Gulfport, FL: Visit Gulfport Florida on Friday, February 5th, for Gulfport’s first Friday Art & Gallery Walk! The event, produced by the Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 pm every first Friday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month. This month’s selections may include but are not limited to: wood crafts, sculpture, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, imported metal art, painted glass, handmade candles, aromatherapy, massage, shell crafts, clay art, jewelry, upcycled items, body products, pet products, authors, and more.
For your musical entertainment, live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district including Double M Band at Salty’s, Owen Poteat at Mangia Gourmet and Pete and Dean at O’Maddy’s.
Art Walk spans 6 city blocks that includes more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants. Over the last few years, several new art venues have popped up around town including Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, Country Harvest Craft Studio, Suzanne Vernon Mosaics, August Vernon Studios, Rejoys, Portspace Art Gallery, ProjectFree Gallery & Studio, Mermaid Mercantile Co. and Pitzen Studios. Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront Arts District is also known as one of the foremost dining destinations in the Tampa Bay area, featuring over a dozen delicious restaurants, and all are within walking distance.
There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. Art Walk is located near the surrounding area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
New vendor applications are now being accepted. Vendor information can be found at SIKpromotions.com, under the vendor info tab. For general event information, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk, visit us at www.visitgulfportflorida.com or call 727-322-5217.