Closing Out Celebrate the Arts Month in Naples

Closing Out Celebrate the Arts Month in Naples

As family and friends gather to celebrate Thanksgiving 2022, November is drawing to a close. People are taking a break, giving thanks for all the good things in their lives as autumn days give way to winter and the holiday season ahead. Thanksgiving weekend is the...

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You Can Experience Stress Relief from Art

You Can Experience Stress Relief from Art

There is great value in experiencing art. Art is not only a fun and enjoyable activity; it also helps balance health and well-being. Art is a helpful way to provide self-care because it can help take one’s mind off of stressful things in his or her life. Knowing this...

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Collier County Día de los Muertos Celebrations

Collier County Día de los Muertos Celebrations

In Mexico, people celebrate a holiday called el Día de los Muertos (which translates to “the Day of the Dead” in English). This special day is set aside as a time to remember the lives of deceased family members. The holiday is for celebrating the lives of those who...

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The ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival in Naples

The ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival in Naples

Festival in Naples, FL Naples, Florida communities continue to recover in the wake of Hurricane Ian. As residents carry on with debris clean-up, the city is coming back to life and things are starting to reopen again. If you are looking for a way to rise above the...

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DIY Halloween Decorations for Family-Friendly Fun

DIY Halloween Decorations for Family-Friendly Fun

Halloween is one of the most fun days of the year for many people. Between the candy, costumes, and decorations, the day appeals to a wide range of people. Some people enjoy the most frightening of costumes and decorations, while others prefer the less spooky parts of...

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Hurricane Relief for Southwest Florida Artists

Hurricane Relief for Southwest Florida Artists

Southwest Florida was hit by Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022. Artists and arts organizations struck by this natural disaster have suffered great damage and loss. They are in crisis but can be comforted to some extent knowing that there is help available to help...

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Hurricane Help for Southwest Florida

Hurricane Help for Southwest Florida

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the devastation in Florida is becoming more clear by the hour. The scale and extent of Hurricane Ian’s destruction can be seen throughout the area, impacting Paradise Coast cities from Key West to Cedar Key. Naples was one of the...

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Plan a Getaway: Visit Naples, Florida

Plan a Getaway: Visit Naples, Florida

Are you interested in planning a getaway? If you want to spend some time in a coastal setting, visit Naples, Florida! The resort city is located in Southwest Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its breathtaking beaches and...

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Uncovering Great Things to Do in Naples, Florida

Uncovering Great Things to Do in Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida is a first-class tourist destination in the United States. Known for its stunning beaches and tropical ecosystems, high-end shopping world-class fine dining, Naples also has become a popular arts destination. Because of this, it is easy for locals and...

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Displaying Textile Art

Displaying Textile Art

The fields of fiber and textile art in Naples, Florida have local artmakers using their creativity to innovate and push the boundaries of fine art. Fiber and textile art has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity all over, including in Southwest Florida, exploding...

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A Brief Discussion about Art History

A Brief Discussion about Art History

What is Art History? Florida Art is often considered to be a reflection of something or someone. But shy study history of art? Studying art from the past is important because it can teach us how different cultures have seen themselves and the world around them. It...

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The Importance of Art in Education

The Importance of Art in Education

Is art education important? Art education in schools is important for student development. It has been argued that art education is absolutely essential in the education system. Studying art advantageous to students in a variety of ways. Read on to learn about the...

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The Care and Keeping of Artwork: 5 Storage Tips

The Care and Keeping of Artwork: 5 Storage Tips

How to store art? Knowing that collectors of fine art have invested substantially in each piece, it is understandable that they have a great interest in protecting it. They want to be sure they store their art in the right way when it is not on display. When you think...

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A Few Words About Abstract Art

A Few Words About Abstract Art

Abstract art is art that does not represent visual reality in a precisely accurate way. Rather, it is a visual creation composed of lines, shapes, colors, and other marks. It is a departure from concrete depictions of real things or ideas--sometimes it is just a...

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A Brief Discussion of Mixed Media Art

A Brief Discussion of Mixed Media Art

Mixed media is a somewhat broad category of art. It is a form of visual art that involves incorporating more than one creative medium, material, or method to create artwork. It allows artists to combine different artistic approaches to create art with a depth and...

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Understanding Artist Statements

Understanding Artist Statements

It is important for professional artists to have an artist statement. An artist statement is the starting point of communication between an artist and the public. Read on to learn more about artist statements and why they are necessary.   What is an Artist...

