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Ringling College of Art and Design

Englewood Art Center Presents

Summer Art Market

Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8

The summer may be sizzling hot but this indoor, family friendly event features cool art by area-based artists and artisans, artist demonstrations, live music, food trucks and activities for children.

(Sarasota, FL) Englewood’s arts and cultural scene is not taking a summer vacation. Sure, the pace slows down, but the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, is offering visitors and residents a chance to come in from the sizzling summer heat and enjoy the cool, vibrant vibes of original works of art created by more than 20 area artists. EAC’s first annual Summer Art Market is Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the center’s Loranger Gallery, 350 South McCall Road, Englewood. This free, family-friendly event features original works of art in variety of media, including paintings, watercolor, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture and photography. The two-day event also features artist demonstrations, live music, food trucks and activities for children. For more information, visit www.ringling.edu/EAC or call 941-474-5548.

According to Samantha Parkinson, the director of the Englewood Art Center, this inaugural event acknowledges the new reality of being a community that stays active all summer long. “Englewood is growing,” she says. “We have more summer visitors and full-time residents. This inaugural arts market serves two purposes. It gives local artists a venue to exhibit during the summer—and it gives the people who stay and live here a chance to see some truly wonderful original works of art.” 

The Englewood Art Center also offers a variety of art classes during the summer months for children and adults. For more information or to register, visit www.ringling.edu/EAC or call 941-474-5548.

About the Englewood Art Center                                                                                             

The Englewood Art Center features exhibitions, classes, and special events. In addition to four galleries for exhibitions, the center houses two well-equipped 2D studio classrooms, a pottery studio, a digital media studio, and a lending library. Visit ringling.edu/EAC.

About Ringling College of Art and Design

For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ten disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes our students into tomorrow’s creative leaders. Visit ringling.edu.