Matthew Riley

Vice President

Vice President (2018-present)

Matt’s commitment to United Arts Collier stems from his roots as a Naples native, his upbringing in the world of fine woodwork, and his passion for the arts. Born and raised in Naples, Matt has witnessed the explosive growth of Collier County and understands the responsibility and influence its citizens, local businesses & organizations, and local government have on the culture, vitality, and direction of the community.

Now 2nd generation owner & CEO Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild (a provider of fine interior woodwork, furniture, and finishes), as well as, founding partner of Method & Concept (a contemporary art gallery & design studio), Matt witnesses the power of arts and artisanship on a daily basis, not only for the beauty the they bring to our surroundings but the economic impact and opportunities the arts provide.

As the state designated Local Arts Agency (LAA), Matt sees UAC as being uniquely positioned to be a driving force for Collier County to be a thriving and diverse arts community and making the arts and arts education accessible to all citizens of Collier County.

Matt is for President of the UAC Board of Directors and former co-chair of the 2017 Stars in the Arts Awards Gala.