If you are trying to learn about art in Cape Coral and Ft Myers you are definitely in the right place and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Cape Coral and Ft Myers art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Cape Coral & Ft Myers
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Cape Coral and Ft Myers 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
- 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, Ft Myers
- Timeless at 2218 First St, Ft Myers
- Daas Coop Art Gallery & Gifts at 1815 Fowler St, Ft Myers
Since the 1960’s people have been able to find some great collections at the Cape Coral Art League which is open from 11am to 4pm Monday through Thursday. 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 Care Coral Arts Center is open from 9am to 4pm every day but Sunday located at Rubicond Park and also has lessons for students of all ages, a really nice gallery, and a supply store. When classes end they have a popular summer art camp for kids of elementary and middle school ages while 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 that you can visit from 11am to 8pm every day but Monday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best places to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:
- Michaels at 1811 NE Pine Island Rd
- Dollar Tree at 523 SW Pine Island Rd
- Kay’s Quilt Shop at 10676 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers
- Joann at 15201 N Cleveland Ave, Ft Myers
- Hobby Lobby at 9355 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy Bldg 4C, Ft Myers
Dollar Tree is where to go to pick up basic and cheap 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 custom framing at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann.
Shows & Events
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 where 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 and it starts in the late afternoon and goes until the early evening.
You will find the Ft Myers Hot Works Estero Fine Art Show at Jet Blue Park in January and this fine arts and crafts event is also definitely worth checking out.
The first weekend of February is generally when ArtFest in Ft Myers takes place.
Then you also have the annual events at the Cape Coral Art Center which 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 is located at 901 East Industrial Circle would get our nod for the best art dealers and appraisers near you and they currently have a large collection of quality works from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Other places on this list to buy art in your area would be the Harbor View Gallery, Corporate Art & Frame, and some of the art shows like Hot Works Estero.
While maybe not a true local art walk if you visit the Ft Myers River District you will find galleries, art fairs, and plenty of interesting sites. Many of the shows and events like the Ft Myers ArtFest would also make for great places to walk around and see all kinds of cool collections.
Sculptures & Statues
There are some really nice sculptures and statues in your area 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, Ft Myers
- Big Buddha at 12701 McGregor Blvd, Ft 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 & Ft Myers 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 and Ft Myers art schools and classes near you can be found at:
- The Bent Brush at 1625 SE 47th Ter
- Flamingo Art Center at 2150 West First St, Ft Myers
- Vino’s Picasso at 15250 S Tamiami Trl, Ft Myers
The Bent Brush offers lessons for all ages in pottery, painting, crafts, and more.
Flamingo has a really cool glass blowing workshop.
Other places we have mentioned throughout the post that provide local art classes 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 best museums and galleries list provides art studio space for rent in your area.
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 and Ft Myers 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, Ft Myers
- Framing Wholesalers Inc at 6201 Metro Plantation Rd, Ft Myers
You can get custom framing or design consultation as well as artworks repaired and framed at Corporate Art & Frame.
There is fine art painting available at Framing Wholesalers.
50% Off Framing is a good place to go for custom jobs, design consultations, or repairs.
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann from our local art supplies list also do framing while Lorne’s Gallery and Baeza Fine Art Gallery from our best museums list do it as well.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Cape Coral & Ft Myers 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 in your area that you may want to check out.
Those who are still reading this probably love the local art as much as we do. If so go ahead and use the comments to share your own tips or to let us know if you think we got anything wrong.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Cape Coral and Fort Myers art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.