Anna Maria Island ArtsHOP 2009
Sponsored by Cultural Connections

Schedule of Events

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Post ArtsHOP 2009 Media reports
Sun newspaper, Nov 18, 2009
Sun newspaper, Nov 25, 2009

FRIDAY: November 13th

5 to 9 PM
3rd Annual Gallery Walk

Hosted by the Art League, Island Gallery West, the Artists' Guild Gallery and the Studio at Gulf and Pine, but includes other galleries, businesses and studios featuring local artists and their art work with local musicians adding ambiance at sites and through out the island. Easy access to all galleries by our FREE island trolley.
Map will be available at islandArtsHOP.com



ArtsHOP 2009 Each gallery will host an open house with complimentary refreshments and features such as live music, art demonstrations and prizes. Start at any participating gallery to pick up an ArtsHOP "passport" which maps out the ArtsHOP galleries on Anna Maria Island. Visitors who get their passport stamped at six of the eight ArtsHOP galleries will receive a valuable coupon worth 20 percent off dinner at any one of the three popular local Chiles Restaurants, The Sandbar, Beach House or Mar Vista. Additionally qualifying visitors will be eligible for a $150-value arts supply basket courtesy of Keeton's Art Supply of Bradenton, FL -- just by turning in their stamped passport at the Anna Maria Island Art League or The Studio at Gulf and Pine before 8:45 p.m.

Get Your PASSPORT early!
Galleries included in the Art Walk on Friday night are:

1. The Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria presenting THE FALL 2009 EXHIBITION OF FLORIDA ARTISTS and a drawing for door prizes.
2. Ginny & Jane E's in Anna Maria
3. Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach
4. The The Anna Maria Island Art League in Holmes Beach presenting an exhibit on "DOORS"
5. Emerson Quillin in Holmes Beach
6.Tide and Moon Jewelry in Holmes Beach
7 Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach
8. Front of the Back Alley in Bradenton Beach

...and our thanks to our special sponsors:
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra
and Keeton's Office and Art Supply

8 PM
The Island Players

Kelly Wynn Woodland in a one-woman show
"The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
A divinely human comedy written by Jane Wagner
Originally performed on Broadway by Lily Tomlin
Trudy the Bag Lady has made a life for herself on the streets, offering her own bits of wit and wisdom to the passers-by. Trudy takes us, along with her two alien companions, on a discovery trip to find out what it means to be human and imparting her own impressions on life. She tunes in a wide array of people, ranging from Agnus Angst, a 15-year-old punk performance artist; Agnus' grandparents Lud and Marie; Chrissy, a recently unemployed workout enthusiast; Lily, an actress currently performing a one-woman show; and many others, both men and women, gay and straight.

a play that is full of human insight, wit and wisdom

Lily Tomlin won the 1986 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama for "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" by Jane Wagner and recreated her performance for a filmed production. The original production opened on September 26, 1985 at the Plymouth Theatre, and ran for 391 performances.

Tickets are $15 General Admission Seating Only
Address: 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Mailing Address: PO Box 2059, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Box Office Phone: 778-5755
webmaster@theislandplayers.org

SATURDAY: November 14th

10AM to 5PM
Arts and Crafts Festival

Holmes Beach City Hall Field
Sponsored by and benefit for the AMI Butterfly Garden
Enjoy arts, crafts, food and music at the annual Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park Arts and Crafts Show at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive from 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday, November 14 and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday, November 15.
Shop for jewelry, photography, shoes, baby items, totes, clothes, jewelry, plants and more while enjoying live music and strolling with a bag of delicious kettle korn.
Be sure to sign up for all the wonderful chance drawing prices at the AMI Butterfly Park booth.
Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking available, or ride the free trolley.
Contact 352-344-0657 or 941-518-4431 for more information

10 AM to 12 PM
Palm Frond Weaving Demonstrations
by Betsy Smith
Come and see first hand how traditional palm frond weaving is done. The museum will be open and there will be guided tours provided throughout.
Location: AMIHS museum; 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Admission is free
Phone: 941-778-0492
www.amihs.org

5 PM to 7 PM
AMIHS Jail House Rock Sock Hop

Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Dance to live 50s music provided by Roclin' Rob with "Blast from the Past". Come dressed in poodle skirts or greaser outfits, jocks and cheerleaders alike! There will be a limbo and twist contest as well as a bubble gum blowing contest. We'll have vintage cars from the era on display and both the Island museum and Belle Haven cracker cottage will be open with free guided tours. Hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments for a small fee to benefit AMIHS/ArtsHOP.
Location: AMIHS Jail and Museum complex
402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Admission is free
Phone: 941-778-0492
www.amihs.org

8 PM
Island Players Playhouse

Benefit Performance for Manatee Players Performing Arts Center
Kelly Wynn Woodland in a one-woman show
"The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
A divinely human comedy written by Jane Wagner
Originally performed on Broadway by Lily Tomlin

Tickets are $15 General Admission Seating Only
Address: 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Mailing Address: PO Box 2059, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Box Office Phone: 778-5755
webmaster@theislandplayers.org

SUNDAY: November 15th

10AM to 4PM
Arts & Crafts Festival

Holmes Beach City Hall Field
Sponsored by and benefit for the AMI Butterfly Garden

2 PM
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra

Cross Point Church in Anna Maria City.
The first concert of the season.

5-7PM - DOORS Silent Auction
In the courtyard of the Art League
Holmes Beach
Sign up to bid on a door and receive a free prize drawing ticket
Winners will be announced at 7PM
Followed by the ArtsHOP wrap-up party!
Come meet the artists who created the doors!
Enjoy some local Bluegrass music and just hang out with the ArtsHOP gang.