Shell Point presents 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3

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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community will present its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. Shell Point resident Beverly Shubel showcases her work at last year’s event.

Photo 2: Shell Point Retirement Community’s 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. Shell Point resident Linda Gardell showcases her artwork at the 2017 event.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. The Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, stylish totes, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, stained glass, books, scarves and more.

“Shell Point residents put an incredible amount of effort, originality and care into the creation of quality products to be sold at our annual event,” said Karen Hubbard, Shell Point resident and chairperson of the craft show. “Spread holiday cheer by purchasing these one-of-a-kind treasures for someone special!”

Admission to the Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants. For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.ShellPoint.org.

About Shell Point Retirement Community           

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) — On Tuesday, January 30, Shell Point Retirement Community held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Tribby Arts Center, a $15 million amenity to be located near The Club at Shell Point. More than 450 people attended this event, which was held on the future building site.

“It is our belief that the Tribby Arts Center will not only enrich residents’ lives today, but also do so for future generations who will call this beautiful place their home,” said Jeff Cory, executive director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

The two-level, 44,000-square-foot center, dedicated to visual and performing arts, as well as educational programming, will provide expanded and first-time spaces for artists to work.

The building will include a grand entrance and atrium gallery, full-time art gallery, practice rooms for musicians, numerous studios for painting, crafts, pottery, quilting, textiles, stain glass, and photography, plus, the 350-seat, state-of-the-art theatre-style Connie Brown Hall auditorium. Additional features include a gift shop featuring artists’ works, a French bistro, and an English sculpture garden.

The Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point is named in honor of the Shell Point resident who provided the initial gift to launch the fundraising campaign for the future performing arts facility. Currently $13.5 million of the $15 million campaign has been funded.

“The Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point is an embodiment of Shell Point’s mission to ensure, through thoughtful building and relevant programming, an exceptional quality of life for the residents we serve,” said Martin Schappell, president of Shell Point.

Once completed the Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point will join the long list of amenities that Shell Point residents and their guests enjoy, which include boating, championship golf with an elegantly appointed clubhouse, six restaurants, the Academy of Lifelong Learning, salon and spa, miles of walking and bike trails, fitness centers and much more.

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida, just two miles before Sanibel Island. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment for 2,400 residents. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

 

Senior talent showcased at 2018 Shell Point Art Show and Sale Feb. 16-18

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 3, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the community and art enthusiasts to join its 2018 Shell Point Art Show and Sale, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. Open to the public and free to attend, the event will be held at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point.

For those who wish to be inspired by local artists, or enhance their collection with a new piece, the art exhibition will offer a variety of oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, watercolors, pastels, collages and other two-dimensional art. Hosted by the talented residents of Shell Point, the 2018 Shell Point Art Show and Sale will feature original works by Shell Point artists, many of whom were featured in 2017’s highly successful Ageless Creativity exhibition at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.

There is no cost to attend the 2018 Shell Point Art Show and Sale, however, artwork is available for purchase by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants. For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.ShellPoint.org.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

Shell Point presents 12th annual Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar Nov. 3-4

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 15, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the community to join its 12th annual Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by residents from the Shell Point Crafters Group, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 50 talented Shell Point residents. The Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, handbags, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, holiday cards and more.

Admission to the Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants located on The Island at Shell Point. For more information on the upcoming event, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.ShellPoint.org.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

Ageless Creativity Exhibition Spotlights Senior Talent in Feb. 2017

Shell Point Artists on Display at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Ageless Creativity Exhibition to Spotlight Senior Talent Shell Point Artists to Exhibit at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Feb. 2017

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Shell Point “Artistic Expressions” Art Show and Sale Debuts Outdoor Location, Food Trucks at Annual Event

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Seasonal Gifts for Sale at Shell Point Holiday Bazaar

Seasonal Gifts for Sale at Shell Point Holiday Bazaar

Southwest Florida Invited to Shell Point Photo Contest and Juried Show

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 10, 2015) – Shell Point resident photographers invite members of the Southwest Florida community to browse original photography during the annual Shell Point Photo Show. This free display is available for viewing Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point.

View photographs taken by Shell Point’s own resident photographers, including juried photo show participants who won several ribbons in past years. Photography exhibits will feature categories such as architecture, scenery, birds and other wildlife, pets and people, still life, and more. For more details about this event, contact Melody Desilets at 239-454-2290.

The Shell Point Photo Show includes juried photos, like this submission by photographer Gerald Langberg, displayed in the 2014 exhibit. (Gerald Langberg/used with permission)
Above: The Shell Point Photo Show includes juried photos, like this submission by photographer Gerald Langberg, displayed in the 2014 exhibit. (Gerald Langberg – used with permission)

The Shell Point Photo Show is taking place in The Resident Activity Center on The Island, located at 15000 Shell Point Blvd., Suite 110, in Fort Myers, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.

About Shell Point Retirement Community 

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment to its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visitwww.shellpoint.org www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

Original Artwork on Display at Shell Point Art Show and Sale

Resident Artists Showcase a Variety of Media