Coastal Holiday Gift Market

Looking for a gift for that special someone?  From 9am-2pm on Saturday, November 12th, you are sure to find something unique at the St. Rita Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Beach.  They are hosting the First Annual Coastal Holiday Gift Market.

What will you find at the market?
  • Over 36 local and regional Artisans
  • A variety of finely crafted items (Art, stained glass, photography,  handmade soaps, metal art, pottery, hand-painted tiles, craftsman quality jewelry and much more!)

One vendor even re-purposes wool sweaters, belts, jewelry, and more to make ladies handbags.  (You can see a picture of this above and to the right.)  For more information you can visit two of the vendor pages online (Tilly Towel and Ginger Leigh) for the Coastal Market Facebook page.

Where is the money going?
  • Habitat for Humanity and St. Vincent DePaul will receive the money collected
  • A local Boy Scout troop will be raising money through the sale of hamburgers and hot dogs
  • Habitat for Humanity will be raising money through morning sales of coffee and cider

The demand for booth space at this year’s event went so quickly, they have already started a list for next year!

Have a fun day of shopping and fun!

Where Color + Texture Collide

The Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach is proud to host a new show, Where Color + Texture Collide. This exhibit will feature artists Lauren Carvalho and Donnelle Clark.  This exhibit will be on display from November 7th, 2011 till December 10th, 2011.

About The Exhibit

Donnelle Clark uses colors and varying surfaces to play to optical and tactile senses making the texture almost touchable.  Utilizing materials with different qualities, such as Japanese paper, tissue, sand, burlap, lace, and more Clark maps a natural landscape on her pieces.  Her pieces oscillate between abstract and representation.  The picture to the left, Turtle, is one of the pieces to be featured at the exhibit.

Lauren Carvalho, Gallery Director and Resident Artist, is well known for oceanic sculptures.  She gathers her materials from the local landscape, including leaves, palm bark, and pine cones.  The pieces she uses are selected for their textural qualities and natural color shifts, and how they come together to form tone, line, and texture.  Carvalho’s work gives the materials a new purpose.  You can see her Gold Blue Fish (above image) at the exhibit, as well as the piece to the right, Patterned Flight.

About The Hidden Lantern Gallery

Located in Rosemary Beach, The Hidden Lantern Gallery is committed to making local and regional emerging artists more visible to the public.  The gallery opened in 2010, and has since been home to a large variety of art – many outside the traditional boundaries. The Hidden Lantern doubles as a bookstore, where you can find a unique selection of quality texts.  The bookstore opened in 2011.  The Hidden Lantern hopes to inspire and engage those who visit their gallery.

Enjoy your visit to The Hidden Lantern for Where Color + Texture Collide!

Weekend Events – not just for weekends in the winter!

Have you seen any snow yet? Any ice not in your drink? Not here on Panama City Beach!  Nothing to do here but decide how to fit in all the unusual events we have coming up – WITH your beachwalks! What a great time to be on the beach.  Art, shows, free stuff, and – well you have to be pretty smart to be here, but folks every year enjoy Education Encore right at the foot of the bridge.
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