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Hattie Larlham Creative Arts to Exhibit Work in Florida

Artwork from Hattie Larlham Creative Arts has been accepted into the Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival in Fort Myers, Fla. on March 16-17. The evening before the art festival, Hattie Larlham Creative Arts will showcase artwork at an evening reception at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Fla. on Friday, March 15. Both events are free and open to the public.

Hattie Larlham Creative Arts is a nationally renowned art program that empowers people with developmental disabilities to communicate through artistic expression. The program, which began in 2007 with six artists, serves 87 artists and produces work juried at national art shows. Artwork from the program’s artists has sold for as much as $2,000, with the proceeds going to the artist with developmental disabilities.

Art aficionados in Fort Myers and Naples will have a chance to see art from this accomplished program at the reception at The von Liebig Art Center and at the Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival.

The work from Hattie Larlham Creative Arts was juried into the Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival solely on its merits with no special consideration given to the fact that the artists have developmental disabilities.

The von Liebig Art Center, operated by the Naples Art Association, is supporting the Hattie Larlham’s visit to Florida by donating gallery space for the March 15 reception. Following the Friday evening reception in Naples, Fla., Hattie Larlham Creative Arts can be seen at the Gulf Cost Fine Art Festival at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The outdoor fine arts festival showcases the work of gifted artists throughout the country. Visitors can attend the festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 16-17. The festival offers free admission and free parking.

Evening Reception

5-7 p.m., Friday, March 15
The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL 34102

For more information about the Naples Art Association reception at the Von Liebig Art Center, contact:

Tonnie Alliance
Manager, Corporate Relations and Special Events
Phone: (330) 274-2272, ext. 3069
E-mail: tonnie.alliance@hattielarlham.org

Art Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 16-17
Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street
Fort Myers, FL 33913

For more information about the festival or Hattie Larlham Creative Arts, contact:

Phylliss Steiner
Director of Creative Arts/Media Productions
Phone: (330) 274-2272, ext. 3013
E-mail: phylliss.steiner@hattielarlham.org