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Farmers Market and Arts Market Open April 11, 2015

Farmers Market and Arts Market Open April 11, 2015The farmers market is OPEN in downtown Fernandina Beach, on April 11, 2015. Join over 40 food vendors at the Fernandina Beach Market Place, and another 20 vendors at the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, from 9:00 to 1:00 this Saturday!

Returning this week are Rose’s An Unbelievable Egg Rolls. These are authentic Vietnamese egg rolls. Olive My Pickle returns with barrels and barrels of pickles, olives, and pickled vegetables. Weekly vendor JD Beef will be on hand with all natural, farm fresh Angus beef that has no steroids, no hormones and no antibiotics.

There will be fresh seasonal produce from Boatright Farms, Kings Kountry Farms, Cabbage Creek Farms, and Bacon’s Select Produce. Maria’s, Ribault and Great Harvest Bakery are all bringing fresh baked breads and pastries, and Seven Trees Nursery has plenty of plants and succulents on hand to refresh your yard for spring.

The Arts Market has artists, woodworkers and crafters who create original, one-of-a-kind art to sell at the market. Come and meet the artists and see what they have new. You’ll find pottery, fabrics, wall hangings, pet accessories and much more.

The Arts Market is located adjacent to the farmers market which is located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre in historic Fernandina.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and visiting this Saturday will be the Nassau County advocate of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. They improve the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.

We are featuring A Hand to Hold Doula Services as our “Business of the Week”. A doula refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.

Music this week is provided by The Laid Back Band. For more information, please visit www.FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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March 28, 2015 at the Farmers Market in Fernandina

March 28, 2015 at the Farmers Market in FernandinaMarch 28, 2015 at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market will see a change in the seasonal produce coming from our local farmers.

Expect to find green and purple cauliflowers, patty pan squash, and zucchini from King’s Kountry Produce. Early yellow squash and Vidalia onions will be found in the Boatright Farms booth, and Cabbage Creek Farms will have your seasonal salad mix and fresh radish. Bacons Select Produce has butter head lettuce in green, and now the heartier red variety, too.

Periogi Hut will not be at the Market Place Easter weekend, and possible most of April, so if you want one of her many flavors, get them this Saturday.

Chesser Seafood continues to bring local pink, and those tasty red, shrimp to the farmers’ market, and as available they will have crab legs and fish, too.

Rose’ Unbelievable Egg Rolls returns to the Market Place this week, as well as Olive My Pickle and their popular “Kids Pickle Club.”

The Fernandina Beach Arts Market is also open this Saturday, located adjacent to the farmers market, and we’d like to invite you to join us for some family friendly shopping in historic Fernandina Beach.

Music will be provided by the talented Larry LeMier. Larry has been playing the guitar since he was 13 years old and plays blues, classic and Southern rock, with a bit of R&B thrown in the mix, too. Singing and strumming to his own backtracks, you’ll think you’re listening to a 4-piece band!

The farmers’ market is located on North Seventh Street on Amelia Island. Open from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, many have said this is the friendliest farmers’ market in Florida. For more information visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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Weird Art Stuff at Island Art Association

Weird Art Stuff at Island Art AssociationWeird Art Stuff is being presented by the Island Art Association. This is a display of their member’s art for the month of March.

You are invited to come on in the Gallery and vote on who you believe deserves to be Best in Show.

One vote per person, $1.00 per vote. The money collected will be divided between the Winner & the Gallery.

Voting started on March 4, 2015, and will continue up until 6:00 pm Saturday night, March 14, during the Artrageous Artwalk Reception, held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Island Art Association Art Gallery is open from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday; and Sundays from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information please call the gallery at (904) 261-7020.

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Amelia Island Offers Year-Long Event Schedule for Entire Family

Amelia Island Offers Year-Long Event Schedule for Entire FamilyAmelia Island, FL – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island has announced an exciting 2015 calendar of events celebrating the small barrier island’s breathtaking assets, colorful past and arts and entertainment. With festivals and other special events showcasing everything from music and cars to shrimp and barbeque, Amelia Island has something to entertain visitors of all ages and interests. Major annual events scheduled for 2015 include:

Amelia Island Book Festival: February 19-21
The Amelia Island Book Festival features local, bestselling and nationally known authors, book signings, publishers and exhibitors, writer workshops, panel discussions, a Teen Fest and hands-on projects for children in the Kidz Zone. In 2015, the festival will feature a luncheon with Carolyn Curry, author of “Suffer and Grow Strong” and a special event with former NFL player and coach Bill Curry. For more information about each of the events, many of which are free, call 904-624-1665 or visit ameliaislandbookfestival.org.

