Our Mission

Enriching lives and strengthening our community through the power of the arts.

Our Vision

To be the most recognized source for arts services and cultural information; and,

To be the premier provider of arts education for at-risk students and low income adults.

The United Arts Council- the place you’ll find the most comprehensive information about the Arts in Collier County.

You can:

    • View and purchase works by local artists
    • Pick up brochures and schedules for he 60+ local arts groups
  • Grab a copy of the current calendar of events

Click here to find out more.

In 2018, the United Arts Council…

    • Taught more than 2,500 at-risk students about the arts.
    • Taught music, dance, visual arts and/or theater at 20 different after-school locations around Collier County, including every school in Immokalee, Florida.
    • Helped more than 55 local artists exhibit their work at locations throughout Collier County.
    • Provided arts enrichment services to approximately 100 seniors at the Naples Senior Center at JFCS of Southwest Florida who attend weekly art classes there year-round.
    • Promoted thousands of arts and culture events in Collier County on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Had more than 64 art and cultural organization members.

Click here to watch our Program Video

Contact Information

PHONE: 239.254.8242

EMAIL: info@uaccollier.org

MAIL: United Arts Council of Collier County
953 4th Avenue North | Naples, FL 34102


Laura Burns, MAAA
Executive Director
Email Laura: lburns@uaccollier.org
Phone: 239-254-8242
Direct: 239-228-6977

Kristen Kerwin
Community Engagement Manager
Email Kristen: kdonovan@uaccollier.org
Phone: 239-254-8242
Direct: 239-228-6967

Janice Paine
Program Manager
Email Janice: jpaine@uaccollier.org
Phone: 239-254-8242
Direct: 239-919-3004


President: Alyssa Haney

Vice President: Dr. John Watson

Treasurer: Suzette Fernandez

Secretary: Heather Donlan

Past President: Matthew Riley


Karen Beatty

Dennis Goodman

Marianne Lambertson

Daniel McDermott

Jennifer O’Dell

Gregg Zavodny


Kathleen Curatolo, Collier County Public Schools Donna Fiala, Collier County Commission

Advisory Board:

Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, Ciccarelli Advisory Services Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Stock Development Thomas Moran, Moran-Edwards Asset Mgmt. Group  Jeanne Seewald, Hahn Loeser & Parks Jack Wert, Convention & Visitors Bureau