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From left: Terry Tincher, Cantrella Canady, Annette Trossbach, Liz Abbott, Stephanie Davis are all local members of Southwest Florida's arts scene. They gathered Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Laboratory Theater of Florida in Fort Myers and discussed the growth of the local arts scene, trends, and what they are looking forward to this season.

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