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

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

As many may already know,

our precious Gallery Dog"Just-a-Bit"

was hit by a speeding car last month.  

He has undergone several surgeries and is starting to walk again.  There is a "Go Fund Me" account set up to help pay for his $7,000 + veterinary bills. Please help, if you are able.

Any amount is very appreciated!

The outpouring of love for this special boy has been amazing. For those who have sent cards, toys, love and support, Gallery owner, Peggy wishes to send her sincerest love and a heartfelt "Thank You!"

Just-a-Bit is a huge part of what makes

WildChild Art Gallery so special,

and he IS a fighter!!!

Follow this link to learn more, or donate:

Get Well Soon "Just-A-Bit"

Megan Kissinger - "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

New works by our artists arriving daily!!

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.

New Oils- Lora Yakimov

Acrylic Painting

Shell Flower Making

Kumihimo Beaded Jewelry
Glass Stepping Stones - Mosaic
Garden “Sparkle Ball”-  Mosaic
Stained Glass
Mini Fairy House
Big Fairy House
FineSilver Jewelry
Chain Maile Jewelry

Beginning Wire Wrap Jewelry
Pine Needle Baskets
Faux Metal
Rubber Stamping
Wire and Bead Garden Sculpture
Earring Basics
Necklace Basics
Polymer Clay Beads
Paper Clay Ornament Sculpting
Mini Witch Watcher Pumpkin Sculpting
Mommy and Me classes in:
Painting Muddy Buddies

and Painted Ladybugs for Your Garden

Go to Classes/Workshops Page

​for more information

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. 

Christmas in Paradise by Linda Kegley

Fine Art- Artists in Matlacha

ART CLASSES & Workshops 

​​​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!!  

10am-5"ish" pm

Theresa Shelton - "Last Twig"

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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. 

Call for details

239-283-6006 and talk to Peggy.

Walk in and try a "Wacky Wednesday" offering!!

​Advance registration not required......

​​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

December 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 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...