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December Art Walk at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Festival of Trees

The fifth annual Festival of Trees will be a centerpiece of the River District Holiday Stroll and Art Walk on Friday, December 2, beginning at 5 p.m. The beautiful and creative trees will be on display at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, in downtown Fort Myers.



From angels to nutcrackers, butterflies to birds, and football helmets to fishing lures, you are likely to see almost anything at Fort Myers’ Original Festival of Trees. Themagical celebration is a …


The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is proud to present Fusionary, by The Department of Theater and Visual Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Opening Reception will be Friday, December 9, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The exhibition will include recent works by faculty and staff including ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and video. There will also be a preview of upcoming FGCU Theater performances at the Davis.


The Davis Art Center is open Monday t…

Food Drive PuttingHunger In Its Place This Thanksgiving!

In an effort to help end hunger in Southwest Florida, Pushing the Envelope Inc. is hosting CAN IT!, a food drive benefitting the Community Cooperative Ministries,Inc. (CCMI). Their collection goal is 500 items for area families this Thanksgiving.

Pushing the Envelope, Inc. will be collecting canned food and non-perishable items until noon on Wednesday, November 23rd. Per CCMI’s wish list, some suggested items include: Hamburger Helper, canned tuna, canned chicken,soups (all kinds), bean…


Give the gift of reading!


Join Trinity Lutheran Church as they present a book shower to benefit the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) and the children of Lee County. The book shower will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 12th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Guests are encourage to bring a new or gently used Children’s book to share with the children of Lee County. All proceeds will go to ELC’s Literacy Buddies Program.


The goal of the boo…

Dice at the Davis! A Casino Night Benefit

*Experience the thrill of Las Vegas right here in Fort Myers at Dice at the Davis, a Casino Night Benefit at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The event will take place on Saturday, November 12 at the Art Center, 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.*


The evening begins at 7 p.m. and will feature casino games, including Poker, Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, and much more. There will be wonderful food, live music by the Kevin Mauldin Jazz Trio, and a cash bar….

The Laboratory Theater of Florida’s – Speakers Night

Speakers Night:


The Laboratory Theater of Florida’s November 1st Speakers Night will herald the opening of “The Interview.”  Local activists, business leaders, authors and specialists will present topics relating to the themes of tolerance, The Holocaust and Jewish history in SW Florida. Presenters will include author Ella Nayor, illustrator Myra Roberts and playwright Peter Swet.


It’s a great way to share the academic, social and moral themes of our upcoming season …

Edison College Art Show: 8 on eighteen

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is proud to present an exhibition of large 18 foot abstract paintings by Edison College visual artists. The show will open during Art Walk, on November 4, at 6 p.m. The Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.


*The artists exhibiting works are Michael Bohannan, Richard Crum, Michael Grodem, Erin Krupp, Claire Malecot, Megan Mosallem, Kaleena Rivera and Melissa Smalluck. There will be additional installa…


featuring Culinary Rocker and Celebrity Chef Johnny Ciao on Saturday, November 19th from 6-10pm. Tickets are $100 and are available at or by calling 239-333-1933.


Johnny Ciao is a former personal chef to Michael Jackson and chef to stars like Willie Nelson, the late Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck, Whitney Houston, Dick Clark, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Mayor Ed Koch, Wayne Brady, Richard Kind, and many other music, sports and political figures, and is a blues musician in his …

Art Couture Fashion Show – Fort Myers

A spectacular evening of dance, live acting with creative runway designs in the River District.

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center held a wearable art and art couture at October’s Art Walk. A great crowd came out to attend. Viewing fashion designs from Southwest Florida’s, Helen Gerro’s statement making women’s wear and Maria Pia of Dore Designs showing some exquisite pieces from her collection.


“I moved to New York at the age of 21, and now that’s where I really learned about …

Burroughs Home & Garden

The Burroughs Home and Garden serves as a blast from the past. The Georgian Revival Mansion, which was built in 1901 has quite the history. The estate was the “go to place” for many social events that brought together Fort Myers’ elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Guests visiting the home can expect the be dazzled by antique furnishings, masses of historical artifacts, and guided tours encompassing stories of growing up under the fine roof of wealthy businessman Nelson B…