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What is Public Art?

What is Public Art?

Public art refers to art in any form presented in public spaces. Public art is sometimes created with its final location in mind, while some does not refer to any particular place, and can be found in both outdoor settings and indoor settings. It can include a variety...

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Three Ways to Use Art for Creative Summer Learning

Three Ways to Use Art for Creative Summer Learning

When it comes to the idea of having fun with art during the summer months, this is something that can help to prevent the loss of both academic abilities and knowledge, which is one major issue that educators often worry about on a regular basis. Learning with the...

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Experience Naples: The Naples Art District

Experience Naples: The Naples Art District

Florida is an extremely popular place to live and visit. People are drawn to the area because of the climate, coastline, and culture. The Sunshine State boasts warm summers and mild winters, features beautiful outdoor spaces including 660+ miles of white sand beaches...

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Reasons to Visit Naples This Summer

Reasons to Visit Naples This Summer

The Southwest Florida city of Naples is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. It is one of the most visited cities on the Paradise Coast. Read on for reasons to visit Naples this summer.   Naples is the main metropolitan area on Florida's...

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Lighting for Your Art

Lighting for Your Art

Lighting is an important consideration when it comes to displaying artwork. You should choose the lighting that best highlights each piece because even the most striking work of art can be relegated to mediocrity when the lighting is poor. Furthermore, proper lighting...

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Celebrating Fiber Fine Art at the Naples Botanical Garden

Celebrating Fiber Fine Art at the Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a renowned world-class garden featuring plants from all around the world. Founded in 1993 and becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1994, the Naples Botanical Garden has been on a mission to develop and conserve collections of the region’s...

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Visit Farmers’ Markets Near the Naples Art District

Visit Farmers’ Markets Near the Naples Art District

The Naples Art District has developed into a popular arts destination of the Florida arts scene over the last few years. It offers visitors from the local area and around the world the opportunity to encounter the world of fine arts amongst professional artists with...

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Spring Into Art: 3 Famous Works to Celebrate the Season

Spring Into Art: 3 Famous Works to Celebrate the Season

Spring is known as a season of renewal. The sun begins to shine more brightly. Flowers start to bloom. Animal babies are being born. The season of spring is inspirational for artists everywhere, including many masters like Sandro Botticelli, Vincent Van Gogh, and...

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3 TOP THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, FLORIDA IN SPRING

3 TOP THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, FLORIDA IN SPRING

Spring has sprung in Florida! This month is the perfect time to visit the Sunshine State, especially the city of Naples, located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida. This sophisticated city is beloved by local residents and attractive as a destination for...

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A History of the Pencil

A History of the Pencil

Consider the humble pencil.   Most people in the world use pencils regularly. From sketching and drawing to notetaking and tons of tasks in between, there are countless uses for pencils. But most of us take these writing tools for granted and do not think about...

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Improve Health and Well-Being Via Art

Improve Health and Well-Being Via Art

Art is beneficial to human health and well-being. It has a positive impact on physical, emotional, and mental health and contributes to the improvement of the overall quality of life. Health and wellness professionals can implement art when it comes to the care of the...

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Masterpieces of Medieval Irish Art

Masterpieces of Medieval Irish Art

People around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a wide variety of ways, from eating Irish-themed meals to attending parades to enjoying masterpieces of Irish art. Though the history of Irish art begins around 3200 BC with Neolithic stone carvings at the...

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Experience Art Alive

Experience Art Alive

The city of Naples, Florida is a fine arts paradise, with hot spots such as the Naples Art District front and center for art lovers from the local community and from abroad. The working studios and art galleries located in the Naples Art District offer visitors a wide...

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Celebrating National Craft Month

Celebrating National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Created by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994, National Craft Month was established to celebrate creativity by engaging in art and craft activities. To celebrate, people begin new and different projects using new...

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The Value of the Arts

The Value of the Arts

Experiencing art is important to humanity. In any form, art allows people to explore their creativity. Humans are wired to create and express themselves through art, and to appreciate art because it is an inalienable part of human existence. The value of the arts is...

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Art from the Heart: Experience the Naples Art District

Art from the Heart: Experience the Naples Art District

Naples, Florida is a city located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast known for high-end shopping, fine dining, golf courses, and sandy beaches. It has also grown to be a popular fine arts centre, known across America and internationally. If you are a lover of arts...

