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With the Paradise Coast’s natural beauty as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, it’s no surprise that the area is a haven for the arts.

Immerse yourself in culture with music and theater shows, museum exhibits, historic sites and art galleries – and let the No. 1 Small Art Town in America be your muse. Then, get to know the area's colorful and fascinating heritage. The Calusa Indians once called the region home, and later the Seminoles. Pioneer settlers built cattle ranches, while others fished, farmed and hunted in the Ten Thousand Islands. In the 1920s, wealthy Northern and Midwestern settlers vacationed on our white-sand beaches and fished. While Naples and Marco Island have seen tremendous growth and development, communities such as Everglades City, Immokalee, Chokoloskee and Ochopee still offer glimpses into the days of yesteryear.

 

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Marco Island Historical Museum

Marco Island Historical Museum
180 S. Heathwood Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Long famous for its Key Marco Cat, one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology, the Marco Island Historical M...

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Marco Island Historical Museum

Shakespeare in Paradise

2777 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103

The mission of Shakespeare in Paradise is to create quality professional theatre that celebrates the power, beauty and transcendence of language and t...

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Local Color Art Gallery

258 Royal Palm Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

We have truly fine artists creating a unique artist owned gallery featuring oils, graphics, fiber art, photography, water colors, jewelery....

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Malenda Trick Art Students

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