Big Arts

BIG ARTS presents world-renowned music and dance, intimate live theater, distinguished speakers, arresting art exhibits, fine films, and workshops taught by gifted artists and instructors.
Music: Famous entertainers from the worlds of music including jazz, pop, classical, folk and even rock 'n' roll perform at BIG ARTS 400-seat Schein Performance Hall.
Live Theater: BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater offers Broadway-caliber talent in an intimate atmosphere. Sanibel's only professional theater presents innovative dramas, comedies, and musicals. The recent technical upgrades and 2013-2014 Season show selections exemplifies the Theater's commitment to quality entertainment.
Visual Arts and Gift Shops:The galleries host seven new exhibits annually,promoting the diverse talents of local, regional, and national and international 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.
Dance: BIG ARTS presents exciting dance programs every season- this year professional ballet and contemporary expression styles will be offered.
Film: The Film Society's programs include the fabulous Monday Night Series of critically-acclaimed feel-good films and documentaries, as well as several cinema series with film discussions. Wednesday matinees, film festivals, and presentations by local filmmakers are also popular. Ballet and opera fans have the rarefied chance to see the finest productions from all over the world, captured live in High-Definition, presented on the big screen in surround sound through our Emerging Pictures program.
Lectures and Discussions: Many distinguished speakers lecture on topics ranging from international politics to emerging energy technology at the popular and often sold-out series, The FORUM. There are also weekly current events discussion groups which are open to the public.
Classes and Workshops: More than 200 opportunities to study something new are offered at BIG ARTS.
Treat yourself to time at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Rest or picnic in the beautiful garden, visit the gift shops, view the art in the galleries, and learn about the variety of events the islands' dynamic cultural arts center has to offer.
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Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours


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