Inaugural Babcock Ranch Art Show Offers Inspiration and Participation

Be inspired by the work of 40 professional fine artists and take part in a community mural painting during the inaugural Babcock Ranch Art Show Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the world’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.

Guests can RSVP for the event and download their free parking pass at

Admission is free to the family-friendly event, which features watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture, photography, metalwork, jewelry, ceramics and wood and fiber art. Guests can also participate in a community mural painting project, with proceeds benefitting Babcock Neighborhood School, which will be displayed at Babcock Ranch. The BNS students will also be showcasing their creativity, offering for sale their own works of art at the show, as an additional school fundraising effort.

The Art Show also offers a day of live music with guitarist Rob Garcia, jazz trio New York South, and blues and rock musicians Laurie and Rusty Wright.

During the event, guests can visit Founder’s Square, the heart of Babcock Ranch, to enjoy fare from popular food trucks including Chloe’s Cookies, Currywurst, Dynamite Street Eatz,

Gator John’s BBQ, Heavenly Halos Mini Donuts, Hungry Pony, Kona Ice, Ma Petite Creperie, Red Roc Cravings, Squeezer’s Lemonade and Trippin’ on Pizza. Babcock Ranch’s Table & Tap restaurant, Slater’s Goods & Provisions, and Square Scoops Coffee & Creamery will also be serving refreshments. Guests can bring picnic blankets for lawn seating; tables will also be available. Tours of more than 25 model homes will be available during the show.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

Emphasizing a front-porch lifestyle to nurture a sense of community, Babcock Ranch promotes healthy living through a walkable community plan, 50 miles of planned biking and hiking trails, interconnected lakes for paddling enthusiasts, a robust calendar of exercise classes, and the Healthy Life Center managed by Lee Health at Founder’s Square, with health club facilities, nutrition counseling, therapeutic services and medical offices.

Babcock Ranch has eight homebuilders offering more than 50 home designs including twin villas, cottages, single-family executive, manor and custom homes featuring one- and two-story plans, two to six bedrooms, and 1,400 to 4,761 square feet of living space. Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters and retirees alike, with prices ranging from the $190,000s to $1 million. Homes are built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, emphasizing energy and water conservation, and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.

More than 30 model and quick-delivery homes are now open or coming soon by Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Lennar, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes by Banroc, and Stock Classic Homes. Many models are open for viewing daily.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit