• 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.

  • Shorts of the Fort

    Join us at the Alliance for the Arts for the inaugural Shorts of the Fort where the captivating landscapes and vibrant communities of Lee County, Florida take center stage. This unique film festival invites you to submit your short films, ranging from a quick 30-second snapshot to an immersive 5-minute narrative, showcasing the islands, beaches, and neighborhoods of Fort Myers. Whether you are a seasoned director or a budding storyteller, this is your opportunity to capture the essence of what Lee County is to you in film. Get creative with your visuals and storytelling to explore the rich tapestry of local life and nature. Share your vision, connect with fellow filmmakers, and gain exposure in a dynamic setting. Don’t miss your chance to be part of a festival that celebrates the diverse beauty of greater Fort Myers through the power of film. Submit your work and make every frame count at the Shorts of the Fort and contribute to a festival that cherishes the power of film and the allure of local culture. Make every frame impactful—join us and let your creativity shine!

    All film submissions must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length.

    Fees/ Deadlines:
    $15 Regular Fee – July 31, 2024
    $25 Late Fee – August 26, 2024

  • Summer Break Camp


    JUN 10 – AUG 2 • Ages: 7-11

    Join us this summer to explore the engaging history of our world, learn about famous artists, create themed art projects, play games and make memories with friends.


    JUN 10 – JULY 26 • Ages: 6-4

    Mini explorers half day camp offers children ages 4-6 years old the chance to engage in themed days filled with art, games, music, and a dress up day.

  • Art is Essential

    We’ve been Vetoed but YOU can make a difference today!

    Setting up a recurring donation is an affordable way to consistently support the arts!

    We are in desperate need of your help! Become a sustaining member TODAY to help ensure arts access for all in SWFL.

  • In the Gallery

    Opening Reception: July 5, 5-7 pm, On Display: July 5-27

    See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

    Current members were invited to submit one work following the theme Metamorphosis to be displayed in the main gallery during this month-long group exhibition. 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.

    In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Selected Works of Ramón Chirinos

    Ramón Chirinos is known internationally for his expressive abstract paintings inspired by the colors and rhythm of life in his native South America.

    “Fragments of Landscape”, Ramón Chirinos, Acrylic on Canvas

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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