Self-Guided Tour

Welcome to the Naples Art District!   

On a self-guided tour of the Naples Art District, you will enjoy a very fun and interesting day of discovery exploring dozens of artist studios and meeting our local artists creatively working in a wide variety of mediums.   Our website has an interactive map that will help you to find the 65+ artists creating original art in our unique neighborhood.   Original artwork can be purchased or commissioned directly with the artists you meet.

Begun initially by a small group of artists over 13 years ago, the Naples Art District has grown in its membership every year and now, local artists know that this is an optimal location for their working studios and galleries.   We are a vibrant alliance of over 65 working artists with their studios and galleries tucked into a light industrial park catering to the home design and decor industry.  As you tour our artist studios & galleries, you may wish to visit some of the neighboring design showrooms featuring the very latest trends in decor.

Not all of our artists will be at work in their studios on a given day.   Although some of our studios are open daily with artists at work, other studios and galleries are open only by appointment.   Our NAD artists are always delighted to meet visitors wanting to see their artwork, so feel free to call for appointments to connect with any of our artist members.

Check the website for our weekly SPOTLIGHT Featured Artists who can be found creating in their studios, doing demonstrations and speaking to visitors about the inspiration behind their original artwork.  For more information about the Naples Art District call 239-249-9177.

Please note that we are asking all visitors to the Naples Art District to respect health precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.   Masks and social distancing are requested in all studios.  Some of our artists need to take special health precautions and  may not be working in their studios during this challenging time.

Also———There are some fun local eateries in the Naples Art District including Goldies on Taylor (very popular with a diner-like ambiance and 1950’s prices), Cuban Cafe on Trade Center Way (interesting island style cuisine), the Black Eyed Pig BBQ (best ribs ever!) and the Dog Tooth (bar-like atmosphere with tasty food and evening entertainment) both on Shirley Street. You will also find numerous good restaurants on Pine Ridge Road or Airport.

Self guided Tour of the Naples Art District 
Beginning from Pine Ridge Road:

Yahl Street Artist Studios & Galleries

Terra Faux Finishes                       5650 Yahl Street Suite #3. 
You may wish to begin or end your tour on Yahl Street just off Pine Ridge Road with a visit to Terra Faux Finishes where you will see unique and exquisite large decorative panels of contemporary design.

Shirley Street Artist Studios & Galleries

Inspirations Artists and Design Gallery     5450B Shirley Street
Inspirations is one of the largest working studios in the district with 5 talented artists working, teaching and exhibiting in this lovely and spacious gallery setting. You will find a variety of contemporary paintings in acrylic, oil, dyes and mixed media collage.  Plus, gorgeous painted silk wearables and hand-crafted necklaces too.   Several Inspirations artists teach classes so do ask about these opportunities to discover your own inner artist!

Clay More                                                      5558 Shirley Street 
Don’t miss a stop at Clay More, a wonderful pottery studio where creativity abounds.   Tucked behind Steve Unser Cabinetry, you’ll discover a former warehouse space converted into an amazing studio for ceramicists and other artists.   Clay More also offers a wide array of classes.

Artisan’s Plaza                                               5760 Shirley Street
Over 20 of our very talented member artists have their working studios in Artisan’s Plaza.   Here, you’ll find contemporary abstract art and beautiful watercolors, hand-crafted jewelry and meet our member artists working in a wide variety of mediums, encaustics, pastel, collage and glass.  Many of the artists here also teach classes for new or experienced artists in a wide variety of media.   Don’t miss the beautiful working studios street side when visiting the many artists tucked into the plaza.  You may need to plan a return visit to Artisan’s Plaza just to meet all the artists and see the wide range of original artwork created here.

 

The Alley                                             5850-5880 Shirley Street
Artistry abounds in The Alley!  This cluster of artists’ studios is a delightful mix of painters, sculptors, photographers plus two very skilled handcrafted jewelry designers.   You’ll find bold contemporary abstracts and delicate watercolors, fine clay sculpture, and exquisite jewelry created by 10 of our member  artists at work in these studio spaces.

Sticks & Stones Collections                        5857 Shirley Street
Don’t miss a visit to this remarkable working woodworking studio  across from The Alley.  You will marvel at the exquisite hand crafted tables and wood sculptures complimented by lovely paintings by the member artists at Sticks and Stones.

Fairways Trade Village                      6210-6260 Shirley Street

Another special cluster of over 10 member artists is here in Fairways Trade Village, with two artist studios facing Shirley Street and three more studios clustered in the charming back circle.      Discover beautiful stone and bronze sculptures, contemporary abstraction, fine art photography, American pop art, watercolors, pastels, clay works  and mixed media paintings inspired by nature and sea.


J & C Boulevard Artist Studios & Galleries

Art Lab                                              1819 J & C Boulevard
Just across from Shirley Street on J & C you’ll discover Art Lab, home to a mother-daughter team of two artists working in mixed media and collage.  Classes for children as well as adults are available at Art Lab, a large and inviting environment for aspiring artists to develop their skills and confidence.

Art2D                                                       2076 J & C Boulevard
Exquisitely executed large abstracts, figurative, landscape and tropical bird paintings are featured in this unique artist studio.  You’ll be impressed by the bold color palette chosen by this member artist that makes this artwork so very striking.

Art 41                                                         2084 J & C Boulevard 
Calm will envelop you in this lovely gallery with “Quiet Moments” & “Blue Skies” describe the large contemporary seascapes and abstracts that invite visitors to just relax and enjoy!

Rosen Gallery & Studio                             2172 J & C Boulevard
This studio is home to a creative sculptor working in clay and mixed media.   Sign up for fun classes in hand building and Raku.   As the artist here is the original founder of the Naples Art District, you can also learn a lot during your visit about how the Naples Art District has grown and flourished.