Amelia Concours Week: March 12-15
Amelia Concours Week includes seven top automotive events, including Bonham’s Auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club (March 12), the Gooding & Company Auction (March 13) and Festivals of Speed (March 13-14) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, duPont Registry Live Aeroport Reception (March 13) at Fernandina Beach Airport, the RM Auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (March 14), Cars & Coffee at the Concours (March 14) and the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on the greens of the Golf Club of Amelia Island (March 13-15). Visit ameliaconcoursweek.com for more information.

Amelia Island Garden Show: April 18-19
The Amelia Island Garden Show will feature more than 50 vendors with a full assortment of flowers and plants, fruit trees and palms, orchids, herbs, container gardens, native plants, butterfly-friendly plants, shrubs, garden accessories and much more. On-site experts will offer advice about gardening challenges and how to green your home, yard and garden. Guests can also enjoy gourmet foods at the Picnic Bench Dining Court. Visit ameliagarden.com or 904-557-4202 for more details.

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival: May 1-3
Celebrating its 52nd year, the Shrimp Festival lures thousands of visitors to historic downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island to celebrate all things shrimp. The popular event features free admission, nationally-recognized juried fine arts and crafts show, antiques, live entertainment, kids’ activities, contests, pirates and more. Dozens of food vendors will be serving up the tastiest shrimp you can find, prepared every way possible by local non-profit organizations. For more information, go to shrimpfestival.com.

Wild Amelia Nature Festival: May 15-17
The 2015 Wild Amelia Nature Festival invites residents and visitors to experience the wilder side of Amelia Island. Visitors can enjoy numerous guided eco-tours led by area naturalists and Park Rangers, an EcoExpo featuring nature-based vendors and organizations, nature-based activities for children, a sea turtle release and more. For tickets or additional information, visit wildamelia.com.

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival: May 9-31
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival showcases world-renowned artists performing a variety of music styles in intimate and historic settings on Amelia Island. The 2015 festival line-up will include performances by Eroica Trio, Dover Quartet, pianist Daria Rabotkina, Philip Pan and his Viper Violin, and many other stellar musical artists. For ticket details and additional information, call (904) 261-1779 or visit aicmf.com.

Rendezvous Festival: June 5-13
The first ever Rendezvous International Festival will be held at venues throughout Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, a nine-day celebration of entertainment, including film, music and gaming. The Festival is named after Evans Rendezvous, an American Beach club that hosted musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown and Ray Charles from the 1930s to 1950s, and the venue for the final day of the festival. Celebrating the area’s proud history and contribution to the entertainment industry, the festival will feature an interactive film expo, presentations, workshops and much more. For additional information and a full schedule, please visit rendezvousfestival.com.

Great Southern Tailgate Classic: August 21-22
The 6th Annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic, held on August 21-22, highlights the spirit and fanfare of American football. Kicking off the football season, this year’s event will take place on Amelia Island’s Main Beach and will focus on the “Art of Tailgating” with great food, music and a kid’s zone. The event also features fun tailgating games, legendary food demonstrations, a watermelon eating contest and much more. Visit greatsoutherntailgateclassic.com for more information.

Amelia Island Jazz Festival: October 8-15
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will light up the island for the fourteenth consecutive year, with a week-long series of events celebrating the diverse all-American art form of jazz. Under the artistic direction of renowned jazz drummer and bandleader Les DeMerle, the 2015 festival will feature world-class jazz artists in a wide variety of styles, including Contemporary, Bebop, Smooth Jazz, Big Band, Latin, Blues, Dixieland and more. This year’s headliners will be announced soon, joining the all-star cast of past headliners such as David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, Spyro Gyra and Mindi Abair. Performances will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and several other intimate venues around the island. For more information, call (904) 504-4772 or visit ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.

