An intimate group of artists from all types of mediums are joining together this weekend for “Celebrate the Arts”, an event that will raise awareness and funds for Beach Care Services and local resident, Aaron Nichols, who is in need of medical equipment.
The artists will gather in front of Beachy Beach Real Estate (22600 Panama City Beach Parkway), Cerulean Interiors and Emerald Coast Family Medicine, a small plaza about a half mile east of Carillon Beach this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
The artists will be selling their wares, all locally designed and made and donating a portion of their proceeds back to Beach Care Services. They will also be providing a piece of their work to be raffled off to help the cause of Aaron Nichols, who after a traumatic car accident in 2007 is still undergoing intense but hopeful rehabilitation. The pieces they are donating are one of a kind pieces of work, some several hundred dollars in retail value, all yours possibly for the price of a few dollars for a raffle ticket.
Some of the artists that could not participate in this now annual event will still donate to the cause and we will tell you more about them later, but until then…...here is the official artist line up for CTA, this Saturday Nov. 3rd.
Original Stained Glass Jewelry – Eve Allgood provides beautiful stained glass jewelry that just “makes you happy” as one customer says. From necklaces to earrings, Eve’s take on somewhat simple design concepts like hearts and crosses, are anything but simple. Her handcrafted work is highly sought after, especially her famous “Roll Tide” elephant earrings. Email her: Eveatlarge@gmail.com
Mixed Media and Acrylic Paintings – Sharon Kator, a local favorite, many of her pieces, including those featured on WMBB, Channel 13 last week can be purchased at Cerulean Interiors. She will be donating her original painting “Summer Beach” for the raffle, which can also be viewed inside Cerulean Interiors on PCB Parkway next to Beachy Beach Real Estate. Look for the unveiling of her website: www.glasseyedseahorse.com or email her at: email@example.com
Sea Inspired Custom Made Jewelry – Constance Snellgrove, Aka Sassy Jewels whose love for not only sea life but life in general, is infectious. Once you meet her you will never forget her! Many are familiar with her work in The Blue Giraffe in Watercolor, which is celebrating its’ Two year anniversary this week! Connie utilizes only the best of semi-precious stones, pearls from around the world, crystals and antique glass and sterling silver for her creations. Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reclaimed and Custom Designed Furniture- Linda Shannon of Cottage Collages. Reclaimed designs are all the rage right now, but this woman has been doing it for over two decades. She is a master at turning Trash into Treasure. You have seen her work in magazines, local markets, and area stores from Peaches to Beaches, Retail Therapy and more. Visit her Facebook page or email her: email@example.com
Whimsical Ceramics- Dianne Register brings us “Fish Pots“. Fun, colorful, care free, the cute little ceramic fishes by this woman look like they are ready to start a conversation with you. She hopes you will see her “love for the Gulf Coast in the colors” she chooses. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or see some of her pictures on our Celebrate the Arts Facebook page.
Jessie Shepherd Photography - Original and Inventive perspective from a local photographer who can shoot anything from a tiger to a toddler in a tiara. If you want something other than the cliche posed portrait, this is your girl. Jessica also works at the North West Florida Art Center. Email her: email@example.com
Original and Vintage Jewelry – Fun beaded bracelets donned with vintage gypsy coins she hand picked, Carrie Vitullo also knows the art of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. And you can’t wear just one, many of her bracelets are designed to be mixed and matched. She also offer the leather and pearl jewelry that is so popular right now. Email her: Carrievitullo@yahoo.com
Beachy signs and Home Decor- Gallery30A - Local artist Abby Nefe infuses her carefree spirit with her work. She is also new to CTA this year. Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic Paintings and Signs – Susanne Leloup-West provides a fresh, folksy take on sea and animal life of the Emerald Coast with her birds and fish not just showing up on canvas but on fun surfaces like old cabinet drawers. The best part….the price tag. Suzanne, who showcases some of her work in Retail Therapy off of Hwy 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, offers something for every pocketbook. Find out more about her: email@example.com
“Wall Jewelry” as she calls it…PJ Lewis offers colorful and decorative tile pieces and paintings unlike any you have see in our area. This is PJ’s first year supporting Celebrate the Artists, but she is very involved in our local artist community, also a director at the City Arts CoOP. Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come out and support this compassionate group of artists as they use their gifts not only to CELEBRATE the ARTS but to CELEBRATE LIFE as they raise funds for two great causes, Beach Care Services and Aaron Nichols.
Celebrate the Arts will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm on the West end of Panama City Beach at 22600 PCB Parkway.
Visit the CTA Facebook page for updates and pictures of some of the artwork as well as info on how you can get involved.
You can also order the first ever CTA EVENT Tshirt with proceeds going directly to Aaron Nichols to help him purchase the equipment he needs by visiting: www.beachybeach.com/celebratetheartspcb
See you Saturday!