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

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

New Artist -Ryan Coburn

Seaside Market - "Flavian "Junior" Williams

Come see the most eclectic, unique, curated art collection in all of 
Southwest Florida!

Fine art for collectors • Awesome gifts and souvenirs for travelers • A feast for the Senses!

Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Sculptures, Florida art, Fabric art, Fused glass, Paper clay, wood carvings, Baskets, Funky Fish and more!!! Surrealism, Representative, Abstract and Folk Art.

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Voted Best Art Gallery

on Pine Island

WildChild was voted the best Art Gallery on Pine Island for the tenth 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.

Photo Tour of the Gallery


Beginning Wire Wrap Jewelry
Intermediate Wire Wrap Jewelry

Making Faces

Acrylic Painting

Shell Flower Making

Find All Your Marbles-Painting

Kumihimo Beaded Jewelry

Fused Glass
Glass Stepping Stones - Mosaic
Garden “Sparkle Ball”-  Mosaic
Stained Glass

Pine Island Birding and Bird Photography
Chain Maile Jewelry
Pine Needle Baskets
Faux Metal
Rubber Stamping
Wire and Bead Garden Sculpture
Earring Basics
Necklace Basics
Polymer Clay Beads
Paper Clay Ornament Sculpting
Mommy and Me Classes 


We are OPEN again!


Wed-Sat 10am-5pm

​Come see us soon!

Go to Classes/Workshops Page

​for more information

ART CLASSES & Workshops 

​​​​4625 Pine Island Road NW
Matlacha, Florida 33993

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Stop in and sign up for a class, or reserve spaces by phone.  Classes are very small….3 to 6 students.  Some classes are completed in one day and other are two day classes.  

 We also schedule one-on-one private classes with our artists, and private group classes and parties.  

 Please call for details.

239-283-6006 and talk to Peggy.

​​Peggy McTeague

​​​​​​​​​​​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 115 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.

Art classes and workshops are now being taught at WildChild Gallery. By popular request, many different types of classes are being offered - from creating fish out of clay, wood or paper maché, painting, jewelry making or designing baskets from pine needles.

We specialize in small groups - "Girls' Night Out," a bridal shower/party, or other events. If you are interested in learning new art techniques, or experiencing something new,  please call to participate or schedule a workshop or class.  

Contact the Gallery at (239)-283-6006


​2020 Classes

Visit our Classes and Workshops Page for Calendar of upcoming Classes. Please call the Gallery for more information, or to register!!




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


Go to our Artists Page to meet our artists.

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...