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    Tuesday, 10 November 2015

    artsHOP 2015 Opening Event: Fun, Festive, Friday Night Art Walking

    artsHOP 2015, Anna Maria Island’s 9th annual weekend of cultural events, will take place November 13,14,15. artsHOP is presented by the non-profit organization Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island. Cultural Connections serves as the umbrella entity representing the rich array of cultural offerings available across Anna Maria Island, FL.

    In addition to the island’s beautiful beaches and great restaurants, Cultural Connections showcases the island cultural offerings available to visitors and residents alike. The artsHOP weekend event kicks off Friday with the annual FREE Artwalk in the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm. The second Artwalk will take place Sunday November 15, 10:00am to 3:00pm on Bridge Street in Bradenton.

    Join Cultural Connections' free Artwalk on Friday November 13

    A kaleidoscope of original and unique artwork will be on display and for purchase at all participating locations. Several of the artists whose works will be on display will also be present to meet gallery walkers. The Friday Artwalk is the opening event for the weekend long artsHOP 2015, and the Artwalk participants take great pride in being the founding group and event for the cooperative cultural offerings for the entire weekend. Live music will enhance the atmosphere at several locations. Light bites and refreshments will also be available at many of the gallery and boutique venues.

    A kaleidoscope of original and unique artwork will be on display and for purchase

    Your Chance to Win at AMI's Artwalk

    Attendees of the Artwalk will fill out a “Passport” to be entered to win great prizes including dinners at several of the area’s finest restaurants, original artwork and art supplies, and area services. Prizes are being donated by area businesses and artists as prizes.

    Participating locations in Friday’s night’s Artwalk in the City of Anna Maria: Anna Maria General Store, Joyce Lazarra Gallery on Pine, AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel, Libby’s on Pine, Home Town Desserts, Tide & Moon Jewelry, Emerson Quillin Designs, Shiny Fish Emporium, Salon Salon on Pine, Poppo’s Taqueria, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Harry’s Grill, Lava Lava and Three Island Monkeys.

    Holmes Beach Artwalk participants: AMI Artists Guild Gallery, AMI Art League, Island Gallery West, Creations by L, Saltair, The Feast, Restless Natives, SteamDesigns Giclée Studio and Island Coffee Haus.

    Visit Island artsHOP's website or Facebook page for further information.

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