ART EXHIBIT COMING TO HISTORICAL VILLAGE IN FEBRUARY

January 18, 2022 – Preparations continue for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village and the Sanibel-Captiva Art League plein air exhibit in February. Members of the Art League over the past months have been painting plein air (in the outdoors) on the Historical Village property. Paintings displayed will showcase the various historical structures. Works are done in watercolor, acrylic, gouache (opaque watercolor), and oil.

Paintings will be on sale at the exhibit. “The exhibit offers a great opportunity to own original artwork of the village,” said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We enjoy hosting the painters coming often to the village and watching them painting our unique and wonderful buildings. It’s a delight to have them exhibit their work at the Village.”

Artist Kathy Taylor said, “I have painted on site at the Historical Village many times. My favorite building is the little old Post Office. The vegetation surrounding the Post Office sets it off beautifully, as does the little mailbox at the side.”

The exhibit runs February 5 through 24 in the Shore Haven building at the historical village. The art show is open to the public at no charge. Admission to the Historical Village is available for the regular $10 fee per adult. The exhibit and Historical Village are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Art League plein air painters meet weekly on Thursday mornings on both Sanibel and Captiva as well as Fort Myers from October to May. The group gathers to paint the local landscape scenery and architecture.


The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:00. In accordance with the city of Sanibel’s regulations, masks are required inside the buildings at this time. Guided tours take place at 10:30 and 1:30, and advance reservations are not required. There is no additional fee for these tours.

The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. The village has handicap access to all but one building, the tiny Post Office. For more information, call (239) 472-4648 during museum hours.