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UPDATE: CCA cancels opening reception for exhibit

UPDATE:The Captiva Civic Association and Rauschenberg Residency have canceled the opening reception scheduled for March 19 for the "Rauschenberg Residency: Exploration and Experimentation" exhibit. The "Illustrated Talk - Rauschenberg Residency" program on March 23 has also been ...

Sanibel Sea School to offer shell art series

Beginning March 24, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a new four-week season of After School Ocean Art focused on shell art for ages 6-13 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Educator Sam Nowinksi explained that participants will learn about how the Calusa used to make jewelry and ornaments from ...

BIG ARTS band to perform spring concert

Music is in the air as the BIG ARTS Concert Band gears up for its annual spring concert.Taking place on March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Christensen Performance Hall, this year's concert promises to be the best yet. The band members, who are part of the Southwest Florida community, will display their ...

Artwork on display at The Community House

During the month of March, local artists Marion Hall and Dorothy McDowell are exhibiting their work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Both are members of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. The public can view their pieces from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more ...

Sanibel Music Festival offering world-class concerts all month

A chance to experience the highest standard of classical music is taking place on the islands.The 34th annual Sanibel Music Festival kicked off on March 3 with the Manhattan Chamber Players, the first of seven concerts planned throughout March. Held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, each of the ...

Evening at gallery to showcase work of Katie Gardenia

The Tower Gallery will celebrate the work of artist Katie Gardenia during a special event."The Whimsical Art of Katie Gardenia" will be held on March 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel gallery. Her work will be highlighted for the evening, and Gardenia will be present for meet-and-greets and to ...

Island Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11Bowman's Beach WalkThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation provides a guided walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the foot of the bridge that crosses the bayou on the way to the beach, at 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel. Walk is free; attendees must pay to park. For ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following:Painting With SissiPainting With Sissi, with artist Sissi Janku, will be held on March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. The subject will be "Sun Worshippers." All supplies included; bring own beverages and snacks. Cost is $55 ...

Ribbon, special award recipients for Sanibel Shell Festival announced

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently presented the list of ribbon and special award winners from the 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival, held March 5-7 at The Community House on Sanibel. The event features a juried show in two divisions: scientific and artistic. The 2020 list of winners ...

Refuge lecturer turns trash into wearable sculptures

Internationally recognized artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd, who creates eco-fashion sculptures from trash to engage people in conversations about how humans live on earth, will present programs on March 13 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife ...