aMUSEd squareThe Alliance for the Arts will present its fall fundraising extravaganza, “aMUSEd” on Saturday, September 27. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with music, interactive art, amusing diversions and wandering muses. Fine tapas will be provided by Southwest Florida’s best chefs. Come explore, nurture & liberate your inner muse during this unique art party. This provocative and highly interactive evening begins at 7PM. Tickets are $100 and are available online at or onsite at the Alliance. Event proceeds will benefit educational and outreach programs.

The evening is proudly sponsored by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), the Betty Bireley Foundation and Investor’s Security Trust, with media support from Florida Weekly, TOTI Media, Inc., Happenings Magazine and WGCU Public Media. The aMUSEd culinary sponsors include Crave Culinaire, the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group and Gloria’s La Trattoria Cafe Napoli. Additional support provided by FineMark National Bank & Trust. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click HERE for more information or call 239-939-2787.

"Sorcerer" by Stoffel De Roover
“Sorcerer” by Stoffel De Roover

During the month of May the Alliance for the Arts has featured the first ever dedicated gallery show including work by members of what’s called the Movement of Aleatoric Modern Artists, or MAMA. The Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century exhibit includes works in a variety of disciplines, all with one thing in common—their collaboration with nature, chance and the laws that govern the universe. The show was curated by Fort Myers aleatoric artist Veron Ennis. She will hold a Closing Gallery Talk on Friday, May 23 at 5PM. It’s free and open to the public. Immediately following Ennis’s Curator Talk the conversation will continue in the Art Loft in the Edward’s Building next door for the bi-monthly Artist Talk event. All are welcome. The Art Loft is a new art destination that includes The Union Artist Studios, Veron Ennis’s studio and gallery VEMA, and David Acevedo and Xavier Brignoni’s gallery Room 205.

Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century remains on display until 1PM on Saturday, May 24. The 28th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit opens with a reception from 5-7:30PM on Friday, May 30.