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35th Annual Springfest on Anna Maria Island

| Suncoast Post Staff |

The mission of Anna Maria Island Art League is to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages through education and to enrich our community through the promotion and celebration of the arts. The League promotes emerging artists and sponsors events and activities to support the arts. This year we are partnering with businesses on the island to promote the 2023 YOUNG AT ART CHILDREN’S EXHIBIT at our 35th Annual Springfest Fine Arts Festival, March 18th and 19th, at Holmes Beach City Field.

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We have received 100 pieces of art from 11 schools in the county.    The works will be judged by age/grade levels.  An awards presentation will be made at 5:30 on the first day of the Festival at the Gazebo at Holmes Beach City Field.   

Here is the list of schools and businesses who are displaying them:

Beach Bums Rentals, Anna MariaVirgil Mills Elementary School
Silver Resorts, Bridge Walk, Bradenton BeachVirgil Mills Elementary School
Island Theraputics, Holmes BeachTara Elementary School
Scott’s Deli, Holmes BeachTara Elementary school
Island Fresh Market, Holmes BeachStewart Elementary School
Small Town Creamery, Holmes BeachStewart Elementary School
Vintage Beach, Holmes BeachStewart Elementary School
Original Sand Dollar, Holmes BeachSouth East High School
Los Chiludos Fresh Mexican Grill, Holmes BeachRowlett Middle Academy
Azure, Holmes BeachRowlett Middle Academy
Tortuga Inn, Bradenton BeachRowlett Middle Academy
Island Library Display Case, Holmes Beachone from each School
Hurricane Hanks, Holmes BeachMyakka Elementary School
Dominoes Pizza, Holmes BeachMyakka Elementary School
Hurricane Liquors, Holmes BeachLincoln Memorial Middle School
Pizzano’s Pizza, Holmes BeachLincoln Memorial Middle School
Fifty Three Fifty, The PourHouse, Holmes BeachLincoln Memorial Middle School
Vinnie’s Kitchen, Holmes BeachLakewood Ranch High School
Back Alley Treasures, Bradenton BeachLakewood Ranch High School
Minnie’s Beach Café, Holmes BeachLakewood Ranch High School
LaPensee Plumbing, Holmes BeachJohnson K thru 8
Bridge Tender Inn,  Bradenton BeachHaile Middle School, Lakewood Ranch High School
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Bradenton BeachHaile Middle School
AMI Beach Fun Rental, Holmes BeachElecta Lee Middle School
Island Vacation Properties, Holmes BeachElecta Lee Middle School

A Big Shout Out to our Sponsors and Contributors:

Thanks to Our Turquoise Sponsors:   Vinnie’s Italian Kitchen, Beach Bum Rentals, The Bridge Tender Inn, LaPensee Plumbing, Silver Resorts/ Bridge Walk and Silver Surf.

Thanks to Sponsors:  Groom’s Automotive, Island Fresh Market AMI & Back Alley Treasures

Thanks to our Partners:  Staples & Domino’s Pizza

Also, thanks for contributions from Minnie’s Beach Cafe, AMOB, Restless Natives, Ruth Betts

Staples provided more than 660 kits with pencils, glue, pens, markers and highlighters through their in-store promotion of $5 towards helping teachers.   Our teachers were thrilled with the kits.

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Photo from AMI Art League

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