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NextGen 5833

Become part of the next generation

NextGen 5833 is an Artis—Naples affiliate group of professionals and emerging philanthropists.

NextGen 5833 participants:

  • Receive invitations to exclusive pre-concert receptions and exhibition tours throughout the season
  • Enjoy access to reserved tickets for all performances, programs and events on the NextGen season calendar
  • Build meaningful relationships with Artis—Naples leadership, musicians, artists and fellow community members

In addition to making an annual gift, participants are asked to attend a minimum of four performances, programs or events each season.


NextGen 5833 Levels and Benefits

NextGen Leadership

NextGen patrons mingling at an event

NextGen Leadership is an elevated giving society that guides the future of NextGen programming and provides transformative philanthropic support to Artis—Naples, enabling broad access to our multidisciplinary cultural offerings.

$1,600 Supporter

All benefits of Ambassador, plus:

  • Invitation for four (4) to each NextGen season event
  • Invitation to join the NextGen Steering Committee, the leadership group that plans annual events, guides philanthropic initiatives and shapes community engagement
  • Invitations to exclusive Artis—Naples donor gatherings throughout the year with leadership, musicians and visiting artists
  • VIP concierge ticketing service with a dedicated phone line
  • Invitation to exclusive behind-the-scenes tours (limited availability)
  • Exclusive early access to tickets for performances and events
  • Free popcorn at Paragon Theaters – Pavilion year round

Join NextGen Leadership

  Give at $1,600


As we begin the exciting 2023-24 season, we hope you will renew your support or consider engaging with NextGen 5833.

For more information about the status of your participation, please contact the development department at 239-254-2719.

NextGen Ambassadors

NextGen patrons mingling at an event

The NextGen Ambassadors represent a vital group of culturally engaged, young professionals throughout the community who contribute to the success and vibrancy of Artis—Naples. Ambassadors enjoy access to NextGen events, opportunities to forge connections with peers and mentors across fields and build meaningful, longstanding relationships.

$250 Ambassador

  • Invitation for two (2) to each NextGen season event
  • Free unlimited admission to The Baker Museum
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews
  • Invitations to exclusive invited rehearsals (two per season)
  • 10% discount on purchases from The Baker Museum Store and the Hayes Hall Jewelry Counter (excluding clearance items)
  • 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at Heidi’s Place and beverage bars
  • Invitations to Friends of Artis—Naples travel opportunities (priced per trip)
  • Invitations to Lunch, Listen and Learn programs (priced per luncheon)
  • Free or reduced admission to over 800-plus museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. For more information on the 800-plus arts, cultural and historical institutions that participate, please visit NARM.
  • Invitation to attend the Naples International Film Festival preview party
  • Recognition in one issue of the Artis—Naples program book

Join NextGen Ambassador

  Give at $250



2023-24 Season Events

NextGen donors receive exclusive invitations to exciting events.

NextGen 5833 participants have access to reserved ticket blocks for all events on the NextGen 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.

NextGen event 2

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Pre-Performance Reception for Naples Philharmonic Pops Program An Evening with Megan Hilty
Kohan Gallery, Hayes Hall

Join us for a special reception prior to the performance, where we will enjoy bites and refreshments amidst a gallery filled with artwork from Florida Contemporary 2023-24. Afterwards, join us for the Pops performance with the Naples Philharmonic and Tony-nominated actress and singer Megan Hilty. At intermission, we are delighted to extend a special invitation for NextGen to join us in our exclusive Donors Lounge.

NextGen event 3

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Pre-Performance Reception for Naples Philharmonic Masterworks Program Rhapsody in Blue
Baird Terrace

We look forward to gathering prior to this highly anticipated Naples Philharmonic Masterworks performance of two versions of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic work and the multifaceted composer and artist whose contributions to the cultural canon resound to this day!

NextGen event 4

Thursday, March 22, 2024

Pre-Performance Reception for Broadway’s SIX
Drackett Gallery, Hayes Hall

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st-century girl power! Please join us for a pre-performance reception in the Drackett Gallery and enjoy refreshments set to the backdrop of the monumental sculpture Dawn’s Forest — created by another iconic woman, Louise Nevelson.

NextGen event 5

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Season-End Celebration
and Tour of George Gershwin and Modern Art: A Rhapsody in Blue

The Baker Museum and Baird Terrace

We look forward to closing out the 2023-24 season with a private tour of The Baker Museum exhibition George Gershwin and Modern Art: A Rhapsody in Blue led by Museum Director and Chief Curator Courtney McNeil. Widely known and beloved for his innovative work as a composer, songwriter and pianist, Gershwin’s passion and talents extended to the visual arts as well. After the tour, please join us on the Baird Terrace as we raise a glass to another wonderful season at Artis—Naples!


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