Monday, March 14, 2011

Island City Art Walk is coming March 18th 2011

Wilton Manors Main Street is proud to share this information with you about the next Island City Art Walk.  We're looking forward to experiencing this monthly entertainment on the drive, and are excited to have the chance to speak with so many of you who stop on Wilton Drive to see all your friends, neighbors and of course the one of a kind art that is on display. 

The official Island City Art Walk press release is here for your pleasure.   We hope to see you Friday Night, March, 18th from 7 to 10 PM.

Contact: Mary Ellen Charapko


Supporting the Arts in Wilton Manors, Broward County

Wilton Manors, (Ft Lauderdale), Florida, March 7, 2011________ The Island City Art Walk has captured the attention of local artists, as well as the entire surrounding tri-county art community. Start your weekend with great art, great energy and an easy-going atmosphere. The Island City Art Walk begins at 7 pm until 10 pm on Friday, March 18th.

The featured local artist for the March Island City Art Walk is Peter J. Nolan who will be exhibiting his highly sophisticated nature photography at the The Naked Grape Wine Bar. Connecticut artist, Barbara J. Lloyd will be at Island City Eyecare. Gallery XO will be presenting the works of Aaron Coleman, Maciel Cantelmo, Chris Lopez and Eduardo Garcia. The newest gallery in Wilton Manors, Mangum Gallery, will be featuring the latest work of owner/director, Greg Mangum. Dennis Dean Galleries will be presenting the works of recyclable artist, Michael Russo. Art Frenzie will be showing abstract artist, Jason Trublood, watercolors by Lori Tanner and the unique art of David Schluss who is renowned for painting with his hands and fingers.

Bumble Bee Island, 2008, Peter J. Nolan, Photography

John Brown, an art representative from Nashville, Tennessee and one of his mixed media artists, Stevn Dutton, will be traveling to Wilton Manors to participate in the March exhibit, bringing with them the work of 6 Nashville artists. Brown and his artists will be located along the corridor at Chic Optique in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.

Golding-Savino, Alternative Space, in Gables Wilton Park, will present a group show, Other Worlds, which includes Miami artist, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, along with Ilka A and Kuhl & Leyton. Next door, Ellen Charapko Gallery, Alternative Space, will be featuring a solo show by Miami artist, Cesar Garcia and Drastic Measures, for found objects, award-winning artist, Tim Yankosky has been extended through April 9th at the Ellen Charapko Gallery.

There are 30 business sponsors along the drive sponsoring over 40 artists. The Island City Art Walk is free to the artists and free to the attendees. Many of the businesses along the drive serve refreshments. A trolley is also provided free to the public. This is a stress-free function meant to enrich the general public and encourage the creation of art in Broward County.
Mary Ellen Charapko, Owner/Director of Ellen Charapko Gallery and owner of Island City, Inc., is the producer and organizer of the grassroots, Island City Art Walk, a mile long, “private party function” which began in December 2006. The Island City Art Walk sponsors and artists, continue to promote cultural awareness in Broward County and have contributed to the economic growth in Wilton Manors. Charapko and the sponsor businesses on Wilton Drive are solid “supporters of the arts.” Come and join us for an artful evening on The Drive!

A third Friday night of the month function, during the season, November – April.
Wilton Manors is situated between Sunrise Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd. East of I-95 and West of Federal Highway. Please see Directions/Map Page for further information:
  Island City, Inc .  To The Moon Marketplace .  Naked Grape Wine Bar
Ellen Charapko Gallery . DaVinci Realty Group . George Ryan Gift Gallery
White Glove Antiques . Art Frenzie . Gallery XO . Dennis Dean Galleries
World Treasures . Shades of The Past-Antiques . Chic Optique . Copy This
Sozo Sushi Bar . Mangum Gallery . 78 degrees Spa . Georgie’s Alibi . The Manor

Island City Traders . World Treasures . The Pink Submarine . Island City Eyecare
Cal Steinmetz, Attorney at Law . Wilton Manors Main Street . Freedom Travel
Humpys Pizza & Pannini . Eastside Management .  Pallant Insurance Agency