To Create Great Arts, Entertainment and Learning Experiences
that Always Inspire, Enrich and Delight.

As the BIG ARTS arts and education offerings draw to a close, we are reminded of the importance of every single donor, support volunteer, ticket buyer, staff member, committee advisory volunteer and board member who helped make this one of the most special and successful seasons in BIG ARTS 38-year history.  We are deeply grateful to all the wonderful people who devoted their time, talent and treasure to make sure BIG ARTS continues as a vibrant part of our community’s beauty and quality of life.  We are hard at work (and very excited about!)  the 2017/2018 BIG ARTS season, and will have something soon on the website.  In the meantime, have a lovely, fun summer!  

All Your Friends at BIG ARTS

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Community Collaborations

BIG ARTS is thrilled to welcome old friends in a new role: our first exclusive Season Presenting Co-sponsors:
Sanibel – Captiva Beach Resorts and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company – a powerful philanthropic partnership that speaks to our shared, passionate commitment to community service. Thank you, dear friends.

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In 1979 BIG ARTS was created by and for the community, and owes its rich history to a small band of dedicated artists who drew inspiration from each other and from the breath-taking island beauty that infused their work with grace and authenticity.

They set out to create a special gathering place where artistic and educational experiences were accessible to all. Today that vision is alive and well. With the help of our loyal donors and supporters, BIG ARTS will carry that vision forward -- providing joy, inspiration and a sense of community for generations to come.


Become A Member


Our members and donors make BIG ARTS possible. Please consider joining us as valued supporters.
Your donation helps make it possible for BIG ARTS to offer fabulous programs that help
enrich our community and our lives through artistic expression, exploration and engagement.