Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

 

Center for Visual Arts

26100 Old 41 Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

 

Center for Performing Arts

10150 Bonita Beach Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

 

Phone: 239.495.8989

Fax: 239.495.3999

Email: cfabs@artsbonita.org

 

 

 

Our Mission

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs is committed to enrich the culture of our diverse community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment.

 

Vision Values

Our vision is fulfilled through programs in the visual and performing arts. Art builds bridges between communities, generations and nationalities. It serves as a common denominator among all economic groups and stimulates local economies. By instilling individuals with a feeling of self-worth and confidence, art encourages positive attitudes and helps people cope with change. Art can be therapeutic. It opens people's minds to new possibilities and their hearts to new understanding. A catalyst for friendships, art provides a foundation for shared experience.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Jonathan Shaw, Chairman of the Board

Herm Kissiah, Vice Chair

Polly Nesi, Immediate Past Chairman

Amy Russian, Recording Secretary

Todd Kluener, Treasurer

Joan Dixon, Asst. Treasurer

Claire Gorman, Asst. Treasurer

Marion Haley, Asst. Treasurer

 

Directors

Tom Jordan

           

Carrie Reynolds

M. Jacqueline McCurdy

 

John Roberts

Karin Moe

 

Patt Suwyn

Ann Morrow

 

Don Thomson

Sue Price

 

Fred Weinman

 

President

Susan Bridges

 

The Centers for the Arts began in 1959 when Ruth Hardy gathered 15 artists and conducted the first community art classes at the old Village Clubhouse, the site of the present Community Center on Old 41 Road. As Bonita Springs has grown, the Centers for the Arts has kept pace providing opportunities for artistic expression, education and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment.

 

Phase I of our 10-acre campus was opened in April of 2000, providing galleries, painting and drawing studios, offices and a lovely gift shop.

 

Two years later, in November of 2002, we opened Phase II, introducing our Morean Clay Studio; our Sculpture Studios; Computer Studio and Lab; Printmaking Studio; and Braniff Library.

 

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs offers a wide variety of classes for all ages. Members and artists of the Centers for the Arts offer their time and talents to bring a variety of outreach programs to local schools, neighborhoods and organizations. We host three National Arts Festivals each year, in January, February and March - drawing talented artists from all across the United States and the world.

 

We provide year round programs in many disciplines for all who wish to learn, study or simply appreciate a wide variety of art and cultural events. We are a place for all seasons and all ages.

 

2016 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

 Center for Visual Arts: 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida  34135

Center for Performing Arts: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

(239) 495-8989

 

Last Updated: 04/26/2016