Art & Design Show Sarasota
Dec. 6 - 8 | 2019
Robarts Arena, Sarasota, FLA
The Evolution of an Historic Craft Show in Sarasota.
Air-Conditioned Robarts Arena is located just five minutes from downtown Sarasota with plenty of free parking
Our new show title, Art & Design Show Sarasota is intended to shift the focus toward a new image that will resonate with the ever-growing Sarasota community.
This exciting three-day event has been southwest Florida’s preeminent destination for collectors, art enthusiasts, interior decorators, designers and discerning homeowners for ten years;
OUR SHOW IS SPECIAL AND IT'S HISTORY GOES BACK TO THE DAY WHEN THE SHOW HAD ITS DEBUT IN TAMPA OVER TWO DECADES AGO.
Relax & Enjoy meeting the artists with their exceptional displays and original art.
This event is for those who prefer an air-conditioned environment, ambience and gallery look of this show. Serious collectors faitfully attend our show looking for for their next significant purchase.
ONGOING DAILY HAPPENINGS
• Bim Willow Demonstrate willow furniture making Friday & Saturday
• Pottery Demonstrations daily with Carla's Clay. Hands on for our Customers too!.
MEET BIM WILLOW
Demonstrations and Workshops at the Art & Design Show Sarasota.
Sign Up Friday or Saturday at the show for Sunday Workshops
Furniture Making Demos | Fri- & Saturday Dec. 6-7, 10 AM-5 PM
Make Your Own Furniture | Sunday Dec. 8, 10 AM-1 PM
Bim Willow, artisan and author, has taught classes in willow work all over the country for more than a decade as well as written several books about the subject.
You don't need to be a master of hammers and nails. Its really easy to learn how to nail, but its a lot harder to unlearn how to do it the wrong way-like so many other things in life. Bim Willow says.
While Bim teaches techniques, he also encourages individual creativity. Students learn the technique of how to make something structurally sound. Something that is functional, but the aesthetic part is in their hands.
Thats where you get to use your imagination and take these sticks and create something beautiful out of it, he says. Imagination is all in our head. And my class is about taking it out and playing with it.
Choose between four projects:
• Garden Bench $90 (2-3 hr)
• Reindeer $50 (1.5 hr)
• End Table $50 (1-1.5 hr)
• Tripod Holiday Tree $50 (1.5 hr)
Materials and necessary tools provided.
Sign up and pay at the show Friday and Saturday for Sunday Workshops or
Our indoor venue provides fine craft artists and all other artists with the opportunity to show their work at its best
in a relaxed and secure setting that is appreciated by all who attend.
The Sarasota economy is strong, and sales continue to remain significant.
The free admission will undoubtedly bring an increase in attendance.
If You Want To Show Indoors & Don't Have a Display, WE NOW SUPPLY WALLS.
If you are among the hundreds of talented artists who do not exhibit in outdoor art events and do not have the means for displaying your work, we now offer display panels.
The panels are 5' wide x 8' high.