Wharf Walk Artisan Weekend planned in downtown LaBelle

Posted 11/4/21

LABELLE – The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation will host Wharf Walk Artisan Weekend Nov. 13 and 14.

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Wharf Walk Artisan Weekend planned in downtown LaBelle

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LABELLE – The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation will host Wharf Walk Artisan Weekend Nov. 13 and 14.

LDRC and LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center have asked local area artists to share their talents with the community. Now we have the opportunity to learn from the best!
 
Here is how it works: There are four different locations along the Caloosahatchee River that will host Art Sessions. Artists have a limited amount of openings available to teach you how to create a piece of art. You will either have the ability to take an item home or contribute to a piece or learn how to bust some moves or even get a chance to play a gorgeous instrument like a violin!!
 
Tickets are on sale now at https://bit.ly/3BuPshW

The weekend will host several free events.

• Zumba on Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Marissa Dupuis, Grace M. Elston and Belinda Facundo will be at the Barron Park Gazebo. Come get your blood pumping and find out how fun Zumba is while getting in shape! Admission is free to this event.

• South Central Florida Car Club will be on Lee Street on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn about how to restore your dream vehicle. South Central Florida Car Club will host a car show along Lee Street next to Barron Park. Admission is free to this event.

LaBelle Strings Music
LaBelle Strings Music

• LaBelle Strings Music will host a sing-a-long at the Barron Park Gazebo on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Shana Gaskill has been playing and teaching ukulele in the Florida Keys and appeared in many venues in Marathon. She currently teaches live and zoom classes from the Riverbend Estates in LaBelle. Join Shana for a sing-along and have some fun on Sunday morning! Admission is free to this event.

Ticketed events

The weekend also includes ticketed participation events which require wristbands. If you have purchased your wristband in advance, it may be picked up in LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center. Wristbands can also be purchased in LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center on the day of the event.

Please note that session space is limited. Session space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Only attendees that have a wristband may participate in the artist’s sessions. If you purchase three sessions, you can get a fourth session free.

• LaBelle Strings Music will be in concert on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Barron Park Gazebo. There will be three tickets available for those who wish to participate in the session. LaBelle String Music is an elegant classical duo of violin and cello. They have been performing in New York City and South Florida with repertory drawn from the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

• Lee Bernadette Green is an Irish-American painter from Florida with a love for broad strokes and vivid color. She is best known for her expressionistic style, which she feels best expresses her artistic voice. Lee has an educational background in Visual Communications and Graphic Design. She has also worked in the field of Art Therapy for many years. Lee believes that everyone has an artistic voice. Working in her signature art style and acrylic medium, she can demonstrate to others and plant the seed in others for their creative joy. Lee happily offers interactive demonstration and interactive participation in the creation of art pieces. Lee will host a session at the DeSoto Ave location (near the Caloosahatchee Bridge). There a total of ten tickets to participate in the session. The session begins at noon and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13.

• Joel Conner Fine Art will host a session at the Barron Library Outdoor location. A total of ten tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at noon and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13.

• Athletic Ambitions aim to teach a solid foundation for cheer/tumble and pass on life skills for not only sports but also their dreams.
Athletic Ambitions will host a session at the Barron Park Gazebo location. A total of ten tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at 11 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13. The cheer/tumbling athletes will have a free performance 9 a.m. at the Barron Park Gazebo.

• Mag on the Moon will have a session at the DeSoto Ave (near the Caloosahatchee Bridge) location. Ten tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at 9:30 a.m, and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13.

• The Art Machine will host session at the LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center outside of the gallery location, on Nov. 14 at noon. Ten tickets will be available to participate in the session.
Tire Crafting – See how simple hand tools can turn tires from flat to fabulous. Planters, Tables, Coolers, Sculptures, even Audrey II from the Little SHoP of HoRRoRs ... don’t get too close, she’ll be hungry! Sign up to save a spot to see how free material becomes beautiful, valuable, functional art.
Mold making made simple – Learn how to take plastic party plates, heat and form them into molds - fast, cheap and easy, right before your eyes! Make custom molds for Chocolate, Ice, Jello, Fondant, Soap, Plaster, even silicon or anything else you can pour into a form. The Craft Vac™ is new and debuts right here on the Warf Walk, LaBelle USA.

