Saturday, July 29; 7-10 p.m.
Join us at our 927 N. Lime Avenue location for an evening filled with magic and mystery. This indoor market features local vendors selling handmade items, illusionists, angel readings, wickedly exciting performances, food and drink, and raffle prizes. Dress in your magical best!
(July 22, 2023) Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery, based on a foundation of artists helping artists, continues its season’s offerings with “Magic & Mystery,” Saturday, July 29, 7-10 p.m., at 927 N. Lime Avenue, Sarasota. This indoor market features area vendors selling handcrafted items, angel readings, food and drink, raffle prizes and wickedly exciting performances and interactive experiences. Guests are encouraged to dress in their magical best. Entertainment includes performances by illusionist Marshall Chandler, Light Dancer Ace of Wands, stilt performer KC Allen, and live poetry by Steve McAllister. Tickets are $15 at the door or available for purchase at www.CreativeLiberties.net. Food and entertainment are included in the ticket price.
Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery was founded in November 2021 by Barbara Gerdeman and Elizabeth Goodwill, both artists and art educators. Gerdeman explains that Magic & Mystery was planned and coordinated by Stephanie Grae of Grae Productions, who produces the popular Art Lab events at Sarasota’s Art Ovation Hotel. Specialty lighting effects will be provided by LimeLite SRQ and Michael Murphy. Gerdeman adds that the 10 “amazing and magical” artisanal vendors include Artafacts Pottery & More, artist Ben Saucier; Human Crystal Dragons; Send Art Instead; HiVoltage Ware; Mona Lisa Candles; Apothecary of the Wicked; Lady Lotus by Lesley; Carlson Creations and angel readings by Diana Saturna. Guests will be able make their own candy apple bars and enjoy tasty food on sticks.
Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery is now at two locations in Sarasota’s Limelight District: 901-B Apricot Avenue and 927 N. Lime Avenue. Its third location, Creative Liberties Artist Residencies at Gaze Modern, is located in the ARCOS Apartments, 340 Central Ave., Sarasota.
Twenty-one artists have made Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery their
artistic workspace. These include: Elizabeth Goodwill (book art, fiber art and mixed-
media); Barbara Gerdeman (photography, acrylic painting, and mixed media); Donna
Bergman (collage and mixed-media); Lisa DiFranza (acrylic painting, gouache, and
mixed-media); Drita Dawn Hajroja (painting and mixed-media); Traci Kegerreis (acrylic painting, collage and mosaics); Sandy Koolkin (acrylic fluid painting, watercolor and fiber art); Gary LaParl (oil painting); Judy Levine (jewelry design, collage and
photography); Jay Li (portraiture pastel, charcoal portraiture and plein air oil painting);
Henry Martin (photography and mixed-media); Lee Oberlander (watercolor, acrylic paint and mixed-media); David Sigel (oil painting and mixed media); Steve Schwartz (acrylic paint, mixed-media); Swirly Painter (painting, canvas and mural); Cheryl Taub (acrylic paint, pastel and collage); Adrienne Watts (abstract painting); Sandra Wix (illustration, portraits and photography); Susan Hurwitch (mixed media, collage); Ava Young (abstract acrylic painting); and John-Norman Tuck (acrylic and mixed media). Two additional artists are occupying studio spaces temporarily through the end of the year: Gemma Hobbs (custom tropical sculptures and arrangements) and Jessica Rivera (photography).
For more information about Creative Liberties, visit www.creativeliberties.net; call 941-799-6634 or email email@example.com. The Limelight studios are open to the public, Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday to Wednesday by appointment. The Rosemary artists residency at Gaze Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.