Third Saturday, March 18, 2017
3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Featuring Artist Lauri Zavala – Tillie’s Offbeat Bazaar
Gulfport, FL: On the third Saturday of each month, you can visit Beach Boulevard in Gulfport for the fun and fantastic Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk! The event features art from several different perspectives. There are paintings, sculptures, photographs and even fanciful art created from upcycled items. That’s only part of what we exhibit. You can also find hand-crafted jewelry, self-designed and handmade clothing, accessories and bath & body products. There’s something for everyone!
This week’s Adopt-An-Artist is Lauri Zavala, owner of Tillie’s Off-Beat Bazaar, who creates one-of-a-kind art and gifts with a fun, funky vibe. As a child, she and her Grandmother, Tillie, spent hours creating art together and Tillie continues to be her muse today. She enjoys creating colorful offbeat art; finding “orphans” and giving them new purpose is her specialty.
Many trips to Mexico, New Orleans and Thailand have left an impression on Lauri, not only fueling a passion for the deep history and culture, but also a fascination for the people. Artists like Frida Kahlo -one of her favorite inspirations – influenced Lauri’s use of bright colors, yet often a bit on the dark side.
Whether it be furniture, wood scraps, or clay, her influence comes from the mystical energy she felt in those faraway places. She discovered that she has a special connection with Angel Cards and uses that gift to share their beauty and guidance. Because of this energy, each piece is crafted with spiritual and artistic imagination. “I truly love when one of my sweet pieces find a home! The excitement that my people express when they find their favorite is really what I love the most!” – Lauri Zavala
When it comes to music, Art Walk’s got you covered. For your musical entertainment, live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district including Urban Gypsies, Double M Band and Pete n’ Me, just to name a few.
On top of all of that, downtown Gulfport features many unique shops, boutiques and galleries with small town charm you will only find here. With over a dozen great restaurants, you are certain to find something that fits your taste, and it’s all within walking distance of all the evening’s festivities. Don’t miss out on your chance to eat at one of the foremost dining destinations in the Tampa Bay Area.
Admission and parking is complimentary, with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are pet and family friendly. We can’t wait to see you there!
The event is located near the surrounding area of 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
For more information regarding how local businesses and residents can get involved with Adopt an Artist at an upcoming Gulfport Art and Gallery Walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor information can be found at SIKpromotions.com. For general information, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk