Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2013
artshop 2013

Due to lack of interest, this artsHOP event has been cancelled.

Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park
(941) 778-0492
402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Trolley Stop 42
11am - 2pm

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the history of Anna Maria Island at the museum and browse through the display of the 2013 artsHOP BIRD HOUSES that you can purchase. Ed Straight of the Wildlife Rescue will be on hand with his display of birds and will be dispensing information and answering questions.

The Loft5 will present a Table to Farm luncheon at noon in the beautiful Historical Society Park on Pine Avenue. We will have speakers present to talk about our island birds, bird houses made by the children at the Community Center, plus many of the other bird houses created by our local artists. You listening to the delightful harp music by Nancy Feely as you dine on a menu:
  • A welcoming beverage (non-alcoholic),
  • Crudités (fresh from the farm),
  • The Loft's famous Tomato Water,
  • Vegetable Quiche and Grilled chicken sausage with Farm field greens with a Tomato Basil dressing --
  • Topped off by a dessert of Lemon Drop Bars from the Island Fresh Market with a blueberry compote with lavender chantilly cream.
We will have the drawing for the artsHOP raffle basket at this time. Tickets are $15.00 available at the Historical Society Museum anytime after Nov.1st. Seating is limited to 50.

artsHOP 2013

The Anna Maria Historical Society provides us with a very special look at what Anna Maria is all about. A visit to the Anna Maria Island Historical Complex is a trip back into Florida history. The Island has a vast and rich history beginning with its earliest times as an Indian fishing camp, to the arrival of the Spanish in 1530, to the Island's first homesteader George Emerson Bean in 1893 and his son Wilhelm's development of the first tract of land along with "Fig Newton" inventor Charles Roser.

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society's [AMIHS] beautifully restored complex interprets the Island's history through its museum, City Jail, Belle Haven [cracker] Cottage and the Mangrove Walk's indigenous garden.


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 7th annual artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
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