Art brings people together. Two MiraBay neighbors who had not previously met recently became acquainted. How? We were setting up an art exhibit, Creative MiraBay, a Big Draw event sponsored by the South Shore Arts Council and chaired by Paula Elliott.
Cynthia Atkins and I had such a great time that we decided to exhibit next to each other at the Ruskin Seafood Festival. Cynthia, owner of Remix My Home and partner in Arianna’s Rugs and Décor and its accompanying consignment shop, showcased her businesses by decorating both tents using items from
her consignment shop. I am an artist who creates paintings in acrylics and uses my computer background to create giclees of my work, so I hung my paintings and showed my giclees.
Other than the CRAZY winds from a tropical storm in the Gulf, we had beautiful weather. I talked to at least 50 people that I know and just as many that I had not met before. Great exposure for both us!
The two of us again had a great time. So much so that Cynthia is now setting up an Artist’s Corner in her consignment shop and I will be her first featured artist. Come by the shop at 5477 US Hwy 41 N just across from MiraBay. The shop is open 11 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. We have tentively scheduled an artist’s reception to be held at Sava Café (next door) 3 to 5 pm, Wednesday, November 18. Come by to meet Grace and Cynthia. (FIRST check back to confirm the date and time!)