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Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is pleased to offer a new line of jewelry by artisan Deborah Close. These unique, hand-made pieces display an amazing level of artistry and creativity.
Stop in and see these lovely pieces, as well as other designs in our expanding showcase of jewelry.
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host its final “Meet the Artists” event of 2014 with a showcase of work by two favorite Gulfport artists: jewelry designer Doug D’souza and painter/photographer Cheryll Grogan.
Both artists offer works that are ideal for holiday gift-giving.
The event will take place at “& Gallery” (3129 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport) on Saturday, December 20th from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Both artists will be present to discuss their work with guests. Live jazz and holiday music, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.
Doug D’souza was born in India and came to the U.S. at the age of 18. He moved to Florida in 1994, and then located to Gulfport permanently seven years ago. He is a self-taught metal smith, working primarily in artisan jewelry since 1998. D’souza describes his inspirations as industrial design and architecture, along with culture, spiritual symbolism and the “natural beauty of the organic.” His previous creations included small and large sculptures and room dividers, incorporating etched and carved glass. A back injury during an art installation forced him to change the type and size of his work, resulting in his focus on wearable art.
Working from his home studio in Gulfport, he incorporates metals including silver, gold, copper and bronze as well as more “modern” materials such as metal clay, aluminum and Lucite. New work, including a new line of mixed metal cuff bracelets, as well as pendants, personalized and symbol jewelry, wedding bands, cuff links and earrings are among his creations that will be displayed and offered for sale during the event. D’souza’s work has been featured and sold at Domain for many years.
Cheryll Grogan has been a Gulfport resident for 20 years. Before, during and after stints in the U.S. Army and Postal Service, she created and studied art, earning her BFA with a concentration in photography. While still employed at the post office, she continued to create and show her art work on a freelance basis, including murals and photos. Grogan felt confident enough in her abilities to “jump ship” and become a self-employed artist over ten years ago.
She travels widely, displaying and selling art work at shows throughout the country. Locally, she has shown her work at many Gulfport festivals and events, as well as St. Petersburg’s Mainsail Art Festival. She has been a featured artist at the Dunedin Art Harvest and Palm Harbor Art Festival. Her work featured at Domain includes original paintings and photographs, as well as affordable giclees on canvas.
Favored subjects include buildings and scenes from Gulfport, Key West and other Florida locations, as well as vintage “cool” cars and trucks. She continues to create murals and other work on commission, including popular “house portraits.”
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit and
Click HERE to see more examples of Doug D’Souza’s jewelry.
Click HERE to see more examples of Cheryll Grogan’s paintings and photographs.
“Who offers the ‘Best Greeting Cards’ in Tampa Bay?
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is the 2014 CREATIVE LOAFING Critics’ Pick!
See our ‘Only at Domain’ selection of cards, from inspiring to amusing.”
We are pleased to offer these new lamps created by American artist Barbara Woods of Woodsilks Designs.
Each lamp is created from an original silk painting by Woods, printed on pure silk in editions of 100 using archival inks.
The silk form is supported with an opaque plastic backing and is edged with suede and rayon trim. The form fits into a hand crafted ceramic base and is illuminated with a 9 watt fluorescent bulb.
TODAY is a great day to visit Gulfport! Holiday Hoopla fills the streets today with live entertainment; art, craft and food vendors; make and take crafts for kids of all ages; costumed characters; caroling and choruses; and a visit by… SANTA himself. Hoopla is free; family, pet and LGBT-friendly! 10am to 6pm.
THEN… watch for the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade passing along Boca Ciega Bay, beginning about 6pm-ish.
Stop in and visit us at Domain during Hoopla. We are your unique gift source, offering a shop full of items you won’t find in the malls and chains. We have something for almost everyone on your gift-giving list.
Happy Holiday Hoopla!
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.
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.
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.