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236 Banyon, watercolor, 2012: Donated by exhibiting artist Patti Middleton


The Boca Grande Art Center office is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. At the mandate of Lee County, our facility will be closed for a month. We will continue to follow the guidelines from Lee County and our local health authorities as we are in full support of our community efforts to stay safe from any spreading of the COVID-19.

This means that any remaining workshops or art exhibits on our BGAC calendar are now cancelled. This will include the April Member & Student Show, the Island School Art Show and any meetings scheduled at the Art Center through April. We apologize for this unfortunate change and please ask for your patience as we issue refunds for any classes that you may have been registered for.

You may reach our office via email for Tonya Doherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joy Strother at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We will answer any questions you may have about current or future art center programs.

We encourage you to continue to monitor the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for any further information.

Be well,

Tonya Doherty
Executive Director
Boca Grande Art Center



The Boca Grande Art Center "BGAC" was founded in 1986 orginally called Boca Grande Art Alliance by a small group of talented artists living in Boca Grande, Florida, who were in search of a venue to show their art works to residents and visitors.  The Fust Library in town hosted several early exhibitions. We have become much more than an alliance of local artists and have become the center for visual arts here on the island.  Today we have grown as a 501-c3 non-profit operation with a very supportive and active membership.

Over the years, our program has added art exhibits, workshops, classes, educational lectures, special events and scholarships. These all celebrate the local culture and promote the visual arts for the public and contribute to the cultural life of our community.

This season's celebrated event is our Art & Architecture Home Tour which takes place on Thursday, February 6. This is the Art Center's biennial fundraiser.  6 Homes are confirmed for this tour with a 7th location Las Pintoras which is an art studio above Loose Caboose.  Check back with our website for forthcoming details!


Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to get involved in the many activities of the Art Center. Come visit. You may wish to attend the art shows, enroll in or teach a workshop, volunteer to help with exhibits and other events.  Meet the Exhibiting Artist Members who provide friendship and encouragement to one another in support of the community and its artistic vitality.

Another way you can contribute to the Boca Grande Art Center is to ask us about Legacy Giving! Legacy gifts make a positive impact, come in all sizes and fit every budget. 

Artist Members

The images above are a small sampling of our Exhibiting Artist Members' work. 


We invite you to join the Art Center or renew your membership for the year 2019-2020.  In addition to supporting the enrichment of our community, there are also additional member benefits:

  • Art Show previews
  • Special "Members Only" invitations
  • Discounts on classes and workshops
  • Discounts on Lecture and Home Tour
  • Newsletters & online notice of events
  • Member rates for events and tours

Learn More



Boca Grande Art Center, Inc.
236 Banyan St.
PO Box 979
Boca Grande, FL  33921



Gallery Hours: 10:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday

Open weekends during Exhibitions

Contact Us

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 941-964-1700


All images are the property of the Boca Grande Art Alliance and the member artists.  No images may be copied or reproduced in any way without written permission from the image owner.

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