Bringing the Arts to Our Island


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) has been busy this year with many different events.

MIFA does not have a physical location to call home. We work cooperatively with other organizations to bring the arts to the people of Marco Island. We not only sponsored the Left Bank Art- Fest and the Brushes & Paint Art Show and Sales last season, but we continued to work cooperatively with the Marco Island Historical Museum to bring three art shows from January to present in their main gallery.

Presently, the “Winners’ Circle” art show is still at the museum until November 14th featuring the four winning artists from the show “Painting SW Florida History” which ran from January to March, 2015. What a great show it is with artists Linda Chamber, Peter Sottong, Inez Hudson and Joan Scherer. Left Bank ArtFests are held each month on a Sunday at the Esplanade, from 10-4. Make sure you go to the ArtFest sometime this season to enjoy such a wide array of unique artists including jewelers, sculptors, photographers, painters, and more. You will love it!

The dates for our Left Bank ArtFests include November 15th, December 6th, in 2015 and January 17th, Feb. 14th, Feb. 28th, March 27th, April 17th and May 1st, in 2016.

We also have been working with the Marco Island Center for the Arts to bring an exciting evening at the Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr., on Friday, November 13th called “Your Lucky Day”. On an evening that is generally considered to be unlucky, our guests will have fun, good food, a chance to win prizes, a silent auction and a live auction. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to local students studying the arts after high school.

MIFA also has grants available to organizations which are planning art activities or events on our island. We want to work with other organizations to help bring a variety of art events to Marco Island. To learn more about our grant program, contact Carolyn Burger, President, at 239-389-0280.