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Naples, Florida, is rated as one of the “10 great places for big-city art, with a small town feel.” It must be the aura of this tropical paradise that attracts artists and those who love art. The breathtaking natural beauty of Naples is enhanced by more than 100 galleries containing a wide variety of exceptional art, from museum-quality pieces to unique home accessories to fine works by local artists. American Style Magazine named Naples among the Top 25 Arts Destinations in the United States.

John Villani, author of The 100 Best Art Towns in America, calls Naples “a wonderful place with a great arts infrastructure.”

At the heart of the Naples arts community is the world-renowned Artis—Naples arts complex (home of the Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic). It provides a home for music, theater, and the new art museum with 15 exhibition galleries. For history buffs, there are several area museums offering artifacts dating back more than 1000 years and exhibits about the pioneers who settled in the Southwest Florida wilderness area in the late 1800s.

Hundreds of arts and cultural events take place in Naples every month. When you rent a private Naples Florida Vacation Home, you are right at the center of this vibrant arts community.

To better plan your vacation, visit all of our Naples Florida Vacation Homes Vacation Ideas guides to Beaches & Parks, Arts, Restaurants & Dining, Golf, Shopping, Nature & Wildlife, and Family Fun.

Find out more about the exciting arts and cultural events that await you in Naples

Naples Area Events (Visit Florida)

Perched on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its high-end shopping, world-class culture and sophisticated dining. But it’s also an affordable family destination that appeals to nature lovers and beach aficionados.

Naples Area Events Calendar (Paradise Coast)

You may be tempted to spend your days lounging on the beach, perfecting your golf game or angling for the big ones on a fishing charter. However, if art, music, food, sports tournaments and other fun events appeal to you, you’ll find plenty to choose from during your stay along Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Gulfshore Life’s online Guide to the Arts

A companion for your art journey. The Annual Southwest Florida Guide to the Arts is a printed guidebook focused exclusively on the events, galleries, museums and artist studios in Southwest Florida.