• Engage

    Your creativity, laughter and support make the Alliance what it is – a strong community of cultural supporters that truly believe in the power of the arts. Support the Alliance and the future of arts through membership, donations or come volunteer with us.

  • Onsite

    Experience the art in our exhibitions,  shop the work of local creatives and bring a lawn chair to enjoy our outdoor events and entertainment at our Night Market held the second Wednesday of the month, expand your interests or engage with other artists at an onsite art classes for all ages and abilities, or simply come explore our ArtsPark.

  • Spring Break Arts Camp

    SPRING BREAK ART RETREAT CAMP

    MARCH 18TH-22ND

    Ages: 7-11
    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 
    Welcome to our Spring Break Art Retreat Camp designed just for your little creatives! This camp offers a variety of activities for kids ages 7-11, our mornings will sparkle with art journaling and meditation for focus and revitalization.

    Register online to embark on a journey of colorful self-discovery. Sign up for 1 or 2 days, or the full week. Extended care available for before care and afternoon care.

    Camp hours are 9:00AM – 4:00PM.

  • Breaking the News-Art House Cinema

    In the Art House Cinema February 21. WGCU’s Tara Calligan will be hosting a Q & A session with Heather Courtney, Director / Producer / Cinematographer of Breaking the News.

    Seeking to buck the white male status quo, a group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch a news startup asking who’s been omitted from mainstream coverage, and how to include them.

    About Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers – a program of South Arts: The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers works with a regional network of Screening Partners to connect independent documentary filmmakers with communities across the Southeast to present screenings and conversations around important stories and the art of filmmaking. Since Southern Circuit’s inception in 1975, hundreds of filmmakers have toured, sharing their work and perspectives with over one hundred Screening Partner communities throughout South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee).

  • The Women Who Mapped the Stars

    THIS SHOW WILL BE PERFORMED AS A FUNDRAISER FOR AND AT THE CALUSA NATURE CENTER & PLANETARIUM

    Performances are February 8-10, 15-17 at 7:30PM  and February 18 at 2:00 PM 

    In The Women Who Mapped the Stars, five women astronomers working together at the Harvard Observatory help to shape the development of astrophysics. Cecilia Payne, the central character, makes the revolutionary discovery while still a graduate student that the stars are made of Hydrogen. In this time-bending, non-linear play, we experience the rivalries and friendships of five very different women as they build on each other’s work, feed each other’s dreams, exult in the thrill of discovery, struggle for recognition, and open the doors for those who come after them.

  • In the Gallery

    On display February 2-24, 2024

    Opening Reception: February 2, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

    Deb Zwetsch and Zan Lombardo built a relationship as collaborative artists to specifically create the work for this show. They have channeled multitudes together. Harnessing watercolor paints and liquid silk dyes, they offer artworks of imbibition, created by trusting The Flow, the egoless flow, with as much enthusiasm and unconditional love and trust as they could muster.

    In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: John Rizza

    In the Member Gallery: The Students of Terry Lynn Spry

Arts Access

Through intentional programming, we are expanding access to the arts for all who seek it. The Alliance for the Arts is a creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination, and equity. It is the place to gather, meet new people, start conversations, bring attention to, and, ultimately, solve the challenges our community faces.

Amplified Audio Devices

We offer patrons amplified audio devices for every production, because theatre is for everyone.

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Audio Described Performances

Our theatre offers live audio described performances during select shows.

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ArtPlay for Artists with Autism

We are proud to offer art opportunities for young artists with autism to learn identity development, self-awareness, self-esteem and positive coping skills - all while having fun!

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CHANGE Program

Our CHANGE Program engages aspiring minority actors in theatre education, provides performance opportunities and a platform to convene dialogue on social issues that challenge our community through creative expression.

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Arts & Economic Prosperity

Southwest Florida loves the arts - and the feeling is mutual! Did you know the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $140.1 million in annual economic activity for our Lee County Community?

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Alliance ArtsPark

We’re reimagining the western edge of our 10-acre campus. So much more than a place to play, we see a community hub for discovery and creativity, connections and reunion, education and adventure; a place where people, art and imagination meet.

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