Alliance for the Arts

General Information
As the State designated arts Agency of Lee County, the Alliance supports and serves artists and arts enthusiasts, novice to professional. With two artist galleries, a theatre, amphitheater, classrooms, meeting space, all located on our beautiful campus. The opportunities are endless.

10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919


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Additional Information The Alliance for the Arts is the officially designated Arts organization for Lee County charged with the mission to “facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in Lee County”.
Founded in 1975 by community leaders such as David Robinson and Barbara B. Mann, the Alliance for the Arts mission was created to foster the growth of local arts. The Alliance’s membership includes 50 related arts and cultural organizations and supports over 16 local organizations by providing meeting and classroom space in the 12,000 square foot William R. Frizzell Cultural Centre on a 10.3-acre campus opened in 1992.
It's features include:
Home to the 150 seat Claiborne and Ned Foulds Theater presenting over 100 theatrical performances a year
1500 seat Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater stage to our musical and theatrical performances
Three art galleries displaying 16 exhibit openings and 325 exhibition days
Youth education programs servicing over 2,400 children with After School Arts, Summer Arts Camp, and exhibitions
Adult education classes offer a full range of studio classes to over 800 participants annually.
Offering rental space for area businesses as well as additional conference space and classrooms for local organizations is the Charles Edwards Building positioned on the north end of the campus.

Recently named by the Lee County Port Authority as the organization that will facilitate, and primary responsibility for, both permanent art and interim art exhibits in the new SWFL International Airport
Established grant funding totaling $150,000 with the Arts and Attractions Fund in partnership with the City of Fort Myers, Lee County Tourist Development Council, Bireley Foundation, and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Produces and distributes the Lee County Arts and Attractions brochure and map along with managing a centralized, web-based, calendar of events for all of Lee County
Hosts the annual “Walk Thru the Arts” in the fall to promote area arts organizations
Presents the annual Angels of the Arts awards ceremony each spring recognizing “angels” in ALL arts and culture in Lee County.
Provides free exhibition space for the annual Lee Art Educator’s Association for high, mid and elementary schools student’s exhibits
Provides free audition space for the annual Young Artists Awards
Collects data and publishes an Arts and Cultural Directory annually which includes existing artists, arts and cultural organizations and regional/state resources for the community
Partners with the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide arts programming for prevention strategies
Works with Lee County School District to promote art for at-risk students and identify scholarship recipients

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