TAMPA, Fla. – The Southern Living Showcase Home’s Art Week will be held from Thursday, April 24 – Sunday, April 27 from 10am – 4pm. This week spotlights the best of the Tampa art scene and Southern culture. The team of 7 local artists who provided all the original artwork in the home will be on site to provide insight into their inspirations and skills. Also on site will be New York Times best selling author, Mary Kay Andrews, to sign her novel, Ladies Night and preview her upcoming novel, Save the Date.
Javic Homes, the area’s exclusive Southern Living custom builder, worked with each of the 7 artists to make sure that all the art was cohesive to the home’s design while still uniquely representing Tampa and the artist themselves. Throughout the home, there is a broad range of mediums including watercolors, oil paints, and cork art. Each of the artists will be on site to discuss their works as well as to sell their pieces on Friday, April 25 from 11am – 2pm. The art throughout the Southern Living Showcase Home ranges in price from $350 – $4,700.
Mary Kay Andrews, a native of the Tampa area and New York Times best-selling author, will be on site Thursday, April 24 from 11am – 1pm to sign her new novel, Ladies Night, and to give a sneak peek into her upcoming novel, Save the Date. Andrews is a true Southerner, having worked for 10 years in Savannah, Georgia and traveled throughout Tennessee to speak to aspiring writers. Her Southern voice and love for “junking” are heard clearly in her critically acclaimed works.
Jon Solomon, president of Javic Homes, said, “ It is a pleasure to recognize the Tampa art scene at the Southern Living Showcase Home. Having a best-selling Southern author like Mary Kay Andrews is the perfect addition to this event!”
The Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home presented by Javic Homes is a fully furnished 5,000 square foot home located at 4 Sandpiper Rd. in the Beach Park neighborhood of South Tampa. It will be open 10am- 4pm, Thursdays – Sundays through May 4. Proceeds from the admission fee of $10 will benefit Operation FINALLY HOME, a nonprofit organization that provides custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans, and All Children’s Hospital, which provides leadership in child health through treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
For more information including directions, schedules, and to purchase tickets, visit TampaShowcaseHome.com.
About Javic Homes
Javic Homes builds custom homes throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our goal is to design one-of-a-kind homes through innovative design, comfort and efficiency. The “Javic Experience” is a process that other builders either can’t or won’t do. For more information, visit JavicHomes.com.
About Southern Living
Southern Living celebrates the best food, travel, style, and design across the South. Reaching over 16 million consumers each month, this iconic brand reflects and defines the region’s distinct culture through a variety of print, digital and tablet platforms, licensed products and events. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States. Time Inc. is a Time Warner company.
About Southern Living Custom Builder Program
The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is a network of the South’s top custom home builders brought together by Southern Living. This invitation-only program selects custom builders acclaimed for their detailed craftsmanship, excellence in customer service, financial stability, and use of quality building materials in their homes. Before members are selected, Southern Living checks homeowner and business references, and conducts site visits to ensure we are selecting a builder that will deliver a quality custom home, and the customer service you expect. For more information, visit www.SouthernLivingCustomBuilder.com.