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Grab your hula skirt and flowered lei and head to the Earthscapes Garden Room in Palm Harbor Nov. 17 for a Hawaiian-themed “LuWOW” fundraiser for the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.
PALM HARBOR – Grab your hula skirt and flowered lei and head to the Earthscapes Garden Room in Palm Harbor Nov. 17 for a Hawaiian-themed “LuWOW” fundraiser for the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.

The event at Earthscapes is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Garden Room, 816 Alt. U.S. 19.

Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda are well known for their bowling-ball-surrounded, colorful art house, which has been featured on such shows as Oprah, MTV Extreme Cribs, in the book Weird Florida, and on the Roadside America website.

Their guest house, Casa Loco, was the setting for a Sundance Film Festival project in summer, 2012. The artists have been raising funds for the new art and music venue since 2011, when they won a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant.

Other fundraisers for SHAMc have included HOLiDAZZLE, a recycled holiday display during December 2011, and an all-day musical groundbreaking event in May 2012.

“As an artist, one never knows where your world might lead you,” said Kiaralinda. “Ours went from winning a Pepsi grant to creating flowers from thousands of plastic bottles for HOLiDAZZLE, then using plastic flowers to create “Trashion” hula costumes for Largo’s 9th Annual Trashy Fashion Show, which lead us to imagine hula dancers and then plan the upcoming fabulous LuWOW.”

Dress in your favorite tropical attire (optional), bid on a wide array of silent auction experiences and items, such as a three-hour catamaran trip to Three Rooker Island; participation in a legal gator hunt; a mosaic guitar; ceramic art; an evening with a personal chef, and much more.

Dance to the tunes with DJ Elevation, enjoy a live hula dance show from Miss Donna’s School of Dance and celebrate the art and fun that SHAMc represents.

Lite fare is included in ticket price and drink tickets will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased through Paypal via www.s­afety­harbo­rarta­ndmus­iccen­ter.c­om and cost $25 each in advance and $35 day of show, if still available. All proceeds benefit SHAMc.

“As SHAMc progresses, we plan to have these events in Safety Harbor, but we’re very excited to be able to experience the lush outdoor magic of the Earthscapes Garden Room in Palm Harbor. We plan to create the feeling of Hawaii in this local paradise … like a mini Hawaiian vacation,” said Kiaralinda.

Safety Harbor Art and Music Center is a 501c3 organization currently under construction at 706 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

For more information, visit www.s­afety­harbo­rarta­ndmus­iccen­ter.c­om or www.f­acebo­­m/saf­etyha­rbora­rtand­music­cente­r.
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