This month’s featured artist is local 11-year-old author Joe Milburn, a 2017 Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. Milburn, the author of The Original Imagination Games, learned early on how constant use of electronics was affecting him after having them taken away as a punishment. The Original Imagination Games, will introduce children to a whole new world of creative pretend play! The book includes 10 chapters of which are detailed imaginary games with characters, goals and instructions on how to play in an easy format for young kids to understand. The book also includes areas for the reader to pen their own game elements and two empty chapters to write their very own games. In addition, there is a reward incentive for finishing the book and “winning all 10 game badges” that is detailed in the book.
While shopping the art and craft booths, don’t miss Gulfport’s unique shops, boutiques and galleries, or enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine restaurants. Live entertainment, including Act 3, DoubleMBand, Brianna Summers Drag by the Bay, (and more) appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district.
The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event, produced by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Chamber, takes place from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month. There is never an 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. GPS – 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.