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.
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.
Connect with each other and the arts with onsite art classes for all ages and abilities, our monthly Night Market, outdoor events and entertainment, engaging exhibitions or simply come explore our ArtsPark.
Youth Arts Camp
Grades: 1-6 • Our Summer Break Arts Camp combines hands-on art-making activities, creative games and playtime in the park for the opportunity to connect and craft in our classrooms, galleries and theatre spaces.Open to all students currently enrolled in First-Sixth grade.
FRINGE FORT MYERS
Fringe Fort Myers, presented by the Alliance for the Arts June 1-4, is the newest Fringe theatre festival in Southwest Florida and maintains long-standing Fringe traditions of being 100% uncensored, 100% unjuried and 100% inclusive. Even better, 100% of ticket sales go directly to the artists. All of this means you’re 100% guaranteed to have the single greatest experience of your life!
Fringe Fort Myers kicks off on June 1 with the fun and frenetic Teaser Show, with each performance group having three minutes to sell you on their show. How they do that is up to them! Over the next four days, we will play host to 48 performances on three different stages at the Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. After the final curtain, Fringe Fort Myers will host the first Fringe awards ceremony celebrating the artists who make Fringe an incredible experience.
Fringe includes an outdoor music venue and also the Kids Fringe Festival, featuring a Free Family ArtLab, a family-friendly Alice in Wonderland interactive show and outdoor performances of aerialists and acrobats.
In the GalleryIn the Gallery May 5 – June 9 • Florida abstract painter, Margaret Schnebly Hodge, is widely known as a serious large format painter with a mastery of brushstroke and color.
In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Barbara Yeomans. Barbara Yeomans is a Florida-based painter and printmaker. For the past 30 years, her work has shown in galleries, museums and various arts organizations in the US and abroad.Opening reception: May 5, 5-7 p.m. • See it first! This free event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy light refreshments! The artist, Margaret Schnebly Hodge, will be in attendance and hosting a discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Amplified Audio Devices
We offer patrons amplified audio devices for every production, because theatre is for everyone.Find Out More
Audio Described Performances
Our theatre offers live audio described performances during select shows.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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?Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Bits and Pieces: The Realm of Creation
On display: May 5- June 9, 2023 Opening reception: May 5, 5-7 p.m. • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and...View Calendar
Painting with Terry Lynn Drop In (Ages 16+)
Interested in taking a class with beloved Instructor Terry Lynn, but not sure you can make all the sessions?View Calendar
Painting with Terry Lynn AM (Ages 16+) Beginner- Pro Level
Join beloved instructor and painter, Terry Lynn Spry, for her weekly fine art painting classes designed for the novice to the professional.View Calendar
Painting with Terry Lynn PM (Ages 16+) Beginner- Pro Level
Join long-time instructor and painter, Terry Lynn Spry, for her weekly fine art painting classes designed for the novice to the professional.View Calendar