New gallery to open in Village of the Arts

August 18, 2013 

New gallery to openin Village

BRADENTON -- A new gallery, the once over twice, will open in the Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., this fall, according to owner Kim Litch.

The shop focus will be on functional and sculptural objects made from recycled materials.

Litch teaches at Ringling College of Art and Design and has kept her eye on the Village of the Arts for some time now, she said.

"I have always loved the feel and mission of the Village of the Arts," she said. "There's nothing quite like it and with the renewal of the downtown area, the new Riverwalk and the new breweries opening, it was obvious that now is the perfect time to open the 'once over twice' in the Village of the Arts. I think together we are really going to grow and boom into a vibrant art destination in the next few years."

Information: 941-747-8056.

Parkinson Research organizes first walk

SARASOTA -- The Parkinson Research Foundation is having its first community walk "Step it Up For Parkinson's" at 9 a.m. April 12 at Oscar Scherer State Park

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Participants from Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties are expected at this family event to promote awareness, fund research and improve the lives of those with Parkinson's disease.

For information or to join a team, contact Toni Goin at 941-893-4188.

-- Herald staff reports

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