Fine Art -Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha"

Original Fine Art & Jewelry- Voted Best Art Gallery in Matlacha 

Jon Ferrentino-Long Face 2

On the Harbour

Mimi McCallum


We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, cash and checks. Exchanges must be made within 10 days of purchase. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee.

Artwork sales are final.

​Classes and Workshops are non-refundable, but are re-bookable. 

​​Gazebo Greeters at WildChild by Linda Kegley

Fine Art- Artists in Matlacha

"My Dear Friend Karen Weeks passed away recently. She was a Dreamer with Heart as Big as the Sky, A very Talented Oil and Acrylic Artist, Her Laughter always filled the room....We will Miss you Karen. But I know you will be Painting the Sky at Sunset and touching the Oceans and Beaches with shades of your Laughter."   ....Peggy

ART CLASSES & Workshops

Wacky Wednesdays

Come by car, boat,  foot or dinghy.. We're here every day

except Monday, to celebrate the last days of summer with you!

​Summer Scenes from the Gallery

4625 Pine Island Road NW
Matlacha, Florida 33993
Summer Hours:
Closed Monday

Open Tuesday-Sunday - 9am-5"ish" pm

Theresa Shelton - "Last Twig"

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We are mourning the passing 

of one of our talented artists,

Karen Weeks.

Our thoughts and prayers

are with her family at this time.

Wondrous new things are occurring at WildChild Gallery! We are welcoming new artists for the coming season, and receiving some beautiful new pieces from our current group. Summer is the time when we make exciting plans for the Season, and refresh and renew both the Gallery and the Gardens. We will be announcing some new events as well as changing Art Exhibits each month.
We are so thrilled to be able to combine the culinary skills of Chef George Byard with themed Art Openings on
"Taste Full Tuesdays" 
Save the first Tuesdays from 9am-2pm
each month, beginning in November.
WildChild was voted the best Art Gallery on Pine Island for the ninth year in a row!! What makes us Matlacha's best art gallery? Stop in soon to see the ever changing array of fine art and unique creations from our diverse group of Florida artists, and you
will see. ​​
​​​ Call the Gallery for more details on this week's workshops, Wacky Wednesdays and other details. 
Witch Doll class with Lenea Howe
in time for Halloween!  3 Day workshop, beginning September 1.   MORE INFO

​​Peggy McTeague

Mimi McCallum- "Summer School"

Follow this link for a virtual tour of the gallery.


​Wild Child is unique....

Peggy McTeague, artist and owner, established   WildChild Art Gallery in 2000. It is a contemporary art gallery representing her works and the creations of over 120 Florida Artists. The original fine art, canvas art, paintings and jewelry have garnered the many awards WildChild has won of Best Art Gallery in Matlacha.   If you are looking for art on Pine Island, we have an incredible selection. The gallery building is a historic fishing  cottage located in the heart of Matlacha (pronounced Matt-la-shay), a Caloosa word meaning "knee-deep water."

The vision of WildChild was to have a place where people could come enjoy a unique experience of art in all its forms and be able to learn about and purchase art created by award-winning artists residing primarily in southwest Florida. Often there is a gap between artist and art buyer. Our hope is to bring the two together. We are always looking for creative souls and artists to participate in this mixture somewhere between co-op and normal gallery and for new marketing opportunities to bring in art buyers and collectors. As with many of the things we do here at WildChild Gallery, we start down a winding path that sometimes turns mid-stride into a two lane road, never knowing where it will lead us, but that is half the fun. 

​A visit to WildChild Gallery will have you coming back to Matlacha again and again. We have original fine art and jewelry as well as sculptures, pottery, fiber art and glass.  Stop in soon to see all new exhibits and new creations in all media by our diverse group of artists. Until then, please continue to

explore our website.

4625 Pine Island Road NW

Matlacha, Florida 33993


New Hours:

Open 7 days a week - 9am-5"ish" pm

Artist Demos, Offerings & Exhibits 

Don't miss the Artists' Demos in the Garden every week during season. Beginning the 2nd week in October, you can see unique, original art being created and meet the artists. The demos are from 11am until 5pm on Wednesday-Thursday, and Friday-Saturday. Follow this website for our unique, planned offerings

for the 2015-16 Season!

We are also scheduling  Featured Artists, Themed Shows, and Mixed Media Exhibits. Visit  our artists demos page and artist of the month page

for more information.


WildChild Art Gallery features the designs, sculptures and fountains in copper, brass and steel by artist/owner Peggy McTeague. In addition to Peggy's creations, the gallery also features an array of sculptures by other artists in many mediums.

Go to Artists' Page

A wide variety of art

Explore the Gallery's many offerings, including wood carvings, pottery, baskets, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, photography, fiber art and paintings in all media.

Go to our Artists Page to see more.

Meet "Just a Bit"

Visitors from all over the world stop to chat with our little Gallery dog, "Just a Bit," and many have sent him messages and photos. Learn his special story...