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BACK IN TIME From its inception, Naples has attracted wealthy Americans. By 1957, the city was home to more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city.
Faces of 5th Meet the family behind Silver Eagle Gallery.
Art on the Ave
Philanthropy on 5th The Avenue is a popular venue where local charities come to champion their cause.
Must Do & See
Power of 5 In celebration of our fifth-anniversary issue, five ways to experience the Avenue like a local
Take a peek at some of the many art galleries beautifying 5th Avenue South.
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Power of 5
In celebration of our fifth-anniversary issue, we’ve rounded up five insider ways to experience 5th Avenue South like a local.
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5 Nods to Naples DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT SAMPLING (OR TAKING HOME) A LOCALLY INSPIRED SOUVENIR.
Perfect Spots to Enjoy a Good Book Step outside and enjoy the sunshine.
1. Naples Beach 2. Cambier Park 3. An outdoor table at 5th Avenue Coffee Company 4. Sugden Plaza 5. Merrihue and Menefee Mini-Parks
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BACK IN TIME The Naples Airport was built during World War II as a fighter-training base. After the war, it became the property of Naples—the first commercial flight, offered by Naples Airlines/Provincetown Boston Airlines, took off in 1957.
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5 Tips From Locals Notable Neapolitans share what they love most about the Avenue. 1. “Strolling along 5th Avenue South brings out the true meaning of what Naples’ ambience really feels like.” —Mayor Bill Barnett 2. “My favorite thing is the unique tropical feel the palm trees and flowering trees give to the Avenue.”—Brian Galligan, director of horticulture at the Naples Botanical Garden 3. “I love the local stores, where you can buy things you can’t find anywhere else.” —Julie Griffin, owner of Julie’s of Naples
4. “In Italy, the piazza is a social, business, and artistic focal point. To me, 5th Avenue South is Naples’ main piazza.” —Chef Vincenzo Betulia of Osteria Tulia 5. “I love the festive atmosphere, the multitude of great dining and shopping, and being able to catch an award-winning performances by The Naples Players.” —John Sorey, executive director of The Naples Players 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 19
For more than four decades, the Nelson family has operated one of Naples’ most treasured boutiques: Silver Eagle Gallery.
Deborah Nelson and her daughter, Heather
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BY ELIZABETH KELLAR
Outside Silver Eagle Gallery, palm trees sway in the tropical Naples breeze—but inside this upscale jewelry and art boutique is a vibrant slice of the American Southwest. Authentic Native American treasures like silver and turquoise jewelry fill glass cases around the space, while an extensive array of artwork graces the walls and stimulates the senses. Curating these items has been the passion of one Naples family for more than 40 years, a mission that began with Craig and Deborah Nelson and is now shared by their son and daughter, Benjamin and Heather. “We have worked together since the beginning, when they were children,” Deborah says. “Silver Eagle is a true American family business.”
Deborah and Craig founded the business in Wisconsin in 1974, selling plants, gifts, and silver jewelry. While neither is Native American, they have both admired the culture since they were children. Eventually, they decided to teach others about this storied heritage by selling indigenous arts and crafts. “We felt that bringing Native American art to a global market would improve the lives of the artists and their tribes,” says Deborah. To accomplish this, the Nelsons forged strong relationships with Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo silversmiths through frequent buyer trips to New Mexico. Over time, their gallery focused exclusively on Native American works. “We believe strongly in treating our customers, employees, and artists with respect,” says Deborah. “We are proud of our reputation in our community, with the artists, and with our customers.” The move to 5th Avenue South came 20 years ago, when Deborah visited Naples with her father. Impressed by the number of visitors— particularly international travelers—she viewed Naples as the perfect place to showcase the talent of Native American artists. “I immediately saw the potential,” she recalls. “I walked into an African gallery selling diamonds and fine African art. The gallery owner mentioned his space
was available, and I signed a seven-year lease on the spot.” For years, Craig and Deborah traveled monthly between Wisconsin and Florida. They decided to search for another gallery location within a one-day drive of either destination and found an ideal spot in western North Carolina, opening a Silver Eagle outpost there in 2004. The galleries have grown steadily over the years and now represent more than 200 artists from more than 20 tribes. Silver Eagle also carries crystals, gems, rocks, and minerals as well as metaphysical products. The Nelsons hand-select all of the merchandise themselves. “Quality and authenticity are most important to us, so we travel to the source—New Mexico—several times a year,” Deborah says. Today, the next generation is helping lead the family business: Heather, a professional photographer and stylist, and Ben, a silversmith and designer, assist their parents in managing the stores. Besides accomplishing the mission of raising awareness of Native American culture, Deborah says Silver Eagle has brought important life lessons to her family. “We raised our children in our galleries,” she says. “They observed us interacting with artists, suppliers, and customers every day and learned how ethical principles bring rewards and success—in life and in business.” 850 5th Avenue South, 239.403.3033, silvereaglegallery.com
