Our mission is to provide a fabulous shopping experience for the discriminating and savvy customer at a
sensible price. We bring together over 400 artisans to bring you the most current, unique and clever
creations including but not limited to art work, unique clothing, gift items, jewelry, handbags and home
décor. We carefully select one-of-a-kind pieces that will evoke feelings of joy, amazement, humor and
Lisa Boucher set out to provide shoppers as well as local artists with a venue where creativity is
celebrated, emerging artists are discovered and everyone leaves with a treasure or a treasured memory.
"Savvy On First" our downtown location is located in the Historic Arcade Theatre building, built in 1915
by the Heitman brothers, Harvie and Gilmer. The central entry of the building under the Arcade Marquee
offers comfortable covered passage from Bay to First Streets. This landmark building has attracted patrons
of theatre and the arts for many years including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. This building is a perfect
fit for Savvy On First with many of the artisans inside the gallery weaving heirlooms from the past into their
Savvy is poised to promote and encourage “buying local,” noting that a strong local economy is an engine
for community stability. Southwest Florida has so much to offer including the Edison Ford Winter Estates,
art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, bead shops, clothing boutiques, theaters, wineries,
pubs, convention and events center, marina and so much more. It is our goal to make sure when you step
inside our doors, you experience a new kind of shopping atmosphere and leave with a smile on your face.
We are always searching for new artists so stop in or email if you would like to join us!