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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

2301 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2903
+1 239-333-1933
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Historic Beauty Hosts Modern Art & Eclectic Personalities

This Building is Amazing in the day or night. Host location of the AWESOME Fort Myers Film Festival... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura N
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Fort Myers, Florida
A Must See

This is a beautiful building inside and out. Always a pleasant expereince to see the different art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cl1957
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Fort Myers, Florida
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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, run by Florida Arts, Inc. (a 501c3 organization), is a must-see attraction with a colorful history. The center is dedicated to bringing world-class art events to the Southwest Florida community. Within our restored, state-of-the-art facility, we present a wide range of events to the public. From concerts to art exhibitions, galas to lectures, and providing educational arts experiences for children and adults alike– we promise excellence! Florida Arts, Inc. nurtures innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts via exhibitions, performances, education, and community outreach. Through our development and management of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, we carry on the legacy of Berne Davis and her mission to provide a world-class venue and open access to the arts for all Members of the Southwest Florida Community.
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2301 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2903
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+1 239-333-1933
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Building is Amazing in the day or night. Host location of the AWESOME Fort Myers Film Festival #FMFF & Thank God For Indie Monday #TGIM with Eric Raddatz & Melissa DeHaven. First Monday of Every month you can watch cool Short Films & speak...More

Thank Laura N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building inside and out. Always a pleasant expereince to see the different art exhibits or other events held in this building.

Thank cl1957
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Although I have never been to a play or a concert there, I have been to many Art Shows there and absolutely LOVE the venue because of it's history and architecture. You can access the upcoming events via the website and make your plans accordingly....More

Thank Ro B
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The intimate spaces in this former Federal courthouse are great venues. I went to a showing by local artists of original pieces. They also had some performance art which was excellent and worthy of a big city. I pop in occasionally just to see what...More

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The Arts Center is located in the old Post office Building on First Street. The building has fallen into disrepair and needs a lot of work, especially with the lighting for exhibits. Security for exhibiting artist's work was virtually non-existent. We could have easily walked...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida, is part art gallery, part performing arts center and part art, music and theater schools. In addition, since its inaugural 2009-2010 season, its outreach programs have been presented to thousands of children through area...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It was built as a post office in the 1930s and apparently used as a courthouse later, but as a performing arts venue it's wonderful. Well located in the heart of downtown. Ceiling frescoes, marble, limestone and coral make it unique, and uniquely Floridian. I...More

Thank Hugo S
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

One of the best places to visit while checking out the River District in Ft Myers. They have a variety of events and are a great bunch of people to meet

Thank Hemann100
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is a beautifully restored former post office in downtown Fort Myers. There is an ongoing display of art on the main level and often local artists are featured. It changes monthly and the first Friday night of each...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped into the art center to beat the heat a little. The current photo exhibit was really "out there" in images. Looked like an academic project to just create bizarre people images. Not really a great challenge of the medium, just a collection of...More

Thank Greg E
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