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COVID-19 Updates


For your safety, we have new Coronavirus (COVID-19) policies in effect for this season.     More Info

Updated August 6, 2020

As a thank you to the Friends of Artis—Naples for their ongoing support, and to our community first responders who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Baker Museum will reopen to them on a limited basis for guided tours starting in August.

  • Reservations are required and space is limited to eight guests per tour; additional tours may be added pending demand.
  • Current Friends of Artis—Naples can register for a limit of two tickets. Community first responders can register by calling 239-254-1900 between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Those who are not currently Friends of Artis—Naples can join or renew online to become eligible for tour registration.

Tours will be conducted by Rangsook Yoon, director of curatorial affairs, and Artis—Naples docents, and will include two current exhibitions: 100 Iconic Works from the Permanent Collection and Subject Matters. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Tours will begin promptly at the time reserved. Guests will be required to sign a COVID-19 patron certification form, observe social distancing, wear a face mask, and have their temperatures checked upon entry.

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Updated July 6, 2020

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Artis—Naples is currently operating with a reduced team of essential staff. Emails and voicemails are being monitored, although patrons may experience longer than normal response times. For general assistance or information, please contact Patron Services at 239-597-1900, or email patronservices@artisnaples.org and someone will respond as quickly as possible.

We thank you for your loyalty, support and understanding and look forward to a time when we can safely gather again to experience together the art and music we love.

 

Updated June 15, 2020

We firmly believe in the power of the visual and performing arts to express joy and sorrow and to uplift, transform and heal, especially during these turbulent times. And although we cannot currently gather together as we normally would to experience sublime music and transporting works of art, we are with you in spirit, and we look forward to the time when we can once again share our joys — and our sorrows — in person.

Until that time, we hope that the online content and programming we have shared via our website, regular email communications, YouTube and our social media channels provide some comfort. Among the highlights have been streaming of some of Music Director Andrey Boreyko’s favorite Naples Philharmonic performances, YouTube channels with performances at home by musicians of the Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic youth ensembles, educational videos from The Baker Museum’s ArtSmart at Home program and essays from the museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs Rangsook Yoon. We have also been sharing some of our favorite iconic moments from the 2019-20 season, including the installation of the new orchestra shell, the placement of the final stone on the expansion of The Baker Museum, the mesmerizing Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens exhibition and a look back at the excitement surrounding the Southwest Florida debut of Hamilton and its record-breaking run in Hayes Hall.

Although we are happy to share these memories and moments, we are so looking forward to welcoming you back when we can safely do so. Until then, please continue to enjoy our online content, and let us know if you are enjoying what you see and hear on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! Thank you for your continued loyalty, support and encouragement, and be well until we are all together again.

Note: If you are not currently on our email list and would like to be added, please send your contact information to patronservices@artisnaples.org. Thank you!

 

Updated May 1, 2020

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Artis—Naples has been committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, team members, visiting artists and our wider community. As part of our continuing effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Artis—Naples is suspending all summer 2020 youth programming, including ArtSmart Summer Camps, Music Makers Youth Chorus Camp, Music Makers Youth Chamber Camp, Music Makers Youth Jazz Camp, Music Makers Youth Symphonia Camp, Student Film Institute and Student Photography Institute. While we deeply regret the necessity to do so, it was in the best interest of our community as we all continue to combat this public health crisis. We are so looking forward to the time we can once again safely welcome young artists and musicians to the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus.

In the meantime, we will continue to keep in touch via email, social media and our website with updates designed to keep you in touch with our visual and performing arts programs, and with each other. Please take a moment on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to let us know how you are staying creative during this challenging time.

Thank you for your loyalty, support and understanding. Until we can all gather together in appreciation of the art and music we love, please be well, stay safe and keep the creativity flowing!

 

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 patronservices@artisnaples.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 patronservices@artisnaples.org 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 patronservices@artisnaples.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 patronservices@artisnaples.org 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.

 

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