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Cape Coral Living Magazine

Upcoming at the Art Center

Aug 15, 2023 08:00AM ● By Ann Marie O’Phelan

Image courtesy of City of Cape Coral

The Cape Coral Art Center’s annual exhibition schedule includes an impressive 18 to24 exhibitions in two fine art galleries with a mixture of open-call, solo, and curated group exhibits. Admission is free and open to the public from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

From August 4 through 24, the center presents "Living Ink," an exploration of tattoos through paintings, drawings, three-dimensional art, tools, and prints of tattooed bodies. The open-call exhibit will be on display in the Side Gallery. The gallery reception will be held on Friday, August 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The reception includes light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

“Living Ink celebrates the art of tattoos, captivates the senses, and pushes boundaries. It celebrates the human canvas and living masterpieces,” says Jessica Wisdom, Recreation Program Supervisor.

During the same days in August, the Art Center will also offer the "Color Clashing" exhibit in the Main Gallery, an open-call exhibit in which artists explore the juxtaposed effects of complementary colors. 

“These art pieces aim to clash bright and vibrant colors,” explains Wisdom. 

The reception will take place on Friday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m.

More exhibits to come in the next few months

Image courtesy of City of Cape Coral

September 1 through 28 brings the "Tropical Botanicals" exhibit in the Main Gallery. This open call to artists will showcase beautiful tropical depictions. The reception will take place on Friday, September 8 from 5-7 p.m. 

Also during September, the "After the Storm" open-call exhibit in the Side Gallery will offer the community a way to honor, heal, and hope during the anniversary of Hurricane Ian’s historic landfall in Southwest Florida. The reception will take place on Friday, September 8, from 5-7 p.m.

October kicks off spooky season with the "Witching Hour 2: The Art After Dark" in the Main Gallery.  Art lovers will journey into the fabled realm of nightmares with this chilling open-call exhibit, from October 6 through November 2.  The reception will be held on Friday, October 27, from 5-7 p.m. 

"The Artists Among Us" exhibition, in which the Cape Coral Art Center faculty get a chance to share their work with the community, will be in the Side Gallery from September 1 through November 2. The reception will take place on Friday, September 8 from 5-7 p.m.

“The Cape Coral Art Center enriches our community by bringing people together through exhibits, events, and arts education for adults and children,” says Wisdom.  

Classes include everything from jewelry making to painting to pottery. There’s also a gift shop and an art supply store. 

Plan your visit: Cape Coral Art Center, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, 239-574-0802,