Exterior Artworks

The Collection

With the first official piece of Fort Myers public art dating back to August 17, 1913, we are fortunate to enjoy a long history of supporting the acquisition of additional installations. The following works are owned by the City and are the responsibility of the Public Art Committee pursuant to the City’s public art ordinance (118.7):

Name ArtistDate Installed Location
Tootie McGregor Fountainunknown August 17, 1913 Ward 4, McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Country Club
Spirit of Fort MyersHelmuth von ZengenApril 8, 1926Ward 4, McGregor Boulevard, Entrance to Edison Park
Lorelei
Emma Elisabeth Phinney1960Ward 4, Berne Davis Garden Lee County- Fort Myers Garden Council, Virginia Street
Robert E. Lee Bust1Aldo PeroJanuary 19, 1966Ward 4, Median on Monroe Street north of First Street 
82nd Airborne Monument2  Andrew McGowan 1983Ward 4, Park of Palms, NW corner of Edwards Drive and Lee Street 
Florida PanthersDon D.J. Wilkins October 22, 1988Ward 4, Median on Monroe Street north of First Street 
Uncommon FriendsDon D.J. Wilkins 1988Ward 4, Monroe Street Entry to Centennial Park East 
Great Turtle Chase Don D.J. Wilkins 1990Ward 4, Monroe Street Entry to Centennial Park East 
Buckingham & Page Army Air Field Monument artist unknown1991Ward 4, Centennial Park East
USCT 2nd Regiment Monument (Clayton)Don D.J. WilkinsNovember 11, 1998Ward 4, Centennial Park East
Wes Nott MemorialDon D.J. Wilkins2000Ward 4, Wes Nott Park, Lee Memorial Hospital campus, southbound Cleveland Avenue
Lux, Caloosahatchee Manuscripts Jim Sanborn2001Ward 4, sidewalk in front of Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center; 2301 First Street
Standing Thomas Edison
Don D.J. Wilkins February 11, 2005Ward 4, Entrance to Edison & Ford Winter Estates under the Banyan Tree
Seated Mina EdisonDon D.J. Wilkins February 11, 2009Ward 4, Edison & Ford Winter Estates outside ticket office
Standing Henry Ford
Don D.J. WilkinsFebruary11, 2009Ward 4, Edison & Ford Winter Estates on north side of the Ford residence, The Mangoes
Naiad3 
Albert Paley2010Entrance to Riviera-St. Tropez Condominiums off Palm Beach Boulevard
Parallel Park4
Marylyn DintenfassDecember 9, 2010Ward 4, Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage, corner of Monroe Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Fire DanceDavid BlackMarch 2, 2012 Ward 4, Centennial Park West at Heitman Street entrance
Marks & Brands5
Peter MittenNovember 16, 2013Ward 4, Cornag Plaza, Fort Myers Regional Library, off First Street
What Dreams May Come, and How They Fly
Cheryl FosterOctober 23, 2015Ward 3, along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Clemente Park in Dunbar Community
Al Galope (The Horse)Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018 Ward 4, entrance to City Hall, Second Street and Hendry Street
Anquila (Eel)Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018In storage inside Harborside Event Center
Apareo (Symphony)Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018In storage inside Harborside Event Center
Cadenda (Bongo Drummer) Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, entrance to City Hall, Second Street and Broadway
Caracol (Snail’s Shell)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018In storage inside Harborside Event Center
Deshove (Fertilization)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018In storage inside Harborside Event Center
Don QuijoteEdgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, outside entrance to Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Bay Street 
Duo Sinfonica Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018location unknown
El Filo (Knife Sharpener)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, along River Basin Near City Pier Building
Ena En La Plaza (Ribbon Routine)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, rear west entrance to City Hall (to be relocated to Collaboratory)
Faena En La Plaza (Unicycle Juggler) Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, on sidewalk outside First National Bank Building SE corner of First and Hendry Street
Juego De Ajedrez (Chess Player) 
Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, on sidewalk outside Adirondack Chocolatier on north side of First Street between Hendry and Jackson Street
Juego de Domino Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, on south side of First Street between Broadway and Hendry Street at north entry to Patio de Leon 
MambeoEdgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, in plaza outside of entrance to Lee County Administration Building on Second Street 
Melomano (Music Lover)
Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, along River Basin near City Pier Building (to be relocated to Edison & Ford Winter Estates) 
Negacion A Baco (Two Drunks on a Park Bench)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018In storage inside Harborside Event Center 
Nostalgia De Cuerda Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018location unknown
Sintonia (Nostalgic Tune on Radio)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, along River Basin near City Pier Building 
Trialogo (Cyclist and Dog)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, Entrance to City Hall, Second and Hendry Street 
Territorias (Man and Dog Marking their territory)Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018Ward 4, corner of Main and Hendry Street 
Utopia (Boy Fishing from Bucket)Edgardo CarmonaAugust 6, 2018Ward 4, along River Basin near City Pier Building 
Vendedores de Frutas (Fruit Seller)Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018Ward 4, SE corner of First and Monroe Street 
Vendedor de Raspaos (Snow Cone Vendor) Edgardo Carmona August 6, 2018Ward 4, south side of First Street between Broadway and Hendry outside Franklin Shops on First Street 
Collection of muralsartist unknowndate unknown Sculpture Park, McGregor and Colonial Boulevard

NOTES: 

  1. Although the Robert E. Lee Bust was “dedicated” to Lee County and the City of Fort Myers, it is not clear that title to the artwork was thereby conveyed as a matter of law. Lee County claims no ownership rights to the bust, which has been maintained since its installation in 1966 by the Fort Myers Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Maj. William Footman Camp #1950 SVC.
  2. Title to this artwork was originally held by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, which was disbanded and administratively dissolved by the Florida Department of State on September 19, 2003. The Tampa Bay All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne thereupon succeeded to ownership and responsibility for the monument’s conservation and maintenance. It is not known who holds title to the land on which the monument sits.
  3. Although Naiad was commissioned and installed in accordance with Fort Myers’ public art ordinance and section 6(n) of the ordinance (3260) that enabled the planned unit development for Riviera-St. Tropez Condominiums, when the project was completed, title to the artwork was transferred on September 7, 2010 to the condominiums’ homeowners association “subject to the rights of the City as set forth in the PUD and Public Art Article of the Land Development Code.”
  4. While the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee collaborated on this project, the Parallel Park public art panels and the Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage to which they are attached are owned by Lee County and are technically part of Lee County’s public art collection.
  5. Marks & Brands consists of a 3D totemic sculpture consisting of various cattle brand shapes in a calligraphic linear configuration known as Stacked Brands and four 1x2 foot life-cast silicon bronze relief panels. Three of these panels have been inserted in the sidewalk along First Street in downtown Fort Myers, with the fourth being installed on the sidewalk along McGregor Boulevard outside the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.