Art Under the Stars – A Celestial Evening of Art, Prizes & Fun

The Sanibel Arts Community will be in full swing on Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 8 pm with Art Under the Stars. This holiday open house is a collaboration among Tower Gallery, Hirdie Girdie Gallery, and Suncatchers’ Dream. If […]

Clyde Butcher at Ding Darling Refuge

World-renowned nature photographer Clyde Butcher will have a special exhibition of his works at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge beginning November 13, 2019. Copyright Clyde Butcher Ghost Orchid Butcher’s exhibition, The American Everglades, is part of the Refuge’s 75th-anniversary celebration. The […]

“Ding” Day 2019!

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the 31st Annual “Ding” Day at the Refuge on Sunday, October 20th. Starting at 8:00 am, it will be a full day of tours, presentations and activities. Mark your calendars for […]

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Sanibel’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is undergoing an extensive six-million dollar renovation that will improve upon the already fascinating facility that is a one-of-a-kind museum experience. The museum opened in 1995 and has been a must-do site for visitors to the […]

Edison Ford Winter Estates

Although many southwest Florida attractions close for some of the summer months or have limited summer hours, the Edison Ford Winter Estates is in full swing for the summer and has a number of special programs to attend. The Edison […]

BIG ARTS Celebrates 40 Fabulous Years With a New Build

Forty years ago, a group of passionate artists founded a new arts organization on Sanibel, called BIG ARTS or Barrier Island Group for the Arts. When the group first organized there were no production facilities, and performances, art shows and […]

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Visitor Center

One of the top attractions for visitors to our Islands is the Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Visitor Center at the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. The Visitor Center is highly ranked on Trip Advisor for a “must-do” stop, […]

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Shell App

The Shell Museum can now make your shelling experience a digital one with its recently launched “Shell App.” Imagine strolling the beach and coming upon a shell you have never seen before. Now one quick photo can identify the shell […]

Captiva Library Programs

The Captiva Memorial Library has two very interesting programs coming up in April and admission to both is free. Programs will be held on April 3rd and April 10th at the Library Civic Center located at 11560 Chapin Lane in […]

Sanibel Shell Festival 2019

Eight-two years young, the Sanibel Shell Festival will run from March 7th to the 9th at the Community House.  The Festival officially began in 1937 and it has grown over the years to the international reputation it has now. Shell […]



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