BIG Arts (Barrier Island Group for the Arts), Sanibel Island

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Each year BIG ARTS presents world-renowned music and dance, professional live theater, distinguished speakers, fine art exhibits, critically acclaimed films, and workshops taught by gifted artists.

Entertainers including jazz, pop, classical, folk, and big band musicians perform in BIG ARTS 410-seat Schein Performance Hall.

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater offers Broadway-caliber talent in an intimate, thrust-stage atmosphere.

Phillips and Founders Galleries each host eight new exhibits annually, providing an enriching visual arts experience and promoting the diverse talents of local, regional, and national artists.

The gift shop at the main BIG ARTS Center, located at 900 Dunlop Road, is a place to find unique gifts of affordable luxury and artistry.

BIG ARTS presents exciting dance programs every season— this year professional contemporary dance and tap dance performances.

The Film Society’s programs include the fabulous Monday Night Film Series of critically acclaimed films and documentaries, as well as several cinema series with film discussions. Wednesday matinees, film festivals, and presentations by local filmmakers are also popular.

Many distinguished and influential speakers lecture at the popular and often sold-out series, The FORUM.

Workshops & Seminars: BIG ARTS offers more than 250 opportunities each season to to explore your creative skills and expand your mind. With an abundance of choices including painting, drawing, dance, pottery, languages, photography, jewelry making, fused glass, writing, and technology, there is something for everyone.

Visit www.bigarts.org to learn more about the variety of events this dynamic cultural arts center has to offer!
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  • This magnificent performing arts hall is a jewel om wonderful Sanibel Island. Go here first to find out what is happening practically every day of the week  more »
  • The day we visited the BIG Arts center was in fact its opening day, with a free BBQ and an eye-catching exhibit of paintings by a Naples artist, Mally Khorasantchi (you can Google her). There are...  more »
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  • The gallery is well organized and gives good visibility to the paintings. I have exhibited here before and I'm happy with the turnout that it brings to the gallery.
  • An awesome center for the arts on Sanibel, offering a variety of classes throughout the year. Check their schedule of events for live shows, theater and concert performance.
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