GULFPORT - On Saturday, July 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 in Gulfport.
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.
Art Walk’s Collective Soulz component 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. You’ll find the collective Soulz Artists set up in front of the Historic Peninsula Inn and Spa.
The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport offers 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.
Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district, including the Double M Band, Henry Ashwood, Jay Pritchard, and Paul Anthony to name a few.
This week’s “Meet the Artist” reception, at Domain Home Accessories will feature the newly arrived work of ceramic artist Peggy Wollins. Peggy Wollins creates whimsical fish, or more specifically, fish heads.
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. The event is located near the surrounding area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.