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Discover ~ ArtsHOP 2016 on Anna Maria Island

ArtsHOP - Anna Maria Island Florida

Artist Marlane Wurzbach

ArtsHOP 2016

Anna Maria Island is rich with culture and is one of the reasons why artists gravitate here. So many of our favourite artists take inspiration from the gorgeous Beach Life that surrounds this island treasure. The island really is a haven of inspiration for resident artists like Cory Wright, Marlene Wurzbach, Deborah Webster, and so many, many, more that we admire. It's no wonder that this popular artist event has grown into 2 weekend celebrations! In this article we will be focusing on the ArtsHOP walk and Art Galleries. There are links to each event below. Enjoy our complete Insider's Guide on ArtsHOP!

Our Insider's Guide to ArtsHOP

The first thing you need to know is that this island-wide festival is pronounced Arts - HOP not Art - shop. We don't want you walking around like a foreigner pronouncing things wrong now do we?

Sandblast Sand Sculpture

Artist Cory Wright

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Did you also know that ArtsHOP is a combination of a Symphony, Art Gallery Showcases, Sand Sculpture Contest, and a Play?


Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 20, 2016


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Orchestra plays on Coquina Beach

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Read all the details about Symphony on the Sand in our article HERE

Keep Manatee Beautiful Sand Sculpture Sandblast

Keep Manatee Beautiful


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sand Sculpting Contest

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Read all the details about Sandblast in our article HERE


Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 20, 2016

Five Plays are presented annually from October - May. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm during season.

"Murderers" is a whodunit comedy that will be showcased during ArtsHOP.

10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria


Holmes Beach - Friday, November 11, 2016

Bradenton Beach - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Anna Maria - Friday, November 18, 2016

5:00 am to 6:00 pm

Gallery - Marlane Wurzbach

Artist Marlane Wurzbach


Holmes Beach - Friday, November 11, 2016

Pineapple - Maralane Wurzbach

Restless Natives, 5316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach - Art & Gift Shop featuring over 85 Island Artists.

Artists' Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach - Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry and Wood Carvings from the Artists Guild. Free monthly demonstrations by a local artist are presented in a variety of media and topics

Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach - This Gallery showcases over 30 local artists. Monthly public receptions are hosted throughout the season. Free art demonstrations are offered Saturday mornings as well. Discover Marlane Wurzbach's art shown throughout this article at Island Gallery West!

Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach - New exhibits every month and most is for sale by the artists. Receptions are open and free to the public.

Saltair, 5508 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach - Featuring the works of Kim Darnell.

The Egret's Landing, 5502 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach - featuring Artist Ruth Santiago with live music.

Artist Marlane Wurzbach

Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach - featuring stunning photography by Margie Amberge with live music.

ArtsHOP - Holmes Beach

Bradenton Beach - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cory Wright

Artist Cory Wright

Back Alley Treasures, 108 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach - Art & Gift Shop featuring Island Artists.

Bridge Street Bistro, (2nd Floor) 111 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach - Featuring Artwork from Quidley and Company

BridgeWalk Resort, 100 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach - Featuring one of our favourite folk artists Rhonda K doing a live demonstration. You can find Rhonda K artwork throughout our vacation rentals. Guaranteed you will want to buy some of her artwork.

The Uptown Lot, Bradenton Beach - Featuring 'master photographer and proprietor of the unusual' Gayden Shell. Up-cycled vintage jewelry and shell objects.

Sea-renity, 000 Historic Bridge St. Bradenton Beach - original coastal wood art and watercolors. Artisan soaps, candles and jewelry is available for sale.

Bride Street Interiors / Mermaid Haven, 114 Historic Bridge St. Bradenton Beach - unique mermaid inspired gifts, jewelry and more.

Tide & Moon / Room with a Hue, 000 Historic Bridge St. Bradenton Beach - whimsical treasures and hand crafted silver jewelry.

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Tide & Moon Boutique is one of our favourite jewelry shops on the island. We love their longitude and latitude rings and necklaces. They always remind of us Anna Maria Island wherever we go.

ArtsHOP - Bradenton Beach

Anna Maria - Friday, November 18, 20