Gulfport hosts Saturday Artwalk Saturday, April 19.
GULFPORT - On Saturday, April 19, from 6 to 10 p.m., visitors can meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers, stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard.
The event features new artists every week and includes several different sculpture and paint mediums, jewelry, photography, fish rubbings, upcycled items, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, body products and more.
Most recently, Art Walk has added a new component called Collective Soulz. Collective Soulz brings to Gulfport new and emerging artists, whose talents range from photography to pottery and from drawing to music, giving them the opportunity to see if they can succeed as a working artist at street fairs.
Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district, including Stephanie, Owen Poteat, The Urban Gypsies and Rob Irie to name a few. The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport is also offering step-by-step classes and instruction in specialized areas such as glass casting, glass fusing, sculptural welding and forged steel for students age 5-85.
While browsing the art and craft booths, don’t miss Gulfport’s unique shops, boutiques and galleries and enjoy dinner at one of more than a dozen fine restaurants within the area.
There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are pet and family friendly. Artists set up near 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.