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Address: 5368 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1775
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+1 941-778-6648
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Nestled in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Island Gallery...

Nestled in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Island Gallery West  is a fine art gallery cooperative of about 30 local and regional artists — many unique to the area. The gallery has a 20-plus-year history of offering original watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed-media paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and fiber art. Every month a different artist is featured with a special exhibit of their newest work. During the winter/spring season from November through April, the gallery hosts public receptions for the monthly featured artist. These receptions are part of the Holmes Beach ARTWALK that includes several other art galleries and boutiques. Also during high season, from January to early April, member artists present free art demonstrations of various media and techniques every Saturday morning at the gallery. These events are very popular and have developed a wide following.Island Gallery West maintains a website with a dedicated page for each member artist to show examples of currently available work. The website also lists an updated schedule of current and upcoming events. As an artists’ cooperative, the Island Gallery West is owned and operated by its members. Six days a week the gallery is staffed by member artists who welcome the opportunity to discuss their art with you. Stop by for a pleasant, relaxing visit and enjoy the many fine works of art on display in two exhibit areas. You’ll discover all the variety and visual stimulation of an art festival in a pleasant gallery setting. 

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A little gem of a gallery.

Found this gallery advertised in a local paper, so glad we went in. A great eclectic collection of art in lots of different mediums, watercolours to cartoons, oils on canvas to... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
NikiB5382
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Found this gallery advertised in a local paper, so glad we went in. A great eclectic collection of art in lots of different mediums, watercolours to cartoons, oils on canvas to pencil sketches, also pottery and jewellery. Prices from affordable for tourists to high for collectors.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

You missed the Holmes Beach Art District Artwalk this for year, which was just excellent. Loved meeting some of these talented individuals. There is some serious local talent in the area. However, you can always visit the each gallery at your leisure. . Don't miss a stop at the Island Gallery West.

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Palmetto, Florida
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice way to spend an afternoon. And treat yourself to a vacation "memory" to take home, or decorate your home. Good local artists.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had spotted a photo on the website and made it a point to visit the gallery to buy. We also were able to get a couple of handmade mugs (don't pass up Mug Month). We prefer that kind of souvenir rather than cheap mass-produced stuff.

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Caro, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When on vacation we like to buy from local artists to help remember the trip. This gallery offered a great selection of different artists, was staffed by one of the artists who was very nice to talk to. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is they don't ship. All other galleries we have ever purchased... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Wherever we are we look for artist's collectives for a visit. We find that Florida is very good for this type of gallery. We found a sizeable number of artist's work at very good prices and spent some cash to remember our trip to this cute town

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A nice variety of offerings at this gallery from pottery, jewelry to paintings. It is staffed by the artists so it was fun to interact and learn about their work. Prices were very reasonable.

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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Nice gallery with all local artists. Wide variety of art and jewelry. Reasonable prices. Artists staff the gallery and love to give info about the island.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Definitely worth going to the art walk or just dropping in as we did later on our visit. Lots of local artists, both talented and nice. Many mediums. Check it out.

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Chicago
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Island Gallery West was established in 1990. It is located in Holmes Beach in the heart of Anna Maria Island on Florida's Gulf Coast near Bradenton. Island Gallery West offers a rich variety of art by talented local and regional artists. The works of nearly 30 fine artists are on display. For 25 years, the Gallery has offered paintings, mixed... More 

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