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!