9th Annual Anna Maria Island Arts Hop 2015

Anna Maria Island – In its ninth year the Anna Maria Island Arts Hop 2015 returns with a diverse cultural experience for the entire island. With events happening November 13-15th in all three island cities; Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach will be teaming with arts and entertainment fun for all ages.

Arts Hop 2015

Organized by the Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island, Arts Hop will kick off the three day event with the Holmes Beach art walk from 5-8pm then the Anna Maria art walk from 7-9pm with the Island Players production of “Radio Ridiculous” at 8pm. There are 22 vendors participating for theHolmes Beach and Anna Maria art walks. Some of the vendors will be offering refreshments and live music with the galleries offering live demonstrations and a chance to meet the artists.

Arts Hop Anna Maria Island
Arts Hop 2015

Holmes Beach art walk 5-8pm:

Creations by L
Saltair boutique
The Feast
Restless Native
Steam Design
Fukin Sei Art Lab
Island Coffee Haus
Artists’ Guild Gallery
Art League of Anna Maria Island
Island Gallery West

Anna Maria art walk 7-9pm:

Libby’s on Pine Avenue
AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear and Apparel
Anna Maria General Store
Home Town Desserts
Joyce Lazarra Gallery on Pine
Shiny Fish Emporium
Salon Salon on Pine
Tide and Mood Jewelry
Emerson’s Studio Store
Poppo’s Taqueria
The Studio at Gulf and Pine
Lava Lava
Three Island Monkey’s
Harry’s Grill

Craft Show

Celebrate Arts hop on the 14th and 15th with an arts and crafts show on the Holmes Beach City Hall Field from 10am-4pm. Located at 5801 Marina Drive, the two day arts and craft show will benefit the Holmes Beach Butterfly Garden. Admission and parking are free at this show featuring jewelry, photography, fine arts, glass, clothes and live music from local favorite Patchouli.

Wrapping up the events on the 14th from 4:30-7:30pm the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will present “Symphony on the Sand”. Happening on Coquina Beach Gulfside Park, three ticket packages are available ranging from $35, $70 or $100 per person for this spectacular beach side event. Expect to hear Broadway tunes and classical favorites from the 45 piece orchestra and solo artists. The event will be catered by Coquina Cafe, The Lazy Lobster, Anna Maria Oyster Bar and the Beach House Restaurant.

Symphony on the Sand
Symphony on the Sand is Spectacular!


Continuing the fun on the 15th The Bradenton Beach Art walk kicks off the first of the season Bridge Street Market. Running from 11am-3pm, Bridge Street will offer a traditional market with produce, crafts, gifts, artwork and live entertainment. In addition to the market several Bridge Street merchants will be participating including eight samples for $8 from Bridge Street Bistro and the Blue Marlin. Stop by the other participating shops like Sea-rentiy Beach Spa and eco-boutique, and The Lot. Take advantage of the ArtsHopper Passport receiving a stamp from each participating vendor entering you into the grand prize drawing for a two night stay at Bridge Walk Resort. Bid on the locally designed turtle artwork auction benefiting the Anna Maria Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. Finally at 2pm the Island Players will perform a second showing of “Radio Ridiculous”.

Bridge Street Market Arts Hop 2015
Bridge Street Market

For a fun and cultural experiences all over the island, stop by the 9th annual Arts Hop this November!


Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach

Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach is held from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm every Sunday November through April. The market is located at 107 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Visit your favorite vendors every Sunday at the Bridge Street Market and enjoy great food, art, crafts, jewelry, local musicians, fresh produce, and much more!

Bridge Street Market
107 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach
For more information call: 215-906-0668

There are lots of events that occur on Bridge street all year long.  Here are a few events that occur on Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach.  Christmas on Bridge Street, Santa Clause comes to Bridge Street, Blues and Brews on Bridge Street and lots more can be found on Island Real Estate’s local scene.

Anna Maria Island Concerts in the Park

Enjoy arts, crafts, local food, and live music from 5pm – 10pm at Anna Maria Island Concerts in the Park on Friday October 26th at the Holmes Beach City Field. Concerts in the park will benefit Camelot Community Care a Manatee County therapeutic foster home for children.  Update:  while there are many events in the Holmes Beach field the Anna Maria Island Concerts in the Park are no longer being held on a regular basis as of 2015.

Evening Entertainment Includes

• DJ/MC Chris Grumely from 5pm – 10pm
• Open Jam Session with local musicians from 5pm – 7pm
• Shotgun Justice 7:30pm – 10pm

Holmes Beach City Field
5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach
For more information call: 941-748-2162.

Anna Maria Island Concerts in the Park
Concerts in the Park in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island October 26th 2012 from 5pm-10pm.

Sarasota area information and things to do

Sarasota arts and cultureSarasota, Florida is a great small city to visit while vacationing on Anna Maria Island. Sarasota has fantastic arts, festivals, shopping, restaurants, culture, and things to do.  This page provides Sarasota area information and things to do.

Right at the top of the list is the Mable and Ringling museums found in Sarasota. All of which are fairly close to the Sarasota Airport.

If you are looking for more night life than what Anna Maria Island has to offer then Sarasota is probably your best bet. Sarasota has a fabulous night life with plenty of things to do. Sarasota is rich with arts and culture and it shows through to their restaurants, bars and night life. A perfect example is the Ceviche Tapas restaurant and Bar in old town Sarasota. The restaurant and bar building is rich with Spanish decor and architecture. Another great Sarasota bar is Evie’s Tavern located in downtown Sarasota. Don’t forget Esca’s restaurant and bar. Another favorite of ours is the Horse Feathers Grill and Lounge.

Bridge Street Market In Bradenton Beach

Bridge Street Market Sundays until April 24TH
Bridge Street Market Every Sunday November – April

Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island always has something fun going on, and from November until April the Bridge Street Market is held every Sunday in the market lot located at 107-111 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.

The market is open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. but some vendors get there early and stay a little later.  If you are coming from Bradenton go west on Cortez Road over the bridge onto Anna Maria Island, make a left hand turn at the stop light onto Gulf Drive, you will see bridge street on your left about a quarter of a mile down the road.

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