The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center announces two art exhibitions opening during Art Walk on Friday, May 3, 2024. Divergent Inspiration,  An Inclusive Group Show by STARability Foundation will be featured in the downstairs Grand Atrium, and the show Serendipity, by artist Dharma Lefevre, will be on display in the upstairs Capital Gallery. Opening night for both exhibitions will be during Art Walk, May 3, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. On the rooftop, Friday Nights at Sidney’s will present The Patina Turners during Art Walk at Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Both exhibitions will be on display through May 30, 2024. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.


Downstairs in the Grand Atrium, Divergent Inspiration, an Inclusive Art Exhibit by STARability Foundation runs from May 3 – May 30. Art has always been a great tool to help human beings represent themselves, because no one can truly know how others perceive the world and the universe. Every brain functions in vastly unique and divergent ways, with or without a ‘disability.’ The STARability Foundation presents a space-themed exhibit to appreciate the therapeutic, skill-building, and life-enhancing process of making art. “Divergent Inspiration” encourages visitors and art lovers to see life and art from a totally new perspective: the viewpoint of STARability Foundation’s STARs and Trailblazers. STARability Foundation and the STAR community are excited to present this totally inclusive art event. This exhibit will feature and offer for sale artwork created by participants of the STARability community. STARability Foundation transforms the lives of hundreds of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through daily in-person and virtual programs, plus vocational training and employment support. The organization creates a community for individuals and their families through ‘Support, Teamwork, Awareness, and Respect.’ Learn more about STARability and its vision for an inclusive community that shines light on ability at


Featured upstairs in the Capital Gallery for May’s exhibition is artist Dharma Lefevre. Dharma Lefevre is an artist based in Fort Myers, Florida who uses vivid, dreamy colors to take her viewers to an imaginary mythological world. Through acrylics and watercolors, Dharma creates art pieces that dance around stories of fantasy, always adding her own elements. She strives to bring vibrantly colorful elements into spaces where they weren’t before, creating a sense of magic and whimsy that is hard to ignore. Dharma’s goal is to create art that delivers a sense of peace, and that transports viewers far and wide to a world that she desires to share. She succeeds in creating a fantasy world, full of subtle vibrancy and longing for the unknown, while sharing stories of the beautiful mythology that has inspired her since a small child.  Dharma has been involved with international art projects and is one of the featured artists in 78 Tarot ™, Devil’s Reign Art book, and illustrator of both non-fiction and roleplaying manuals.


Additionally During Art Walk on opening night, Friday Night At Sidney’s will present The Patina Turners from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The Patina Turners (TPT) is an original, instrumental “Surfabilly” band bringing a blend of Rockabilly and Surf Guitar Rock, along with each member’s unique musical influences, to create a sound and vibe to carry the classic American Rock & Roll torch into the modern era and beyond. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden is open 6:00 P.M. – 12:00 a.m.


Grand Atrium Exhibition: Divergent Inspiration,  An Inclusive Group Show by STARability Foundation

Capital Gallery Exhibition:  Serendipity by artist Dharma Lefevre

Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden: The Patina Turners  7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Opening Night: May 3, 2024 • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during Art Walk

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and 


Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Most Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Donations are encouraged.

For more information call 239.333.1933 or visit the website at