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Things to Do in Naples: Exploring the Fine Arts in the Naples Art District

Fine Arts Naples

Fine Arts Naples Florida

Florida has become a popular arts destination in the US. The Naples Art District has developed over the last few years into a highlight of the Florida arts scene. The creative home for a wide variety of working artists and artisans, the Naples Art District has established itself in an area with several other creatives who cater to home design and décor. The District is an officially designated cultural arts tourism destination in Collier County.

The Naples Art District (NAD) offers visitors from the local area and around the world the opportunity to encounter the world of fine arts and experience art-in-the-making by professional artists. Further, it positively contributes to and impacts the economic strength and sustainability not only of individual artists based in Naples, but also fosters the creative economy of the local community. The people of Naples have a gem of an arts organization in NAD.

NAD features workspaces and exhibit spaces for designers and artists of all kinds. It features the studios and galleries of NAD member artists, tucked between the various showrooms of interior designers and other craftspeople of the applied arts in the industrial park where it is based. The District has increased access to professional development opportunities for fine artists, offered arts programming for local youth, and bolstered interest in the fine arts within the local community. It plays a fundamental role in building relationships between fine artists and other community members.

The District has become a center of cultural dissemination in the city of Naples. It has provided some urban rejuvenation and revitalization for the local community, especially as arts exposure in general has declined in recent years. NAD has yielded benefits such as a better quality of life overall, and branding of the city of Naples as a center of creativity and culture. This has, in turn, promoted tourism, attracted new residents to the area, and encouraged business growth.

The Naples Art District boasts the largest concentration of working artists in the Southwest Florida region. The unique group of over 80 visual fine artists with dedicated studios and galleries in the District hosts a variety of events throughout each year to share experiences of art with the public. The District provides a place for professional creatives who use a wide variety of mediums and methods to exercise their creative muscles and produce beautiful works of art; they make masterpieces that art lovers of every age and background can appreciate. Visitors to the area can learn more during a sojourn to NAD, where they can take a self-guided tour to explore and interact with member artists. The Naples Art District hosts events like Art Alive! and the Art & Design Expo (coming in January); and many member artists offer classes to visitors who want to explore the fine arts in greater depth. Don’t hesitate to contact the organization any time for more information about the mission of the Naples Art District and all it has to offer.