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Gulfport Art & Gallery Art Walk Artist Space Available

Gulfport Merchant’s Association

Gulfport Art & Gallery Art Walk Artist Space Available

Contact: Suzanne King

727-322-5217,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Re: Premium Artist Space Available!

Calling all Artisans and Craftsmen! Several premium spots are now available during Gulfport Art & Gallery Walks. Applications for all handmade categories are currently being accepted. Art Walks take place from 6-10pm on First Fridays and Third Saturdays year round in Gulfport’s Waterfront Art District. Applications and detailed vendor information are available at www.SIKpromotions.com under the vendor info tab.

The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event features new artists every first Friday and third Saturday each month and includes several different sculpture and paint mediums, jewelry, photography, folk art, upcycled items, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, body products and more.

There is never a fee for visitor admission, parking or trolley rides. For more information on Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk, please visit www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com, find us on Facebook or call 727-322-5217. Event Location: 3101 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport

 
3rd Annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival

Gulfport Merchant’s Association

3rd Annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival (Formerly Gulfport Masters)

February 17-18, 2018

Veteran’s Park - 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact: SIK Promotions, Inc.; 727-322-5217; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

GULFPORT, FL: The third annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival is open to the public on February 17-18, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with complimentary admission and parking conveniently located within walking distance. Courtesy transportation is also available from remote parking locations throughout the City.

The juried art show will feature the fine works of art from across the region, including but not limited to; 2D, 3D, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Wood, Acrylics, Collage, Assemblages, Drawing, Leather, Oils, Pastels, Fine Photography, Stone, Watercolors, Fine Jewelry and Sculpture. The deadline for artist applications is November 1, 2017.

The Gulfport Merchant’s Association is pleased to announce its inaugural Purchase Awards Program. The Purchase Awards Program provides patrons and businesses alike a unique opportunity to support the arts by pledging to purchase artworks at this year’s festival. Purchase Awards Sponsors will have access to the Artists Reception on Friday, February 16, where they will have an opportunity to meet and discuss works with the artists and enjoy a sneak preview of select art pieces.

The event will take place at City of Gulfport’s Veteran’s Park, one of Gulfport’s most pristine parks overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, located at 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

For More information, please contact SIK Promotions, Inc. by calling 727-322-5217, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on the web at www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

 
THURSDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

“THURSDAY NIGHT SOCIAL” (Where the locals go!)

Join locals, visitors, friends and neighbors. Eat, drink, dance, celebrate and socialize Gulfport-style! Featuring DJ Daniel with tunes and styles spanning the decades. Every third Thursday!”

Thursday September 21st

Thursday October 26th - NOTE: The October date is correct since it will be on the 4th Thursday for that month only.

Thursday November 16th

Thursday December 21st


 
NEXT IN THE LGBTQ FILM SERIES

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, October 12th with OTHER PEOPLE, an independent comedy about a gay son returning home to care for his dying mother. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages. Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About OTHER PEOPLE: A struggling gay comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother (Molly Shannon) and clash with his homophobic father (Bradley Whitford) in this funny and affecting 2016 “dramedy” from Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly, marking his directorial debut. “Smart, lovely, funny, occasionally edgy, slightly cynical and ultimately heart-tugging.” (Chicago Sun-Times) (Not Rated)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994), on Thursday, November 9th. In this crowd-pleasing, hilarious favorite, drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, inviting fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals.

Upcoming films in the series include: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (December 14th), GIRLS LOST (January 11th), BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (February 8th), and THE HANDMAIDEN (March 8th). Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
CLOUDBURST Canceled

Due to the circumstances created by the storm, we are canceling the screening of CLOUDBURST that was scheduled for this Thursday. We will reschedule Cloudburst for another date in the series in the future. Please spread the word.

 
Lesbian “Road Movie” Up Next in LGBTQ Film Series

Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, September 14th with a “road movie” about an elderly lesbian couple making their way to Canada. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

About the September 14th film: Oscar-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in this 2012 film as a lesbian couple of 31 years who are threatened with separation by family members who think one should go into a nursing home. Instead, they flee together on an adventurous road trip to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. Along the way, they encounter a young hitchhiker who has much to learn from the couple. Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny! (Not Rated)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series on Thursday, October 12th. A struggling gay comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother (Molly Shannon) and clash with his homophobic father (Bradley Whitford) in this funny and affecting 2016 “dramedy” from Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly, marking his directorial debut. “Smart, lovely, funny, occasionally edgy, slightly cynical and ultimately heart-tugging.” (Chicago Sun-Times) (Not Rated)

Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
GECKOFEST – Gulfport’s End of Summer Celebration

Saturday, September 2, 2017 10am – 10pm

GULFPORT, FL: Calling all flower children, hippies and tree huggers! Flock to Gulfport’s waterfront and bring your buds for a day of peace, art and music! Gulfport invites you to the 17th Annual Geckofest, presented by Eyeglass World, celebrating the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, honoring this waterfront village’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile, the Gecko!

