Siesta Key Lovers

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Maybe it is the sun kissing our skin or the smell of coconuts, the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico or the beautiful swaying of trees that inspires the romantic side in couples around Sarasota County. If you are looking for good kissing locations in Sarasota there is an abundance of options, here is a beginning list of some spots:

The Powel Crosley Estate is a favorite spot for weddings with beautiful architecture, views of the bay and large banyan trees.

North Lido Beach is quiet with paths that wind through the seagrass to the beautiful beach and South Lido Park is equally beautiful, both worth visiting.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Historic Spanish Point are both worth the visit with lots of beautiful kissing spots.

Ringling Bridge as well as the North and South underpasses are stunning day and night.

Westin Rooftop Bar offers a view from above the city.

Myakka Canopy Walkway in Myakka State Park takes you high above the tree canopy to take your loves breath away.

Warm Minerals Springs because soaking in hot springs can be a great way to naturally soften your loved ones skin. People travel from all over the world to soak in the mineral-rich waters. Reputed as the fountain of youth sought by Ponce de Leon with healing powers.

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North get's its name from naval maps from the 1800s of the Myakka River. A five mile unpaved hiking trail rich with song birds to romance any nature lover.

Blind Pass Beach is a perfect spot to smooch while watching the sunset after collecting shells and shark's teeth.

On the top floor of the Palm Avenue Garage, take the stairs and see all the artwork created by Chalk Festival artists!

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Holland King

Holland King's love for drawing and art began at the age of 12 when he was introduced to comic books. Holland studied illustration at the San Francisco Academy of Art. After an enlistment in the Army, he settled in Tampa, Florida where he finally started painting where his work has appeared in galleries and restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He began working with chalk at a South Tampa eatery, where his work became a draw for the store and was featured in Restaurant Monthly Magazine and on Charlie Belcher's local news program. His first chalk festival was the Clearwater Chalk Festival of October 2015 and he has been doing this and working as a freelance artist ever since. Chalk, Acrylics, and watercolor/marker are the mediums he uses the most often.

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Some of my clients include: Cornerstone Creative Studios,Tampa Bay Lightning, Chalkboard Special Food Truck, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Tampa Murals, Noble Crust Restaurant, "From Mayan Hands" Art Gallery, World of Beer, Red Star Rock Bar & Westshore Plaza Mall

Holland King participated as an artist at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in the years 2016 and 2018.

Other works by Avenue of Art paintings by Holland include:

Other work by Holland
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