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Member Organizations


Art Quilters Unlimited

We are a group of artists dedicated to creative expression using textiles and fibers. We love to exchange our ideas, techniques, and methods. We encourage appreciation for this often overlooked art form through community and regional exhibits.


Arts and Artisans of Shell Point

The Tribby Arts Center is a new world-class hub of creative and cultural activity at Shell Point Retirement Community that is home to theatrical, educational and musical programming.


Arts of the Inland

The Arts of the Inland, AOI, is committed to enriching the lives of the inland communities in SWFL, by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation. Arts of the Inland is located at the LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center.


Cape Coral Art League

A place to explore your artistic side.

A place to learn from exceptional educators.

A place to make new, life-long friends.

A place for fellowship.

We will inspire your passion for the arts.


Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (Arts Bonita) is committed to enriching the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation. Arts Bonita has two campus locations-each dedicated to the visual or performing arts.


Estero Art League

The Estero Art League (EAL) is a collaborative organization established in 1997 which promotes the Arts in Estero and the surrounding area. The EAL is a member of the Art Council of Southwest Florida and provides the opportunity for artists to join other members to exercise their own artistic expression and exchange ideas. Classes are provided by members and guest artists, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and palette knife painting. Its members actively work to provide programs in which the Estero community can be involved.


Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Since 1951, we continue to be an all-volunteer, member operated, not-for-profit art association. We are an easy-going, fun-loving and art-loving bunch of down-to-earth friendly folks.


Marco Island Center for the Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts inspires artistic expression and advances education and appreciation of the arts. The Art Center honors Marco Island and Southwest Florida’s rich, diverse, and creative heritage through active community engagement in the visual and performing arts.


Naples Art Association

At our core, we hold the belief that art has the power to positively impact both individuals and communities. Our aim is to provide a platform for a variety of perspectives and voices, with the hope of using our cultural influence to promote inclusive and contemporary ideas, foster meaningful dialogue, and showcase art that reflects the present day. Through these efforts, we strive to contribute to the advancement of a more united and cohesive community.


Naples Art District

Meet our 100+ Member Artists and watch art come to life!
Discover the art galleries of Naples’ finest painters, sculptors, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, silversmiths, fiber artists, glass and mosaic artisans, and many more skilled artists using a rich variety of media in their working studios.


Naples Decorative Artists

Have Fun, Come Paint with Us!
Learn, Teach, Have Fun.
We meet for an instructional program once a month in person September-April at
VFW Post 7721 located at 800 Neffs Way Naples FL. Zoom classes May-August.
Every month features a new and exciting lesson using various mediums and methods.
For more information


Pine Island Art Association

Cross the Pine Island Bridge from the mainland into Matlacha and begin a journey into a special part of Florida. In the historic fishing community of Matlacha and further west to Pine Island, you feel the daily pressures slip away. Surrounded by water, birds and tropical plants, you sense the old Florida atmosphere that makes this area unique.



In 2018 Sherry and Madeline started SWFL WAX. In a short time the membership has grown, and continues to grow. All members are delighted to be a part of SWFL WAX sharing ideas and friendships. The mission of SWFL WAX is to promote, inspire and support the varied interests of encaustic artists in SW Florida through monthly meetings, demonstrations, workshops, group critiques and exhibitions, thereby raising an interest in encaustic art. In their first year as a chapter SWFL WAX has had four very successful art shows. We at SWFL WAX are thankful for the overwhelming interest and response from the community.


Sanibel-Captive Art League

Beginners to Professionals, Visitors to Residents, watercolors, pastels, acrylic, oils, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, basketry, mixed media, and collage, see what we have to offer and join us for activities and events or, better yet, become a member!


Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild

Our non-profit artist collective was formed over 50 years ago for creative minds in Southwest Florida to work together to enhance and encourage creativity and originality in local artists. The Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild members are active participants in the local community by lending their expertise and participate in art exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and youth art scholarships in our area. Proceeds from events like the Annual Fine Craft Expo and monthly raffle sales go towards a scholarship fund for the Cape Coral Art Center’s Fine Art for Kids Camp each year.
Support your local art scene by shopping local, attending our workshops, or joining our unique artist collective.


Southwest Florida Pastel Society

The society encourages and supports our enthusiastic pastel artists in their growth and success through monthly meetings and programs, workshops, activities, and exhibition opportunities.


Southwest Florida Watercolor Society

The Southwest Florida watercolor Society is an organization formed by and for watercolorists in, but not exclusive to, the southern area of the Florida west coast. Its’ mission is to stimulate creative painting with watercolors, resulting in personal growth through the programs and activities in monthly meetings and Plein Air gatherings. It seeks exposure opportunities through the media and exhibitions.
For more information regarding membership, exhibits and other questions contact us at:


Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center serves Charlotte County, and beyond with three major galleries, 6 classrooms, jewelry, glass, pottery & technology studios, an extensive arts library, Gift Gallery, Art and Supply Store and VAC logo items. Our 12,000 square foot facility provides the best art classes, instructors and exhibit opportunities for the community. Our courses are designed for all ages and skill levels and we offer classes and workshops in a variety of arts media throughout the year.


Weavers of Char-Lee

Originally, guilds were set up by like-minded individuals for mutual interest and benefits – to share knowledge and techniques, preserve heritage, and encourage high standards of workmanship. Whether you are a beginner or someone simply interested in weaving or spinning, we welcome you to our group.

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