FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 11 , 2013)

Artists at Shell Point Retirement Community have been preparing for the past 12 months in anticipation of this weekend’s upcoming Shell Point Art Show and Sale, which is scheduled to take place on March 15, 16, and 17 at the Social Center and Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. The show runs from 10am to 3pm on March 15 and 16, and from noon to 3pm on March 17. This event is free and open to the public.

“Shell Point resident artists are extremely talented and the variety of artwork is amazing,” said Yvonne Schneff, Shell Point resident and art show coordinator. “This year’s exhibit will feature dozens of talented artists, and include a variety of mediums on display including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, canvas, clay, wood, glass, pottery, and more, all created by Shell Point residents.”

“Thousands of people have attended this annual show through the years and the quality of work, as well as the variety, is outstanding,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications for the community. “Many residents who live here were professional artists in the past, while others have developed their skills as artists in their retirement when they finally had the time to focus on what inspired them rather than making a living or raising a family. For some, art has become a primary form of emotional expression and their art reflects that transcendent quality.”

Not only is the public invited to see the art on display, they also have the opportunity to purchase pieces, each a true original. Plus, the committee organizing the show has added some new features to make it more inter-active and exciting.

“Visitors to this year’s show will be able to discover their own inner-artist as they try their hand at making their own personalized water color greeting card. All of the materials will be provided for creating these cards that can be taken as a memento of the day’s event,” said Yvonne. “We are also going to offer exciting giveaways where guests have a chance to win $25 in ‘Lucky Bucks’ given every 90 minutes to be spent right there at the show.”

The 2013 Shell Point Art Show and Sale will be held on The Island at Shell Point, inside the Social Center and the Resident Activity Center. For more information, please call Melody Desilets, program coordinator at (239) 454-2290 or visit

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