Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with this GrouponLive deal to the Second Annual Artists' Studio Tour from Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a day tour for one (a $49 value).
- For $45, you get a day tour for two (a $98 value).
Second Annual Artists’ Studio Tour
For the second year in a row, The Alliance for the Arts grants one-on-one time with area artists in their natural habitats. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., participants meet for a complimentary continental breakfast inside the main gallery before perusing studios in the Key West–style Edwards Building. Afterward, participants snag a map and head out on a self-guided tour of artists’ working spaces in Cape Coral, chatting with creators about upcoming projects or asking to see their muse-catching nets. Glass artist and teacher Petra Kaiser shares the techniques of her minimalist designs, which include light-catching pendants and vases. Elsewhere, Phil Krym displays award-winning pieces such as lamps, bowls, and fishing rods crafted from locally culled tropical wood. Guests can also marvel at Roseline Young's fiber projects that incorporate weaving, quilting, and silk-dying. Visit the event website for a complete list of participating artists.
Following the tour, participants convene at the Cape Coral Arts Studio from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings as artists perform live demonstrations of clay work and silversmithing.
Alliance for the Arts
The Alliance for the Arts' concerts, exhibitions, and art classes have become a staple for the aesthetically inclined since the institution's founding in 1975. The center’s three art galleries elicit awe with ongoing exhibits, and its educational programs inspire students to express their feelings through painting and drawing. The Alliance’s schedule of events keeps fans of the performing arts intrigued with plentiful music festivals and dance recitals.