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

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

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Chef George Byard with his Fairy House Cake...

​​​​Stop in soon to see our refreshed Gallery and Gardens. The demos in the Garden have begun. Artists are in the Garden Wed-Thur and Fri-Sat. We will be announcing some new events as well as monthly changing Art Exhibits.

 We are very excited to be able to combine the culinary skills of Chef George Byard with themedArt Openings on "Taste Full Tuesdays" 
 All created by Chef George Byard, just for this special First Tuesday event at WildChild!!

Go to Artist of the Month Page for details

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. ​​

In time for Christmas

Christmas Elves Workshop by Lenea Howe



New Oils- Lora Yakimov

With Artist Lenea Howe

December 9 and 10
10am to 4pm 
About 12 hours of class time)

10am until 4pm (both days)


Christmas Elf Beginner's Class

Just in time for Christmas


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

"Next Taste Full Tuesday- December 1st 

ART CLASSES & Workshops Wacky Wednesdays

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

to share our Gallery and Gardens with you!

 Scenes from the Gallery

4625 Pine Island Road NW
Matlacha, Florida 33993

Open Seven Days a Week - 9am-5"ish" pm

Theresa Shelton - "Last Twig"

Go to Cindy Cone's Page for more information

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​​​​​​ Call Peggy at the Gallery for more details on this week's workshops, Wacky Wednesdays or to sign up for these

​​Peggy McTeague

Joanne Smith "Everglades"

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.  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. 

We are also scheduling  Featured Artists, Themed Shows, and Mixed Media Exhibits. Visit  our artists demospage 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 ourArtists Pageto 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...