On September 30, 2012, twelve intrepid Goodland residents gathered under the Pavillion at MarGood Harbor Park to discuss ways to promote the arts and histories that make Goodland the unique and charming island it is today. That day the Goodland Arts Alliance was formed and by November, 2013, the GAA received it's federal 501(c)3 non-profit status.
Today the GAA's membership inches towards 100, we host two outdoor festivals a year, and are coming ever closer to securing a permanent home within the boundaries of beautiful MarGood Harbor Park. Marco Island may be the big oyster
of the 10,000 Islands, but Goodland is definitely the pearl!
Collier County Parks & Recreation has been ardently working to assist in the GAA’s foremost endeavor to establish a permanent home at MarGood Harbor Park. Nestled within the park, four historic fishing cottages will be used for studio & gallery space, lectures & demonstrations and educational purposes. Standing vacant for years, the purposed venue is in dire need of immediate renovations. But, with the support of the community, the County, GAA members and sponsors, every day brings us a step closer and our future is bright!
To date, GAA’s most significant fundraiser is the Harbor Arts & Music Festival held annually in March. The event hosts a juried arts show alongside outstanding musical talent in the charming waterfront setting of MarGood Harbor Park. GAA also hosts an annual Arts & Crafts Fair which is open to all GAA members. It is a relaxed and fun-filled fair set amongst the winding paths of MarGood Harbor Park.
The GAA is committed to its mission to:
Preserve, promote and advance the cultural presence
in the Village of Goodland through art, history, and education.