Drag out those bell-bottoms from the back of your closet and get groovy at “Geckostock”. Celebrating the 1969 Woodstock Festival and featuring a host of hippie-themed festivities, Geckofest will feature themed, live music on two stages, presented by Sprint and The Blueberry Patch, and strolling as well as stationary performances presented by Extreme Entertainment.

Appearing on the Sprint Stage: Dan Stevens, The Cozmic Cowboyz, The Schmitz Brothers, DivaDivaDiva!, Janis Joplin AKA Wes Sloat-Ray and Peace of Woodstock.

Appearing on the Blueberry Patch Stage:  Laura Shepherd, Askew, Tropical Disturbance, Troy Youngblood and the Soulfish, and Boxcar Hollow.

Street Performers include: The Dallas and Nick Show, Acromaniacts, Crazy Indy, Loz Primoz Breakerz, Shaun Jay, David Ferman, The Amazing Kenny Toombs, West Coast Mutineer Hippies, Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader, Robert the balloon Man, Spiderman, Sterling the Silver Statue, Family Guy’s Stewie and M.A.D. Flames Fire Entertainment.

Shop the vendors, join the quirky walking parade, colorful costume contests, and the ever-popular end-of-the-day dueling street dances that wrap up this light-hearted send-off to summer. It’s going to be far-out and outta sight, man!

Parking and admission to Geckofest is complimentary and the event is pet and family-friendly.

The Gulfport Trolley offers visitors who park in designated off-site locations transportation between their vehicle and the festival site at no charge. GetGO, Gulfport’s 5 passenger electric vehicles, will also be available to pick up residents or visitors and deliver them to their desired destination with no parking worries!

This year’s GECKOFEST is sponsored in part by the following supporters: The City of Gulfport, Eyeglass World (Presenting Sponsor), Sprint (South Stage Sponsor), The Blueberry Patch (North Stage Sponsor), Great Bay Budweiser, The Gabber, Little Tommie’s Tiki, Pitzen Studios, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Salty’s Gulfport, Reefdog Gifts & Grooming, Extreme Entertainment, GEICO, All American Gutter Protection, BBI Nova, Paradise News, ProSuzy, Rainbow 411, GSH Radio, Smokin’ J’s Real Texas BBQ, Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, GoTonight, Home Performance Alliance, LeafFilter, MOR TV, My Gorilla Garage, Tampa Bay Sound and Production, MOR TV, Florida Resort Exchange, Luxury Bath Tampa Bay, Manatees on the Bay, Marine Max, Tobacco Free Florida, and YELP.

Hosted by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, a portion of event proceeds benefit local charities each year.  Community Support Grants this year will be made to the Creative Play Preschool and the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund.

For more information, please visit www.Geckofest.com,  www.Facebook.com/GeckoFest or call 727-322-5217.

 
Gulfport’s Gecko Ball Is Almost Here!

Contact: John Haugen; (727) 623-0524; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Tickets for the Ninth Annual Gecko Ball are on sale, but a limited supply of tickets remains. The Ball will be celebrated with a theme of “Geckostock!” on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Plan now for the event known as Gulfport’s party of the year!

The party will be a celebration of hippie culture and the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival. Décor and scenery will transport ball-goers into a psychedelic era. Expect to experience over-the-top revelry and costumes, from hippies to rock stars to other 60s cultural and political touchstones. Ball-goers are encouraged to develop costumes relating to hippies, Woodstock and all things 1960s, or to geckos, or any creative combination! A costume contest will help decide some of the best outfits at the Ball.

“Geckostock” will be held at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Boulevard South) from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th. The event gets larger and more popular each year, including over the top décor, full cash bar, geckotinis, hippie juice and other cocktail specials, passed hors d’oeuvre and tapas. Live music by the Throwback Band will fill the dance floor this year with 60s-era pop, rock and soul music as well as hits from nearby decades. Hundreds of silent auction items will be up for bids, and the annual live auction of artist-created geckos will once again be a highlight of the evening. Witness the whimsical coronation of Gulfport’s next Gecko Queen!

Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale at the Gulfport Welcome Center (3101 Beach Boulevard South) or the Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Boulevard South). Tickets may also be purchased online with a credit or debit card at VisitGulfportFlorida.com. The Gecko Ball sells out every year, so would-be Ball-goers should purchase tickets as soon as possible. While they last, reserved tables of ten or twelve are available for group reservations only if all tickets for the table are purchased in person at the Gulfport Welcome Center in one transaction.

Gulfport celebrates the Gecko each year with a series of whimsical events at the end of summer. The Gecko Ball occurs one week prior to the 17th Annual GeckoFest street festival (September 2nd), and each year the Ball’s theme also lends itself to costumes that GeckoFest participants are encouraged to flaunt during the Fest’s walking parade. The Tenth Annual Gecko Crawl will be held August 12th this year, and the third annual “Art Gecko Show” will be held during the month of August, with an opening reception on August 4th. All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association and a portion of proceeds is donated to local charities each year. Community Support Grants this year will be made to the Creative Play Preschool and the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund. Visit GeckoFest.com for more information on all events.

