More than a building…

The Center for the Arts is more than a building.  The spacious grounds of the Center include space for many returning fairs, festivals, and events.

Arts and Crafts Fairs

Held three times a season, the outdoor Arts and Crafts fair brings local, regional, and national artists & vendors to Marco Island to display, sell, and discuss their craft.   

Art Fairs are scheduled for Friday & Saturday, Janaury 8-9, 2021, Saturday &Sunday, February 27-28, 2021 and Saturday& Sunday, March 27-28, 2021. Art Fairs run from 10am-4pm.  There is no charge to attend.

Cars as Art

Magnificent vintage cars are displayed and judged by professional artists and not car experts.  The awards are always a surprise.   This event has become a must-attend event for car lovers and enthusiasts in the greater Southwest Florida region. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10am-4pm


Chalk Art

Whether young or young at heART, the annual chalk event brings out the crowds whose creations run from creative outlet to artistic creation.   Whether a doodler, artist or an observer, come see why chalk is the new addictive substance.  This year the suggested theme is “Space – The Final Frontier” as we celebrate our Space/Time Capsule.

Saturday, Janaury 23, 2021 from 2pm-5pm

Marco Island Outdoor Artists

Marco Island Outdoor Artists (MIOA) paint outs take place always on Marco Island, Wednesdays (9am or anytime after) -(exceptions noted on the schedule)
This is a FREE open invitation to local and visiting artists. We do encourage you to purchase membership at Marco Island Center for the Arts.  It is a free community service directed by Phyllis Pransky  239 227 6200 and sponsored by the Marco Island Center For The Arts 239 394 4221. only 2 rules, respect the concentration of working artists and leave your painting location clean and orderly.
MIOA has an impressive history beginning 1992 season. It boasts over 200 participating artists expressing their visions in painterly poetry and pros…reality and abstract we paint our impressions.
Encouragement: to the person that wants to try their hand at painting.
Education: sharing information by teaching each other “free“.

Mentor each other to be all they can be as a visual artist.
Share And validate commonality of shared experiences.
All levels of ability are invited to join in and catch the excitement.
Bring your equipment and supplies, hat, sun protection, drink, snack, trash bag, bug spray, and camera, rags or paper towel


Click here to download the Marco Island Outdoor Artists Schedule