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Address: 5368 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1775
Phone Number: (941) 778-6648
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Nestled in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Island Gallery...

Nestled in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Island Gallery West  is a fine art gallery cooperative of about 30 local and regional artists — many unique to the area. The gallery has a 20-plus-year history of offering original watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed-media paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and fiber art. Every month a different artist is featured with a special exhibit of their newest work. During the winter/spring season from November through April, the gallery hosts public receptions for the monthly featured artist. These receptions are part of the Holmes Beach ARTWALK that includes several other art galleries and boutiques. Also during high season, from January to early April, member artists present free art demonstrations of various media and techniques every Saturday morning at the gallery. These events are very popular and have developed a wide following.Island Gallery West maintains a website with a dedicated page for each member artist to show examples of currently available work. The website also lists an updated schedule of current and upcoming events. As an artists’ cooperative, the Island Gallery West is owned and operated by its members. Six days a week the gallery is staffed by member artists who welcome the opportunity to discuss their art with you. Stop by for a pleasant, relaxing visit and enjoy the many fine works of art on display in two exhibit areas. You’ll discover all the variety and visual stimulation of an art festival in a pleasant gallery setting. 

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Great Local Work

We had spotted a photo on the website and made it a point to visit the gallery to buy. We also were able to get a couple of handmade mugs (don't pass up Mug Month). We prefer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Huntington, West Virginia

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Huntington, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had spotted a photo on the website and made it a point to visit the gallery to buy. We also were able to get a couple of handmade mugs (don't pass up Mug Month). We prefer that kind of souvenir rather than cheap mass-produced stuff.

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Caro, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

When on vacation we like to buy from local artists to help remember the trip. This gallery offered a great selection of different artists, was staffed by one of the artists who was very nice to talk to. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is they don't ship. All other galleries we have ever purchased... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Wherever we are we look for artist's collectives for a visit. We find that Florida is very good for this type of gallery. We found a sizeable number of artist's work at very good prices and spent some cash to remember our trip to this cute town

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A nice variety of offerings at this gallery from pottery, jewelry to paintings. It is staffed by the artists so it was fun to interact and learn about their work. Prices were very reasonable.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Nice gallery with all local artists. Wide variety of art and jewelry. Reasonable prices. Artists staff the gallery and love to give info about the island.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Definitely worth going to the art walk or just dropping in as we did later on our visit. Lots of local artists, both talented and nice. Many mediums. Check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Island Gallery West was established in 1990. It is located in Holmes Beach in the heart of Anna Maria Island on Florida's Gulf Coast near Bradenton. Island Gallery West offers a rich variety of art by talented local and regional artists. The works of nearly 30 fine artists are on display. For 25 years, the Gallery has offered paintings, mixed... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Located in Holmes Beach, the Island Gallery West is an excellent choice to see what professional artists are up to. There are paintings, photography, potery, jewelry and more. All outstanding work...just a treat!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interesting and unique work for sale by locals. Fair prices and original photos and paintings, Found the perfect gifr for a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very different canvas oil impressions of water movement using textures. Friendly studio, helpful and willing to advise on personal preference.

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