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...

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.


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

Artist Demos &  Show Openings 

Don't miss the Artists Demos in the Garden every weekend during season. You can see the unique, original art being created, and meet the artists. The demos are from 11am until 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Art Nights/Openings will be from 11am until 7pm. 

We also have a Featured Artist each month, with Receptions on the second Friday. Go to our artists demos page and show openings page

for more information.

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

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

4625 Pine Island Road NW

Matlacha, Florida 33993


New Hours:

Open 7 days a week - 9am-5"ish" pm

Fine Art Artists

Artists in Matlacha

​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.

​Go to Artist Demos for all Artists

who will be here this weekend

Follow this link for a virtual tour of the gallery.

Mimi McCallum- "Summer School"

Peggy McTeague

Jon Ferrentino

Suzan Schwartz


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. 

Ellen Miller

Maggie McClellan

 Call the Gallery for more details on this week's workshops, Wacky Wednesdays and other details. 239.283.6006
Click Here to view this week's lineup for our weekly classes and workshops.

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? We have a diverse group of Florida  artists who create one-of-a kind artwork!  Stop in soon to see the newly hung Mixed Media for May Exhibit in the
front room of our Gallery. 
Featured Artists for May are:

Linda Kegley

Roger Van Lieshout

Lora Yakimov

Diane Palmquist


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Artist Lenea Howe and happy group of students, with their fish!

Go to Cindy Cone's Page for more information

WildChild's Gazebo in the morning