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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.


2021-22 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 listed below. 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 Alice Van Arsdale, Senior Development Director, at 239-254-2703.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Pre-performance reception
A Canadian Brass Anniversary

Friday, April 1, 2022

Canadian Friends annual reception
Please note, this event was rescheduled from February 22.


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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