7th Annual Petanque American Open: November 13-15
The international community of Petanque (Pay-tonk) will return to Amelia Island this year for its annual International Petanque Tournament in November. At the downtown marina – surrounded by plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops – more than 120 two-player teams will compete. Founded in France, and with increasing popularity worldwide and especially in the U.S., the tournament had teams from a record 25 states and eight other countries in 2014. For more information, call (904) 491-1190 or visit Petanque-America-Open.net.

Amelia Island – A Southern Elegance Christmas: December 4-13
Celebrate the southern elegance of an Amelia Island Christmas with a full slate of events throughout the holiday season. Marvel at the beauty of Amelia Island’s Bed and Breakfast Inns decorated in their holiday finest (AmeliaIslandInns.com) or celebrate the “Golden Age” of Fernandina Beach and the architecture of beautiful beach homes during the annual Holiday Home Tour. The tour showcases private vintage homes professionally decorated for the holidays and open to the public only for this special occasion (AmeliaHomeTours.com). With tree lightings, giant gingerbread pirate ships, holiday villages, caroling and many other festive happenings, Amelia Island shines bright with holiday spirit each year.

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Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise Announce 2015 Wine and Food Tasting

Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise Announce 2015 Wine and Food TastingFernandina Beach, FL – Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Third Annual International Wine and Food Tasting Event on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Amelia Island Museum of History.

This year, proceeds will benefit Arts Alive Nassau, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing arts opportunities and education to children in Nassau County who have limited access to the arts.

In addition to sampling a selection of international wines, provided by A Taste of Wine by Steve, guests will enjoy a variety of local craft beers-with thanks to the Amelia Island Hospitality Group. Local restaurants such as GG’s Bistro, Amelia Tavern, Sliders, The Crab Trap and the North Hampton Golf Club and are just a few of the area dining establishments that will be serving delicious hors d’oeuvres guaranteed to please the palate of event participants.

Classical guitarist Tom Jordan and popular local entertainer Dan Voll are among the musical offerings for the evening. As in year’s past, a silent and live auction are also part of the program. Last year, over $30,000 was raised and donated to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

VIP tickets are $125 and tickets for the Main Event $65. Tickets can be purchased online at ameliaislandrotary.org, at a Taste of Wine by Steve (located at 4924 First Coast Highway) or by calling Rotary president Mark Cutshaw at 904-753-1272. Dress code is Black Tie Optional.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Mark Cutshaw at mcutshaw@chpk.com or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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2015 Valentine’s Day Artrageous Art Walk

2015 Valentine's Day Artrageous Art WalkSaturday, February 14, 2015 is the date of the 2015 Valentine’s Day Artrageous Art Walk and all of the galleries in Fernandina Beach will be open for your pleasure.

Island Art Association

The Island Art Association will be open from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in downtown Fernandina and will be presenting Susan Henderson as the February Artist of the Month.

Susan is a Florida painter and Fernandina Beach resident whose work is regularly shown in the Jacksonville Watercolor Society and the Women Painters of the Southeast exhibitions. In 2014 Susan exhibited in the 24th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show in Stuart. Susan paints landscapes and plant material from Florida and the American southwest.

The IAA show focuses on recent work from Florida in large format using images familiar to many locals with a different spin. Working in oils Susan captures the unique light and color found in local waterways and plant material.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University and has lived and painted in Fernandina since 2006.

The exhibition of Susan Henderson’s recent painting is on display at the Island Art Association at 18 N. 2nd St in Fernandina Beach through February 28. The opening reception is on Saturday February 14 from 5 – 7.

Also on exhibit through February at the Island Art Association is the annual juried Nassau County high school art show. At The Island Art Association, for the month of February, is the Annual Nassau County High School Student Art Show. Four High Schools in Nassau County are represented.

This is a juried show; the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners receive gift certificates, paid by the Art Association, for art supplies from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff in Boone NC.

All winners receive “art goodies” from Joe Miller, owner of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. The judge for this show was Avery DeLuca, a history of art student at the University of Florida.

Come see the many talented students in this show!

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Author Nancy Blanton to Speak at Writers by the Sea

Author Nancy Blanton to Speak at Writers by the Sea
Fernandina Beach, FL – The newly formed Writers By The Sea (WBTS), announces its first featured program of the new year, Critique Groups that Work.

The secrets to a good writers’ critique group are in the rules set by members, the chemistry and goals of the participants, and especially in their commitment to one purpose: To help writers succeed.

