Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

Shakespeare Festival in Southwest Florida

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is proud to present the very first Shakespeare Festival in southwest Florida. The Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival will be held on the weekend of November 20th and 21st and will appeal to adults and children alike. Community theaters, small troupes, performance art groups, swordfighters, costumiers, authors, lecturers, musicians and student performers will be descending on the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in lovely, restored downtown Fort Myers. Shows will i…

Swarovski Star for the 2010 Christmas Tree

Actress Blake Lively today joined Swarovski, the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry, to unveil the 2010 Swarovski Star that will crown the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this holiday season.

Lively donned jewelry from Swarovski’s current collection for the unveiling event including the Bella Earrings and Nirvana Ring. Swarovski offers a selection of holiday jewelry and ornaments on sale at the Swarovski boutique and holiday kiosk at Rockefeller Center and at Swar…

Fundamentals of Pastel

von Leibig Art Center

585 Park St., Naples, FL   239-262-6517

Fundamentals of Pastel

Fridays November 19, December 3, 10, 17   9:00am-12:00pm

Please call art center for price and registration.

Experience the GreenMarket

Put down the iPhones and Blackberries and stop by “The Alliance for the Art’s weekly GreenMarket” for a delightful seasonal surprise.  Take a walk through the exotic colors and flavors of the GreenMarket and pick your deliciously healthy produce.  Isn’t it time you too partook of the latest in edible trends?  You are indeed what you eat: not just what you do; nor are you made up of the fashion accessories and latest technological gadgets you carry.

Ask anyone of the vendors about the…

Conrad Williams Glass Sculptors at Marissa Collections

Conrad Williams glass art ornaments will be prominently featured at Marissa Collections this holiday season. Sculptor and glass artist, Conrad Williams grew up in Naples and now makes his home in Eugene, Oregon, where his STUDIO WEST is a hub for innovative artists and a glass blowing center for both production and education. Mr. Williams has interned with both Ben Moore and Dale Chihuly, resulting in his personal glasswork style which draws from the heritage of Italian techniques, while app…

Culture, coffee, cuisine and Christmas unite

Pleated, pierced and crimped together just so, here comes the planet’s newest diva: Miss Illy, famed Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan’s singular vision in illy espresso tins and foil, debuted November 16 in the Barneys New York holiday windows.  Fresh and full-bodied as the primo Arabica she once so lovingly nurtured (her parts all fashionably recycled), Ms. Illy is the can’t-miss vixen centerpiece of the iconic retailer’s Madison Avenue flagship windows, themed “Have a Foodie Ho…

It’s All Elemental

New this year, the Alliance for the Arts has incorporated an IT’S ALL ELEMETNAL Juried Gallery Exhibition open to Alliance members.  Chosen 2D/3D artwork, related to the events theme, will be displayed November 16th – 27th and featured as the main gallery exhibit at Art Royale 2010.

The Alliance is now seeking artists to participate in the seventh annual signature fundraiser, Art Royale – IT’S ALL ELEMENTAL. The official “Call to Artist…

The Art Institutes’ Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competition

The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes are pleased to announce Valeria Krasavina from Miami International University of Art & Design as the Grand Prize winner of the sixth annual Cool vs. Cruel Fur-Free Fashion Design Competition. Cynthia Xie from The Art Institute of Vancouver placed second, Monique Araujo from The Art Institute of Charleston placed third, and Isaiah Whitmore from The Art Institute of Seattle received an honorable mention.

Cool vs. Cruel challenges Ar…


AQUASOL 2010, benefiting Susan G. Komen and her quest for the cure of cancer, held poolside on the roof of the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida, started at noon on Saturday, October 23. The event, filled with water, sun, and tons of fun, made a great impression. The turnout was great, and the party went on all day and well into the night.

 Jamie Ogden, from Rogue Entertainment, speaks on the events behalf. “Today is National Make a Difference Day, and it is National Breast Cancer Aware…

Healthy Kids Festival

The Harold Avenue Recreation Center has served the community in multiple ways.  The Healthy Kids Festival was an opportunity for the community to come out and get educated about health and safety.  The importance of health and safety are important for kids to practice at a young age and for parents to learn how to help their kids practice a healthy lifestyle as well as to be safe.

The event was sponsored by many organizations such as the Punta Gorda Fire Department, The Sheriff’s Office…