SWEET Art Gallery is Southwest Florida’s largest source of contemporary artwork. An anchor in the North Naples Art District, the gallery features 14,000 square feet of original art, including abstracts, expressionism, contemporary realism and sculptures. Representing more than 45 national, international and local artists, the gallery’s extensive collection is constantly evolving to keep up with art trends. Gallery owner Dede Sweet says, “Our wonderful clients come to us because, put simply, they love art.”
In 2017, Sweet teamed up with Daniel Lubner of acclaimed furniture company Clive Daniel Home to bring together gorgeous vignettes of abstract art with fine furniture. “This collaboration is so exciting because clients don’t have to imagine how the art will look when paired with furniture,” says Sweet. “Living with art is like living with a family member or a friend. It is the signature of the room.”
Sweet, a decorative artist who has been Naples’ “art girl” for 28 years, opened the gallery in 2005. “I wanted to bring forth something fresh and new,” she says. “We were the first to offer contemporary abstract artwork.” The gallery, which at any given time displays more than 300 original pieces, offers free delivery and installation and has a custom framing department.