From its rich history to the most contemporary artists, Punta Gorda has inspired generations of creativity. Year-round theatrical productions and art exhibits promise an endless bounty of activities. Explore the talents of artists living, working and visiting Punta Gorda in mediums of theater, music and the visual arts.
History buffs will want to step into the past as you stroll the streets of Punta Gorda’s Historic District before stopping into the Punta Gorda History Center. Honor the men and women who served our nation by visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall of Southwest Florida, a half-scale replica of the memorial in Washington, DC. This permanent installation in Laishley Park is a beautiful memorial to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War.
Innovative artists’ galleries are tucked throughout the city. Jazz festivals, wine and cuisine affairs, and open-air art shows enliven the community throughout the year. Spontaneous jams at the city’s palm-lined, harbor-front park have been known to serenade the sunset.
Among the countless venues in Punta Gorda are: