Prepare your schedule for art festivals in the Gulf
In downtown Corpus Christi, Texas, the Marina Arts District comes alive every Friday starting February 2nd to March 20th with local artists who show, tell and sell their creative work, while street musicians keep the vibe upbeat. A plus for boaters is the location since the Marina Arts District is next to the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina.
Across the Gulf, the annual Peace River National Art Festival will be held March 17–18 at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, Florida. It’s a twofer for weekend boaters who are art lovers because the waterfront park is a short stroll from Laishley Park Municipal Marina, which has slips and tie-ups for visiting vessels. The Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda puts on the festival featuring 100 juried artists who will show and discuss their creative work including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, and more. visualartcenter.org
By Bill AuCoin, Southern Boating February 2018
ORIGINAL FLAMINGO BY MARCUS C. THOMAS/VISUAL ARTS CENTER IN PUNTA GORDA
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