Anna Maria Island – Anna Maria Island is not only a place to take in the natural beauty, but the man made beauty as well. No need to go to a big city to view many different local artists. A few names you may have even heard of such as Emerson, Sue Lynn Cotton or Barbara Hines. You can either go to one of many local galleries, or gift shops on the island to find local work. Some of our local artists can even be found in many of our vacation rentals. Take a stroll through one of the galleries, and see if you recognize anything.
Here are the local galleries for you all to enjoy. Please click on the names below which will take you to their web site for phone numbers, hours and what collections are available for viewing throughout the year:
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island – 5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria Island Art League – 5312 Holmes Boulevard Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria Island Historical Society – 402 Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
Island Gallery West – 5368 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Studio at Gulf and Pine – Corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
Artspace Anna Maria – 101 South Bay Boulevard Anna Maria, FL 34216
Emerson Studio Store – 317 Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
Some of these galleries will allow traveling artists to display/sell some of their pieces as well. If you have some great pieces, and will be on the island for a while, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Sometimes you just need to slow the pace, enjoy life around you, and even experience it through someone else’s eyes. This is not hard to do when visiting the many fabulous galleries around Anna Maria Island.
Meet Larry Chatt. Larry is the Broker/Owner of Island Real Estate – and has owned Anna Maria Island investment property while residing in New England, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and across Europe. He and his family have been on the island for decades and Larry has served his community in various roles with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce