Where’s Waldo?

Where's Waldo, Sea Grape Gallery
    From July 1st to July 30th,  the iconic children's book character Waldo will be visiting Punta Gorda and hiding out in 25 local businesses, including Sea Grape Gallery, waiting for local  scavenger hunters to find him.   This is a great summer activity for kids, as well as an opportunity to explore and support local businesses.  Starting July 1st, pick up a Waldo stamp card at any of the participating locations and collect a ... Read More

May and June Artist of the Month Jim Beech

Beech, The Little Barn, Sea Grape Gallery
Our 2D Artist of the Month for May and June is Watercolorist Jim Beech.   Jim had a career in advertising, marketing, and graphic design, but also had a passion for watercolor painting, and has been creating art for over 50 years.  He especially enjoys painting old buildings and boats of unusual character, and considers painting an opportunity for story-telling.  His goal is to have the viewer wonder what might have occurred just before the image ... Read More

May and June Artist of the Month Nancy VanTassell

VanTassell Turquoise Pendant, Sea Grape Gallery
Our 3D Artist of the Month for May and June is Silver Jewelry Artist Nancy VanTassell.    Nancy has been creating art jewelry for 18 years. Her designs have evolved through that time to her current obsession, wire weaving, and she has been weaving for nine of the 18 years. With continuous exploration and experimentation, this art continues to keep her attention and passion. Wire weaving is an age-old technique of taking different gauges of ... Read More

Third Thursday – The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience

  Third Thursdays are back!  Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants and the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce are pleased to sponsor "The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience" on the Third Thursday of every  month.  This a new venue that takes the place of previous events Gallery Walk, Alive After 5, and Wine Walk, and features art, music, shopping, and food from 5:30-8:30 pm.  Shops and businesses will be open for browsing, and there will be musical entertainment.  ... Read More