Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Did You Know That Islamorada Has Its Own Art District???

Did You Know That Islamorada Has Its Own Art District???
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Join us this Thursday, March 17, from 6 - 9 for our "Third Thursday Walkabout" in the
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District on the Old Highway between Kaiyo Grill
and Green Turtle Inn.  There will be visiting artists in and around our galleries. We're offering
some "new" entertainment for your viewing, and MA's will have al fresco dining!

  The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District's Third Thursday Walkabout returns on Thursday, March 17, 2011 with an expanded list of venues.  Joining our Walkabout this month is the Islamorada Moose Lodge which will be hosting additional artists to complement the area galleries and restaurants.  Wood Campbell of ICE (Islamorada Cultural Events) will be on hand to provide a unique cinematic experience in our District's Art Garden.
Watch Gyotaku Artist David Denick
demonstrate his technique of
"printing" a fish.

The event continues to grow, offering more to see and do than ever.  Each month those who attend sample a deliciously diverse group of artworks, seeing art in action, enjoying refreshments and performances, and getting to know area galleries, restaurants and our artist friends.
The Art Walkabout runs from 6 - 9 p.m. at MM 81.5 along the Old Highway and Morada Way.  Visitors are encouraged to stay in the area, and enjoy a night of art paired with the many nearby
dining and entertainment options.
Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, Bluewater Potters and the Redbone Gallery's featured artists in this St. Patrick's Day Walkabout are fine art oil painter Luis Nunez, Tim Rahn Photography, Anne Schroeder a unique feather artist, realist artist David Ruhe, woodworker Brian Donahue, and glass sculpturer Chris Catlett.  David J. Denick will be demonstrating Gyotaku Fishprinting at 7 p.m.
Saxophonist and keyboardist Lee Sharp accompanied by Jason Poff will be entertaining everyone as they stroll along the Old Highway.
Art District restaurants will be providing special menus for our visitors' culinary experience. 
MA's Fish Camp will be providing music by Kenny Channels, Kaiyo Grill has created a special Walkabout Dinner and The Green Turtle Inn has a three course dinner leading into their late night Happy Hour Jam Session featuring Dave Feder.  The Islamorada Moose Lodge will be serving corned beef, cabbage and Irish stew with entertainment by DJ Joel and a strolling bagpiper.
The Art Walkabout continues to grow and gain momentum in 2011, promising an even more spectacular time for art collectors and enthusiasts.  The artists of the Morada Way District create paintings, sculpture, jewelry, studio pottery, glass, metal work and more. Area galleries will also show off work by their artists to greatly enhance the experience.
The Walkabout is an opportunity for visitors to forge connections with local artists and experience the creativity and energy happening in our community.  It is our goal to work together this one day to create an intense, multi-faceted experience that our visitors will be talking about all year.
A vibrant arts district has formed in the Heart of Islamorada recently and a strongly supportive community has been the key to its growth.  The action is taking place along the Old Highway MM 81.5, beginning at the Hurricane Monument and ending at the iconic Green Turtle and along the side street of Morada Way.  Tucked away in these unassuming buildings you'll find individual galleries and artists form a teeming arts district.
We are a completely volunteer, not-for-profit organization, and our wish is to bring attention to the unique selection of art and culinary choices available here, highlighting the fact that Islamorada is the year-round home to many fine locally owned restaurants and art galleries.

For More Information Contact:
Daniela Woody, Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, Director of Events, 81549 Old Highway, Islamorada, Florida Keys 33036,, 305-890-6477

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