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The arts are a sanctuary that provide a space to create, rejuvenate and challenge the mind, body and soul. Take the next step on your creative journey and express yourself through exhibition opportunities and casting calls or discover an artistic space for your next event.

calls to artists


Member Exhibition: Metamorphosis, July 2024

We invite our current members to submit one work following the theme “Metamorphosis” to be displayed in the main gallery during this month-long group exhibition. As an artist and an Alliance member, this is your annual opportunity to exhibit your work in our main gallery! No online submission process, no jury notification – simply the opportunity to celebrate the artists that make our artistic community so unique.

The theme “Metamorphosis” calls to mind concepts of transformation and change, it can explore how people, nature, and society undergo metamorphoses over time. Artists could interpret this theme through depictions of personal evolution, environmental shifts, societal upheavals, or even the lifecycle of creatures undergoing metamorphosis, such as butterflies or frogs. It could evoke feelings of transition, adaptation, and renewal, encouraging viewers to reflect on the cyclical nature of transformation and the beauty found within the process of change.

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Apply to be a featured artist at our monthly Wednesday Night Market!

Alliance for the Arts members may apply to be a featured artist during this monthly event which features a selection of fresh produce, art, live music, food trucks and beer and wine. Up to three members will be chosen each month to display and sell their artwork.

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We are looking for 3-4 artists to display art at Palm City Brewing as part of an ongoing partnership between PCB and the Alliance. They are looking for Florida/beach themed artwork to decorate their walls. The work will be on display for 3-4 months inside their brewery.

The work must be for sale. Sales will be processed through the Alliance for the Arts and will be subject to our standard 40% commission with 60% of the sale price going to the artist. If a piece sells, artists will be invited to replace it with another piece. Email [email protected] if you are interested in participating.

The Alliance for the Arts is beginning a new community partnership with Evans Health Care, a senior living facility in Fort Myers.

The artwork inside Evans Health Care is all reproduction artwork that has faded to colorless grays. The art has not been updated since the building opened in 1984. Fortunately, the frames and mats are of high quality. The Alliance for the Arts aims to improve the artistic atmosphere in Evans Health Care by commissioning artists to replace these faded reproductions with colorful, original works on paper. The old frames will be taken down, opened, and the artwork replaced and rehung by an Alliance volunteer.

We invite our community of artists to share original works of art on paper to refresh the hallways at Evans Health Care and give the residents and staff hope, encouragement, and a happy injection of color.

  1. Artwork must be original two-dimensional work on paper. The residents have requested colorful, representational works. Drawings, paintings, prints and collages are all acceptable. Artwork, properly documented, can be dropped off at Alliance for the Arts. (Artists must reach out to Gallery Manager Emily Radomski at [email protected] to confirm size requirements for each artwork)

  2. Each artist must provide their name, address, contact information, and descriptors for each artwork (title, medium, date). This information will accompany the artwork on the backside of the frame, along with clear directives about the consignment agreement. A digital database of all contributing artists, their contact information and their artworks will be maintained by Alliance for the Arts for record-keeping purposes. Limit of no more than 5 artworks per artist, please.

  3. Alliance for the Arts has a volunteer to put each artwork in an existing Evans Health Care frame/mat/glass/backing and be sure it gets hung securely. 50% Off Framing Store on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral has graciously partnered with us to allow our art volunteer to close up all the framed artworks properly under their supervision.

  4. Evans Health Care will show their appreciation with a modest gift $50 for each piece of artwork consigned.

  5. Alliance for the Arts will serve as the vendor, accepting and disbursing the payments to the artists. The artwork will be contracted on long-term consignment, meaning that if the nursing home ever closes, the artists will have their artworks returned via Alliance for the Arts, keeping the artworks in the frames.

To get involved in this project, please contact Emily Radomski at [email protected].

opportunities in sw Florida and beyond

ArtWalk Downtown Fort Myers

Discover the best art galleries and enjoy live demonstrations the first Friday of the the month! Artist will set-up between 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will be open from 6pm to 10 p.m.

Exhibit in the Main Gallery

Our vision is to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art. We welcome exhibits with the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. Consider throwing your hat into the ring for a chance to show in our main gallery.

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Gift Shop

Want to exhibit in our gift shop? We're always looking for new items and would love to see what you're up to. Please submit up to three images for your work and include a brief description. We will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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On occasion—for select projects—we hold open calls for actors, musicians and other artists. Please check back periodically for notices. We do not have a resident or repertory company of actors and are always looking for new talent for our stages.

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Need a beautiful, but also artistic and inspiring space for your next event? From our amphitheatre, to our galleries and classrooms, the Alliance for the Arts has rental space to perfectly fit your next event in Fort Myers.

Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater & Grounds

Seating for 1500 people
Acoustically enhanced
Sound and lights independently contracted
Must include a walk-through meeting 2 weeks prior to contract date
Must file a permit with the City of Fort Myers for the event (permit costs based on event needs)

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Foulds Theatre

Seats up to 135 people comfortably
Stage dimensions 21’x42′
Sound and lighting system
Dressing rooms
Includes lobby area adjacent to the theatre

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Seats up to 50 people, classroom style
Includes tables and chairs

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Meeting Room

Seats up to 35 people classroom style
Private entrance
Workshop setup with tables available

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Lighting Package - Separate from Palmer Studio pricing. Includes light stand, 2- 32`` X 48`` Softboxes, 1,60`` Octagon Softbox, 1 C-Stand with Boom Arm, Continuious Light Setup, 2 - 300w Strobes, Reflectors, Seamless Paper. $50 an hour for Non-Members, $35 an hour for Members.

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