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Painting class with Joseph Melancon

Painting class with Joseph Melancon

Sarasota, Florida -- People can learn how to paint with instructor Joseph Melancon.

April 8 and 9, there will be an all media workshop focusing on learning to use a loose, colorful and expressive painting technique. 

Melancon will teach students on how to organize and edit paintings to get the focus on the idea. 

Classes will last from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The cost is $200.00.

Great Gatsby Gala and Auction

Great Gatsby Gala and Auction

Venice, Florida -- The Great Gatsby Gala and Auction will take place on April 7. 

It is a 1920s theme party that will also help the Venice Farmers Market purchase a segway for the Venice Police Department. 

The event will include a buffet, entertainment by Leslie Decosta and Beth Marshall, silent movies, and live and silent auctions. 

The event will take place at the Elk's Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way from 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Photography exhibit opening at art center

Photography exhibit opening at art center

Longboat Key, Florida - Some eye-opening images will be on display at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The center is hosting an exhibit by members of the faculty from the Ringling College Department of Photography and Digital Imagery.

The exhibit features a wide array of images including fashion, landscapes, portraits, and mixed-media works.

Embracing our Differences exhibit

Embracing our Differences exhibit

Bradenton, Florida -- The inspirational creativity of Manatee District students will be on display during the "Embracing Our Differences" outdoor art exhibit.

The exhibit opens March 31 and remains open until April 29. It will be held in the Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown Bradenton from March 31 to April 29; Sarasota Bayfront Park from March 31 to June 2; and North Port High School from May 1 to June 2. 

Sarasota's final arts and crafts show of the season

Sarasota's final arts and crafts show of the season

Sarasota, Florida -- Love attending arts and crafts show? You may be able to cash in on some deals this weekend at Sarasota County's final arts and crafts show of the spring season.

This final arts and crafts show of the spring season will feature vendors offering the finest custom jewelry, artwork, knick-knacks, quilts, apparel and more. Local food vendors also will be on hand offering lunch items, snacks and beverages. Admission and parking are free.

10th annual "Embracing our Differences" art exhibit

10th annual "Embracing our Differences" art exhibit

Sarasota, Florida -- Once again the Embracing Our Differences' annual art exhibit will fill downtown Sarasota's bayfront with billboard-sized images created by artists, writers and students from around the world reflecting their interpretation of the message, “enriching lives through diversity.”

The event is now being expanded into Bradenton. 

Artist brings new exhibition to gallery

Artist brings new exhibition to gallery

 

Sarasota, Florida -- Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents " More Things in Heaven and Earth: Paintings by Peter Stephens."

The exhibition last from March 28-May 4, and features 10 paintings from Peter Stephens' "The Standard Model" series. A reception, with the artist, is April 5, 6-8 p.m.