Spring For The Arts at The Alliance
More than 40 years ago, the Lee County Alliance for the Arts was created to help support and unify the local arts community. This year is the 25th anniversary of the 10-acre Alliance campus on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Communications Manager Desiree DeMolina says, “We are a community arts center so our main vision is to connect people to the arts and each other. It’s a place where people of diverse ages and back grounds can come together to see theater, join a book club, take an art class and so much more.”
Before programs shift into summer camp mode, resident actors are preparing to debut the play Noli Timere, the winner of the 2016 New Play Contest. Every year Artistic Director Bill Taylor sifts through hundreds of original scripts from around the world, selecting three finalists.
Actors give a short stage reading of these scripts, and the audience votes on the play they would like to see in full production. After the show ends in May, registration begins for the many summer programs the Alliance offers for both big kids and little ones.
As a child, Jessica Clark attended the summer arts camp, today she is the Development Director. Clark says, “I spent ten years bouncing all over doing different stuff and when I wanted to move back (to Southwest Florida) the Alliance was the only place I wanted to work. It’s fun and welcoming and everyone’s so happy; there’s always something going on.”
For a schedule of events, classes and summer camp info call Spring For The Arts At The Alliance or visit www.artinlee.org
10091 McGregor Blvd.