The Naples area is passionate about arts and culture, and the scene here has earned national attention and global acclaim. The area’s marquee destination, where the best exhibitions and talent are housed, is right here in Pelican Bay:
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard | 239-597-1900
Home to the Naples Philharmonic and The Baker Museum, Artis—Naples hosts more than 300 concerts, performances, exhibitions and educational events for children and adults each year in support of its mission: to create and present world-class visual and performing arts. In a season that extends from September through July, Artis—Naples offers a broad array of artistic and educational opportunities to audiences of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Visiting orchestras, Broadway shows, dance and Pops performances, educational classes, and more… it’s all here.
The Naples Philharmonic
The Naples Philharmonic performs more than 140 orchestral and chamber music concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts annually between September and June in the 1,425-seat Hayes Hall, the 283-seat Daniels Pavilion and around the Southwest Florida region. Andrey Boreyko, internationally recognized as one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors working today, assumed the role of Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic in the 2014-15 season – his first American post.
The Baker Museum
One of the best known and most respected fine arts museums in southwest Florida, The Baker Museum features 15 galleries encompassing 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, a glass-dome conservatory, a resource room and a museum store. Traveling exhibitions complement installations from its renowned holdings of American modern and contemporary art – which include nearly 3,000 pieces, and growing.
Area Art Attractions
Just outside of Pelican Bay, rich niche and specialty experiences are just a short drive away. Start with the Collier County Museums, a group of five separate and unique museum facilities that offer a rich sampling of the area’s history and heritage – including the Collier County Museum, Immokalee Pioneer Museum, Marco Island Historical Museum, Museum of the Everglades and Naples Depot Museum.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum features the history, art and culture of Florida’s “unconquered” Seminole Indians, offering lifelike exhibits, rare artifacts, art demonstrations and more. And the Museum of Military Memorabilia honors veterans with a collection of more than 10,000 artifacts associated with military history.
There are also more than 100 independent art galleries in the Naples area. For listings, visit www.ParadiseCoast.com, or the United Arts Council of Collier County at www.uaccollier.com.