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CALL US 239.495.8989
Monday -Saturday

10150 BONITA BEACH RD, Bonita Springs, FL

26100 OLD 41 RD, Bonita Springs, FL

About The Centers For The Arts Bonita Springs

Founded in 1959, the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (CFABS) is committed to enriching the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education and appreciation. CFABS has two campus locations-each dedicated to the visual or performing arts.

The Visual Arts Center, 26100 Old 41 Road, is comprised of multiple fine art galleries and fully equipped art studios, a gift store, library and beautiful sculpture gardens. A variety of classes are offered at this center, including painting, drawing, pottery and sculpture.

The Performing Arts Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, is home to the 400-seat Hinman Auditorium and the 200-seat Moe Auditorium & Film Center. At this diverse center, patrons can enjoy an ongoing array of live music, theatre, comedy, film, lectures and youth & adult classes in art, music, theatre and dance.

Arts For All

Seeking to serve the educational and cultural needs of our diverse communities, the Centers for the Arts offers year-round programming in visual and performing arts.  We facilitate opportunities by providing artistic experiences—classes, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, performances and educational art events like our National Art Festivals. We empower by creating a platform for progress, supporting the work of artists of all ages, encouraging an inclusive dialog and promoting equality for all.


The Centers 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.

Vision Values

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


Fred Weinman, Chairman of the Board
Shelley Anderson, Vice Chair
Patt Suwyn, Immediate Past Chairman
Amy Russian, Recording Secretary
Joan Dixon, Asst. Treasurer
Marion Haley, Asst. Treasurer
Polly Nesi, Asst. Treasurer

Executive Director

Alyona Ushe
ext. 804


Alice Fjelstul
Nigel Fullick
Mark Giersch
Jacqueline McCurdy
Karin Moe
Lena Neal
David Pryor
Susan Reynolds
Leslie Sanderson
Don Thomson

James Bernardinelli, IT & Website Manager
ext. 830

Nora Bernstein, Client Services - CVA
ext. 801

Frank Blocker, Film & Theater Director
ext. 826

Jeff Blodgett, Tech Director
ext. 827

Joseph Brauer, Youth Performing Arts Director
ext. 829

Carol Broman, Marketing Assistant
ext. 808

Callie Brown, Front of House Manager
ext. 828

Donna Delseni, Adult Education Director
ext. 807

Douglas Dos Santos, Facilities

Christine Elzinga
Marketing & Creative Director
ext. 806

Margaret Engle, Dance Program Director
ext. 831

Chanel Fryer, Youth Education Coordinator
ext. 822

Rebecca Hadley, Client Services - CPA
ext. 823

Loretta Menuez, Membership Services Director
ext. 803

Ryan Mucko, Facilities

Elena Murray, Client Services - CVA
ext. 802

Jack O'Brien, Exhibition Director
ext. 821

Jim Opteyndt, Facilities

Yudit Orlando, Youth Visual Arts Director
ext. 825

Toni Palumbo, Stage & Production Manager

Sara Pepin, Client Services - CPA
ext. 823

Sheri Rouleau, Controller
ext. 805