Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

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We offer an assortment of holiday cards, including individual cards and boxed sets. 

From elegant to cheeky, traditional to edgy, check off your holiday card list with something for everyone.

Holiday Hoopla! A Great Time to Visit Gulfport

Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle… It’s time to get your holiday cheer in gear! Support small business and independent artisans and crafters by shopping local!

The Gulfport Merchants Association presents the annual Holiday Hoopla on December 13, 2014 from 10am to 6pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need.

Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, live music and roving holiday characters set in a waterfront atmosphere amid bright, twinkling, colorful lights.

Stroll the decorated streets filled with talented exhibitors and unique shops and galleries. The festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else, and all of your holiday shopping can be done in one place!

Visitors will be enchanted by a variety of festive and fun holiday-themed music, holiday carolers, dance performances, and roving street performers.

Many types of entertainment will perform during the Hoopla, from local school bands & Choral groups and local musicians to area performing arts groups. Roving performers include Dickens characters and carolers.

Be sure to relax after all the excitement at one of the many Downtown restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

Did you know?

Gulfport was named one of six national small-town finalists in the “Best For Food” category during the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Road Rally?  Visit our “village” during the Holiday Hoopla event for some of the best dining choices in Tampa Bay!

Whether you’re a Gulfport resident or a visitor from out of town, there’s plenty to see and do at Gulfport’s Holiday Hoopla Event.

With over a half mile of shopping, food, fun, and holiday splendor this festive event will soon become a Tampa Bay holiday tradition!

The Gulfport Merchant’s Association gives back to the community all year round.

During the Holiday Hoopla event donations will be collected for Operation Santa (New Toys/Gift cards, etc.), The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation (Non perishable food, toiletries & Pet Supplies) ).

If you are able, please help these organizations in need.  Collection Boxes will be located at the Casino Stage at the intersection of Beach and Shore Boulevards during the event. Prior to the event drop off locations include Gulfport Police Department and The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Hoopla takes place on Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport on December14th from 10am to 6pm.

(GPS: 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707)

The event is sponsored by Bright House Networks, Tampa Bay Times, the Industrial Arts Center and the City of Gulfport.

Free trolleys will provide transportation to and from the hub of Holiday Hoopla from off-site parking locations.  As always, admission and parking are free.

Contact: Suzanne King – 727-322-5217 or GulfportEvents@gmail.com

STICK AROUND… following Holiday Hoopla, stay for the annual holiday lighted boat parade from 6 to 8pm just off the shore of our beautiful Boca Ciega Bay.  The boat parade is sponsored by Gulfport’s own Boca Ciega Yacht Club.

Small Business Saturday… This Weekend!

Please join us this weekend for SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! This is a great day to support your favorite local small businesses.

AND American Express card members who have registered online can receive up to three $10 credits on their card statement by spending $10 or more at up to three participating small businesses, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery included!

Several other Gulfport businesses are also Small Business Saturday participants.  Gulfport is always a unique and pleasant shopping experience.  On Saturday, it will also be a rewarding one!  Thank you for shopping and dining locally.

In2rhythm: Jazz Flare Meets Brazilian Grooves

The latest CD from Tampa Bay's In2rhythm is now available at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery. "Warm Summer Night" is a remarkable blending of jazz with a touch of Brazilian grooves!

The latest CD from Tampa Bay’s In2rhythm is now available at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery. “Warm Summer Night” is a remarkable blending of jazz with a touch of Brazilian grooves!

Check out some musical samples from In2rhythm here: http://nvtmusic.com/in2rhythm.

Great gift idea: hand-made stained glass boxes

We are happy to offer these charming hand-made stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock. A perfect gift or stocking stuffer, the boxes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and function as jewelry or keepsake containers. Only at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

We are happy to offer these charming hand-made stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock. A perfect gift or stocking stuffer, the boxes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and function as jewelry or keepsake containers. Only at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Wood/Multimedia Artist Daniel “Abraham” Flores

Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores is a Florida native with a fascination for the outdoors, where his encounters with sun, sand, fish, birds and other animals inspire much of the subject matter for his art.

Flores' pelican and mermaid

Flores’ pelican and mermaid

The lore of the sea also inspires works depicting whimsical mermaids.  Most of his pieces are carved and sculpted on recycled wood, painted, and then thickly layered with protective lacquered finishes.  His art works are often mistaken for polished ceramics due to their texture and sheen.

More Florida wildlife and mythical mermaids by Daniel "Abraham" Flores

More Florida wildlife and mythical mermaids by Daniel “Abraham” Flores

In the last year he has also begun to offer furniture pieces, especially tables with tops displaying his signature hand-carved and lacquered look.  Since his introduction to Domain visitors two years ago, he has developed a significant number of local collectors.

 

Daniel “Abraham” Flores (photos)

Metal and Jewelry Artist Eric Folsom (photos)

Metal and Jewelry Artist Eric Folsom

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Gulfport native Eric Folsom returned to his home town in 1975 after a period of self-education, followed by an apprenticeship in which he honed his creative skills in brazing and fabricating bronze and copper.  He has exhibited his work throughout the East Coast.

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom's many jewelry creations. His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom’s many jewelry creations. His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

His work includes both decorative and functional pieces, including home décor, serve ware and boxes, which have been displayed and sold at Domain for many years.  Most recently, his expanding line of distinctive jewelry has become a best seller.

An enchanting box of copper and brass by Eric Folsom

An enchanting box of copper and brass by Eric Folsom

 

Click HERE to see a few more photos of some of Eric’s art work.

 

Saturday, November 15th: Meet 2 of our Best-Selling Artists!

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom's many jewelry creations.  His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom’s many jewelry creations. His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host its next “Meet the Artists” event with new art work by metal artist Eric Folsom as well as a new selection of work by multimedia artist Daniel Abraham Flores.

Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.  Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

The event will take place at “& Gallery” (3129 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport) on Saturday, November 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Both artists will be on hand to discuss their work and take questions from guests.  Live jazz music, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Gulfport native Eric Folsom returned to his home town in 1975 after a period of self-education, followed by an apprenticeship in which he honed his creative skills in brazing and fabricating bronze and copper.  He has exhibited his work throughout the East Coast.  His work includes both decorative and functional pieces, including home décor, serve ware and boxes, which have been displayed and sold at Domain for many years.  Most recently, his expanding line of distinctive jewelry has become a best seller.

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores is a Florida native with a fascination for the outdoors, where his encounters with sun, sand, fish, birds and other animals inspire much of the subject matter for his art.  The lore of the sea also inspires works depicting whimsical mermaids.  Most of his pieces are carved and sculpted on recycled wood, painted, and then thickly layered with protective lacquered finishes.  His art works are often mistaken for polished ceramics due to their texture and sheen.  In the last year he has also begun to offer furniture pieces, especially tables with tops displaying his signature hand-carved and lacquered look.  Since his introduction to Domain visitors two years ago, he has developed a significant number of local collectors.

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel "Abraham" Florees

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel “Abraham” Flores.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.

Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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