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Artis – Naples

Artis – Naples, the premiere center for arts in Southwest Florida is Home of the Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic. The center hosts more than 300 concerts, performances, exhibitions, and educational events for both adults and children every year. Located in Pelican Bay close to the Waterside Shops, this cultural center offers a vast array of both visual arts and performing arts. In addition to world-class symphonies and Broadway performances, Artis – Naples offers families the opportunities to expose their young budding artists to youth concerts and symphonies, and school field trips, as well as participation in Summer Camps, Community Days, Magic Carpet series and the Annual Student Exhibition.

Naples Players / Sugden Theater

The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theater is a premiere community theater that continually enriches, educates, and entertains the community. They inspire youth and adults to express their passion for the arts through performances and education. Opportunities to perform in these entertaining productions are open to students for KidzAct, and adults for their full-on performances. Classes are available to all who aren’t yet comfortable auditioning for the regular shows. TNP also offers Summer Arts Camp during the summer for youth ages 4 – 17.

Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse is an artistic home and inclusive space for the diverse audiences, artists, staff, and students of Southwest Florida.  They are passionate about producing professional theater and sharing the excitement and magic with their audiences. In addition to live performances, there are educational experiences for people of all ages and special programs for educators.

The Revs Institute

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research is an astonishing collection of over 100 restored vintage cars built between 1896 and 1995. The cars are part of the Collier Collection and are comprised of some very rare cars that were limited editions. The collection has been declared one of the finest sports car collections in America. Along with the spectacular cars, the museum holds more than a million archived items which document the progress of American automobiles throughout history. Revs Institute is more than a museum, they are dedicated to the study, preservation, conservation ad restoration of historically significant automobiles. They have full-time restoration technicians who meticulously maintain these works of art.

Collier County Museum

The Collier County Museum at Government Center is an exhibit that tells the history of Collier County and Florida. Located on a five-acre site with native landscaping, Sherman tank, historic cottages, logging locomotive, and swamp buggies, this museum offers both guided and self-guided tours. Exhibits explore the prehistoric animals that once called the area home, they showcase the Native American Indians and how their civilizations survived and flourished, and how the later settlers and their families arrived and made new homes for themselves.

Historic Palm Cottage

Just one block from the famous Naples Pier is the Historic Palm Cottage. A two-story home was built in 1895, by Walter N. Haldeman, one of Naples’ founding residents. This quaint little cottage is filled with artwork and antique furniture and is reminiscent of the early days of Southwest Florida’s charm. In addition to the Garden Side Chickee Chats, Society Member Mixers, and other special events, The Palm Cottage gets dressed up every Christmas showcasing elegant holiday décor and all are invited to share in the holiday cheer.

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