Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2014



Anna Maria Island’s 9th Annual artsHOP


Come join us for the "Old Florida" annual artsHOP 2015 weekend:
November 13, 14, 15 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 9th annual artsHOP event will take place across three cities, (City of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach) on Anna Maria Island, Florida and includes the Artwalks, theater and music.

1artsHOP is presented by the non-profit organization Cultural Connections, which serves as an umbrella representing a rich array of island cultural offerings.
While best known for the beautiful sand beaches, great restaurants and charming accommodations, this weekend showcases the music, theater, original artwork and creative activities that make this island a vibrant, interesting and fun place to visit or reside.


Watch for the special discounts, prizes and promotions for the weekend events.


FRIDAY, November 13th
  • ARTWALK HOLMES BEACH and ANNA MARIA CITY
    Friday night 5-8 PM around Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City with more than 22 art galleries and retail locations participating. Many ArtWalk locations will offer refreshments, "chance" baskets, art demonstrations, live music and a chance to meet the artists. Make sure to get your artsHOP Passport to win one of the grand prizes... for more information


  • THE ISLAND PLAYERS OF ANNA MARIA
    The theater will present a special play on Friday evening... for more information


SATURDAY, November 14th

  • SYMPHONY ON THE SAND
    The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra will present a concert at Coquina Beach... for more information

  • Butterfly Garden - Saturday, from 10 am – 5 pm
    A two-day outdoor Arts and Crafts Show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is being held at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive on Saturday. You will find jewelry, glass, photography, art, clothes, food and much more plus live music by area favorite Patchouli on Saturday. Patchouli has just arrived back to Florida and will have all their CD’s for sale which make great holiday gifts. Bring a lawn chair and come and enjoy their performance. The show is part of the artsHOP weekend. Free admission and free parking. Contact Terri 352-344-0657 or Nancy 941-518-4431 or tnteventsinc.com for more information

  • SUNDAY, November 15th
    • ARTWALK BRADENTON BEACH 11am - 3pm
      The Bradenton Beach Bridge Street Merchants will host an upbeat, unique Bridge Street ArtWalk Sunday November 15th 11am-3pm including an outdoor market with live music and merchants on the street. Get your Bridge Street Passport for a chance at the grand prize...for more information

    • Bridge Street is proud to host the Public Art Show Turtles for artsHOP 2015. Come down to Bridge Street and see these one-of-a kind creations for yourself displayed indoors and out at various businesses on the street. Your Turtle purchase will not only provide you with a piece of original art, but will also support artists in this community, as well as other charitable causes. Click here for bidding information on the TURTLES and their locations on Bridge Street.

    • Butterfly Garden from 10 am – 4 pm.
      A two-day outdoor Arts and Crafts Show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is being held at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive continues on Sunday, You will find jewelry, glass, photography, art, clothes, food and much more. Free admission and free parking. Contact Terri 352-344-0657 or Nancy 941-518-4431 or tnteventsinc.com for more information

    • THE ISLAND PLAYERS OF ANNA MARIA
      The Theater will present a special play on Sunday afternoon... for more information

    Get your postcard and bookmark at any of the participating venues


    “The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce values Cultural Connection’s contribution towards building a strong community via the arts. Their efforts give our area greater visibility as not only an amazing destination for visitors, but adds to a way of life we all enjoy. The artsHOP event in November kicks off this focus with a season of island arts and culture - shedding colorful light on our beautiful surroundings by inviting people to stroll through our galleries and businesses. It is a wonderful weekend of art, music, food and fun. Thank you Cultural Connections for enhancing the beauty of our area and making it enjoyable for all to see.”
    Deb Wing, President
    Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce

    Our Anna Maria Island community proudly supports over 12 art galleries and studios, a nationally recognized historical society, a renowned orchestra and chorus, The Island Players theater, and a published writers' group. Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island was established in 2008 for the purpose of promoting and supporting our island culture. "Cultural Connections' mission is to promote Anna Maria Island as a cultural destination."

    The 9th annual artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
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