Cross the Pine Island Bridge from the mainland into Matlacha and begin a journey into a special part of Florida. In the historic fishing community of Matlacha and further west to Pine Island, you feel the daily pressures slip away. Surrounded by water, birds and tropical plants, you sense the old Florida atmosphere that makes this area unique.
Each year in February the Pine Island Art Association hosts its annual Fine Art Show and Sale. The event features works from more than 100 local artists and includes more than 500 paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel, pen and ink and watercolor, with an emphasis on Florida landscapes, seascapes, birds, fish and flowers. The Show draws return visitors from many parts of the United States to Matlacha, where pelicans and great blue herons circle above moored fishing boats, brightly painted galleries, and fresh fish markets.
Pine Island and Matlacha are remnants of a time gone by. It is a place comfortable in the past. It remembers the sounds and customs of a Florida drifting away … a Florida that holds many charms and fascinations. Our artists excel in capturing those charms on canvas.
If you’re new to the area and seeking an art-home, come take a look at our exciting organization.
We are located at Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road, Matlacha
Music By Frank Tuma