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5 Must See Art and Culture Spots in Naples, Florida

by Arelys Alexander

Here on the Paradise Coast, you'll never lack for inspiration. Whether you're walking our pristine beaches, taking in another stunning sunset, or touring our local wildlife preserves, you'll find more than enough to keep your heart and soul engaged. Along the way, make sure you're not missing out on the fantastic arts and culture opportunities Naples, Florida has to offer.

5 Must See Art and Culture Spots in Naples, Florida

As you plan to increase your arts and culture intake, make sure these spots are high on your list. 

1. Artis—Naples

Home of the Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida's leading cultural resource. Steeped in both the visual and performing arts, the entire campus simply begs for a visit.

At Artis—Naples, internationally acclaimed artists and performers bring together the best in the following areas:

  • Music
  • Film
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Lectures
  • Exhibitions 

Now more than ever, consider planning your visit in advance to make sure you don't miss out on all Artis—Naples has to offer.

2. Naples Antique District

In historic Old Naples, you can enjoy the romance of days gone by. Be sure to take a stroll down Third Street South, enjoying the charm and elegance of yesteryear.

Along the way, you can visit a wide array of 

  • Fine apparel shops
  • Gift boutiques
  • Restaurants
  • Art galleries

You'll also find a number of antique establishments in this area. Whether you're looking to buy 18th century furniture or art deco prints, or whether you're simply in the mood to window-shop, this is where to do it.  

3. The Naples Players

Since 1953, The Naples Players has staged community-led performances.

Today, The Naples Players continues to celebrate season after season of performances, programs, and classes which are geared towards inspiring our community and defining our culture for the future of the arts in Southwest Florida.

Check out The Naples Players' upcoming season, learn what classes they have available, and swing by their current home base on 5th Avenue South to see what they have cooking.

4. The Naples Historical Society

The Naples Historical Society offers walking tours, including a tour of the Historic Palm Cottage at the corner of 12th Avenue South and Gulfshore Boulevard.

Listed as an official Landmark in the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Palm Cottage is the oldest surviving house in Naples. Built in 1895, this well-preserved slice of the history will bring to life the rustic charm of Florida's past.

Before you stop by Historic Palm Cottage for a visit, be sure to check out other available resources from the Naples Historical Society

5. Naples Art

For over 65 years, Naples Art has been seeking to enrich local artists and the arts scene here on the Paradise Coast. Through the visual arts, this organization seeks to change lives and improve the community.

Offering workshops and classes for both adults and children, Naples Art is a wonderful addition to the local arts and culture scene. You won't want to miss out. Whether you partake in the classes and workshops or simply stop by to experience one of the exhibitions and/or outdoor shows, you're sure to leave feel enriched.

Check out Naples Art's current calendar of events and see what's on offer in the coming days!

Naples, Florida is home to one of the most unique arts scenes in Florida and that’s just a small part of what makes Naples such a wonderful place to call home. 

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