Yes, the holidays are gearing up, but you CAN make your preparations in a strategic way that doesn’t overwhelm. The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno is a quiet hub of creative activity. Their 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event promises FREE gift drawings from each studio, an art auction, Toys for Tots drop Off, live music, discounts on purchases and so much more. There will be a FREE Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery and an Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space. Stop by any of the restaurants across the parking lot. The Rickie Report gives you details about this event on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th. This is a perfect spot to watch the Martin County Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday! The Public is invited to this FREE event.
Fish House Art Center
Friday December 5th 5 – 9 pm
Saturday December 6th Noon – 8 pm
4745 Se Desoto Ave. Stuart (Port Salerno) FL
The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).
This year the Fish House Art Center in Stuart, Florida will be reviving an Old Tradition: A Holiday Wreath Benefit. Proceeds will go to support SafeSpace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers emergency shelter, supportive living and outreach programs to domestic violence victims and their families in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.
CALL FOR WREATHS!!!!!!
Artists, Crafters and local Businesses are invited to submit their interpretation of Festive, Holiday, Winter and Seasonal Inspired Wreaths. Unique and non-traditional materials are welcome!
We will be receiving wreaths Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th from 1:00- 6:00 PM at The Fish House Art Center. All wreaths will be displayed until the Mistletoe Madness Event on December 5th and 6th when they will be auctioned.
* ONLY original Artwork
* Art must not be larger than 36″ diameter or more than 25# and must be wired for hanging
*Prizes in the following categories: Traditional Holiday, Recycled Materials, Most Original, Peoples Choice
Invite ALL your friends to admire ( and bid on) your creation.
- FREE and Open to the Public
- Shopping Discounts
- Strolling Carolers, Sat. 6 pm
- Live Music at The Grove Dockbar, 7 pm both nights
- Free Drawings from Artists’ Studios
- Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space
- Toys For Tots Drive to benefit local families
- Martin County Boat Parade viewing area
- Complimentary Refreshments at each art studio
- Free Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery
The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads. It is also home to the Art Gumbo Gallery, which represents local, regional and national fine artists and fine crafters.
Sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket at the Grove Dock Bar. The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.
For more information please visit:
Carolyn Gordon at Art Gumbo Gallery
Suzanne Connors at Aya Fiber Studio