Ringling College of Art + Design

Englewood Art Center Presents

Winter Art Market

Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15

This indoor, family friendly event features work in clay, wood, glass, fiber, mixed-media, jewelry and more by 15 regionally based artists.

The two-day event also features live music, food trucks and activities for children.


(Sarasota, FL) Discover handcrafted treasures by local artists and artisans at Englewood Art Center’s Winter Art Market, Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the center, 350 South McCall Road in Englewood. This free, family-friendly event features original works of art in a variety of media, including paintings, watercolor, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture and photography by 15 regionally based artists. The two-day event also features live music by The Neptunes, the BrewBurgers food truck (on Friday), the Mobstah Lobstah food truck (on Saturday) and activities for children. For more information, visit www.ringling.edu/EAC or call 941-474-5548.

Samantha Parkinson, director of the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design, says that this second annual event has been warmly received by regionally based artists. “They really enjoy the opportunity to showcase their original works of art at this time of year. We’ll also have some of our instructors offering demos, including ceramist Paul Frehe and painter Maggie McClellen.” Parkinson invites families to bring their children. “We’ve planned DIY creative sessions on both days for kids of all ages. We’ll be crafting holiday cards and making snowflake decorations—it’s fun for the entire family.”

Participating artists include Mary Gaines, Chuck Tyger, Ellen Long, Nancy McCune, Maren Thompson, Sandra Stanley, Tricia Bueler, Jill Lindsay, Michelle McCarthy, Roberta Giannone, Angelika Gallant, Mary MacPherson, Nancy VanTassell, Francine Michel and Robert Broyles.

The Englewood Art Center also offers a variety of ongoing art classes, exhibits and other special events for children and adults. Classes begin on January 8 and include advanced wheel throwing, wood carving, plein air painting and introduction to batik.

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 www.ringling.edu/EAC.


About Ringling College of Art + Design

Since 1931, Ringling College of Art + 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 12 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 students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu.