Views of the Neighborhood – Art Center

This week is the first Friday that the new Art Center is open. It was a grand gathering with wine and finger foods. How about we walk around together.

Art Center

The Art Center is now finished. Here is the parking lot.

This is a shot of the OPEN sign showing the cars in the reflection.

Here is a look from the front door.

An alcove with lots of jewelry

An artist who does lovely paintings of local animals.

Another view of the interior

Music was provided by Jack Grant, Arnold Govella, Bill Averbach and more.

A shot of another alcove

There are also ceramics (Hard to shoot against a window)

List of the patrons.

I thought the cocktail tables in the shape of pallets were cute

Another photo of ceramics.

This is Amy Sullivan who was juried and awarded a Merit Show Artist designation.

Her winning entry is the fish on the right.

This airplane painting is beautiful.

Had to get a shot of the wine bar and servers.

This chandelier at the front is stunning in person. I hope you enjoyed our evening at the art center.


  1. You have some gifted artists in your area, John!

  2. Thank you for the tour, John. 🙂
    Amy Sullivan’s fish certainly deserves a prize. The airplane painting is great. I also like the dramatic sky to the left; blue skies are beautiful and boring – cloudy skies fascinate me.

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Delightful! I love being around artists and glimpsing the world through their creations. Thanks for the morning treat! 🙂

    1. Muy pleasure. 🙂

  4. Thank you, dear John! It’s really very cute, cosy a-la Hobbit place! 🙂 And very inspiring works of art. I liked a canvas with a woman in white holding umbrella!

    1. Yes. I like that as well. Thanks, Maria 🙂

  5. Olivia Stocum · ·

    That turtle painting is awesome, and so are your photos. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for the visit, Olivia.

  6. Lovely, John. I just wondered if some of the items are for sale. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. They are all for sale.

  7. Looks awesome. Those animal paintings are amazing.

    1. I know right? Thanks, Charles

      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

  8. What a great place for the community to gather and enjoy the work of so many talented artists. The turtle painting is amazing. Thanks for sharing, John! Happy Sunday!

    1. We have a piece by that artist. She is quite good.

      1. She certainly is!

  9. What a treasure among many you have shown us. I love the cocktail tables! Thanks for the lovely tour.

    1. Thank you for the visit Michelle. 🙂

  10. Great tour, John – there certainly are very talented people in this world. Thanks for the great pictures!

    1. Thank you for the visit, John

  11. Thanks for the nice little tour, John. I do like the cocktail tables. That’s a nice touch.

    1. I thought so too. I forgot to mention that all the items are for sale.

  12. Looks like a lovely place for the whole community!

    1. It is a super place for sure.

  13. Wow, John. It really is a grand place. You’re right about that chandelier, and so many lovely paintings. The necklaces in that display case look fun. And the table like a paint pallet? Too cool. Thanks for a fun Sunday visit. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thank you for coming along, Teagan. Hugs

  14. Looks like a fun place. I like many of those ceramics.

    1. There were others but I had to limit the photos.

  15. Amazing! John, you live in such a beautiful, tranquil community. The art is incredible. Thanks for taking us on a tour today. 🙂

    1. It is peaceful here. Art is a big part of the community. Thank you, Natalie.

  16. That Art Centre looks great, John. Definitely on our list to see the next time we’re down there. From a short glimpse at the pictures it looks like we need to bring the check book, too! 😉
    Have a great Sunday,

    1. Ha ha ha. Yes a big book for some. Thanks, Pit

      1. We’ll have to hope that another well will come in! 😉

      2. Or the price of oil hits $75.00 a barrel

      3. Yep, would be good!

  17. Thanks for sharing John! Where is it? It’ beautiful. Now THAT is a sea turtle!!!

    1. I would say you are right. Beautiful colors. Thank you, Patsy. 🙂

      1. You’re welcome, John! 🙂

  18. It’s so gratifying when a community gets behind artists and gives them the recognition and encouragement they need. Kudos to your town, John. I find myself captivated by that chandelier, too!

    1. It was better in person but I did okay with the photo. Thank you, Debbie.

  19. Hi John! The Art Center looks like a happening place. Lovely pictures! I feel like I’ve been there.😊 Great post!

    1. Thanks for the visit. You forgot to take a margarita.

      1. I’m not a big drinker but I do like a margarita once in a while. Oh well, next time. 😉

  20. Really impressive – love that turtle painting and the cocktail tables.

  21. Love the tour, and that chandelier is amazing!

    1. Thanks, Pilgrim.

  22. Yes,I enjoyed the evening. Loved the chandelier! Congratulations, Port A Art Center.

  23. Those are very fetching images, thoughtfully framed and we’ll exposed. The spanking new facility has been captured in all it’s splendour.

    1. Thanks for being the sharee.

  24. Amazing stuff, John. You live in an area full of talent. Love those palette tables.

    1. I know right? Thanks, Phillip.

  25. Oh yea…another place for me to enjoy on my next visit there!!! I loved the cute table and the sea turtle painting! Nice place and yes, that chandelier was spectacular!!!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. 🙂

      1. Thank you! Plus I’d love to meet you!

      2. When you come to town it will be my pleasure.

      3. That’d be a blast! I’ve yet to meet a blogger I talk to😄

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  27. Wow. Show me an art gallery, and I am mesmerized. Loved this!

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