Monthly Art Walk with a Holiday Flair

  The monthly Art Walk at the Promenade will be a little more festive this Thursday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.. Carolers will be roaming, Santa will be greeting children and artists will be creating, selling and exhibiting one-of-a-kind work.
Miniature pots by artist Rinny Ryan
Miniature pots by artist Rinny Ryan

Potter Rinny Ryan will be at her wheel creating miniature cups, bowls and pie pans. All done in a blue and white New England style, her miniature pots pack onlookers into the studio. All are amazed as she spins detailed creations using tools and her tiny pottery wheel.

Merri Roderick will be working in glass and will have her work, along with her ornaments of sailboats, wreaths and other colorful creations for sale.

Glass Sailboat Ornament
Holiday artwork, like these glass ornaments by Merri Roderick, will be available at the Holiday Art Walk. Meghan Easterly

You may find yourself on the wall among the work of Michael Moukios. His paintings come from photographs of musicians, children and often just passersby who he fancies. Who know what he will be creating at the Art Walk. More than 40 artists occupy the 10 Art League Studios at the Promenade and most will be in their studios talking with all who pass through. Many artists will have holiday art for sale, as well as their exceptional work in sculpture, glass, pottery, oil, photography, watercolor, wood and many other mediums.

 The Plein aire artists will be set up throughout the Promenade creating paintings by the light of the December Florida sun. After completing the entire circuit, guests will have seen subjects from every corner of the globe.

For those with children, or visiting grandchildren, there will be art projects set up that can be completed in a short period of time. There will be a clay table where any age can create jewelry, ornaments or other colorful pieces for themselves or a friend. There will also be projects for younger children. Of course the Art League face painters will be decorating the faces of children with whatever their young hearts desire.

The Promenade will also have musical entertainment from the Deb and Ray Duo in the center courtyard and the Paul Maclaine Duo near the coffee mill. All of the shops and restaurants will be open for those hoping to get a little shopping and some dinner in.


Artist Sheila Stilin painting
Sheila Stilin paints a mannequin.

Holiday Art Walk
When: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17
Where: The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, Florida
Information: 495-8989 or
Admission: Free