Whether your passion is paintings or sculptures, symphonies or rock bands, Broadway or one-man shows, Naples belies its small-town feel with a growing cultural hub of offerings sure to please the widest variety of artistic tastes.
In Collier County alone, there are 58 non-profit arts groups and cultural destinations, according to the United Arts Council of Collier County. Such groups include a full range of organizations, from large to small, like The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the von Liebig Art Center, the Sugden Theatre and volunteer groups like the Bach Ensemble, the Pastel Society and the Barbershop Chorus.
Did you know that:
- There are over 75 galleries and artist studios in the area
- Over 500 artists and entertainers call Collier County home
- Over 1,000 arts and cultural events are scheduled annually in the county, and many of them are free
“I don’t think people fully realize how the arts and cultural community contributes to the quality of life in Collier County,” said Elaine Hamilton, Executive Director, United Arts Council of Collier County. “Whether it’s art, music or some form of entertainment, people are involved. It goes beyond the arts to include what I call the business side of it. The arts in this area contribute $350 million annually to the local economy. Add the for-profit arts and cultural aspects, and that number is over $500 million. Of course our nice weather, tourism and the beaches attract people to this area, but more and more, it’s also the arts.”
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