Anna Maria Island ArtsHOP 2009
Sponsored by Cultural Connections

Island Businesses
Become an
ArtsHOP Sponsor

Support ArtsHOP 2009
on Anna Maria Island
November 13, 14, 15, 2009
  • The viewing of the Doors begins Bayfest Weekend, Oct 17
  • A sneak preview of the Doors at the ISLAND PLAYERS - Oct 8th
  • ArtsHOP weekend begins with the ART WALK - Nov 13 from 5 - 9PM
    • Get your PASSPORT!
    • Receive a 20% Coupon for any of the Chiles Restaurants
    • Win an art supply basket from KEETON's
  • See the schedule for all weekend events
  • Ends with silent auction for the Doors on Sunday, Nov 15
    Auction proceeds for Building Fund of the Manatee Performing Arts Hall
    and Cultural Connections.

A Call to Island Businesses
Email Melissa Williams or call 941.779.9108 for more information

Sponsor ArtsHOP by contributing:
$25. To have your name on the ArtsHOP website and listed on sponsor posters.
$50. To have the above and an live link on the ArtsHOP website.
$75. To have the above plus being named on the ArtsHOP Gallery Walk posters & flyer.
Make check payable to: Manatee County Cultural Alliance, or MCCA (memo line: ArtsHOP)

The website will have a listing of all of the businesses taking part in ArtsHOP - along with a short advertisement (and web site link). Also the business will be mentioned in our printed advertisements, flyers, etc.

If you would like to display a door there will be a 'buy in' for the advertising of $100 that would include:
  1. Web site advertisement on SPONSORS page, including business name, address and phone# and active web site link.
  2. Your business listing on the printable map showing the locations of the businesses where the doors are displayed.
  3. Mention in advertising prior to the ArtsHOP weekend

The opportunity for businesses on the trolley route are great - with an influx of people - particularly for the premier of the Doors on October Bayfest Weekend and for the friday night Gallery Walk...

Look for these Sponsors on the ArtWalk Passport:
Back Alley in Bradenton Beach
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach
The Art League in Holmes Beach
Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach
The Tide and the Moon in Holmes Beach
Emerson Quillin in Holmes Beach
Ginny & Jane E's in Anna Maria
The Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra

See all of our SPONSORS

Get involved and let's

Cultural Connections
Cultural Connections' monthly meetings are about making "connections" with other organizations, businesses and individuals to enhance visits, vacations and living on Anna Maria land.

The goal of Cultural Connections is to bring attention to our Island arts. This year we will to begin the 'buzz' for ArtsHOP 2009 with our Doors Project. This will involve as many island artists as possible to paint 'doors' (they could be exterior doors, interior doors, shower doors, screen doors, cupboard doors - or any size or shape) and display them in the island businesses that want to be a part of the project for the month preceding and during ArtsHOP. The grande finale being a silent auction for the doors - time and place is undecided at present - with a portion of the proceeds going to the new Performing Arts Center in Bradenton.