2020 Official Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Visitors Guide

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16 1 - 800-2-ESCAPE | PARADISECOAST.COM | NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES Once a lure primarily for fishermen, beach-lovers and outdoor adventures, our beautiful coastline also has become an art-lovers destination, with state of the art performing art stages, fine museums and a thriving fine arts community with excellent galleries and art shows. It's also a tour stop for world-renowned arts, dance and theatre companies. With small-club jazz to stand-up comedy and street performances, the Paradise Coast will win your h'ART. See more at Artis–Naples u 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, 800-597-1900, 239-597-1900 The home of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and The Baker Museum hosts over 300 concerts, plays, performances, art exhibitions and educational events from Sept.-July each year. q g V A Betty Newman Art Gallery u 258 Royal Palm Dr., Marco Island, 239-784-4436 She specializes in bold, exotic, coastal contemporary work and is widely known for her whimsical heart and seahorse inspired paintings, as well as impressionist work with a coastal vibe. FREE Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery u Big Cypress National Preserve, 52388 E. Tamiami Trl., Ochopee, 239-695-2428 Photography of Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher and other artists focused on the natural world. Activities behind the gallery include guided swamp walks and photo safaris. FREE q g V Collier County Museum u 3331 Tamiami Trl. E., Naples, 239-252-8476 Five-acre museum campus with historic cottages, native garden, archaeology lab and exhibits that tell the history of Collier County, Florida. FREE q g V AD ON PG. 31 Crayton Cove u 880 12th Ave. S., Naples The waterside Crayton Cove neighborhood is a village-style destination where one finds artist- owned galleries, local-favorite restaurants, unique shops, and charter fishing and sightseeing boats at Naples City Dock. FREE q Gulfshore Opera u Naples, 239-529-3925 Regional opera company bringing quality performances to a variety of Southwest Florida venues. g Gulfshore Playhouse u 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, 866-811-4111, 239-261-7529 The area's first and finest award-winning professional theater company. Performances at Norris Center, Naples. g Historic Smallwood Store u 360 Mamie St., Chokoloskee, 239-695-2989 Experience the unique history of the Ten Thousand Islands. Site of the death of Ed Watson, subject of Peter Mathiessen's best sellers "Killing Mr. Watson" and "Shadow Country." q V The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center u 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Naples, 239-263-9200 The Museum's mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. q g V Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch u 1215 Roberts Ave., Immokalee, 239-252-2611 One of the oldest, largest and continuously used historical cattle ranches in Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2003. FREE q g V Marco Island Center for the Arts u 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, 239-394-4221 Galleries, gift gallery and outdoor shows. Art education, lectures and performances. Gallery openings held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. FREE q g Marco Island Historical Museum u Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island, 239-642-1440 Explore the extensive history of Marco Island from archaic periods through modern times. On special display now in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution is the exhibition of Key Marco Cat and other priceless Calusa Indian artifacts unearthed in 1896 on the island. The sculpture reflects the artistry of the ancient Calusa society. FREE q g The Marco Players u 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, 239-642-7270 The Marco Players Theater is the venue for an intimate black-box theater experience. q g The Museum of the Everglades u 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City, 239-695-0008 Tells the story of a town deep in the Florida Everglades, the building of the Tamiami Trail and the area's characters. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. FREE q g V Symbols: q = Family Friendly, g = Handicapped Access, V = Guided Tours Naples Area/Ave Maria Area Marco Island Area Everglades Area Immokalee E X P L O R E T H E A R T S

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