Alliance For The Arts All Things August

Our mission and mantra is to celebrate, inspire and support you – our neighbors, artists and friends. We hope you continue to enjoy our online and onsite programming throughout the summer, as we embrace the transformative power of the arts.

Online and Onsite Art Classes

Stay connected and inspired from your living room, kitchen table or studio with our online art classes! This month, we’re offering:

Register now to enjoy these courses in a safe, virtual space full of joy, shared experiences, and in a live and interactive way.

This August, onsite classes include Painting with Terry LynnDrawing Portraits for BeginnersMixed Media and Techniques in Modern ArtBelly Dancing and Youth Art Works.

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The Best Seats In Your House: Wild Ace Entertainment

Thursday, August 13 • A free, virtual extravaganza jam-packed with magical mystery, clever circus and comedy delights that audiences of all ages will enjoy! This production ignites the imagination and sparks wonder by delivering an upbeat and unique evening!

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Alliance ArtsPark: Caloosahatchee Water Wall Installation Continues

With your help, the Alliance has seen significant campus growth over the past few years. New sidewalks and pathways, enhanced landscaping, LED lighting and a new paint job for our building has all lead us up to this: installation of the Caloosahatchee Water Wall by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Singer!

We’re almost to the finish line! In the next few weeks, you can expect to see the water featured turned on, additional landscaping and completion of our viewing plaza

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Pain, Process and Promise Exhibit

Exhibits now – August 20 • Come explore a powerful and thoughtful exhibit responds to this extended moment in time. Please also join us for a free, online artist talk with Patricia Turner on August 11.

Gallery and gift shop hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturdays • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.or by appointment by contacting

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Call for Artists: H2O Exhibit

Deadline: November 6 • This new exhibition opportunity, in partnership with The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, asks artists to dive into water – an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally and historically. Prizes will be awarded including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, $250 for 2nd place, $100 cash for 3rd place and Juror’s Choice Award of $50.

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Online Wine & Paint Night with David Acevedo

Thursday, August 27 • Back by popular demand! Belly up to the brush bar and paint along virtually with creative genius David Acevedo! Enjoy an evening of creating and clinking while wearing your comfy pants! David will take you through the steps to create your one of a kind masterpiece to fill that empty wall space you’ve been staring at.


Food Truck Grab-and-Go

Wednesdays • Support local businesses and let someone else do the cooking! It’s all made with love – whether you order a savory entrée to take home or a sweet and delicious dessert. Make us your Wednesday destination for dinner as food trucks rotate weekly.

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