This 2-day Tour is an ambitious show featuring more than 1,000 pieces of art by 17 artists working in Bradenton and Sarasota today. The self-guided Tour will be held on March 9 and 10, 2012, and will sprawl across Sarasota from University Parkway to Clark Road. Highlights will include 5 well-known artists in their studios plus a Gallery Exhibit of 12 more artists in the Ringling College of Art + Design Student Center exhibition space.
One of the featured artists, Bob Brown, will have one of his abstract pieces displayed in the Sandbar Restaurant. Brown is also a resident artist at The Studio at Gulf and Pine on Anna Maria Island. Other Anna Maria Island artists Phil Karp and Glorida Hall Cropper will also exhibit at the Ringling College show. Anna Maria Island has many art and cultural organizations devoted to marketing the arts. These groups include the Anna Maria Island Art League, the Island Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria and Cultural Connections, which holds an annual ArtsHop event every November in addition to the numerous galleries and art related businesses on the island.
Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased on the Society’s website www.FineArtsSarasota.com.