Everything about art in Cape Coral will be covered for you right here in this post today. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be broken down in depth on this page. Of course the sister city of Fort Myers will also be a big part of what gets discussed.
We will kick this off by getting right into the best Cape Coral Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibitions and collections the city has to offer. After that we will fill you in on where you can find all of the best art supply stores near you.
The top events and shows will be the topic of our next section. Art walking tours and sculptures around the city can be a fun way to get some sun and culture at the same time.
Cape Coral art classes and lessons will definitely get a shout out and there are plenty of classes for both kids and adults that are available. Some of you may want to skip the lessons if you are ready to start your next project right now so art studios for rent near you will get a mention.
Then we will end this all by mentioning the best shops for framing around town. Here at FindArtNearYou the goal is to get you the info you want as quick as we can so let’s get going.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Cape Coral
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Cape Coral you can head to:
- Cape Coral Arts Center at 4533 Coronado Pkwy
- Cape Coral Art League at 516 Cultural Park Blvd
- Harbour View Gallery at 5789 Cape Harbour Dr
- Art in the Cape at 1625 SE 47th Ter
- Trent Art Gallery at 1031 Cape Coral Pkwy
- Lorne’s Gallery at 5991 Silver King Blvd
- Baeza Fine Art Gallery at 1639 Cape Coral Pkwy E #102
- Arts For Act Gallery at 2265 First St, Fort Myers
- Timeless at 2218 First St, Fort Myers
- Daas Coop Art Gallery & Gifts at 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers
Since the 1960’s you have been able to find some great collections at the Cape Coral Art League. Throughout the year they provide classes for all ages, and they have eight big exhibitions each year including sponsoring this towns main Art Fair.
The Arts Center is located at Rubicond Park and also has lessons for students of all ages. They also have a really nice gallery as well as a supply store.
When classes end they have a popular summer art camp for kids of elementary and middle school ages. A few of their annual events include the Fine Craft Expo, Holly Daze Fine Art Sale, and the Art Focus Festival.
The Harbour View Gallery is a local artist owned gallery.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best places to buy art supplies and materials near you are:
- Michaels at 1811 NE Pine Island Rd
- Dollar Tree at 523 SW Pine Island Rd
- Kay’s Quilt Shop at 10676 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
- Joann at 15201 N Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
- Hobby Lobby at 9355 Ben C Pratt Pkwy, Fort Myers
Dollar Tree is where to go to pick up basic art supplies on a low budget. Kay’s Quilt Shop is loaded with all kinds of fabrics.
You can find a wide selection of supplies and material plus get quality custom framing at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann.
Shows & Events
- Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival
- Sunset Celebration
- Hot Works Estero Fine Art Show
- ArtFest Fort Myers
The Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival is one of the main events this town has to offer and is held every January usually on the second weekend of the month at the Parkway. You will find local and national artists displaying their recent works plus their will be lots of food, music, and things to do.
Sunset Celebration goes down at Yacht Club Beach the first Wednesday of the month from October through April. It starts in the late afternoon and goes until the early evening.
You will find the Fort Myers Hot Works Estero Fine Art Show at Jet Blue Park in January. This fine arts and crafts event is also definitely worth checking out. Plus you won’t want to miss the ArtFest in Fort Myers which is generally held the first weekend of February.
Then you also have the annual events at the Cape Coral Art Center. These include the Fine Craft Expo in February, Holly Daze Fine Art Sale just before the end of the year, and their Focus Festival in March.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Triad Art Group located at 901 East Industrial Circle would get our nod for the best art dealers and appraisers near you. They currently have a large collection of quality works from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Other places on this list to buy art would be the Harbor View Gallery, Corporate Art & Frame, and some of the art shows like Hot Works Estero.
While maybe not a true art walk if you visit the Fort Myers River District you will find galleries, art fairs, and plenty of interesting sites. Plus many of the shows and events like the Fort Myers ArtFest would make for great places to walk around and see all kinds of cool collections.
Sculptures & Statues
There are some really nice sculptures and statues around town such as:
- Iwo Jima Statue at 2500 SE 24th St
- Big John Statue at 1400 SE 47th Ter
- Edison and His Spinning Orb at 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers
- Big Buddha at 12701 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
The Iwo Jima Statue is located in the parking lot of the Four Mile Cove Ecological Reserve on the south side. Don Wilkins created the Edison and his Spinning Orb statue in 2006 and it resides on the east side of McGregor Boulevard just to the north of College Parkway.
Cape Coral Art Classes
Whether you need lessons for kids or are an adult who wants to grow his skills there are a handful to choose from. Some of the best Cape Coral art schools and classes near you can be found at:
- The Bent Brush at 1625 SE 47th Ter
- Board & Brush Cape Coral at 814 SW Pine Island Rd
- Masterpiece Mixers at 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd #149
- Flamingo Art Center at 2150 West First St, Fort Myers
- Vino’s Picasso at 15250 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
The Bent Brush offers lessons for all ages in pottery, painting, crafts and more. The instructors at Board & Brush specialize in wood sign crafting classes.
Flamingo has a really cool glass blowing workshop. Other places we have mentioned throughout the post that provide art classes near you are The Cape Coral Arts Center, Art in the Cape, the Art League, and Kay’s Quilt Shop.
Studios For Rent Near You
The Arts For Act Gallery from our initial list provides art studio space for rent.
A frame can transform a regular looking piece or picture to that next level and some of the best places for art framing in Cape Coral are:
- Frame Gallery & Gifts at 1830 Del Prado Blvd S
- Corporate Art & Frame at 4419 Del Prado Blvd S
- 50% Off Framing at 1031 NE Pine Island Rd
- Frameworks at 8945 College Pkwy, Fort Myers
- Framing Wholesalers Inc at 6201 Metro Plantation Rd, Fort Myers
You can get custom framing, design consultation as well as artworks repaired and framed at Corporate Art & Frame and 50% Off Framing. There is even fine art painting at Framing Wholesalers.
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann from our art supplies list also do framing. Lorne’s Gallery and Baeza Fine Art Gallery from our original list do it as well.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Cape Coral Art Scene
For now that is all we have to share about the full art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers that you may want to check out.
Those who are still reading this probably love art as much as we do. If so go ahead and use the comments to share your own local tips or to let us know if you think we got anything wrong.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Cape Coral Art Galleries, Museums, Supply Stores or doing whatever it else you plan to do with the info.