Celebrate the arrival of spring on Saturday, March 30 from 12-7:00PM when the 2nd Annual Spring Art Affair returns to the courtyard at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.  Meet more than 30 local artists who will be on hand displaying works in oil, acrylic and mixed media painting, photography, custom jewelry, pottery, ceramics, glass and more.  There will be live music throughout the day, a watercolor painting demo, a kids’ zone with a bounce house, face painting, a student art exhibit and more.  Peruse the Bell Tower’s fine retailers, have lunch at one of its great restaurants, all while supporting local artists.  This year’s participating artists include Barbara Albin, Katherine Boren, Geoff Coe, Sherry Lynn Diaz, Nancy Eaton Designs, Katie Eckenrod, Trudy Edlebeck, Zdenka Fiala, David Hammel, Samantha Heligman, Sherry Moesch, Michael Moukios, Lisa Muench, Tara Phillips, Phyllis Rieser, James “J.R.” Roberts, Ashley Snizek, Sylvie’s Artistic Selections, Terry Stone, Sandy Talaga, Stanley Timson and Young Artists Awards.

There is no charge for entry or parking.  Artists who would like to participate have until March 22 to register.  More information is available by calling 239-939-2787.  The 2nd Annual Spring Art Affair is presented in partnership with the Bell Tower Shops and sponsored by Happenings Magazine.

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DSC_0667a1Send your child to camp this spring break at the Alliance for the Arts!  Presented by Florida Rep at the Alliance, K-12 students get to act, sing, dance and create visual art during this award winning camp that runs March 25-29.  Professional performing and visual artists will instruct participants as they adapt classic stories around the central theme, “Myths, Legends and Heroic Tales!”  From brave knights and distressed damsels to swashbuckling seafarers and superheroes, courageous campers will explore the world of heroes like never before! With scenes and songs ranging from classical epics to modern tales of saving the day, students will discover their inner adventurer. This one-week session includes an introduction into stage combat, taught by Jason Paul Tate, certified instructor from the Society of American Fight Directors in addition to the performing and visual art classes!  It culminates with a grand finale stage performance and art exhibition for family and friends on Friday in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance.  Classes throughout the day also include visual art, acting, storytelling and improvisation.  Campers will have a blast while they’re exposed to the world of professional theater and art!  Space is limited so register your child today before it’s too late.  Spring Arts Camp is $175 for kids grades K-6th.  7-12th graders may register to be Stars-In-Training for $150.

Camp runs 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday, with the final performance at 3pm on the 29th.  Drop-off begins at 8:30AM and pick-up is between 4-4:15PM.  Post-camp care is available until 5pm for an additional $25 for the week.  Contact Rachael Endrizzi at Florida Rep by calling 239-332-4665 or go to www.floridarepeducation.org.