The Artist Colony at the Esplanade is open to the public Wed - Friday 11-7 and Saturdays till 4.  You can wander amoung the studio/galleries which show the work of 15 local artists in three locations, including painters, mixed media artists, a potter and a concrete artists.  There's a working artist in each studio during working hours.  The studio of well-known local Everglades painter Jo-Ann Sanborn is located at the Explanade.  At the Esplanade you can also get a coffee, an ice cream for the kids, or have dinner or lunch while wandering the galleries. 

The Last Wednesday of the month the  Artist Colony at the Esplanade holds Last Wednesday Art Walk from 5-8.  There's music, refreshments, new artwork, often a people's choice for you to participate.   

Another gallery to visit on Marco is the Blue Mangrove Gallery in Town Center Mall 

At these places look for a  Brochure called A guide to the Arts on Marco Island which incldes a map to see Marco's public art collection.