Charlotte Harbor marine life mural

Punta Gorda Mural Society is raising funds for the Harborwalk Mural. The mural will be painted on the retaining wall under the U.S. 41 southbound bridge along the Punta Gorda Harborwalk. This walkway is used by more than 1,000 walkers and bicyclists every day (2,000 in season). It will capture our Charlotte Harbor marine life, past and present. Learn more at www.puntagordamurals.

VAC will participate in Margin & Mission Ignition 2018

The Visual Arts Center will participate in Margin & Mission Ignition 2018, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation designed to strengthen entrepreneurial capacity and increase nonprofit mission impact through the development and implementation of earned-income strategies. No Margin, No Mission, a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation, will consult with the nonprofits for 30 months to develop and implement business plans for revenue-generating ventures. The five organizations participating will come together throughout the process to learn from and share with one another based on their experiences.

VAC The FUN Arts Festival

The Visual Arts Center will hold a new event, The FUN Arts Festival. Six local celebrities will be paired with six local professional artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art that will be on display in the Goff Gallery from October 26 to November 16. The local celebrities are Stacey Deffenbaugh-Meyer, Kim Devine, Dr. Corey Girwood, Carlton Hughes, Carmel Kisiday and Jake Williams. The revealing of pairings will be on Sept. 21 and the finale will be on Nov. 21. Many more events will be held as part of the festival.