is thrilled to announce
the presentation of the 5th
Annual Anna Maria Island artsHOP
The festivities will begin on Friday, November 11th with the
Gallery Walk from 5-9pm. The
Island Players will present Charles Lindberg-The Lone Eagle at 8pm with coffee and gourmet treats at
intermission (served by the Off Stage Ladies).
Saturday The Anna Maria Island Historical Society in conjunction with the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez will host a traditional small boat
show at the society's museum complex (on both Saturday and Sunday.) The annual AMI Butterfly Garden Arts and Crafts Fair will take place in Holmes Beach (on both Saturday and Sunday.) and
The Island Players will be repeating their presentation of Charles Lindberg-The Lone Eagle at 8pm with
coffee and gourmet treats at intermission.
On Sunday at 2PM artsHOP will feature live performance of classical music by Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra [AMICCO], featuring
selections from the Masters. The artsHOP festivities will conclude with a
gathering on the Manatee County beach at sunset for a Drum Circle directed by Scott Blum.
Check the schedule of events so that you don't miss anything and get
your 'Passport' for the Gallery Walk on Friday night to receive discounts
at our island restaurants.
Our Anna Maria Island community proudly supports over seven art galleries and studios, a nationally
recognized historical society, a renowned orchestra and chorus, 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."