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What’s On Suncoast? 8.27 – 9.3

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of August 27, 2021 – September 3, 2021!

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Curated Exhibition


Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Curated Exhibition
ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th St West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and appreciation of light. Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships, and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

Oil Painters of America was founded in 1991 by Shirl Smithson primarily to focus attention on the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light. Though there have been many national watercolor and pastel societies, OPA is the first national organization to be established for the sole purpose of representing traditional, representational oil painters. OPA membership currently stands at 3,400 artists. The principal reason behind the swelling of the ranks of this national organization is the strong commitment OPA has towards preventing a further decline of this beautiful form of art.

Approximately 100 pieces accepted into this show will demonstrate the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition. The pieces emphasize diversity in representational style and subject manner. Total awards will be approximately $11,500 in cash and merchandise, including a $4,000 award for Best In Show.

Freckled Fin On Suncoast

Freckled Fin Irish Pub

Freckled Fin Irish Pub
5337 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Holmes Beach’s newest Irish Pub and Music Hall, Freckled Fin Irish Pub is a great place to eat, drink, and dance. Fun Live Music and this Saturday, August 28, 2021, features Raggae Night with I-Ruption and Red Stripe bottles for only $3.50 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Other events include Karaoke night, live music acts Rock and Roll Trivia and so much more. Whether a quick bite with friends after work or a fun weekend outing if you haven’t stopped by Freckles Fin Irish Pub – what are you waiting for?

Market on suncoast

Hand & Harvest Artisans Market

Hand & Harvest Artisans Market
Mercato – 9132 Strada Place, Naples

Hand & Harvest is not your average farmer’s market. It is a curated collection of handmade creations by local artisans with a focus on functional art, luxury candles, jewelry, body care, botanicals, baked goods, home décor, organic juice, gourmet empanadas, and more. The indoor market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 10 am-2 pm. Located in suite 3135 across from Z-Gallerie & Tommy Bahama. Enjoy the refreshing A/C & live music from Claire Liparulo as you stroll the market discovering gifts for friends, family, and yourself as well as treasures to feather your nest. Join us this Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get an early start on the holiday shopping, or just something special for yourself.

Wisteria Tea Room & Cafe

Wisteria Tea Room & Cafe
2512 2nd St Fort Myers, FL 33901

Once a historic home, this tea room was restored by the owners, their family, and friends. From rescuing its original wood flooring, to preserving southern Florida charm; the Wisteria Tea Room & Café is the perfect place to rejuvenate. Enjoy elegant hot and refreshing iced teas not found anywhere else in town. Wisteria Tearoom and Cafe offers a true High Tea Experience as well as sandwiches and brunch items. Shop loose tea and tea-related items in the gift shop. They are closed on Sunday and Monday and open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. Stop by for amazing food, and a unique experience.

Kayak Tour

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Safety Harbor

Bioluminescence is a microorganism that occurs widely in marine waterways in the summertime typically when the temperature is at its peak and ​the water is calm. The bioluminescent organisms will glow when it’s disturbed by a wave breaking or a splash in the water at night! The faster you paddle or splash around, the brighter they will be which makes this a really fun and unique experience! This is truly an incredible and unique experience!
Kayak and equipment are included and outfitted for nighttime safety and navigation! The cost is $65/person for 2.5 hours and it will start at 8:30 p.m. For a truly unique experience with nature here on the Suncoast join us for a Bioluminescence Kayak Tour.

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