Charlotte Arts
— July 31, 2020 —

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An Inspiration for Everyone
"We love you, everybody loves you.

You’re loved by millions of people you’ll never meet.

You’re not a stranger to anyone.

These flowers are from everyone."

Michael Gittes

On July 26, Michael Gittes was featured on the television program Sunday Morning . Michael, an artist from Los Angeles, had painted a flower for each of the 1,800 employees at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. The non-profit hospital was selected because its intensive care unit is treating coronavirus patients in an underserved community.


Check out the Charlotte Arts website
for art and humanities diversions from around the world.
Local Diversions
Each event title below is linked to the website where you can learn more about that event. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Events at Fishermen's Village are weather permitting.

Enjoy the music of Chris G.

Tiki Tom & Moni: Friday, July 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy variety music with a Caribbean flare.
John Patti: Saturday, Aug. 1, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy island-infused jazz and blues sound of steel drums and voice.
Skylark : Sunday, Aug. 2, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy their acoustic variety music.
Rita Beach: Friday, Aug. 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy music that crosses the entire spectrum.
Southbound: Saturday, Aug. 8, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy live music along with Singer Rita Beach!
“Sunny” Jim White: Saturday, Aug. 8, 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy classic and original troprock music.
Chris G: Sunday, Aug. 9, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy uplifting, lively tunes.
Paul Roush: Friday, Aug. 14, 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy country, rock and standards from the last 30 years with Paul's own songs that tell stories in his own way and time.
John Patti: Saturday, Aug. 15, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy island-infused jazz and blues sound of steel drums and voice.
Skylark: Saturday, Aug. 15, 5 to 9 p.m.
Dan Meadows: Sunday, Aug. 16, Noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy the music of the 50s, 60s and country.
Tiki Tom & Moni: Friday, Aug. 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
Dan Meadows: Saturday, Aug. 22, Noon to 4 p.m.
"Sunny” Jim White: Saturday, Aug. 22, 5 to 9 p.m.
Paul Roush: Sunday, Aug. 23, Noon to 4 p.m.
Chris G: Friday, Aug. 28, 5 to 9 p.m.
“Sunny” Jim White: Saturday, Aug. 29, Noon to 4 p.m.
Tiki Tom & Moni : Saturday, Aug. 29, 5 to 9 p.m.
Dan Meadows: Sunday, Aug. 30, Noon to 4 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.
Port Charlotte Town Center Mall | 1441 Tamiami Trail (The gallery is located between J.C. Penney and Dillards.)

Birds of Whimsy by Laura Pucci.

Artists whose work will be on display inclu de Henry August, Shelley Bell, Robert Broyles, Donna Dinneen, Marilyn Dorsey, Sharon Eng, Jill Lindsay, Larry Palmer, Laura Pucci, Betty Teramo, and Sule Tugmen. Visit the website to see samples of their art. Due to COVID-19, there will be no reception.

Alcohol Ink Class with Betty Teramo
Charlotte Arts Gallery
Friday, July 31 and Every Friday in August, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
If you'd like to learn this painting technique, contact Betty at or 386-804-8433. Cost: $35.

Free art exhibits by visual artists at locations throughout the county. Art changes as often as six times a year. Locations below are now open.

  • Jim Hollenbeck at Charlotte County Administration (18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte)
  • Rosana Halprine at Cayo Costa Dental (316 Helen Avenue, Punta Gorda)
  • Larry Palmer, Tina Weida and Mary Lundeberg at Punta Gorda Airport (visible only to passengers)

Home "Art Show" on the Days Mansion-ed
By appointment only, RSVP by Friday before: Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.
18169 Windswept Ave., Port Charlotte
About 25 paintings will be on display. To confirm details and for more information, contact Alex Haak .

The programs will resume in the Fall when the weather is more cooperative. Contact if you would like to suggest a location.
These programs are open to anyone with a desire to paint outside. They are held on Monday at 8:30 a.m. There are no fees and no instruction. For those who wish, at 11:15 a.m. paintings are shared and discussed. This group meets at different locations.
210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Center will be closed Aug. 8 to Sept. 7.

Members Showcase: July 2 to August 6
A variety of mediums and styles will be on display.
The Member’s Showcase received a total of 291 works of art, which were peer-judged by fellow exhibiting artists.
First Prize: Weeping Waters by Roseline Young
". . . the arts are a powerful and important part of what unites us as Americans. The arts celebrate our differences through a collective, shared experience."
-- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter
Charlotte Arts and member events were cancelled because of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on March 23. Some member organizations cancelled their events and hours of operation for the season and others are now re-opening. If you wish to confirm the status of any event or organization, please contact the event host.
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The next email will be released Friday, Aug. 14. By Noon on Wednesday, Aug. 12, please follow "Submit Events, News and Opportunities" link below to provide information for both this e-newsletter (member events only) and the online cultural calendar (all arts and humanities events), member news, and opportunities for artists.
Support Charlotte Arts

  • Become a member of Charlotte Arts. Your membership helps ensure the success and vibrancy of the entire cultural community. Memberships for artists, individuals and families are $50, nonprofit, government and university-based organizations are $75 and businesses are $100. If you already are a member, thank you. Please encourage others to support Charlotte Arts by becoming a member.
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  • Purchase the "State of the Arts" license plate tags. A portion comes back to Charlotte County to support quality arts and humanities programs, including Arts in Education classroom grants.