Art League of Fort Myers

PO Box 2255

1451 Monroe St
Fort Myers, FL 33902

239-275-3970

Tue–Sat 11:00a to 3:00p

Hours may vary seasonally; call ahead to be sure we are open.


MISSION

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.

 

HISTORY

More than 60 years strong; the Art League of Fort Myers was organized in 1956, and has been in continuous operation since!!

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 in 2003 to the downtown area at its current location in the heart of the River District, beneath the City of Palm Parking Garage at 1451 Monroe Street, between Bay and First Street.


MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to artists and friends of the arts. 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, and in our online member galleries.

For more information on becoming a member, please see the Membership Application pages.

General Member Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month directly after Open Painting/Studio time; Members and guests welcomed.

ART COUNCIL of SWFL

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 several 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; including ourselves.