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Fine Art and Flowers in the Naples Art District

Fine Art and Flowers in the Naples Art District

There are many ways to enjoy the fine arts in Naples, especially in the Naples Art District. The member artists present art experiences throughout the year for the public to enjoy. From self-guided tours of the creative’s working neighborhood and opportunities to take...

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On Display: How to Enjoy the Fine Arts in Naples

On Display: How to Enjoy the Fine Arts in Naples

Naples FL Fine Arts Display. Naples, Florida is known as a top tourist destination. One of the major draws of Naples, aside from the beautiful beaches and tropical ecosystems to the world-class dining and high-end shopping, is the remarkable access to the fine arts....

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The Naples Art District: Where Art and Design Meet

The Naples Art District: Where Art and Design Meet

Naples, Florida is one of the most popular cities in the United States. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, this city is well-loved by locals and visitors from around the world. Naples has become known far and wide as a cultural center and fine arts...

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Discovering the Fine Arts in Naples

Discovering the Fine Arts in Naples

There’s more to Naples than pristine beaches, emerald green fairways and relaxing resort spas – the area also has a longstanding appreciation for the fine arts. Visitors to Naples will appreciate having access to the many art studios and galleries in the area, which...

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Art Alive! A Special Fine Arts Experience

Art Alive! A Special Fine Arts Experience

ART ALIVE! IN NAPLES, FL The state of Florida is known far and wide for its sunshiny beaches, beautiful flora and fauna, and multiple cultural attractions. It is also becoming more and more well-known for a dynamic fine arts scene. The Naples Art District is a nexus...

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Woodworking as Fine Art

Woodworking as Fine Art

Woodworking Naples Woodworking can be both a craft and an art. According to English philosopher R.G. Collingwood wrote in THE PRINCIPLES OF ART (1938) that there is a distinction to be made between craft and art. He explained that craft differs from art in that “[t]he...

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What is Fiber Art?

What is Fiber Art?

Fiber Art Naples Since the beginning of humanity, people have used creativity throughout their lives. Thousands of years ago, people discovered they could use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct functional objects to make their lives easier. While...

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Collecting Fine Art

Collecting Fine Art

Fine Art Naples Do you love fine art? Have you always dreamed of having an art collection? The practice of collecting fine art is for everyone, regardless of budget or motive, though stereotypes across popular culture suggest otherwise. So, how do you start your own...

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Access to Art: The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida

Access to Art: The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida

Art museums in Naples Florida The Baker Museum located in Naples, Florida is one of the most prominent fine art museums in the Southwest Florida area. With over 20 years of collecting and exhibiting art, the Baker Museum (once known as the Naples Museum of Art) is...

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Color: Key Art Element

Color: Key Art Element

Southwest Florida art One of the key elements of art is color. Color can tell you a lot about a work of art and the artist who created it. It is used not only for aesthetics, but also to create mood and/or to express or provoke different emotions in those viewing the...

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Art for Awareness: Shining a Light on Breast Cancer

Art for Awareness: Shining a Light on Breast Cancer

Art for a Cure October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign by the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and educate people about what they can do to be proactive when it comes to breast health. After skin cancer, breast cancer...

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Learning about Drawing

Learning about Drawing

Drawing, Classes, Naples FL Drawing is a form of visual art. In fine art, it is “the linear realization of visual objects, concepts, emotions, and fantasies, including symbols and even abstract forms” created by an artist who marks on a surface with some instrument....

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Paintbrush Basics: Bristles

Paintbrush Basics: Bristles

Naples, FL Painting Paintbrushes are comprised of three main parts: the handle, ferrule, and bristles. The handle, usually made of wood or acrylic, has the ferrule attached at one end; the ferrule is a metal band that connects the bristles to the handle. The bristles,...

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Brain Power: How Art Stimulates the Brain

Brain Power: How Art Stimulates the Brain

Nonprofit Organizations Naples FL   How does art impact the brain? There is a widely-held misconception that visual art is just created for aesthetics and has no other purpose or impact. But art acts on our brains in a multi-faceted, dynamic way, according to...

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The Fine Art of Painting

The Fine Art of Painting

Painting in Naples, FL Painting is a principal category of visual fine arts. As a fine art, it is the practice of applying one of a variety of artistic media to a solid surface, to create an aesthetic image. In art, the term “painting” describes both the creative act...