Join Writers by the Sea, as Planning Committee Co-chair Nancy Blanton leads the monthly meeting’s discussion.

Attendees will get to decide how a critique group could serve them best, and whether they would like to help create a group they could love.

The meeting is set for Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 pm, upstairs at Cafe Karibo, 27 North 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with networking and the opportunity to buy food and beverages in the restaurant to take into the meeting, if desired.

WBTS meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. All local and visiting writers are welcome and attendance is free. No advanced registration is necessary.

Bring a friend and join with like-minded people in fun, fellowship and support toward achieving your writing and publishing goals.

For more information, contact Nadine Vaughan Williams at nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com, or Nancy Blanton at blantonn@msn.com.

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Fernandina Little Theatre’s 3rd Creative Kids Festival

Fernandina Little Theatre's 3rd Creative Kids FestivalFernandina Little Theatre has announced the 3rd Annual Creative Kids Festival is set for Saturday, January 17, 2015.

“The goal of the Creative Kids Festival is to inspire the imagination and the artist inside every child,” said Kate Hart, Artistic Director of Fernandina Little Theatre, which organizes the festival each year. “We are providing opportunities for children to participate fully in the creative process – as learners, creators, and as audience members,” Hart said. “So many creative people live and work in this area – we wanted to take advantage of all that talent to help kids explore their own creativity. We also wanted to explore new areas of creative potential. ”

The festival is a collaborative effort between a number of local organizations, artists, and educators, including FLT, Island Art Association, Bean School of Dance, Coastal Massage Therapy, and Miss Kate’s Pre K. This year’s workshop leaders include Daphne Moeller, Kate Hart, Kristin Conner, Linda Janca, Robyn Nemes, Shane Talbert, and Susan Childers.

The Fernandina Little Theatre at 1014 Beech Street and is the headquarters for the Festival. Workshops for kids ages 4-11 will be offered throughout the day, at a variety of venues in downtown Fernandina Beach. The schedule includes sessions in theater arts, music, visual arts, dance, science fun, and relaxation skills.

Registration will be 8:45-9:00 AM at FLT, with the Creative Kids Festival kicking off at 9:00 AM with a Move-to-the-Music session. Forty-five minute sessons will begin at 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:15 pm, with children moving to a different venue for each session.

Sessions include a workshop geared to a different age group, either 4-7 yrs, or 8-11 yrs.

A Festival pass (admission to all six workshops) is $30.00 per child; enrollment is limited.

Passes can be purchased in advance at The UPS Store on Amelia Island.

For more information on FLT events, visit ameliaflt.org.

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Writers By the Sea Welcomes All Genres and Experience

Writers By the Sea Welcomes All Genres and ExperienceFernandina Beach, FL – Like a phoenix, Writers By The Sea (WBTS), has arisen from the former Florida Writers Group of Nassau County. Welcoming writers of all genres and levels of experience with more than just a new name, the new organization offers a revamped format, and a new meeting place, day and time, monthly topics targeted to further every writer’s goals.

Meeting every third Thursday of the month at the Amelia Island Museum of History, on Third Street in Fernandina Beach, the Writers By The Sea’s 2015 planning committee has laid out a year’s worth of programs based on the input from writers in the area.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with networking and the opportunity to buy food and beverages in the restaurant to take into the meeting, if desired. The program begins at 6:30 sharp.

Each month’s program begins with a brief business meeting, followed by an insightful program centered on a topic of prime interest to area writers. The planned program may be followed by a critique session for those who wish to participate.

“Our purpose is to provide a forum for writers to achieve their goals, with writers helping writers,” says Nadine Vaughan Williams, the 2015 co-chairman of the planning committee. “Whether you need help writing dialogue, want support to finish your novel or non-fiction work, or need help publishing or marketing your work using the new technologies, Writers By the Sea is sure to have something for you.”

The group’s first meeting is set for Thursday, January 15, 2015, with the topic Critique Groups that Work. Facilitated by Nancy Blanton, author of the award-winning historical novel, Sharavogue, and 2015 co-chair of WBTS’s planning committee, Blanton will help the group decide how a critique group could serve them best, and whether they would like to help create a group they could love.

All meetings are free and open to the public. So, mark your calendar. Bring a friend and join with like-minded people in fun, fellowship and support toward achieving your writing and publishing goals.

