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.

Program Focus Areas:

Unite and promote the local arts community.
Arts education for at-risk students.
Community outreach services in the arts.

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 2021, the United Arts Council…

    • Educated more than 2,500 at-risk students in the arts.
    • About 100 senior citizens were served through UAC arts enrichment services, and the UAC collaborated with 23 different organizations in Collier County.
    • The UAC currently serves over 500 members and regularly curates gallery spaces for Friends of Rookery Bay, the Norris Center, Mercato,Virtual Exhibitions and the UAC Co-Op Gallery.
    • In 2021 the UAC provided opportunities for more than 55 local artists to exhibit their work.
    • The United Arts Council of Collier County distributes 2,500
      weekly e-blasts on arts and cultural events to Collier
      County residents, local concierges, and resorts.

Click here to watch our Program Video

Contact Information

PHONE: 239.254.8242

EMAIL: info@uaccollier.org

MAIL: United Arts Council of Collier County
340 9th Street North #201 | Naples, FL 34102


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

Martina Long
Community Engagement Coordinator
Email Martina: MLong@uaccollier.org
Phone: 239-254-8242
Direct: 239-228-6967

Rachael Lord
Program Manager
Email Rachael: RLord@uaccollier.org
Phone: 239-254-8242
Direct: 239-919-3004

Board of Directors Executive Committee:

President: Gregg Zavodny, Arts Patron
Vice President: Dennis Goodman, Artist
Treasurer: Suzette Fernandez, Arts Patron
Secretary:Marianne M. Lambertson, Arts Patron

Past President: Matt Riley, Thomas Riley Artisans Guild


Alyssa Haney, Arts Patron
Jennifer O’Dell, The Welllington Group


Donna Fiala,  Collier County Commission, Retired
Bryce Alexander, The Naples Players

Corporate Advisory Group:

Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, Ciccarelli Advisory
Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Stock Development
Jack Wert, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Retired