Silver Eagle; handmade turquoise and sterling-silver cuff bracelet, $ 1,095 (right)
BACK IN TIME The first hotel in the area was The Naples Hotel, which officially opened at the end of Pier Street on January 22, 1889. The first guest to sign the register was Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, sister of President Grover Cleveland. 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 21
Art on the Ave
Quotient, Fay Miller, and Tall Flora, Barry Entner (left), at Gallery One
BY JANE MOORE
The many galleries along 5th Avenue South present quality works across a variety of mediums including fine art, sculpture, photography, and whimsical creations. Here’s a peek at some of the members of Naples’ flourishing art scene. 22 5TH AVENUE SOUTH
Gallery One Gallery One showcases nearly every kind of art imaginable, including ceramics, paintings, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, and works by the world’s top-selling bronze sculptor, Tim Cotterill (a.k.a. “The Frogman”). More than 40 glass artists alone are represented here at any time, with others available for one-of-a-kind commissions. “We have a vast repertoire of artists and are always bringing in new works,” says gallery owner MaryLou Chronister. “We have a core group of collectors that come in every season and also work a lot with interior designers.” 770 5th Avenue South, 239.263.0835, galleryonenaples.com
Emily James Gallery & Studio Swing by this space and you will likely find resident painter Emily James working on a canvas in her storefront window. “I’m the only artist around town who does that,” says James, who created the cover art for this issue. “I really enjoy it and am out there almost every day. It’s a happy way to spend the day.” Her gallery is filled with her original paintings and prints, including landscapes, abstracts, and portraiture. 720 5th Avenue South Suite 111, 239.777.3283, emilyjamesart.com
Artist Emily James at work in her studio
Ashley Adams Fine Art This high-end antiques shop is brimming with collectibles such as Meissen and Limoges porcelain, hand-carved ivory and jade, as well as rugs, fountains, and European furniture. “I change [the inventory] around a lot, so there is always something new,” says owner Pete Pineiro. “We have a lot of bronze statues of golfers, children, and tropical wildlife, and on any given day there are 15 or so statues outside.” 795 5th Avenue South, 239.435.7273 Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art The newest addition to the 5th Avenue South arts scene, Mary Martin represents 107 international artists of varying mediums. “We decided to open a gallery in Naples because we found that it is one of the top cities in Florida for fine art sales,” says consultant Chase Barrett. Compared with the gallery’s other outpost in Charleston, South Carolina, “people here like a little more abstract and contemporary art, but we also sell a lot of traditional work,” he says. 365 5th Avenue South, #101 A, 239.234.6161, mmgnaples.com
Naples Art Association For more than 60 years, the NAA’s mission has been to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts. Start your creative journey here with a class or a workshop, check out the gift shop and galleries, or enjoy the two-day art shows and monthly Art in the Park events. “We are the community’s art center, the largest gallery showcasing and selling artwork from artists around the region,” says NAA Director Aimee Schlehr. “The NAA is about connecting local artists and the community with art,” 585 Park Street, 239.262.6517, naplesart.org
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Call of Africa’s Native Visions Galleries From Everglades landscapes to African wildlife and safari scenes, this gallery has focused on sculpture, glass art, and paintings depicting nature for nearly 30 years. “My artists have been featured on more than 2,000 magazine covers, including Sotheby’s and Christie’s,” says owner Ross Parker. “We live and breathe the natural world every day, so these pieces will never go out of style.” 737 5th Avenue South, 239.643.3785, nativevisions.com
Horses, Prancing, Loet Vanderveen, and Potente 17, Gianluca Vidal, at Call of Africa’s Native Visions Galleries
Shaw Gallery Shaw Gallery offers an ever-changing display of paintings, sculpture, and glass by international artists including Spanish oil painter Josep Borrell and Russian French Impressionist Andre Kohn. “We’ve been here 27 years,” says Jay Shaw, a consultant at the gallery and grandson of the founders. “For someone wanting to dip their toe into collecting, this would be an ideal place to get acquainted with working, living artists. Most of our artists have been with us for more than 15 years.” 761 5th Avenue South, 239.261.7828, shawgallery.com
Everlasting Sea, Leonard Mizerek, at Shaw Gallery
BACK IN TIME Resident Speed Menefee became the first mayor of Naples in 1925. Nicknamed the “15-Minute Mayor,” he resigned at the first town council meeting.
