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Times of the Islands Magazine

Sensational Big Arts 2018 Season Announced

Sep 01, 2017 01:56PM ● By Kevin
From “One Night In Memphis” -- performed by the cast members of the Broadway smash hit to "Million Dollar Quartet, and more; the 2018 Performing Arts Series, Sensational Big Arts 2018, hosts 16 major artists and five professional plays. The series promises to be the most diverse and exciting in BIG ARTS history.

Additional highlights include "celebrating the night when Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley jammed together -- to dance sensation “Pilobolus”, the esteemed “New York Philharmonic String Quartet”, the red hot “Hot Sardines”, amazing Nashville bluegrass band, “Balsam Range”, and the official Eagles tribute: “Hotel California”. Those are just a taste of some of the inspiring, entertaining and enriching experiences found nowhere else in Southwest Florida.

Big Arts on Sanibel Island was created by and for the community in 1979, and owes its rich history to a small band of dedicated artists who drew inspiration from each other and from the breath-taking island beauty that infused their work with grace and authenticity.

They set out to create a special gathering place where artistic and educational experiences were accessible to all. Big Arts leadership has carried and expanded that vision through the generations to create what today is a vibrant center jammed-packed with more than 200 workshops, 5 professional theater productions, 16 fabulous internationally recognized artists, 16 fine arts exhibits, and dozens of stimulating panels and timely lectures from national thought leaders on everything from health to geo-politics.

For more information, check out SENSATIONAL BIG ART 2018 at