Lydia Antunes Black

Executive Director

A self-described “nonprofit junkie,” Lydia believes the arts are essential to the quality of life and economic prosperity in Lee County. Receiving a healthy dose of wanderlust as a child, Lydia loves seeing the world from different perspectives and has an immense admiration for artists who push her to look deeper at a subject, dream bigger and can transport her to new places. Lydia is an active community volunteer and proud member of Rotary Club of Fort Myers where the motto “service above self” resonates with her both personally and professionally. She is most proud of her loving and adventurous daughter, Emerson, and extremely handsome and successful business owner husband, Chris.