For more information contact, Nadine Vaughan Williams at nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com or Nancy Blanton at blantonn@msn.com for additional information.

No advanced registration is necessary.

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Exhibit Your Art at Shrimp Festival

Exhibit Your Art at Shrimp FestivalThe application deadline to exhibit your art at the 52nd Annual Island of Eight Flags Arts and Crafts Show is January 31, 2015.

Applications to have your arts and crafts on display at the 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival are now being accepted.

This show is an annual juried event and is consistently rated by “Sunshine Artist Magazine” in the top 100 North America best events. The street festival features fine arts and crafts, antiques, live entertainment, Blessing of the shrimp boat fleet, pirate invasions, family friendly contests, a Kids Fun Zone and of course, lots and lots of shrimp! This is an excellent atmosphere to exhibit and sell your work. Over 135, 000 visitors are expected for the 2-day art show.

All accepted artists are eligible for prize money. A panel of judges will review the entire show and select which artist’s work is eligible for the prizes. Categories include oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and pastels, fiber art, drawing and print making, glass, pottery, photography, metal, jewelry, wood, and creative crafts (Baskets, floral, shell art etc.) Best in Show receives $2,500, First Place $1,200, Second Place $800, Third Place $500, and each individual category will have a Judge’s Choice Award of $300.00.

The dates of the art show are Saturday, May 2nd, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday May 3rd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Download your official 2015 Shrimp Festival Application at islandart.org/shrimp-festival-application/. Remember, the submission deadline is January 31, 2015. For more information visit IslandArt.org or ShrimpFestival.com.

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Artrageous Art Walk December 13, 2014

Artrageous Art Walk December 13, 2014Saturday, December 13, in downtown Fernandina Beach, the Island Art Association is inviting everyone to a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The gallery’s newest Nouveau Art exhibit, Abstractions, is a themed, judged show. An artist from South Georgia, Mary O. Smith, was the judge.

Awards will be announced at the reception and this show will be on exhibit until January 31, 2015.

For the month of February, the Annual Nassau County High School Student Art will be on exhibit. The Island Art Association awards First, Second & Third Places, art supply gift cards from Cheap Joe’s Art Supply Co.

THE BLUE DOOR
This Saturday, December 13th, the eight artists of the Blue Door will be departing from their regular format during the Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk. Instead of featuring the work of an individual artist, all of the studios will be open for a Holiday Market designed for your browsing and shopping pleasure from 5 until 8 PM. Small artwork will be available as well as large pieces with discounts given on selected work. Light refreshments will be available and many of the resident artists will be on hand.

The Blue Door Galleries are located at 205-1/2 Centre Street, next to the coffee shop and in plain sight of the town’s Christmas Parade, also scheduled that evening.

Also visit the three galleries on the corner of Ash and 3rd!

SANJON GALLERY
Sandra’s gallery is brim full of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry (a HUGE collection of period copper jewelry that you won’t see elsewhere), cards, etc.

STUDIO C
Carol’s eclectic gallery has her own paintings, jewelry, purses, accessories, and “Angels”. If you don’t know what her “Angels” are, it is worth a trip up the stairs just to see them! Be sure to read their titles!

TRISH’S SLIGHTLY OFF CENTRE
Lots of lovely pottery by Trish and others, and some really neat, quirky folk art! It’s a small shop, but there are treasures everywhere. Look around slowly!!!

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Artist Susan Sellner Paints Pets of Nassau County

Artist Susan Sellner Paints Pets of Nassau CountyLocal Artist Susan Sellner is passionate about pets and not only does she paint pet portraits, she also has a 2015 Pets of Nassau County calendar full or her original oil paintings. Proceeds from these fantastic calendars benefit Friends of Animals in Nassau.

This organization raises funds to help all of the pet resource centers in Nassau County including Nassau County Animal Services, Rescuing Animals in Nassau, Inc., First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Meals on Wheels 4 Pets, Nassau Humane Society, Saving the Animals Rescue Group, and Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA.

Volunteers are always needed! Foster Care, Off Site Adoption Events, Videographers and photographers, Dog walking and Cat socialization, Office Support and other positions are available if you would like to volunteer.

Susan has only been painting since 2010 and it is obvious she has a natural talent.

Susan will be at the Fernandina Beach Arts Market on December 6, 2014, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm with her calendars and other information about what you can do to be a Friend of Animals in Nassau County.

