|Art League of Fort Myers|
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The mission of Art League of Fort Myers is to promote the application, appreciation, enjoyment and distribution of fine art to its members and its community by sponsoring art exhibitions, by providing educational opportunities through programs and classes, by providing opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell their works, by conducting charitable/educational outreach programs and by collaborating with other, nonprofit, business and governmental organizations to attract people to the community through these art-enriching experiences.
Membership is open to artist and friends of the arts. Annual dues start at $50 and up and are renewable on March 30th. If preferred, a lifetime membership is available. The Art League of Fort Myers offers classes in various media. Please call or view the website for schedules and fees. Members may exhibit their artwork in the gallery.
There is a board/general membership meeting the 1st Monday each month at 10:00 am to around noon, to which members and their guest are invited to attend. As a member of the Art League of Fort Myers, you also automatically become a member of the Art Council of Southwest Florida, which is composed of fourteen area art leagues and associations. As such, you are also welcome to attend their meetings, to find meeting date and time visit www.ACSWF.org.
Many of the leagues and associations have art shows and activities that are open to Art Council members.
The Art League of Fort Myers was organized in 1956, and has been in continuous operation since then. 2011 marked our 55th year.
From 1974 through 1992, the Art League of Fort Myers was located on Crawford Street. In September of 1992 the Art League of Fort Myers moved into the "Old Schultz Farm House" at the corner of Colonial and McGregor and was used as the studio gallery space until the building was demolished when the construction of the Midpoint Bridge ensued.
The "Edwards Building" was moved to replace the Schultz home shortly thereafter. That was the location that housed the Art League of Fort Myers until the move to the downtown area at its current location in the Heart of the River District parking garage building at 1451 Monroe Street, between Bay and First Street.
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