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Highlights of upcoming Fort Myers Art Walk in SW Florida (Photos)

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On April 25, 2014, the Fort Myers Art Walk covered a few of the many highlights that will be available during their event. Artists, art galleries and an art competition will be held beginning Friday, May 2 in Fort Myers, Fla.

The competition is open to Lee County’s middle school, high school, and post-secondary programs in Graphic Design, Animation, Publication Design and Web Design. The Art League of Fort Myers stated publicly that art, featured by these Lee County high school students, will be judged and awarded with ribbons. The exhibit runs May 2-29.

"This year’s fourth-annual exhibit will debut at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. The Art Walk provides an opportunity for individuals to experience the most innovative student work in the region.

Among the many talents at the Art Walk will be Arts for ACT Gallery. It will feature three artists." - Fort Myers Art Walk

One of the artists will be Dale Weber who works in mixed media/found objects. Weber's art reveals an inner beauty of the mundane, and is a metaphoric vehicle for the overlooked, abandoned, and forgotten elements within today's society.

Allan Tiller, another artist, will exhibit his photography. His work has become the medium of choice, largely due to the changing physical abilities brought about by Multiple Sclerosis. He takes great pleasure in sharing his vision of the unseen details of the natural world.

Other galleries, and what they feature, will be represented at the event, and they are Grand Illusion Gallery featuring Shari Shifrin, George Settos, Jerry McGreens and more. Ocasiocasa Studio Gallery's new show will feature a series of ‘Skeleton Queens’ and other new works of sculptured masking tape art on salvaged dolls, recycled wire, and more, created by Jeff & Dale Ocasio.

In addition, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery exhibit features digital surrealism art by Kathy Kuser and concert photography by Jamie Kuser and Timeless Gallery: Items of Interest & Illumination, with steampunk and more, plus Unit A Contemporary Art Space: Marcus Jansen will be showing fresh new works that will soon be shown in other national or international galleries.

Last but not least is Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper. She is a national and international prize-winning artist who paints seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, abstraction and still life. This exhibit continues through June 2, 2014. Enjoy Art Walk on Facebook!

Wine and Art Nights
Wine and Art Nights Photo courtesy Art Walk, used with permission

Wine and Art Nights

Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries and several art stops in the Fort Myers River District.

The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. - Art Walk

DAC Custom Art Work
DAC Custom Art Work Photo courtesy Art Walk, used with permission

DAC Custom Art Work

Always a collector's item, new Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. Art Walk has its own T-shirt (in red or black). Shirts are available for a $12 donation at the IberiaBank gallery showcase during Art Walk. - Art Walk

Sample of feline type of art seen at Art Walk
Sample of feline type of art seen at Art Walk Photo courtesy Art Walk, used with permission

Sample of feline type of art seen at Art Walk

A free shuttle service courtesy of Select Transportation Inc., with stops planned near the art venues, and parking at the Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons.

The shuttle stops include The Oasis Condominiums, Art of the Olympians, and the Patio de Leon entrance at First Street. - Art Walk

Fort Myers Art Walk
Fort Myers Art Walk Photo courtesy Art Walk, used with permission

Fort Myers Art Walk

The next monthly Fort Myers Art Walk will take place on Friday, May 2 and feature new art exhibits, live artist demos and a great atmosphere for shopping and dining in the River District.

Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The Downtown River District is home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artworks. - Art Walk

Art Walk held in Fort Myers, Fla.
Art Walk held in Fort Myers, Fla. Image courtesy Art Walk, used with permission

Art Walk held in Fort Myers, Fla.

Official Art Walk participating art galleries include Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Grand Illusion Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery,  Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Timeless Gallery, Ocasiocasa Studio Gallery and Unit A – Contemporary Art Space.

Official participating shops that sell art include Enjewel, The Franklin Shops, The Nest and The Open Door Shoppes on Hendry.

The Fort Myers Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine) in the Fort Myers River District. - Art Walk