Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2014

Ten years ago three not for profit Holmes Beach visual arts organizations with galleries decided to join together and present the first art walk, or “hop” on the island. Nine years ago Cultural Connections*, just beginning as the first island arts council, heard their request to continue this tradition. To be more inclusive and celebrate the upcoming cultural season, other arts, cultural and heritage events were added to the next years’ second weekend in November events.

artsHOP was born…. and now a signature event each year on the island.

As a non profit, 501C3 organization, we need your support as an Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Manatee County business or as an individual to help Cultural Connections, a 501c3 non profit organization, present another successful community celebration in 2016.

Help the volunteers and Cultural Connections with your tax deductible donation or sponsorship.

Donations of goods or services are welcomed for drawings to be held as Cultural Connections fund raising.



The City of Anna Maria
The Chiles Group
Holland Family Donation

Ultraviolet Expressions
AMI Radio
AMI Chamber Trolley Grant

Thank You,
Joan Voyles, President, Cultural Connections of Anna Maria island

artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island:
PO Box 1553, Anna Maria, FL 34216

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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