The City of Marco Island is pleased to announce a new initiative called Art at City Hall, celebrating local artists by displaying their artwork inside City Hall and highlighting Marco Island’s unique natural environment. The City is working with Barbara Parisi of the Marco Island Center for the Arts to help manage the project. Every three to four months, a new theme will be highlighted and a call to artists will be sent soliciting artwork that aligns with that theme. The first theme to be on display is Roseate Spoonbills. There are twelve local artists contributing their work on spoonbills which includes a mixture of sizes and mediums.
Future themes will include “Storm and Sun,” “The Everglades,” “Wading Birds and Owls,” “Venues of Marco Island,” “Flora and Fauna” and more. The goal of this initiative is to showcase our local artists while emphasizing Marco Island’s natural environment, endangered species, and unique beauty.
The artists contributing their work during this inaugural exhibit are Betty Newman, Carolyn Burger, Jim Robellard, Judy Chinski, Nancy Norman, Nancy Garrison, Diana Calleja, Tyler MacDonald, Joseph Parisi, Larry Richardson, Rachel Pierce, and Diane Reed Eiler.
City Hall is currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19, however, there will be a public art exhibit as soon as larger gatherings are allowed under the Governor’s Reopening Plan. We look forward to welcoming the public to City Hall to view the art and celebrate our local artists.