Updated April 2, 2020
On March 12, as part of the effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Artis—Naples suspended all programming, performances, exhibitions and events for 30 days as recommended by federal, state and local health authorities. We did not make this decision lightly, but we knew that it was in the best interest of our patrons, musicians, team members, visiting artists and our wider community.
We had hoped to resume our season after April 13, but, as events continue to unfold with this global pandemic, our board of directors has made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the Artis—Naples 2019-20 visual and performing arts season out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of all. If you have tickets for events after April 13, we will be in touch with you soon to discuss your options.
While we are, of course, saddened and disappointed by this news, we now turn our focus to when we can all return safely. As we look ahead to the 2020-21 season, we are optimistic about the opportunity to help our patrons recover from the stress and strain of this crisis by providing myriad ways to immerse themselves again in art, music, dance and learning opportunities that can help soothe, heal and comfort.
Thank you for your patience, loyalty and support as we continue to weather this public health crisis. We have missed you, and we will be keeping in touch regularly through email updates, our website and social media. We wish you and your families the very best of health, until we meet again.
Updated March 18, 2020
As an arts organization, we believe in the power of communal experiences to bring beauty and joy to everyday life, and to lift spirits during trying times. Artis—Naples has been, for many years, a place where our patrons and visitors find solace, inspiration and delight through the visual and performing arts.
Last week, in step with many other local and regional arts organizations, Artis—Naples followed guidance from the State of Florida to suspend all programming, performances, exhibitions and events through April 12, 2020.
We deeply regret this necessary suspension as part of the response to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the inconvenience this has caused our patrons. Ticketholders may call 239-597-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for purchased tickets.
We remain sincerely grateful for the loyalty and support expressed by so many in the wake of this unprecedented suspension. We miss seeing you, we appreciate you, and we look forward to resuming our mission as soon as is safely possible.
Thank you for understanding the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, team members and our wider community.
Artis—Naples will be here for you on the other side of this crisis — with art, music, dance and learning opportunities to help soothe, heal and comfort. Until then, please be well.
Updated March 12, 2020
Yesterday, we let you know of some changes to our programming due to precautions surrounding the Coronavirus. As we mentioned, this is a rapidly changing situation, and today we have new developments to announce.
The Florida Department of Health today strongly recommended that all public gatherings of 1,000 people or more be canceled or postponed as part of an effort to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on that guidance, and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and team members, Artis—Naples is suspending all programming, performances, exhibitions and events for 30 days, starting tonight, March 12, 2020, and continuing through April 12, 2020.
We deeply regret this inconvenience and offer all ticketholders the following options:
- Hold your dollars on account to be used through the 2020-21 season. Call Patron Services at 239-597-1900 or email email@example.com to exchange your tickets.
- Donate your tickets. As a nonprofit arts organization, Artis—Naples relies on the audience we serve. By donating your tickets, you are providing vital support for the visual and performing arts that inspire and enrich our community. Please consider donating your tickets back to Artis—Naples and receive a donation receipt by calling Patron Services at 239-597-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to monitor developments and will implement and communicate any additional changes that help ensure a safe environment for all. We are grateful to our patrons, musicians and our entire team, and to our larger community for their loyalty and support.
As an arts organization, we believe in the power of communal experiences. We look forward to returning to our mission as soon as is safely possible. Until then, be well.
Updated March 11, 2020
Artis—Naples is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and team members across our Cultural Campus, and we are closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the Centers for Disease Control, local government and other resources.
In alignment with CDC recommendations, we encourage those who are at greater risk of illness or those who feel uncomfortable attending events to stay home. Also, in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians and team members, we urge those who feel unwell to stay home.
We understand that patrons are carefully considering ticket purchases for performances. To offer as much flexibility as possible to our patrons, all ticket exchanges are free for performances through May 31, 2020.
You may call Patron Services at 239-597-1900 or email email@example.com if you need to exchange tickets for an upcoming performance.
We are taking extra precautionary measures by asking our facilities team to increase the frequency of disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, handles, elevator keypads and others. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines for frequent handwashing and limiting contact with anyone who may have been exposed to the virus.
We are making decisions with the most updated information available. Should the situation change, we will reevaluate and communicate policies and procedures.