“The Arts Mean Business”

Did you know that Lee County’s non-profit arts organizations create 2,038 full-time jobs and $68 million in economic activity? (That’s more than the Red Sox and Twins combined!)

Those are some of the eye-opening numbers in “Arts & Economic Prosperity IV,” just released by Americans for the Arts in partnership with Lee County Alliance for the Arts.

It’s true! “The arts mean business.”

The findings from Arts & Economic Prosperity IV send a clear and welcome message: leaders who care about community and economic vitality can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts.
~ Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, American for the Arts

Click here to download the full report (PDF).

Matthew Hatala Wins First Place Award

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Matthew Hatala, an extraordinary wood artist, took home the “First Place 3D Award” at ArtFest Fort Myers 2016 – his first time participating with us!  His beautifully crafted forms are composed mostly of wood that he sources from all over the world. Using a lathe and hand tools, each piece is loved and finished to unique perfection. We hope you had a chance to meet him and enjoy his work.

2016 Best of Show Winner

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Gregory Strachov is passionate about life and his watercolor technique is a remarkable reflection of that zeal. This 2016 Best of Show Winner impressed one and all with his ability to inspire –- We hope you had a chance to meet him and enjoy his work! Find our more about him at lawfulart.com