1. The art of Brazil comes to Marco for March

The Marco Island Center for the Arts opens “Art Brazil Marco Island” presented in partnership with the award-winning non-profit arts incubator ArtServe, March 7 through 30.

Recognized with three Brazilian International Press Awards over the last two years for “Best Cultural Event” in South Florida, the Art Brazil exhibition now travels to Marco Island where it will feature a range of painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other forms of art which incorporate Brazilian tradition and culture in a modern, contemporary context.

“This collective of artists present a new perspective, and offer a fresh dimension to the Marco Island art scene,” said Hyla da Crane, executive director, Marco Island Center for the Arts.

“Participating artists have won awards for their art had work featured in high end retail campaigns for Tag Heuer, Macys and West Elm and are highly sought after for commissioned work.”

This exhibit will be celebrated at the Center’s Second Tuesday reception from 5:30 until 7 p.m., March 14. The public is invited. The reception is free to members, but a $10 donation is requested from guests.

Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island and is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


2. 5th Annual Harbor Arts & Music Festival

The 5th Annual Harbor Arts & Music Festival is from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., March 11 and 12, at MarGood Harbor Park, Pear Tree Avenue, Goodland and is sponsored by the Goodland Arts Alliance, 501(c)3, and Collier County Parks and Recreation. A juried fine arts and crafts show with live music, great food, raffles, and lots of local color, set to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of a set of historic fishing cottages dating back to the 1920’s located within the boundaries of picturesque waterfront MarGood Harbor Park, Pear Tree Ave., Goodland.

3. Sunrise Rotary’s ‘Not so newlywed game’

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise will host Marco Island’s first “Not So Newlywed” event at 6 p.m., March 8. The event will be patterned on television’s popular “Newlywed Game,” but instead of newlywed panelists, the participants will be some of Marco’s best known and “not so newlywed” couples. The event will also have a buffet at the newly re-opened JW Marriott. Tickets are $95 each or $180 per couple and include dinner and valet parking at JW Marriott. Limited Table sponsorships (8 tables) are available at $850. Proceeds from the evening will benefit CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) and American Cancer Society.

Tickets are available from any of the co-chairs and at Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. at 247 North Collier Blvd., Suite 202, Marco Island. Co-Chairs can be reached by contacting Wanda Burson at 239-777-1484, Bill Morris at 239-642-6020 and Debra Shanahan at 239-248-7419.

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