10 Artsy Weekend

Naples offer a ton of activities around art, theater, education and music. Here are just a few examples on what to do with kids around Naples.

Artis Naples

You may not have expected it, but Naples, FL showcases talented artists across disciplines. A good place to begin exploring Naples’ artistic offerings is Artis Naples, for a calendar of events in several institutions, from public history and “art talks,” film events, and children’s “make and take” workshops.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra

Naples Philharmonic is the local live-in orchestra that now offers over 140 performances, including operas, ballets and special events each year. The orchestra is nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading young orchestras, and performs numerous series of music so there is something for everyone. The Masterworks is the Naples Philharmonic Classical Series, Pops in the Philharmonic Pops Series, Sypert Salon is Pre-19th Century Chamber Music and Wang Chamber Music brings Mid-19th and 20th Centuries Chamber Music to your ears.  Check out the Philharmonic Orchestra’s schedule  

Baker Museum

The Baker Museum’s permanent collection includes artworks by American, European and Mexican artists. The collection is exhibited in Hayes Hall as well as the sculpture accented grounds or the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. Pieces from the permanent collection are curated and displayed carefully while visiting exhibitions are featured alongside. The low fee is waived for children under 17, and half-off for students. Here is the list of the upcoming exhibitions at the Baker Museum – 

Note: The Baker Museum is  currently closed for renovations, and will reopen in February 2019)

Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is separated into a number of gardens from the same longitude but different latitudes around the world. The Garden hosts

  • a Florida garden,
  • an Asian Garden,
  • Caribbean Garden,
  • Brazilian Garden,
  • Water Garden,
  • Children’s Garden, and
  • Orchid Garden

to name a few. This beautifully tended 170 acre facility also acts as an installment area for art through a partnership with Naples Baker Museum, creating a stunning display of art and landscape.

Here is the list of upcoming events at the Naples Botanical Garden

Gallery Row

“Gallery Row” can be found along Old Naples’ Third Street South shopping district. This area is home to 11 well known fine art galleries.

  • Gardner Colby Gallery highlights contemporary American artists and offers a wide assortment of mediums.
  • DeBruyne Fine Art,
  • Galerie du Soleil and
  • Marianne Friedland Gallery are other galleries in this area.

Art from the 19th and 20th centuries and antiques can be found amongst these galleries with restaurants for refreshments nestled between.

Vino’s Picasso or Painting with a Twist offer painting lessons in studio or (Vino’s Picasso) in the comfort of our vacation rentals!

Art Classes

Take a crafty class at a local artist workshop such as AR Workshop Naples, or  Painting with a Twist and design anything from cute wooden signs to chunky knit blankets. These mobile workshops can come to you and are a great way to spend a day in at one of our rentals [link].

Community Theaters

The Gulfshore Playhouse has a mission to “revitalize in our audience an understanding of our common humanity.” Visit Gulfshore Playhouse for Broadway-quality theatre performances.

Naples Players to see a nationally recognized theatre company originally founded in 1953. Check out their Show & Events Calendar

Theater Zone is dedicated to enriching the cultural offerings in Southwest Florida by presenting professional theatrical productions and educating students of all ages to appreciate and engage in the performing arts. Their ensemble performs at the Community School of Naples. Here is the list of upcoming events.

Off The Hook Comedy Club If you want to see hysterical comedy shows visit their website for details and showtimes.

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