Special Events

From 5:30 to 6:30, visiting visual artists from the Association of Florida teaching Artists will show their work in the Hermitage's beach cottage studios. From 6:30 until sunset at 7:30, the program moves to the beach where music and poetry will be featured. From 6-6:30 p.m., folk musician Bill Schustik will perform while the audience meanders from the historic campus to the beach. Visitors are encouraged to bring their beach chairs or blankets and any refreshments to enjoy . As with all Hermitage programming, there is no charge, but reservations are requested in case there is a need to move. Due to Hurricane Irma’s power outage, reservations will be taken online only. Please email [email protected] if you plan to attend. Check the website for confirmation that the power is restored and the event can proceed.

Artist studios will be open to view the work of Amy Webber, painting and pottery; Judy Levine, jewelry; Missy Malloy, painting; Kat Sjogren, animal portraits and tiny paintings. At the beach, jazz singer Synia Carroll will perform, Missy Malloy will share her poetry and Chris Wanta has some musical guitar riffs to share.  Stephanie Heidemann, a world-fusion vocalist/performer, will share her work which has been performed at world music festivals. And Susan Raincrow Geyer, will be wearing a Cherokee National Dress and performing her original compositions on the Native American Flute.

Please be aware that due to road repair on Manasota Key Road, those visiting the Hermitage need to take SR 776 to Beach Road and use the south bridge for access to Manasota Key and the Hermitage campus. Please plan an additional 10 minutes travel time.


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Sep 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM