Art Show: The Love of Safety Harbor

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The Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center is hosting an art show this summer that celebrates our city. The Love of Safety Harbor will be on exhibit through August, with an Open House on Friday, July 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Museum is a busy place with classes for children and adults, summer camps, as well as a permanent collection and rotating shows. Each summer, the Museum features a theme that is shown for three months. Christine McWilliams, a Recreation Supervisor, plans the programming for the center as well as the Safety Harbor’s two other gallery spaces in the Library and in City Hall. 

The Love of Safety Harbor call for entries was promoted on Facebook and open to artists and designers to submit works with a Safety Harbor theme or connection. There are twenty-seven artists featured and many of the pieces are for sale. There are acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings as well as photography, a painted rock and stuffed owls.

The Open House will also feature a Silent Auction of several donated items including photos on canvas, four notecards with original oil painting, a shadow box and a variety of paintings. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center. There will also be refreshments available and vendors selling their crafts.

Featured Artists

  • Caroline Karp
  • Kristen Krouk
  • Richard Lewis
  • Susan McCormick
  • Bernadette Menz
  • Shirley Payne
  • Charlie Pollitzer

Kate has lived in Safety Harbor since 2003. After careers in cooking and computing support, she earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science. She worked as a Library Media Specialist for 8 years in Pinellas County. Currently Kate is self-employed in Marketing and Sales Administration and has always promoted research and Information Literacy. She is an avid bicyclist and audiobook addict. Kate’s interests are cooking, environmental issues and intelligent urban planning.