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Top Naples Art Galleries and Districts

Top Naples Art Galleries and Districts

FL Art Galleries - When it comes to the city of Naples, Florida, perhaps one of the most popular attractions that both visitors and residents alike will ever come across is the Naples Art District, which is attraction that has quickly developed throughout the past...

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Drawing with Light: The Technical Beauty of Photography

Drawing with Light: The Technical Beauty of Photography

Photography in Naples Florida The word photography comes from the Greek root words phōs, meaning “light” and graphé meaning “drawing;” it translates into English as “drawing with light.” This translation provides a sense of aesthetic pleasure that truly suits the...

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Unique Art Mediums: Getting to Know Glass

Unique Art Mediums: Getting to Know Glass

Glass Art in Naples, Florida There are many different styles of art and many different types of art mediums in the world. One of the most unique art mediums, some might say, is glass. From stained glass to blown glass to glass sculpture, there is great variety when it...

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Considering the Shape of Things: the Fine Art of Sculpture

Considering the Shape of Things: the Fine Art of Sculpture

Considering the Shape of Things: the Fine Art of Sculpture and Florida Sculpture Artists The fine arts encompasses a great variety of artistic styles and methods. From painting and drawing to photography and filmmaking to pottery and sculpture, the fine arts include...

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Appreciating the Ceramic Arts

Appreciating the Ceramic Arts

FLORIDA CERAMICS & HISTORY OF CERAMIC ART The field of fine arts encompasses many different artistic styles, techniques, and media. One of these artistic styles is ceramic arts. Creating ceramic art pieces involves the physical manipulation of a malleable medium...

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Summer Naples Art Events: Artists in the Garden

Summer Naples Art Events: Artists in the Garden

Naples, Florida is home to a plethora of art museums, studios, and galleries. Renowned across the state of Florida and around the world as a center of fine arts, the city of Naples hosts many art events each year. Though things tend to slow down during the summer...

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The Fine Arts Are Putting Naples on the Map

The Fine Arts Are Putting Naples on the Map

Fine Art Galleries in Naples, FL Florida boasts a wide array of natural and cultural attractions across the state. That said, there are some locales that stand out in an exceptional way…and Naples, Florida is one of those places. People come to Florida for recreation...

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Fine Arts in Naples, Florida

Fine Arts in Naples, Florida

Naples Fine Arts Studio - The state of Florida is a popular place for enjoying everything from beautiful, sunshiny beaches to historical attractions to varied cultural connections. Naples, Florida is especially well known for its burgeoning fine arts scene which has...

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Florida: State of the Arts

Florida: State of the Arts

The state of Florida is one of the most popular US locations for people who enjoy sunshine, nature, and culture. It features beautiful outdoor spaces including its famous beaches and renowned gardens, and is home to an extensive assortment of cultural attractions,...

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Things To Do In Naples, FL

Things To Do In Naples, FL

Things to Do in Naples, FL by Erika Mehlhaff Naples is one of the most popular cities in the United States, well-loved by residents and tourists alike. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, this city is a popular destination for people looking for...

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Day

Artist Spotlight: Mary Day

Artist Spotlight: Mary Day - The Naples Art District showcases member artists in their Artist Spotlight! series. Different artists are featured to provide an in-depth look into their work. The Naples Art District focuses this week on artist Mary Day! Mary Day is a...

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Artist Spotlight: Jan Edwards

Artist Spotlight: Jan Edwards

The Naples Art District is known in Florida and around the world as the home of the largest concentration of working artists in Southwest Florida. The District enjoys highlighting member artists and their work via their Artist Spotlight! series. This week the District...

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Artist Spotlight: Gary Day

Artist Spotlight: Gary Day

The Naples Art District presents an Artist Spotlight! every week, showcasing member artists. The Artist Spotlight! Series highlights the work and artistic methods of the artists, so the public can learn more about them. The Naples Art District (NAD) artist in the...

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Artist Spotlight: Patrice Schelkun

Artist Spotlight: Patrice Schelkun

The Naples Art District showcases member artists every week through their Artist Spotlight! Series, highlighting their work and artistic methods. The Naples Art District (NAD) artist in the spotlight this week is Patrice Schelkun. Patrice Schelkun is a professional...

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Artist Spotlight: Joel Shapses & Leigh Herndon

Artist Spotlight: Joel Shapses & Leigh Herndon

The professional artists of the Naples Art District are known for their creations all over Florida and around the world. The District enjoys highlighting member artists and their work via their Artist Spotlight! series. This week, the Naples Art District presents Joel...

