Veranda Restaurant and the Young Artists Awards Program.
For more details, contact Claudia Goode at Arts for ACT Gallery at 239-337-5050.