Art Edge Gallery & Studio                     2180 J & C Boulevard
Beautiful painterly abstracts, illustration paintings and contemporary artwork in mixed media are on view at Art Edge, a spacious and inviting gallery providing studio and teaching space for several member artists.  An array of classes are also offered here for artists at various ages and stages of their artistic journey.

Samaniego Studio                                    2220 J & C Boulevard

Large, bold, contemporary abstracts are the hallmark of this talented artist who also enjoys providing mentoring instruction in his small group painting classes.  Spacious and inviting, filled with splendid artwork, Samaniego Studio is the perfect place to begin or conclude your self-guided tour of the Naples Art District.

Trade Center Way

studio.em.br                                       1925 Trade Center Way

Among the many beautiful design showrooms on Trade Center Way, is the studio of a very talented photographer.  This artist beautifully captures nature’s essence in her fine art photography.  You may want to call for an appointment to visit studio.em.br.

 

 

Self guided Tour of the Naples Art District 
Beginning from Airport Road:  


Trade Center Way

studio.em.br                                       1925 Trade Center Way

Among the many beautiful design showrooms on Trade Center Way, is the studio of a very talented photographer.  This artist beautifully captures nature’s essence in her fine art photography.  You may want to call for an appointment to visit studio.em.br.

J & C Boulevard Studios & Galleries


Samaniego Studio                                    2220 J & C Boulevard
Large, bold, contemporary abstracts are the hallmark of this talented artist who also enjoys providing mentoring instruction in his small group painting classes.  Spacious and inviting, filled with splendid artwork, Samaniego Studio is the perfect place to begin or conclude your self-guided tour of the Naples Art District.

Art2D                                                       2076 J & C Boulevard
Exquisitely executed large abstracts, figurative, landscape and tropical bird paintings are featured in this unique artist studio.  You’ll be impressed by the bold color palette chosen by this member artist that makes this artwork so very striking.

Art 41                                                         2084 J & C Boulevard 
Calm will envelop you in this lovely gallery with “Quiet Moments” & “Blue Skies” describe the large contemporary seascapes and abstracts that invite visitors to just relax and enjoy!

Rosen Gallery & Studio                             2172 J & C Boulevard
This studio is home to a creative sculptor working in clay and mixed media.   Sign up for fun classes in hand building and Raku.   As the artist here is the original founder of the Naples Art District, you can also learn a lot during your visit about how the Naples Art District has grown and flourished.

Art Edge Gallery & Studio                     2180 J & C Boulevard
Beautiful painterly abstracts, illustration paintings and contemporary artwork in mixed media are on view at Art Edge, a spacious and inviting gallery providing studio and teaching space for several member artists.  An array of classes are also offered here for artists at various ages and stages of their artistic journey.

Art Lab                                              1819 J & C Boulevard
Just across from Shirley Street on J & C you’ll discover Art Lab, home to a mother-daughter team of two artists working in mixed media and collage.  Classes for children as well as adults are available at Art Lab, a large and inviting environment for aspiring artists to develop their skills and confidence.

 


Shirley Street Studios & Galleries

Fairways Trade Village                      6210-6260 Shirley Street
Another special cluster of over 10 member artists is here in Fairways Trade Village, with two artist studios facing Shirley Street and three more studios clustered in the charming back circle.      Discover beautiful stone and bronze sculptures, contemporary abstraction, fine art photography, American pop art, watercolors, pastels, clay works  and mixed media paintings inspired by nature and sea.

The Alley                                             5850-5880 Shirley Street
Artistry abounds in The Alley!  This cluster of artists’ studios is a delightful mix of painters, sculptors, photographers plus two very skilled handcrafted jewelry designers.   You’ll find bold contemporary abstracts and delicate watercolors, fine clay sculpture, and exquisite jewelry created by 10 of our member  artists at work in these studio spaces.

Sticks & Stones Collections                        5857 Shirley Street
Don’t miss a visit to this remarkable working woodworking studio  across from The Alley.  You will marvel at the exquisite hand crafted tables and wood sculptures complimented by lovely paintings by the member artists at Sticks and Stones.

Artisan’s Plaza                                               5760 Shirley Street
Over 20 of our very talented member artists have their working studios in Artisan’s Plaza.   Here, you’ll find contemporary abstract art and beautiful watercolors, hand-crafted jewelry and meet our member artists working in a wide variety of mediums, encaustics, pastel, collage and glass.  Many of the artists here also teach classes for new or experienced artists in a wide variety of media.   Don’t miss the beautiful working studios street side when visiting the many artists tucked into the plaza.  You may need to plan a return visit to Artisan’s Plaza just to meet all the artists and see the wide range of original artwork created here.

Clay More                                                      5558 Shirley Street 
Don’t miss a stop at Clay More, a wonderful pottery studio where creativity abounds.   Tucked behind Steve Unser Cabinetry, you’ll discover a former warehouse space converted into an amazing studio for ceramicists and other artists.   Clay More also offers a wide array of classes.

Inspirations Artists and Design Gallery     5450B Shirley Street
Inspirations is one of the largest working studios in the district with 6 talented artists working, teaching and exhibiting in this lovely and spacious gallery setting.   You will find a variety of contemporary paintings in acrylic, oil, dyes and mixed media collage.  Plus, gorgeous painted silk wearables and hand-crafted necklaces too.   Several Inspirations artists teach classes so do ask about these opportunities to discover your own inner artist!

Yahl Street Studios
 

Terra Faux Finishes                       5650 Yahl Street Suite #3. 
You may wish to begin or end your tour on Yahl Street just off Pine Ridge Road with a visit to Terra Faux Finishes where you will see unique and exquisite large decorative panels of contemporary design.