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MEET THE ARTISTS

Experience the creative process

  • Studio visits are free and open to the public

  • Visit over 30 locations 

  • Interact with nearly 70 professional artists 

  • See their work in progress

  • See a variety of media and creative styles

  • Purchase fine art directly from the artist

We offer you a unique opportunity to visit artists who will share stories, educate and inspire, and provide insights into their creative process.

 

Days and hours of operation vary with each studio. 

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Photographer

Peter Acker

1334 Central Avenue 

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Artist

Donna Bergman

Creative Liberties

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Artist

Vicki Chelf

1336 Main Street (upstairs)

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Artist

Susan Coyne

Towles Court

Coastal Landscapes

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Photographer

Eastep Photography

Art Central

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Painter

Lisa DiFranza

Contemporary painter, leads collaborative workshops and retreats, paints live at events.

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Artist

Elizabeth Goodwill

Creative Liberties

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Artist

Barbara Gerdeman

Creative Liberties

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Artist

Anne Ireland

Towles Court

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Artist

Traci Kegerreis

Creative Liberties

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Artist

Sandy Koolkin

Creative Liberties

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Artist

Marie Therese Lacroix

1369 Main Street (upstairs)

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Artist

Henry Martin

Photography, mixed media art and fine art printing at Creative Liberties, 927 N. Lime Ave

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Artist

Jessica Mowery

SPAACES

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Home-based Studio Artist

Pamela Olin

Welder for 30 years, Maker for 60 years, figurative to abstract, fun to functional. Let’s play!

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Artist

Joe Petri

Princeton Street Arts

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Artist

Karen Riccardi

Towles Court

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Artist

Collin Rowland

Planting seeds of love and inspiration through contemporary fine art!

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Artist

JoAnn Thomas

1748 Independence Blvd Bldg C/S1

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Home-based Studio Artist

Melanie Whaley

Space, movement, light, harmony, drama. Contemporary Realism. By appointment.

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Artist

Sandra Wix

Sandra is an abstract-realistic, acrylic & mixed media painter of unique portraits and landscapes.

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Lucy Barber

1328 Central Avenue

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Artist

Chris Blond

Abstract Expressionism with a side of Symbology.

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Lori Childers Art Studio

Lori Childers

Colorful interpretations of Gulf life and more...

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Artist

Nancy Cusack

LOTS OF ART PLUS ART MATERIALS (handmade Mexican paper), AND BOOKS, AND GREAT VIBE!

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Artist

Lei Edmondson

SPAACES

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Artist

Steph Gimson

Contemporary Abstract Painter

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Kathy Groob Art Studio

Kathy Groob

I am Florida artist with a studio at St. Armands Circle. My work includes contemporary paintings.

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Virginia Hoffman Studio

2225 Sixth Street

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Artist

Midge Johnson Fine Art

3983 Destination Dr, Osprey

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Home-based Studio Artist

Margaret Kruger

Traditional realism oil paintings of Sarasota landscapes, objects, and people.

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Artist

Meg Krakowiak

Under construction

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Home-Based Studio Artist

Susanna B Long

Abstract painter inspired by nature hoping to inspire inner peace and serenity.

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Artist

Terry Martin

Towles Court

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Artist

Phyllis Nathans

Towles Court

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Abstract Artist

Craig Palmer

Palmer Modern Art Gallery + Studios offers "Timeless Art for the Modern Home."

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Artist

Meg Pierce

Fiber Art using found textiles, lace, and crochet to create peaceful, complex and sensitive art.

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Artist

Anja Palombo

Sculpture and ceramic studio.

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Sculptor, Portrait Artist

Sheryl Shankovsky

Sculptor & Portrait Artist, figurative, animals/pets

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Cheryl Taub

I am a mixed media artist working on canvas.

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Visual Artist

Adrienne Watts

Mixed media abstract art influenced by daily observations of the urban and natural landscape.

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Artist

Sam Wuerfel

Art Central #1312

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Artists

Bella Arte Studio

1344 Central Avenue

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Artist

Violetta Chandler

1366 Main Street  (upstairs)

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Artist

Jane Cohen

Chaotic jumble of randomness, that’s me. I am interested in what happens when serenity is invaded.

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Artist

Beth Climo

Abstract acrylic artist working with vibrant colors and large canvases

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Artist

Pilar Fisher

1369 Main Street (upstairs)

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Artist

Drita Dawn Hajroja

Sunshine thriving, my world is about the exploration of emotions through color and splatter paint.

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Artist

David Hammel

5775 Pinkney Point Avenue

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Home-Based Studio Artist

Robyn Holl

Abstract acrylic painting about gesture and vivid color. Visit by appointment only.

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Artist

Jonathan Herbert

Painter for 50 years

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Artist

Judy Levine

Creative Liberties/the Studios

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Artist

Jill Krasner

Narrative mixed media artIst working with oil & cold wax, acrylics, collage, watercolor, pens, etc.

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Gary LaParl

Gary is a Manasota based creative working with Flat Glass, Images, Oil Paint and Mixed Media.

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Home-based Studio Artist

Kim McAninch

Abstract Landscape Artist and Member of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC. 

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Abstract Artist

Laine Nixon

Laine Nixon is a visual artist based in Sarasota, FL, focusing on color, pattern, and strict systems.

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Contemporary Artist

Janet Mishner

I work figuratively and abstractly, often incorporating mixed media.

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Artist

Judy Piracy

5694 Derek Avenue

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    Lina Rincon Art Gallery & Studio

    Lina Rincon

    Colombian-American artist, curator, educator, and a prize-winning.

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    Home-based Studio Artist

    Penny Strong

    Penny uses acrylic watercolor and oils to create tonal blends that welcome the viewer into her work.

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    Valerie Thomson

    1301 Main Street #202

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    Artist

    Amy Webber

    1369 Main Street (upstairs)

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      Ralph Berger

      7640 Matoaka Road

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      Marianne Chapel

      I work in oil paint, blending abstraction and representation, striving to affect social change.

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      Painter

      Liz Cole

      Liz, known for intense colors and hand-made collage papers, brings joy to the narratives she paints.

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      Artist

      Laurie Dolphin

      1366 Main Street (upstairs)

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      Artist

      Peter Garon

      Towles Court

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      Home Studio Artist

      Kate Hendrickson

      Abstract Works of Art on Paper. By appointment visits welcome.

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      Artist

      Michelle Held

      Towles Court

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      Artist

      Grace Howl

      Art Central #1348

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      Abstract Artist

      Ellen Kantro

      Mixed media abstracts with an urban vibe. Towles Court.

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      Mixed Media Abstract Artist

      Deena King

      My art is visually exciting, energizing, conceptual, full of life, bold and powerful.

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      Artist

      Joan Kaiser

      Towles Court

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      Home Studio Artist

      Elise Manieri

      Mixed media abstract artwork; 215-378-0684 text for quick appt. Home studio near Ringling Museum.

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