Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
The Center 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.
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
Jacqueline McCurdy, Chairman of the Board
Tom Briers, Vice Chair
Mary Beth Crawford, Immediate Past Chairman
Todd Kluener, Treasurer
Claire Gorman, Asst. Treasurer
Joan Dixon, Asst. Treasurer
Marion Haley, Asst. Treasurer
Amy Russian, Recording Secretary
The Center 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 Center 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 Center for the Arts Bonita Springs offers a wide variety
of classes for all ages. Members and artists of the Center 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.