Ringling College of Art and Design

Englewood Art Center Presents

Summer Art Market

Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13

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 the young and young at heart.


(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 15 area artists. EAC’s second annual Summer Art Market is Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 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 by Top Shelf, great food from Baylor’s Southern Soul Food, and Mini City, and activities for the young and young at heart, including creating mosaics and beach glass suncatchers. For more information, visit www.ringling.edu/EAC or call 941-474-5548.

According to Samantha Parkinson, the director of the Englewood Art Center, the positive response to last year’s launch of the Summer Art Market encouraged her team to continue it this summer. “Englewood now stays active throughout the summer months,” says Parkinson. “This event offers the people who visit and live here a chance to see great art and meet local artists—and it gives area-based artists a venue to exhibit during the summer. It’s win-win for everyone.”

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 www.ringling.edu/EAC.


About Ringling College of Art and Design

For 86 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 11 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. Visit www.ringling.edu.