Canvas n Corks at the same time at Art Space

Canvas n Corks Follow in the steps of Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas’ and Manet and have a little wine next time you pick up a brush with Canvas n Corks down at ArtSpace on Pine Ave in the city of Anna Maria.

Let local artist Debra Webster uncork a bottle and help you find your inner artist at a sip ‘n paint style work shop where all paint, canvas, and brushes will be provided along with light snacks. All you need to bring is your favorite beverage and yourself, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist they have everything you need to create a one of a kind masterpiece you’ll be proud to hang in your home.

Classes take place weekly for just $35 per person and include all supplies. You can schedule your group getaway or ladies night out by inquiring here at or call 941-243-3835.

And here are some great Island Real Estate properties near by!

Rest a Shore

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The Galleries of Anna Maria Island

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.

Art Space Deborah Webster
Dancing Water by Deborah Webster owner of Art Space Anna Maria.

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.

Neon Neurons at Artspace Anna Maria Studio Gallery in March

Check out this one time event at Artspace Anna Maria! Artspace Studio & Gallery located at the end of Pine Avenue on northern Anna Maria Island, invites the public to an artist’s reception Saturday, March 22nd, 6-8 PM. This event is also free to attend!

Neon Neurons at Artspace Anna Maria

The  new exhibit, “Neon Neurons features  the work of  Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos. Also known as ‘Zeno’, Sanchez-Ramos started his early career as a wandering portrait artist and designer, but evolved over the years to become a  neuroscientist-physician.  He is also the Medical Director for the Parkinson Research Foundation and Professor of Neurology at USF – Tampa.

Neon Neurons at Artspace Studio & Gallery on Anna Maria Island Zeno uses images from research in Neurobiology to inspire new designs and art works. Neon Neurons  was inspired by photomicrographs of neurons in his lab.  Intrigued by the fractal nature of neurons, he began to draw simple neurons using a 3D drawing program. The images show the structure of developing neurons from their stem cell origins to their beautiful fractal branching structures.

Zeno will give a short talk about his research and design processes during the reception.  Join artists, friends and neighbors for champagne, snacks, community painting, and live music.  And, enjoy another Artspace Community Challenge!  Be sure to cast your vote for the  People’s Choice Award for the Artspace Challenge.  Wear something neon too!

For more information, stop by Artspace gallery or email:

Located: above the Anna Maria Post Office, Bayview Plaza

Tuesdays through Saturdays 11-4PM.

Call 941-243-3835