For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to and “like” the Gecko Ball Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GeckoBall. Contact John Haugen for details by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Teen Coming-of-Age Story Next in LGBTQ Film Series

Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, August 10th with a Canadian film about a closeted teen coming-of-age. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

About the August 10th film: In this 2015 inventive, independent Canadian film, a closeted Newfoundland teen named Oscar (Connor Jessup) dreams of becoming a special-effects makeup artist, and is terrified of his macho father finding out the truth about his sexuality. His fear is magnified by his recollection of a brutal act of homophobia he witnessed in his earlier formative years. When Oscar becomes attracted to Wilder (Aliocha Schneider), a handsome and worldly co-worker at the hardware store, he is forced to confront his fears. Also starring Isabella Rossellini, voicing the role of Buffy the hamster, to whom Oscar confides all! The film won the Best Canadian Feature award at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Not rated)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series: Thursday, September 14th. Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star as an elderly lesbian couple of 31 years who are threatened with separation by family members who think one should go into a nursing home. Instead, they flee together on a road trip to Canada where same-sex marriage is legal. Along the way, they encounter a young hitchhiker who has much to learn from the couple. Poignant and hilarious!

Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Offers Free Space for Non-Profits

Contact: Susan Blankenship, 727-453-9093, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

GULFPORT, FL:  The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market continues its program of offering one free vendor space each week for community non-profit organizations.  The Fresh Market is a year-round event, attracting hundreds of visitors each week.  Groups may use the space to provide free information, promote and sell tickets to upcoming events, offer community outreach, raise funds, or sell items for fund-raising.  Any items to be sold must be pre-approved by Market managers.  All funds raised in any manner must be for the benefit of the non-profit organization, rather than any individual(s) or for-profit entity.

The free space for non-profits is currently being scheduled and any interested and qualified non-profit groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and months.  Non-profits that have made use of the space in recent months include library boosters, historical societies, environmental advocacy groups, community health organizers, art and theatre groups, veterans’ groups, animal rescue organizations and many others.

For more information and to apply, please contact Susan Blankenship, Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Coordinator by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go directly to the on-line application at http://www.managemymarket.com.

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is an open-air market held in Gulfport's Waterfront District on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South. Market hours are 9am to 3pm (9am to 2pm during summer) every Tuesday.  Gulfport’s Fresh Market is a community-spirited gathering in a small, "Old Florida"-style town.  “Food for your body and community spirit for your soul” is the motto of the Fresh Market.  Their website can be viewed at www.GulfportTuesdayFreshMarket.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket.

 
GULFPORT TUESDAY FRESH MARKET OPEN JULY 4TH

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market will be operating their regular hours, 9a-2pm, on July 4th. Start your Independence Day by supporting the independent business owners at the market and along the streets of Gulfport. Make a day of it by shopping the market, shops, boutiques, and restaurants. End your day with one of our stunning sunsets followed by Gulfport's outstanding fireworks display.

 The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market occurs year round, every Tuesday in Gulfport's Waterfront Arts District. This outdoor market supports over 70 vendors, some of them "working while you watch", adding to the excitement for visitors. Gulfport is known for its independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance of this open-air market.

 To stay updated, visit the Market’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket.

 
Keep Calm and Swap On - July 11 in Gulfport

Location: Historic Peninsula Inn - 2937 Beach Blvd S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Date/Time: July 11, 2017 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Contact: Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, Susan Blankenship, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gulfport, FL.: Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market's popular “Clothing Swap” is held the second Tuesday of every month, the next being July 11, 2017. Brought to you by the Gulfport Merchants Association, the Clothing Swap is held in the courtyard at the Historic Peninsula Inn located at 2937 Beach Blvd S from 9am-1pm.

Participants are invited to bring up to five gently used garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select up to five items of clothing donated by other participants. Clothing may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and accessories are also accepted. Please provide plastic hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. One-item vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each.

Donations above the 5-garment swap limit are accepted but must be contained in a bag or box, and anything above three bags of clothing should be donated directly to the CASA St. Petersburg thrift store.

Cash donations are also accepted at the Swap. All cash collected, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). CASA is a local non-profit organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence.

 
Premium Artist Space Available!

Gulfport Merchant’s Association

Gulfport Art & Gallery Art Walk

Contact: Suzanne King

727-322-5217

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Premium Artist Space Available!

Calling all Artisans and Craftsmen! Several premium spots are now available during Gulfport Art & Gallery Walks. Applications for all handmade categories are currently being accepted.

Art Walks take place from 6-10pm on First Fridays and Third Saturdays year round in Gulfport’s Waterfront Art District. Applications and detailed vendor information are available at www.SIKpromotions.com under the vendor info tab.

The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event features new artists every first Friday and third Saturday each month and includes several different sculpture and paint mediums, jewelry, photography, folk art, upcycled items, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, body products and more.

There is never a fee for visitor admission, parking or trolley rides. For more information on Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk, please visit www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com, find us on Facebook or call 727-322-5217. Event Location: 3101 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport

 
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