The Islander newspaper’s Sidebar Gallery will open Friday, Nov. 8, with a public reception and premiere showing of new work by local artists Linda Molto, Ines Norman, Cecy Richardson and Susanna Spann.
The evening, coinciding with the islandwide artsHOP cultural celebration, will feature art and artists, entertainment by musician Gene Aubry and appetizers provided by Beach Bistro, The Feast and Harry’s Continental Kitchens.
The reception will take place 5:30-8 p.m. The show will continue at Sidebar through November.
The Sidebar is at the newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ministry of Presence and its mission supporting children in Haiti.
The public is welcome to both the reception and the gallery. Hours for the gallery are 9-5 Monday-Friday.
Sidebar also includes a collection of work by numerous local and national artists for sale, as well as Caribbean paintings by friends of the ministry in Haiti.
For more information, call The Islander at 941-778-7978.