• Country Rhythm Cloggers will perform in the Barron Park Gazebo. Ten tickets will be sold to participate in the session. The session begins at 3 p.m.. and lasts 45 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13. Before the session, the Country Rhythm Cloggers perform a demonstration at 2 p.m.

• Everything Under the Sun will host a session at the LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center location. A total of five tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at 11 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Sunday, Nov. 14.
Mariela Croker started out making wood crafts. Her father was an old school woodworker and Mariela definitely caught the love for it. There were so many things she wanted to learn about and make so she added pottery, glasswork, hand-painted items, and paper crafting. Mariela’s daughter said one day- “Mom, you do everything under the sun!”

• Interested in learning the violin? Marissa, the Violinist, has one opening for Sunday, Nov. 14. Come see how much you love this instrument.
Marissa Dupuis is a many-year resident of Lehigh Acres, Florida. She started playing violin in elementary school and joined the school orchestra. Marissa previously attended the Saginaw, Michigan Performing Arts Center where she played in the Symphony Orchestra. Presently, she performs violin for weddings and special occasions. She has a wide range in my music repertoire and is open to learning new music to suit your needs. Please contact her at 239-823-745 or by email @ ViolinMarissa75@gmail.com if Marissa may be of assistance to you.

• Dorothy of DR Design graduated cum laude from Troy University with a BS degree in Studio Art. Studies included photography, drawing and design, pen & ink, watercolor, oils, acrylic and free-form pottery. She worked in the off-set printing field as a typesetter and graphic artist for many years, then ventured into graphic design for screen printing.
After working with a couple of franchise paint and sip establishments, she decided to open her own mobile paint business and launched Dr Design in 2018. By being mobile, Dorothy feels more people can be reached that aren’t able to go to a set location to paint, and it makes it convenient for everyone.
DR Design offers a wide range of affordable private and public paint parties to all ages, groups and talents. They use acrylic paint, which is fast drying and easy clean-up. They instruct the class step by step, so no experience is necessary.
DR Design will hosting a session at the Barron Library Outdoor location. Ten tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at 9 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13.

• Justine “J Burrd” is a Florida-based multi-medium artist who currently specializes in realistic large-scale mural painting. She paints interior, exterior, residential and commercial murals that bring life and color to any space. She also has a degree in Studio Art and over 5 years of teaching experience. J Bird Art will hosting a session at the DeSoto Ave (near the Caloosahatchee Bridge) location. A total of ten tickets will be avaialbe to participate in the session. Participants must be aged 13 years old or older. The session begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Sunday, Nov. 14.

• Suzanne’s Decorative Arts are all hand-painted by Suzanne. She works on various surfaces-canvas, wood, metal, and glass. Suzanne is great at repurposing items and she works basically in acrylics.
Suzanne’s Decorative Arts will host a session at the LaBelle Gallery and Cultural Center location. Ten tickets will be available to participate in the session. The session begins at 10 p.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13.

• Lisa Hutchins started to draw in 9th grade in high school. She ended up taking many classes for art. From drawing all the way to ceramics. Lisa has won 1st place in local art shows and honorable mentions in a country-wide contest. Art is a great hobby of hers and she wants to share her passion.
Lisa Hutchins will host two session at the Barron Library Outdoor location. Five tickets will be available to participate in each session. The first session begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 30 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 13. The second session begins at 1 p.m. and lasts 60 minutes on Sunday, Nov. 14.

For more information online, see the Downtown LaBelle Revitalization Corporation page on Facebook.

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