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BIG Arts (Barrier Island Group for the Arts)

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Address: 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-395-0900
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Bravo for BigArts

Sanibel is so fortunate that the "movers and shakers" on the Island saw fit to organize a BigArts Center that brings all manner of culture to our little piece of paradise. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Long Island
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sanibel is so fortunate that the "movers and shakers" on the Island saw fit to organize a BigArts Center that brings all manner of culture to our little piece of paradise. There is a very full calender of events available so that music lovers of all sorts are satisfied with concerts in every type of music...jazz, classical, contemporary, country, folk.... More 

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Newport, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Convenient mid-island location directly on Periwinkle Place. Grounds are pristine. We toured 2 art shows and viewed the outdoor sculptures. Bought a few pieces of jewelry - hand made and affordable! Staff is very friendly and informative. There is a theater on the property with many types of shows. Location of Sunday morning farmer's market - best ever!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We went to a concert at Big Arts and it was nice because it is a small venue and you could see well and hear well regardless of where you sat. The seating is not pre assigned. During the intermission they had free wine and cookies and walking around the lovely grounds at night was a plus. I would go... More 

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ALEXANDRIA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We enjoyed several activities presented by BIG ARTS on a trip to Sanibel. We attended a free jazz concert on a Sunday afternoon (bring your own chair if you have one). The music was good and the atmosphere was friendly and fun. We also toured an exhibit in the gallery and purchased tickets for plays at the theatre. Check to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was very anxious to see the art galleries here, but was disappointed when I got there. While this is the main gallery on the island, there wasn't much too it. The facility provides an outlet for performing arts as well as visual arts, and their line-up for performing artists was impressive. Unfortunately, not of them were appearing during our... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Who would expect a cultural center in vacationland. Apparently the local folk really appreciate listening and learning. We attended a movie that was something out of the arts theater venue. It was a full house and the crow was mostly locals.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went to a jazz concert at this lovely venue and thoroughly enjoyed the program. The people were friendly and other members of the audience were happy to mingle and chat. It was nice vacation entertainment.

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Davison, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We saw some very unique and interesting art. Florida has some great artists. We like the glass and metal art works.

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Scotland/Sanibel
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Hidden behind Periwinkle Way you have a row of some of the best services Sanibel provides. Serices which add up to an outstanding community whether you live on Sanibel or visit as a tourist. There is the library (possibly the best in the world), the police station and city hall, the historic village of old island houses and, of course... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I just found Big Arts and it will forever change the way that I plan my Sanibel vacations! The variety of offerings from plays, to musicals, live concerts-- this time jazz... And art CLASSES! How fun is that!! I will be planning to take a class while there for sure and looking to see if there are any plays or... More 

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