Venice MainStreet has joined artists and organizations across the country for Artists Sunday, the nationwide event, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, encouraging consumers to shop with artists, makers and creators. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but shopping for art! Shop at our local downtown Venice boutiques and galleries and at the Venice Art Center to find works by local artists and artisans. Give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season! By shopping with local artists you’re supporting the local economy too.
PARTICIPATING VENICE LOCATIONS:
Featuring DaVid Pineda-Huezo- Hand Crafted Music Instruments, Musical Recordings; Tirza Kosche Pineda- Music Recordings, Artisan Chocolate Confections; Joel Kosche- Hand Crafted Instruments and Music Recordings; Marlen Pineda-Huezo- Art Prints; John Nord- Handcrafted Jewelry.
325 West Venice Avenue Suite D
Featuring Venice artisans! Jewelry by Christina Bella Beads made with unique beads and elements; Henn’s Farm soaps made with organic herbs along with goat’s milk and shea butter; and handmade gift tags by Sarasota art teacher, Angela Artman-Scott, who uses mixed recycled elements to create unique tags that can double as a bookmark memento.
223 A Miami Avenue W
The Island Bookshop
Original acrylic and watercolor paintings by Joanne McLaren, pottery by Gary Skelly, unique photography by John Shaw and Virginia Howell, and one-of-a-kind “book bags” from local artisan Barbara Willis. Artists will be in the bookshop throughout the day to answer questions.
Open from 10am-5pm
206 Miami Avenue W
Venice Art Center
Open from 10am-2pm
390 South Nokomis Ave.
The entire shop is exclusively locally made artisan products! Alma Eason will be demonstrating resin and candlemaking.
121 Miami Avenue W
We will be posting more information about these participating locations soon, so please check back on this page! Follow us on Facebook @venicemainstreet.