Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Fling in Ormond Beach this Friday

Art Consortium member Michelle Davidson will have her mixed media jewelry ansa judged for the contest "Spring Fling" at the first Friday Art Walk in Ormond Beach. Come down and cast your vote for your favorite. Find the details of the event below:

Spring Fling! on East Granada in Ormond Beach April 2nd 5-8pm

Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather while strolling E. Granada Boulevard on First Friday filled with art, music, great food and wine!

All Free

Here are some of the events we have planned:

Ø You Be The Judge - Back by popular demand, the First Friday Art Contest will feature all local artists with the Spring Fling theme. Artwork will be displayed in the windows of various merchants along the stroll route. Vote on “Best Representation of Spring Fling”, “Most Unique” and of course, “Fan Favorite”.

Ø Metropolitan Gallery Show Opening – Jessie Cook is the featured artist for April. A painter who exhibits along the East coast of Florida as well as several galleries in Orlando, Jessie ‘s landscapes and still life create great representations of life around us. In addition to works of art on exhibit, Jessie has been the featured artist for the cover of Halifax Magazine. Stop by and meet her!

Ø Wine Tasting – check out Bon! Gourmet and Noah’s Market for great wine tastings and the best to take home with you!

Ø The Bikini Company – For every size, shape and age, this is the place to pick up you’re the latest beach wear! Fun styles by Betsey Johnson, LaBlanca, VIX, Luli Fama, and more! And, there’s more than just bathing suits – casual wear, sandals, hats – everything you need for this beautiful weather. Check out their new styles!

Ø Enjoy The Music – Local musicians will once again provide great music both at Granada Plaza and the Shoppes At Oceanside.

Ø Art, Art, Art! – Emmons Cottage Art Gallery is our “Merchant of the Month” and showcases their 15 artists whose work includes watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, 3-D sculptures, mixed media collage and artisan jewelry. Your hosts for the evening will be Teresa Thompson and Ella Lawless.

Ø Bonnie’s Boutique – Bonnie has brought back fresh spring fashions from her buying trips and they are already a hit at her Spring Fashion Shows. Stop by to see the latest in women’s casual and cruise wear!

Ø Food Galore – Before, during or after the stroll, enjoy our many restaurants for a variety of great food: Noah’s Market, Peach Valley Café, Hershey’s Ice Cream of Ormond Beach, Lulu’s Oceanside Grill and Larry’s Giant Subs!

Ø Raffles & Prizes – Stop in each merchant to see what their special is of the month, or raffle or prizes they have to offer. These vary each month and are fun to win!

Ø Movies On The Halifax – The Casement’s Movies On The Halifax has been rescheduled to Friday, April 9th due to previous commitments on First Friday.

This Friday Look For Our Event Balloons At:

Ø The Casements

Shoppes At Oceanside:

Ø Bon! Gourmet

Ø Metropolitan Gallery & Frame

Ø Bonnie's Boutique

Ø Art On The Boulevard

Ø Marguerite's Florist

Ø Emmons Cottage Art Gallery

Ø Lulu's Oceanside Grill

Granada Plaza

Ø Hershey's Ice Cream of Ormond Beach

Ø Ormond’s Family Chiropractic

Ø Ormond Beach Travel

Ø Edward Jones

Ø Peach Valley Cafe

Ø Noah’s Market

Ø Ormond Beach Florist

Ø The Bikini Company

Ø Larry's Giant Subs

Remember, FREE PARKING at The Casements, the city parking lot near the tennis courts on E. Granada, the Post Office (after 5:00pm), the city parking lot next to Emmons Cottage Gallery off Halifax , street and lot parking at LuLu’s Oceanside Grill, and Granada Plaza !

For more information, contact Teresa at 673-6060, Nancy at 451-5273 or visit

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Join us for the DeLand Outdoor Art Festival this weekend

This weekend's local art festival is held in DeLand at the Earl Brown Park off Amelia Ave March 27: Saturday 9am-5pm, March 28: Sunday 10am-4pm. Buddy Hatcher will be there with his photography, Ruth Vines with her original oil paintings, and Mehg Marshal with her pottery. A nice mix from our group! The weather is promising to be very nice! Please try to attend and lend them some moral support!

Monday, March 15, 2010



The Ormond Beach Seafood Festival will be held on June 19th and 20th in historic Rockefeller Gardens overlooking the Halifax River located on the south east corner of the Granada Bridge in downtown Ormond Beach. The hours are 10AM-9PM on Saturday and 10AM-4PM on Sunday.

Luscious, local seafood of every type will be featured and presented by local restaurants. Continuous Live Musical Entertainment will be held on two stages and feature Blue Grass, Jazz, Florida Folk Music and more.

Vendors will be offering everything from beautiful jewelry to coastal art. A Children’s Corner will include magic shows, blow ups, games and entertainment for the young and young at heart.

Our signature poster was designed by famed artist and Art Consortium of Volusia County member Pat Spano. Pat is an Ormond Beach, Florida artist working in pastels, watercolors, and acrylics as well as various photographic techniques. Check out her web site

Save the date and join us for a weekend of great food and great music and great fun in historic downtown Ormond Beach.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Haiti Agriculture Relief Benefit This Saturday

Fair Share Urban Garden, in partnership with the Haiti Response Coalition, is inviting the public to attend a fundraiser and public awareness benefit at the Fair Share Urban Garden located at the
Daytona Beach Lions Club at 345 White Street. 386-451-9003

• 9 a.m.- Fair Trade Artisan Market; featuring handcrafted items from
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Caribean art by Sarah Barnaby of the Art Consortium.
Handcrafted jewely by Kim Seamans of the Art Consortium.
• 11 a.m.- Fresh Brunch Buffet; including fresh fruits, salad bar,
juices and "Singing Rooter" Haitian shade-grown coffee
Guest speaker- Jeff Rogers recently returned from Haiti making a
powerful presentation on the relief efforts following the quake.
• 12 Noon- “Power of Community” a 50 minute documentary on how Cuba
developed sustainable organic agriculture following the fall of the
Soviet Union. Cuba’s agriculture programs provide a replicable model
for both the U.S. and for rebuilding Haiti following the devastating
• Suggested donation at the door $5

Fair Share is a sustainable urban agriculture project of Salt of the
Earth, Inc. a local 501(C)-3 and is committing 20% of all financial
contributions throughout 2010 to grassroots food projects of the Haiti
Response Coalition, helping the people of Haiti feed the people of

To learn more about Fair Share visit the website-
Learn more about the collaborative efforts in Haiti-

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