NAPLES, Fla.- We now know why the Philharmonic Center for the Artsdecided on a major name change. It will now go by Artis-Naples.
The change comes with the feeling that the center is much more than just an orchestra, and has outgrown the nickname "The Phil." Leaders say research shows many people do not realize the center offers youth programs, Broadway, and headliner artists.
"Artis is a classical derived word. It means the collection of, so we're a collection of the arts in Naples, but it playfully also divides into 'Art and Is' which allows us to define that art is for us in Naples," said Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and President of Artis Naples.
Artis Naples will work to fully makeover the name change through the summer.