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Canadian Friends

The Canadian Friends is a special group of donors who support, promote and celebrate the mission of Artis—Naples.

Canadian Friends enliven the strong relationship between Southwest Florida and Canada and help introduce premier Canadian visual and performing artists to Naples. Canadian Friends support Artis—Naples with an annual gift of $1,600 or above and enjoy all associated Leadership Circle benefits as well as exclusive Canadian Friends events and access to reserved seating. For more details, we invite you to review our Canadian Friends brochure.


2022-23 Season Events

Canadian Friends receive exclusive invitations to exciting events.

Canadian Friends have access to reserved ticket blocks for all events on the Canadian Friends season calendar. Please contact Steve Pedersen, VIP concierge, at 239-254-2617 to purchase your tickets. We encourage you to book seats as soon as possible. Tickets will be held up to two to three weeks prior to the performance. Please also RSVP to receptions by contacting Jason LoRusso, major gifts officer, at 239-254-2670.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Pre-Performance Reception
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Join fellow Canadian Friends on the Baird Terrace for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres ahead of the Naples Philharmonic performance led by guest Conductor Alexander Shelley, music director of the National Arts Centre in Ontario.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Canadian Friends Annual Reception
Celebrate the 2022-2023 season with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at the home of Canadian Friends Ambassadors from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Pre-Performance Reception
Paul Anka
Join Canadian Friends for a sunset reception on the Baird Terrace before the iconic Canadian singer/songwriter takes the stage to perform his greatest hits!


Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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