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The Avenue offers endless fun for residents and visitors—and a popular venue for local charities to champion their cause. BY ANNA BJORLIN
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It may be known as Naples’ premier thoroughfare for exclusive dining and shopping, but 5th Avenue South also plays host to a variety of events throughout the year, including colorful parades, art and wine festivals, and annual holiday celebrations. As thousands of people flock to 5th to have fun, there is a much bigger purpose behind the merriment: helping local charitable organizations raise awareness and funds. Here’s a look at three of the many nonprofits that have reaped the benefits of 5th Avenue South.
we collected $1,500.” The Chalk Art Festival Kowiachobee’s is not the only 5th Avetwin white tigers, Ma li and nue South event that has Tanju, often come out helped the organization. to events on 5th . Last year, two BGCCC students were named Youth of the Year and got to ride in a green Cadillac in the Avenue’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. And in 2015, kids marched in the annual Christmas Parade, and sang and performed ballet at the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Aside from shining a spotlight on the charity, these events give students a chance to show off their skills, Heck says: “The events not only engage the youth in the community and give them volunteer time but also bring in their peers and showcase the programs and services we provide at the club. It’s a way for kids to go out and show how active they are in the areas of arts and culture.”
Kowiachobee Animal Preserve
The annual Chalk Art Festival raises money for the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.
Attendees of 5th Avenue South’s 2014 Christmas Parade witnessed a special guest navigating the route: a nearly 5-foot-long iguana. The reptile was representing Kowiachobee Animal Preserve (kowiachobee. org), a unique educational facility designed to teach younger generations about animal and environmental conservation. “We don’t really fit into a category very easily, because we’re not an attraction,” says Kowiachobee cofounder John Slaby. “We don’t do a 5TH AVENUE SOUTH 31
Every January, the sidewalks all along the Avenue are covered with colorful images as part of the annual Chalk Art Festival, hosted by the Naples Pelican Bay Rotary. Local businesses sponsor chalk drawings for a cash prize, often in support of a nonprofit such as the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County (bgccc.com). “We bring in our art director, art department, and kids involved in [the club], and they sketch out a drawing using chalk,” says Tiffany Heck, vice president of resource development at BGCCC. “The community can buy raffle tickets and put them in for the artwork they want to win. At the end, the piece of chalk art with the most raffle tickets wins—and the money goes back toward the club’s programs and services. Last year alone,
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David Lawrence Center As Neapolitans embraced the holiday spirit during 5th Avenue South’s 2013 Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony, many stopped to take a souvenir picture at a themed photo booth set up by the David Lawrence Center (davidlawrencecenter.org), a local mental health treatment provider. The nonprofit was also on hand during the street’s 2015 32 5TH AVENUE SOUTH
Halloween Spooktacular (pictured) and other Avenue events help organizations like the David Lawrence Center spread their message.
Halloween Spooktacular, offering fun activities for children. “We had a Creepy Cauldrons activity, where kids could place their hands in five plastic cauldrons and feel what was inside,” says Jessica Cullen, the center’s supervisor of prevention services. “The cauldrons were filled with things like ‘monster eyeballs’ and ‘troll intestines,’ which were really key limes and cooked fettuccine noodles. And, of course, we had a giant cauldron of candy for them to pick from afterward.” Cullen says she and her team use these opportunities to inform the public about important topics such as maintaining mental health and preventing substance abuse. “These events benefit our agency in many ways, especially since word of mouth is the best way to get ideas and information out,” she says. “It’s amazing to think that in five hours, BACK IN TIME our prevention team of four was able to connect with over The first 1,000 town lots in Naples were purchased in the late 1880s 2,000 people—all of whom for $10 apiece. now know about our agency.”
lot of promotion or advertising because most of our work is with schools and other nonprofits, so these events on 5th Avenue are a really good forum for us to explain to people what we actually do.” To educate the public about its mission, Kowiachobee often brings a wild resident or two to Avenue events throughout the year. “We brought one of our big cats—we have twin white tigers who love coming out to events—to last year’s Halloween Spooktacular,” says Michelle Augustyn, the preserve’s volunteer coordinator. “They are always eye-catching, and it gives us a chance to open up a dialogue about their plight.” Whether it’s iguanas, tigers, snakes, or baby goats, having an animal present gives the preserve an opportunity to teach children about topics like responsible pet ownership, Augustyn says. These conversations, in turn, translate into greater interest and awareness for Kowiachobee. “The comment I hear most often is, ‘I never knew you were there,’” Slaby says. “We always get more people visiting the preserve after these events. Having this venue is really wonderful.”
