Promoting the visual, literary and performing arts in public places in Marco Island

2018-19 MIFA Officers

V.P. Clara Avila Alber, Treasurer Carolyn Burger, President Karen Swanker, Secretary Allie Ellis

 2018-2019 Winter Film Series

 Wednesdays at

Marco Movies

"Packed In A Trunk"

"Surviving Picasso"

"YaYoi Kusama - Infinity"

"Coco Before Chanel"

Click for Ticket Information

 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 

A Performance by Janina Birtolo of Sarah Bernhardt

at the Marco Player Theater For ticket info click here

At the Esplanade

Left Bank ArtFest

For Information Click Here

Brushes & Paint

Art Show & Sale

Porch of Marco Island Historical Museum

February 2019

March 2019

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show

2018 Artist of the Year

Gina Sisbarro-Penza


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Incorporated in 2003, MIFA is a growing organization with nearly 100 members, a volunteer board of directors and an honorary committee of advisors.

Our mission is to support the visual, literary and performing arts in public places in Marco Island. We believe that the arts are a catalyst in bringing people together, and help to create a sense of community.

Through public arts events we hope to engage people, to stir their imaginations, and inspire dialogue about the meaning of art. The arts help us shape our community, celebrate history, and encourage pride of place.

We work together to promote the arts, and to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand at one of our activities or have photos or articles to share about a recent event, here’s the place to do it.

Supporting members: Priscilla MacDonald, Florie Ender, Clara Avial Alber, Claire Keery, Lindy Kowalczyk, Carolyn Burger, Jim Johnson, Virginia Okinga and Louise Peloquin. Founding member emeritus: Sandra Johnson. With a total of twelve board members, we will continue to bring the literary, visual and performing arts to the Marco Island community through a variety of events.

For more information on how you can get involved with the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, click on the link above for a membership brochure, or call Carolyn Burger at 239-389-0280.  We need volunteers so that we can continue to bring outstanding literary, visual and performing arts events to Marco Island.  You don’t need to be an artist to join.  We are looking for individuals who love the arts and want to see that these types of events continue on our beautiful island.

Join Us

We invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas from members and volunteers. We meet every third Tuesday from 4:15-6pm in Iberia Bank's community room.

 Contact us here

Looking for a Grant to fund a project?


Membership Renewals are Due October 1st!

Please download this membership form and send it with your check to:


PO Box 1091

Marco Island FL 34146

MIFA Membership Form

MIFA Artists

Artists: If you are an artist and member of MIFA
and would like a link to your website on this page email:

Carolyn Burger

Clara Avila Alber

Claire Keery

R. Clark Lindberg

Betty Newman

Malenda Trick

Karen Swanker 

Tara O'Neill

Florie Enders

Tyler MacDonald

Peter Sottong also Peter Sottong

Jim Freeman

Jay Andrew Lensink

2018 Scholarship Winners

Anastasia Baron, Brenda Perez, Joe Byrne, Logan Fischer and

(Left Insert) Brianna Monroe

 with Gina Sisbarro-Penzo - Artist of the Year

PO Box 1091, Marco Island, FL 34146 | 239-389-0280

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