2015 Pet Calendars are also available at:
Nassau County Animal Services
Hola Cuban Cafe
Bijoux Amelia
Meals on Wheels 4 Pets
Passion for Pooches

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Enjoy Indie Shopping at Fernandina Beach Arts Market

Enjoy Indie Shopping at Fernandina Beach Arts Market The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open November 22, 2014. Located adjacent to the farmers’ market on North Seventh Street in historic, Fernandina Beach, the Arts Market is open rain or shine, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

This week we’d like to bring your attention Bowls with Howls. Cindy creates special, one of a kind bowls. Her favorite season is fall, reflected by her newest designs. She braids the clay when its wet, then coils it like a traditional pot. She then hand sculpts tiny leaves and pumpkins making these bowls a perfect center piece for your Thanksgiving table. You can warm or bake your bread and rolls right in the bowl, and it will take on the shape of the bowl, and keep your bread warm at the table. It would also be an excellent hostess gift to bring to your next party.

We have less than 50 days until Christmas! Come on out to the Fernandina Beach Arts Market and find local, handmade gifts! Sonia C Designs will be at the Arts Market with her scarves and unique cork key rings that are perfect for stocking stuffers.

Do you have a furry friend on your gift list this season? Pawsitively Purrfect pet accessories offers leashes, bandanas, collars, hair bows and more for your four legged friends.

The Fernandina Beach Amelia Island Yulee Chamber of Commerce will be at the Arts Market discussing the importance of shopping local and the ripple effect conscience shopping can have on our local economy.

Come on out and support local artists! “Indie Shopping” is a movement to shop with local vendors over the chain stores when given the opportunity. The difference in customer service, quality of workmanship and community benefits are well worth the effort!

There are more than 25 vendors at the Arts Market who create some of the most unique and beautiful pieces you’ll find anywhere. We invite you to bring your family and join us for some fun in the sun!

For more information about the Fernandina Beach Arts Market please find us on facebook, visit FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com or call (904) 557-8229.

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Fernandina Beach Arts Market Offers Unique Gift Ideas

 Fernandina Beach Arts Market Offers Unique Gift IdeasThe Fernandina Beach Arts Market provides a great opportunity to connect with local artists. Whether you are looking for custom furniture, one-of-a-kind apparel, home decor, original art, fine jewelry or more, the Arts Market brings about 25 talented craftsmen/women and artists to downtown Fernandina Beach twice a month.

Open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, November 8th promises to be a spectacular day to find that unique item you are hunting for the upcoming holiday season!

Italian tile and marble, concrete yard art, pet accessories and treats, original artworks, tie dyed apparel, stoneware, glass works and more are created by hand, by people living in and around our Fernandina Beach community.

This week the Boy Scouts will be joining us in our “booth with a cause”, and of the most unique items at the Arts Market is returning: Riplaces. Now, you can say, “No” to the bow and throw away your shoe laces. Snug and secure, Riplaces are a patent pending shoe lace alternative invented and designed right here in NE Florida. Perfect for runners, triathletes, cheerleaders, doctors, couch potatoes, skaters, spin class, seniors and just about anyone else! Come by and meet the family that invented Riplaces.

The Fernandina Beach Arts Market is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and located adjacent to the farmers’ market located on North Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Limited space is available, so if you’d like to be a part of the Fernandina Beach Arts Market this holiday season, please connect with us soon at FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com, on facebook, or call (904) 557-8229.

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Arts Alive Nassau Visits Rotary

Arts Alive Nassau Visits RotaryPress releaseArts Alive! is alive and well in Nassau County and the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise was thrilled to get the update from Jane Lindberg, Board member, on all the amazing programs the organization provides to Nassau County children.

Their mission is to promote the arts and to provide free arts opportunities and education to the children who would otherwise have little to no access to the arts. The organization brings the arts to children, primarily ages 6 – 10 years old, in afterschool programs where the students and classrooms are provided by the local schools.

Arts Alive provides the teachers, instruments, and funding. The program continues to grow each year which enables outreach to more students in the county.

For more information about Arts Alive! go to their website at www.ArtsAliveNassau.org or call them at 904-310.9243.

Pictured here is Jane Lindberg of Arts Alive with Mark Cutshaw, president of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please visit www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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