Date(s) - 11/02/2018 - 11/11/2018
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Entire Length of Anna Maria Island
Visitors come from all over to celebrate with us each year and this event is supported and sponsored by local businesses and the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Trifolds and passports will be provided in local shops prior to and during “artsHOP” to help guide people through the 2-weekend event and provide opportunities to win amazing prize baskets including a weekend on Anna Maria Island – complete with accommodation, dining, recreational activities and gifts. We also have a fabulous Keetons Office & Art Supplies basket full of art supplies, baskets featuring local artwork from featured artists and more. Proceeds from our raffles and “Follow the Flock” are to benefit local conservation efforts of our island shorebirds and will be donated to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring.
Events Celebrated as part of artsHOP:
Friday, November 2nd: City of Bradenton Beach art walk from 5:30-8pm. Travel to local stores along historic Bridge Street to see beautiful local artist productions including photography, painting, hand made jewelry, sculpture, live music and more.
Saturday, November 3rd: City of Anna Maria art walk from 1-4pm. Visit many local shops, galleries and our very own Anna Maria Historic Society museum on historic Pine Avenue. Live music will be featured as you meet with local artists and shop owners to learn about the local artwork and heritage of AMI.
Saturday, November 3rd: America Recycles Day at Sandblast starts at 9am and is an event that draws attention to our beautiful Anna Maria Island Beaches as local schools, students and artists create dramatic sand sculptures. Come early and start the day on the beach and then travel to the City of Anna Maria for the art-walk beginning at 1pm.
Sunday, November 4th: Coquina Beach Market on Coquina Beach from 10am-4pm featuring arts and crafts, live music and much more.
Friday, November 9th: City of Holmes Beach art walk from 5:30-8pm. Shops, galleries throughout Holmes Beach and Waterline Marina Resort will be featuring local art demonstrations, local art, live music and more. Basket Raffle Prize drawings will be held at the Ugly Grouper starting at 8pm.
Saturday, November 10th: The Annual Symphony on the Sand brought to you by Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra will be presenting a musical symphony on the beach which also features fine dining on the beach for ticket holders. Tickets on sale at www.symphonyonthesand.com
Sunday, November 11th: Coquina Beach Market on Coquina Beach continues.
November 8th-18th: Island Players presents its theatrical production, “Baggage”. Tickets can be purchased and information found at www.theislandplayers.org