About Arts of the Inland

We are Visual, Literary and Performing Artists of the inland communities of South Florida.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Arts of the Inland, along with our patrons and sponsors, are committed and dedicated to recognizing the talent and power of artists in this special area.
What we do

Producers of 2 judged Fine Art Shows annually – Inspirations Art Show in the spring and the Perceptions Art Show in the fall

(Qualified art show winners proceed to ACSWF Biennial Winners’ Circle Shows)

Producers of the Annual Inland Art, Craft & Music Festival at Barron Park in LaBelle

in collaboration with the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corp (LDRC)

LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center, 471 N. Lee Street, LaBelle

ACSWF Co-op Art Gallery at Coconut Point opportunity for AOI members

Grantor to qualified students in artistic endeavors

Arts of the Inland monthly newsletter “The Echo”

Fort Myers Art Walk opportunity with local business partner

Our Goals

To continue presenting the  Inspirations Art Show in spring and Perceptions Art Show in fall annually

To continue presenting Inland Art, Craft & Music Festival annually

Provide grants to qualified students in artistic endeavors

Provide opportunities and recognition for all visual, literary and performing member artists

Partnerships with organizations, universities, galleries, etc. to display and sell member artwork

Continue and expand exposure with community groups

Seek more collaborative partners with similar missions

Work with Art Council of Southwest Florida to fulfill their goals

Continue to utilize auctions at appropriate events with donations by members

Continue to encourage activities being provided by Arts of the Inland members to children in their communities

Member of  Art Council of Southwest Florida, a 501(c)3 organization which consists of 19 affiliated organizations from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades counties with combined membership of over 6,750 artists. Provider of grants to qualified students in artistic endeavors

Member of Clewiston and LaBelle Chambers of Commerce. Collaborative Partners with LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corp., Lehigh Community Services, Americana Community Music Association, River Forest Club, and Gulf Coast Music

Who We Are

Board President

Mike Shough

Vice President

Shary Weckwerth

Secretary to Board

Helen Kinkin


Jessi Beer

Board Members

Jesse Cuello

Diana Carkin

Nancy Hendrickson

Ken Stanchi

Barbara Swift