Art Walk showcases artsy side of Forgotten Coast

Art Walk

Art lovers perused paintings, crafts and jewelry during the third annual SEA art walk. More than 20 artists from across the Forgotten Coast showcased their wares and talents.

Courtesy of Debbie Hooper | joebay.com
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM.

Beautiful art met an equally beautiful day.

The third annual Art Walk, hosted by the Society of Expressive Artists (SEA) was held at the Beach Walk shopping area in Mexico Beach and ran simultaneously with the annual Gumbo Cook-off last month.

The event showcased 23 artists from Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and along the Forgotten Coast as they displayed their talents and sold their art, sculptures, jewelry or crafts.

“The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were full and there were tons of people,” said Dolores Lowery, president of SEA and the coordinator for the event. “We couldn’t have had a better day.”

In addition to participating artists, the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society held a fundraiser complete with raffle tickets and adoptable animals.

Lowery auctioned off a prize to create an encaustic painting of the winner’s pet which brought in $120 for the humane society and an additional $300 were collected in donations. One lucky chocolate lab-mix puppy named Kevin went home with a visiting family from Mississippi.

The humane society also put out a special donation jar for Slugger, a big black and white tom in need of an expensive eye surgery. The jar was stuffed by the end of the day. 



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