|Anna Maria Island Art League
The Art League was founded in 1989 by a small group of artists and art lovers with a desire to bring art to
the island community. In June 1993 the Art League opened the island’s first art center
in Holmes Beach, Florida
The Art Center facility includes a large exhibit/classroom, membership gallery/conference
room, photo lab, art library and picnic grounds where the League offers a broad range of
classes, including a scholarship program for children and adults.
Annually the League sponsors two juried fine arts and fine
crafts festivals that provide funds for the art center and its scholarship fund.
There are eight new exhibitions annually, featuring both local and regional artists.
The public is invited to attend the opening receptions.
Anna Maria Island Art League Presents: “WINTERFEST”
The 28th Annual Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts & Fine Crafts
December 12th & 13th, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
City Hall Field, Holmes Beach, Florida
One hundred professional artist and crafts persons from across the United States will gather in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island December 12th & 13th, 2015 for the 28th Annual Anna Maria Island Winterfest, Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts. Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League, this juried show draws top quality art to City Hall Field in Holmes Beach. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free.
This family event features continuous live music on stage Saturday and a large food court offering a variety of food and beverages. Also exhibiting will be community organizations that include various, historical, and environmental groups with information about these worthwhile causes.
A highlight of the festival is a gala raffle of art work donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the League’s Scholarship Fund, which provides classes to children and adults. The raffle gives everyone a chance to collect great art for a small donation. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and winners need not be present to win.
The art festivals; “Winterfest” and “Springfest”, held in December and April, are the major fund raisers for the League, a nonprofit, tax deductible organization dedicated to fostering the Arts on the island. In addition to the classes, funds from the festivals underwrite operation of the art center, exhibits, and a variety of programs for the community. For further information contact the Art League at Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm or call 941-778-2099.
Anna Maria Island Art League is seeking Volunteers for
Winterfest Sat./Sun. December 12th & 13th, 2015.
Volunteers form the back bone of the Art League. The success of Winterfest relies on a squad of volunteers to help with all sorts of tasks throughout the weekend.
Help is needed for : Food Tickets, Hospitality Booth, Selling T-Shirts, Selling Raffle Tickets, Booth Sitters, & Youth at Art Booth. If you could spend a few hours or more, please give Fran a call at 941-778-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You need not commit the entire day. Unless you want to!
You may spend half the shift helping with one thing, and the second half, something else! We want to keep you having fun and enjoy volunteering!
If you can work, but for whatever reason, the shifts don’t fit into your Saturday, Sunday, let me now the times you can and we will work around it and fit you in….
- 1st Shift 9:30am to 2:00pm
- 2nd Shift 1:30pm to 6:00pm
- 3rd Shift 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Please call 941-778-2099 or visit Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm.
Creative Drawing Course
Instructor: Lori Heintz
Wednesdays: Nov. 18, 25, & Dec. 2, 9
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Cost: $55 for all 4 Classes
Please join us and explore your creativity no matter what level of experience!
No pressure or judgement...
Just a fun class that will surely open up your inner artist. We’ll be incorporating some
basic drawing methods to produce unique and personal art!
Please register by calling 941-778-2099 or visit The Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm.
Writing From Art
When: Tuesday’s, October 20th, 27th and
Wednesday Nov 11, 18, 25, and Dec 2
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: $45 per person.
Location: Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL.
Anna Maria Island Art League announces a Women’s Writing Group “Writing From Art” by Susan Huppert. Author and writer Susan Huppert has passion to see others succeed in writing. Former owner of Homegrown Publications, she has been published in a variety of news outlets, magazines and anthologies over the past 18 years.she has lead women's writing groups for the past three years at Come to the Well in Bradenton and is the author of two children’s books.
This women’s writing group will examine our mind’s journey from graphic to pen. Stimulated by art from funky to religious icons, participants will write creatively among a receptive and encouraging group. Whether experienced or novice, you will fit here.
Supplies: Bring writing utensil. Class limited to 10 students. Scholarships may be available. Request form must be submitted two weeks prior to workshop.
Please register by calling 941-778-2099 or visit The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm.
VOLUNTEERS: We love Volunteers! The Art League is eager to meet you and discover your talents that will make a "win-win" volunteer experience between us!
Part-Time, Events, Festivals, Once-in-Awhile... please call 941-778-2099 and leave your name, phone number, and we will call you back!
The Anna Maria Island Art League is pleased to announce we have tax exempt status 501(c)3 and contributions to us are deductible according to IRS guidelines
and we are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts