Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers a multidisciplinary cultural experience in the historic River District in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida! Celebrate the arts by taking part in SBDAC's wide array of concerts, festivals, special events, art exhibitions, guest lectures, and educational arts programs. Discover enriching artistic experiences at our historic architectural gem.

SBDAC is known throughout Southwest Florida for hosting a variety of art programming. Each month, delight in art exhibitions featuring painting, sculpture, photography, and conceptual/modern art from local and international artists in the Grand Atrium. SBDAC's seasonal events include: jazz and chamber music performances; original music concerts like the Noteworthy Series and Sounds of Summer concerts; outdoor festivals like Taps & Tunes and Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival; the Famous Author Lecture Series; Art Walks the Runway fashion show; the Fort Myers Film Festival; and Cooking for the Arts.

In addition to gallery exhibits, live performances, and film, the center hosts annual special events to benefit the Art Center and other area charities. SBDAC has hosted fundraisers with organizations like Goodwill, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Cooperative Soup Kitchen CCMI, and the Humane Society of Southwest Florida. With your patronage and contributions we can continue to provide premiere arts events to Southwest Florida and its visitors. Please visit our gallery, open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of special events at the Art Center. Be at patron for the arts at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center!

Meeting Spaces

Banquet Capacity
Reception Capacity
Classroom Capacity
Theater Capacity
Exhibit Capacity
Ceiling Height
U‑Shaped Capacity
Grand Atrium
SBDAC first floor Grand Atrium, where concerts, performances, and art exhibits are held, as well as weddings, galas, and corporate events.
Capital Gallery
SBDAC Capital Gallery is located on the second floor, perfect for meetings, small seated dinners, theater style symposiums and lectures.



Internet Connectivity - Wi-fi, Linens Available, Tables & Chairs, Wet Bar

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours

Contact Information

Group Sales Email:, Group Sales Phone Number: 239-333-1933

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Ramps, Wheelchair Seating, Wheelchair-friendly


Group Discount, Student Discount

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)