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Artist Spotlight: TEN TO TWO

Artist Spotlight: TEN TO TWO

The Naples Art District (NAD) regularly highlights its members through their weekly Artist Spotlight! series, to provide an in-depth look into their creative work and artistic personas. Every featured artist shares the types of skills and techniques they use to make...

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Artist Spotlight: Laurél Schmid & Richard Diedrich

Artist Spotlight: Laurél Schmid & Richard Diedrich

The Naples Art District (NAD) showcases member artists every week, highlighting their stories through their series, Artist Spotlight! Each week, different artists are featured to provide an in-depth look at their creative processes and the beautiful art they create....

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Artist Spotlight: Dora Knuteson & Jill Gordon

Artist Spotlight: Dora Knuteson & Jill Gordon

The Naples Art District enjoys highlighting member artists and their work via their Artist Spotlight! series. This week, the Naples Art District proudly presents Dora Knuteson and Jill Gordon. Dora Knuteson is a professional painter. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she...

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Artist Spotlight: Carolynn Desch

Artist Spotlight: Carolynn Desch

The Naples Art District showcases member artists every week through their Artist Spotlight! Series, highlighting their work and artistic methods. The Naples Art District (NAD) artist in the spotlight this week is Carolynn Desch. Carolynn Desch is a studio jeweler and...

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Artist Spotlight: Christy Noonan & Jane Huggins

Artist Spotlight: Christy Noonan & Jane Huggins

The Naples Art District presents Christy Noonan and Jane Huggins in the Artist Spotlight! This week, the Artist Spotlight! series showcases member artists every week, to shine a light on them and their creative processes. 

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Artist Spotlight: Maggie DeMarco & Ray Gallo

Artist Spotlight: Maggie DeMarco & Ray Gallo

The Naples Art District showcases member artists every week through their Artist Spotlight! Series, highlighting their work and artistic methods. The Naples Art District (NAD) artists in the spotlight this week are Maggie DeMarco and Ray Gallo. Maggie DeMarco paints...

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Artist Spotlight: Janice Lutton & Barbara Groenteman

Artist Spotlight: Janice Lutton & Barbara Groenteman

The Naples Art District (NAD) showcases different member artists, to provide an in-depth look into their work and who they are as artists. NAD highlights artists through their weekly Artist Spotlight! series. Every featured artist shares about the artistic skills and...

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Artist Spotlight: Anika Savage and Arturo Samaniego

Artist Spotlight: Anika Savage and Arturo Samaniego

Presenting Anika Savage and Arturo Samaniego, in this week’s Artist Spotlight from the Naples Art District! These member artists are being featured to highlight their art and share about who they are as artists.   Anika is a creator of beautiful paintings, mixed...

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Artist Spotlight: Paula Brody & Silvina Marzari

Artist Spotlight: Paula Brody & Silvina Marzari

The Naples Art District (NAD) showcases member artists Paula Brody and Silvina Marzari this week! These two NAD artists are being featured to shine a light on their art and the creative process they use.   Paula creates paintings, mixed media collage pieces, and...

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Artist Spotlight: Bronia Ichel & Sara Wilson

Artist Spotlight: Bronia Ichel & Sara Wilson

Artist Spotlight: Bronia Ichel & Sara Wilson- The Naples Art District (NAD) showcases member artists every week, highlighting their stories through their series, Artist Spotlight! Each week, different artists are featured to provide an in-depth look into their...

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Naples, Florida Art Scene

Naples, Florida Art Scene

Naples, Florida Art Scene - In terms of Southwest Florida, this area has long been considered to be home to over 125 art studios, museums, and galleries, all of which are located within an hour drive of one another, with perhaps the most popular location among both...

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Attractions of Arts and Culture

Attractions of Arts and Culture

Naples, Florida Culture- When it comes to the city of Naples, Florida, there's much more to this location than golf courses, spas, and beaches. In fact, Naples also has a great appreciation for both the arts and its connection to the Florida Everglades. Florida Arts...

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Naples, Florida’s Upscale Arts Scene

Naples, Florida’s Upscale Arts Scene

Perhaps one of the most popular cities in the state of Florida that encourages all of its visitors to experience the high life is the city of Naples, most notably due to the fact that not only is it named after one of the finest cities in the country of Italy, but...

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