Bonita Springs Art Show | Art League of Bonita Springs
Today was the day. Together with my Mini-me I made a trip to the Art League of Bonita Springs. It's one of those places I pass almost daily but I've never stopped in. Spurred on by a Google news alert about the gift shop I decided to make my way to the Art League.
This month's featured event at the Bonita Springs Art League is called Twist and Shout: The New Needle Art. Admission is free. You just walk in, tour the gift shop (there is some great jewelry) and hit the gallery.
The artists used all sorts of mediums in the needle art which included all sorts of embroidery, knitting, mesh fabrics and textiles. Most interesting and quite an attention getter was a hand knitted mitten with a ball of thread and the knitting needles. Here's the thing that is so amazing: The mitten is about 10 feet long and 3 feet wide, the knitting needles are about three feet in length. The yard was actually upholstery welting. My mind was turning: No disrespect to the artist, but I imagined it immediately as a most excellent sleeping bag.
The exhibits at the league do change keep an eye to their website for the next exhibit.
The Art League provides a wide variety of programs such as art appreciation, dance, drawing, glass, pastels, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, pottery, and theater arts. Visit the Art League website for details, schedules of classes and hours of operation. If you're looking for things to do in Bonita Springs, this may be a great place to start - from free things to do to low cost things to do.
The Art League of Bonita Springs is located at 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34135. The Art League is just north of the Post Office at the traffic signal, turn as if you are going into the community Imperial Harbor.
The next major event held at by the Art League is the Bonita Springs National Art Festival held at The Promenade in Bonita Springs, Florida. January 12-13, 2008 & March 1-2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.