Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2014



Art Walks in each town!
  • Holmes Beach - Friday, November 11
  • Bradenton Beach - Sunday, November 13
  • Anna Maria - Friday, November 18


artsHOP - 1st Week

Thursday Nov. 10 Island Players Performances*

Friday, Nov. 11
  • Holmes Beach Art Walk
  • Island Players Performance*
  • Concert TBA*
Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Symphony on the Sand*
  • Island Players Performance*
Sunday, Nov. 13
  • Island Players Matinee Performance*
  • Bradenton Beach Art Walk
  • Coquina Beach Market
  • Concert TBA*
artsHOP - 2nd Week

Thursday Nov. 17 Island Players Performances*

Wednesday Nov. 16 Florida Maritime Museum Lecture by Charley Morgan

Thursday Nov. 17 Sand Sculpture Clinic

Friday, Nov. 18
  • Sand Sculpture Clinic
  • Anna Maria Art Walk
  • Island Players Performance*
Saturday, Nov. 19
  • Sand Sculpture - America Recycles Day at Sandblast
  • CrossPointe Veterans’ Day Community event
  • Island Players Performance*
Sunday, Nov. 20
  • Island Players Matinee Performance*
  • Coquina Beach Market
* These events require tickets
All other events are free and open to the public!
Maybe more surprises!


Sand Sculpture presented by Keep Manatee Beautiful - Saturday, Nov 19

America Recycles Day at SandBlast
This fun family event draws attention to the natural beauty of our beaches. Held on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island, amateur teams in school and adult divisions compete in a sand sculpture competition and raise funds to support Keep Manatee Beautiful’s programs. Learn the “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” of sand sculpture at free clinics taught by master sculptors Team Sandtastic at sunset on Thursday and Friday, while the competition is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.



Details on more happenings coming!


“The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce values Cultural Connection’s contribution towards building a strong community via the arts. Their efforts give our area greater visibility as not only an amazing destination for visitors, but adds to a way of life we all enjoy. The artsHOP event in November kicks off this focus with a season of island arts and culture - shedding colorful light on our beautiful surroundings by inviting people to stroll through our galleries and businesses. It is a wonderful weekend of art, music, food and fun. Thank you Cultural Connections for enhancing the beauty of our area and making it enjoyable for all to see.”

Deb Wing, President
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce


Our Anna Maria Island community proudly supports over 12 art galleries and studios, a nationally recognized historical society, a renowned orchestra and chorus, The Island Players theater, and a published writers' group. Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island was established in 2008 for the purpose of promoting and supporting our island culture. "Cultural Connections' mission is to promote Anna Maria Island as a cultural destination."

The 9th annual artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
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