September 2008. Eleven historic River District art galleries and venues have united to form Art Walk, a free downtown art celebration, on the first Friday of each month beginning on October 3rd, 2008 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Participating groups in the year-round event will include Art of the Olympians, Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, Community Art Showcase in the Harborside Event Center, dais Gallery, Southwest Florida Museum of History, Howl Gallery, La Casa Del Arte Gallery, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39 Gallery, and Union Street Artist Company. Along with the art galleries, restaurants and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Friday Night Live, the popular weekly concert series in the Patio de Leon, will provide a musical interlude between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. as art patrons wander from one art stop to the next.
A free trolley service, with stops planned near the art venues, and free parking at the Southwest Florida Museum of History and Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons. A map of Art Walk, transportation, and parking will be distributed by participating galleries.
Fort Myers Art Walk