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Evening on 5th An array of live musical performances up and down the sidewalks of 5th Avenue South, plus dining, shopping, and more. November 2016–April 2017, second Thursday of the month, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
For more information or updates about a specific event, call 239.692.8436 or visit fifthavenuesouth.com (additional contact info provided in listings). STREET FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Fall CityFEST 2016 Nine days of festivals and fun throughout downtown Naples. October 22–31, 2016, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com Fine Arts & Craft Show Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried show in Cambier Park. November 2016–April 2017, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., naplesartcrafters.com 36 5TH AVENUE SOUTH
21st Annual Naples New Year’s Weekend Art Fair The Naples Art Association hosts 200+ artists from all across the country who display their artwork along 5th Avenue South (ranked the #4 art show in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine). Saturday and Sunday, January 7–8, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Art in the Park A Naples tradition since 1957, the juried art show takes place on Park Street. November 2016– April 2017, first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Cambier Park Concert Series For a complete schedule of music events: 239.213.3058, naplesgov.com Rotary Club of Naples Festival on 5th An evening of fine wine, craft beer, entertainment, and extraordinary food along 5th Avenue South. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 239.692.8436, napleswine.org
Chalk Art 2017 The best artists in Naples burn up the pavement on 5th Avenue South with their astonishing skills. Hosted by the Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club to benefit its scholarship fund for local students. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., pelicanbayrotary.com GFWC Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market The oldest philanthropic group in Naples will host its annual flea market event at 570 Park Street. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, 239.262.6331, gfwcnapleswomansclub.org
29th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts Don’t miss one of the last major art festivals of the season along 5th Avenue South (ranked #1 by Sunshine Artist magazine). Saturday and Sunday, March 18–19, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Spring CityFEST 2017 Festivals and more throughout downtown Naples during the first two weeks of May. TBA, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
42nd Annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony Local dance troupes and choral groups take over the Avenue to usher in the holiday and light up the city’s beautiful tree. Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Christmas Parade The spectacular march begins on Broad Street South and finishes on Eighth Street South. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
TUBA Christmas A remarkable evening of music from sousaphone, euphonium, tuba, and baritone horn players performing in Sugden Plaza. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on 5th Fun events for all, including live music, street dancing, costume contests, haunted houses, games, and more. Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Say good-bye to 2016 by viewing a fabulous display of fireworks at Naples Pier. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m., 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
38th Annual Naples National Art Festival View the work of nearly 300 artists from all across the country as they compete in a juried show (ranked #3 by Sunshine Artist magazine) around Cambier Park and Eighth Street. Plus, enjoy musical performances, food vendors, and more. Saturday and Sunday, February 18–19, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.262.6517, naplesart.org
Ferrari Club of Naples Annual Cars on 5th Show More than 400 luxury vehicles—Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches, Corvettes—on display on 5th Avenue South for your viewing pleasure. Saturday, February 11, 2017, carsonfifth.com
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Mardi Gras Evening on 5th An array of live musical performances up and down the sidewalks of 5th Avenue South, plus dining, shopping, and more. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com St. Patrick’s Day Parade The largest privately funded parade in the state draws more than 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and culture in America. Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11 a.m., naplesparade.com Fourth of July Parade The dazzling floats start on Broad Avenue South and make their way down 5th Avenue South and Eighth Street 38 5TH AVENUE SOUTH
bowl, and entertainment. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15 admission, 239.591.8848, emptybowlsnaples.org
Fireworks at Naples Pier A wonderful Naples tradition! Grab a spot anywhere along the beaches of Naples and enjoy this half hour of magic. Saturday, July 4, 2017, 9 p.m. 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
Mother’s Day Brunch Hosted by Young Life New Collier, which ministers to students, teen moms, and their babies in eastern and southern Collier County. Treat Mom to an outdoor gourmet brunch at Sugden Plaza catered by Lurcat. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., mothersdaybrunch.org
FUN CHARITY ACTIVITIES Collier County Heart Walk Hosted by the American Heart Association, which builds awareness by building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and strokes, the walk begins in Cambier Park. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 a.m. 239.495.4905, collierheartwalk.kintera.org Naples Daily News Half Marathon Hosted by the Gulf Coast Runners, the event commences at Cambier Park. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7 a.m., 239.434.9786, napleshalfmarathon.net
Empty Bowls Hosted by The Harry Chapin Food Bank to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger. Select a handcrafted bowl made by BACK IN TIME local potters, artists, educators, and students. The first bridge over the Gordon River and Naples Bay was built in Enjoy soups from 50 local restaurants and 1921. According to early resident Rob Storter, it “was only wide clubs, a silent auction, a pottery sale, paint-aenough for one car. If two cars met on it, one had to back up.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Join the celebration as churches, high school bands, and civil rights groups march from the corner of Broad Avenue South and Third Street to 5th Avenue South. Monday, January 16, 2017, 11 a.m., 239.455.2886
South near Cambier Park. Saturday, July 4, 2017, 10 a.m. to noon, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
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