BIG ARTS Island Jazz
Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying the tunes of the ever-popular Island Jazz musicians on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Bring a chair and come early to enjoy this free concert in the open air. The concerts run through April 30.
Southwest Florida Symphony
The Symphony's March concert brings the effervescence of classical guitar with Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with classical guitarist from the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Tim Berens. Also on the program is Haydn's "The Clock and Mater," by 21st century Italian composer Cristian Carrara. The concert takes place at March 8 at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS' Schein Hall. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
Writers Spring Read
The Writers Read contains a variety of literature including, but not limited to nostalgia, poetry slam, humorous and emotional. Over 50 contributors will compete. The Writers Read takes place in Phillips Gallery at 7:30 p.m. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Spring Community Chorus Concert
The annual BIG ARTS Community Chorus takes place March 28 and 30 at 7 p.m. at Schein Hall. For tickets, go to www.bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Fine Arts Gallery: "Pressing Matters"
This juried exhibit displays all different kinds of printmaking. Work may include woodcuts, etchings, engravings, lithographs, and other graphic techniques. This exhibit takes place at the Founder's Gallery. The exhibit runs from March 22 to April 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Fine Arts Gallery: "After Rauschenberg"
Rauschenberg's remarkable creativity is the inspiration for this juried exhibit at BIG ARTS' Phillips Gallery. The exhibit runs from March 22 to April 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Fine Arts Gallery: "Art by the disABLED"
This exhibit displays artwork by artists in Lee Memorial Health System's therapeutic program. The exhibit is located in BIG ARTS' Phillips Gallery. The exhibit runs May 1 through June 1. The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Fine Arts Gallery: "Open Doors"
The Open Doors program is an art program designed for children who demonstrate artistic interest or talent, but who also have a financial need. The focus of the program is to provide these students with a venue to create and learn about art. All sales for this exhibit go directly to support these aspiring young artists. The exhibit takes place in the Founder's Gallery from May 1 to June 1. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. (239) 395-0900. www.bigarts.org.
For more BIG ARTS events, go to bigarts.org.
BIG ARTS Center is located at
900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel, FL 33957