Sea Grape is an established, award-winning, cooperative art gallery that was founded in1988. Its continued growth and success is due to the commitment of its artists and the support of its patrons. It remains the most popular place in Punta Gorda to buy original fine art paintings and high quality three dimensional art pieces. Sea Grape Gallery is committed to providing an environment for area artists to market and sell their artwork, to encourage creative endeavors, to provide opportunities to establish personal and professional relationships, and to support the community.
As a cooperative art gallery, Sea Grape exhibits only the artwork of its member artists and selected guest artists. The member artists staff the Gallery and conduct its business operations. Artist members are juried in based on the professionalism of their artwork, and the skills they bring to the Gallery. An application is necessary for membership consideration.
Download a Membership Application here.
Since 1996, as part of its commitment to community service, the Gallery has awarded a scholarship each year to a graduating High School Senior who attends one of Charlotte County’s three high schools, and who intends to further his/her study of art at the collegiate level.
Guest Artist Program
When space permits, Sea Grape selects 2-D and 3-D artists from outside the Gallery to exhibit for limited time periods. This adds variety to our Gallery offerings, and is an opportunity for artists to exhibit without long-term commitment. Artists are chosen for the high quality and originality of their artwork. An application is necessary for guest artist consideration.
Download a Guest Artist Application here.
Sea Grape Gallery has been awarded the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce’s Special Recognition Award, and is a past recipient of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County’s “Charlie Award” for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.
The Gallery won the Charlotte Sun newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Art Gallery in Charlotte County” every year from 1996 through 2014, was a Finalist in 2015, and won the “Best Art Gallery” Award again in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, the Gallery was a Finalist. In 2021, the Gallery won the Best Glass Art Award.
The Gallery won Harbor Style magazine’s “Hottest on the Harbor” Award for Best Art Gallery in Charlotte County in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was a Finalist in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Many thanks to our corporate sponsors: