In one week downtown Gulfport will be packed with guests, shoppers, residents, vendors and local artists. "Fine Arts Friday" kicks off on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Beach Boulevard. Organizers are excited to announce that not only will the event feature more than a dozen local artists; it will provide a space and one-on-one experience for young artists.
There will be a children's tent or space where various young artists can show their work. It will be a spot for children from elementary to high school to display their creations.
Organizers are also working to pair young participants with featured artists during the event. The pairings will allow area youth to learn from an experienced artist and receive hands on training and mentoring.
Mark your calendars for the first "Fine Arts Friday," which will feature the following artists:
- Jason Bourgholtzer (torch work/glass)
- Peter Bourgoine (wood turning)
- Nancy Cervenka (film sculpture)
- Marie Gagne (millinery)
- Derrick Johnson (metal and painting)
- Todd Jones (clay, pottery)
- Mary Joyner (precious metal clay, illustration and painting)
- Mel Lowe (photography)
- Owen Pach (metal forging)
- Billie and Brennan Rodriguez (mother and daughter, aka “Funny Face Farms”) (fiber spinning)
- Jonathan Schork (mixed media/plaster sculpture forms)
- John Shevlin (painting)
- Victoria Wenners (drawing/mosaics)
- Linda and Matt Worsham (mother and son, aka “Gypsy Cat Creations”) (mixed media sculpture)
The first event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available in a reception area at Salon M, 2820 Beach Boulevard South.
For more information contact Owen Pach, Vice President of the Gulfport Merchants Association, at 215-823-9736.