Support Dancing with the Charlotte Stars to support Charlotte Arts

Thank you to everyone who provided support of Dancing with the Charlotte Stars, the “most fun” fundraiser in Charlotte County. Proceeds support the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County (Charlotte Arts), including classroom grants to Charlotte County schools. Your support has been greatly appreciated.

If you haven’t already, would you join us for the 11th annual event that will be March 8, 2019, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda? We’re sorry for the late reminder but tickets to join us will need to be purchased quickly.

Learn more, donate and purchase tickets at You can help any of the six celebrity dancers reach their goal.

Thanks for helping bring arts and humanities programs to Charlotte County.

Stacy L. Jones, Chair
Dancing with the Charlotte Stars

Charlotte Arts: Reception to select artists for Arts in Public Places

Calling all 2-D Artists: Charlotte Arts Arts in Public Places

By Oct. 22, call Leigha Murray at 813-360-5500 if you are interested in participating. Artists selected must be members of Charlotte Arts.

Artist Selection Reception
Monday, Nov. 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda

This reception is your opportunity to be chosen for display in 2019. Please bring three of your newest and best pieces for display to the reception. One or two easels will be set up for you in an individual pipe and drape studio. We have eight sites currently participating in this program in 2019 with art changing as often as six times a year.

Charlotte Arts Gallery opens July 18

Charlotte Arts announces the opening of their new gallery, the Charlotte Arts Gallery, in the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall on July 18 featuring artists Larry Palmer, Jill Lindsay, Beverly Yankwitt, Janie Duke, Sandra Manzke, Samantha Stone, Toni McNaulty, and Dedo. A reception was held July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Charlotte Arts Board of Directors: Join us as a Board Member

The Charlotte County Arts and Humanities Council is currently accepting resumes for applicants interested in filling four Board of Director positions, beginning in October. The Board meets monthly to oversee operations of Charlotte Arts, its programs, fundraisers, and events. Terms are for three years. If interested, please send resume and cover letter by Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, to Valerie Guenther, Board President, at

Charlotte Arts awards 15 Arts in Education grants

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County – Charlotte Arts – is pleased to announce 15 grants have been awarded to Charlotte County School District teachers for projects during the 2017-2018 school year.

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County — Charlotte Arts — is Charlotte  County’s only “united arts” agency. Charlotte Arts celebrates and supports all artists — visual arts, performing arts, and humanities — as well as cultural organizations and businesses.

Grants were received by teachers at half of the public schools in Charlotte County, including three high schools, three middle schools and five elementary schools

These projects will involve more than 8,300 students.

  • Performing Arts Class Tech Equipment, $435, Murdock Middle School
  • Artist Trading Cards for an Emerging Art Community, $692, East Elementary School
  • STEAM Family Night, $950, Myakka River Elementary School
  • Math and Art Make the World Go Around! $390, Murdock Middle School
  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall, $449, Charlotte High School
  • The Addams Family Musical Collaborative Stagecraft, $379, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Readers of the Arts, $999. Myakka River Elementary School
  • History of Art in Jazz, $689, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Sculptures of a Human Head, $400, Port Charlotte High School
  • Ceramics and the Scientific Method, $392, Sallie Jones Elementary School
  • Create, Publish, & Perform, $391, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • The Music Supply Project, $400, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Can You Spot the Leopard? African Masks, $399, Meadow Park Elementary School
  • Micropipette Art, $942, Lemon Bay High School
  • Art Therapy Garden, $93, L.A. Ainger Middle School

“Charlotte County Public Schools are truly appreciative of the work that Charlotte Arts has done to increase motivation, participation, and engagement through arts education.  These grants allow thousands of students to try new projects because of the support from the Arts Council,” explains Curriculum Specialist Ellen Harvey of Charlotte County School District.

Charlotte Arts grants awarded total $127,195, providing arts and cultural programs to more than 40,000 students.