Art Center Sarasota Hosts
The 14th Annual
Fabulous Arts Boutique (FAB)
(Sarasota, Florida) Art Center Sarasota hosts the 14th annual Fabulous Arts Boutique (FAB) showcasing works by regional artists, March 2-March 5, at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. An opening reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres is Wednesday, March 2, 6-8 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested for the opening reception only. The event continues, free to the public, Thursday March 3, through Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and a complete list of artists, visit the FAB Facebook page http//www.facebook.com/FabulousArtsBoutique.
All of the FAB participants are members of local art guilds, including the Florida West Coast Bead Society, Manasota Weavers Guild, Surface Design Guild Sarasota, the Venetian Society of Basket Weavers, and The Southwest Art Yarn Guild.
“We’re looking forward to another year of celebrating the inspired creations of local artists,” says Karen Johnson, chair of this year’s FAB committee. She explains that the event features hand-dyed silk works, artist-designed clothing, richly colored and textured woven goods, hand-crafted jewelry, leather and fabric purses and accessories, and whimsical home décor “all presented in creative displays of one-of-a-kind artist wares. “It’s a feast for the eyes and the senses,” she says. “Come in and restore your soul!”
About Art Center Sarasota
Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943 and has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota is now a membership-based organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-365-2032 § Fax: 941-366-0585
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday