Yacht Club

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This painting captures the iconic Sarasota Yacht Club, an institution deeply intertwined with the history and coastal culture of Sarasota County. The Yacht Club, established in the 1920s, has long been a symbol of nautical elegance and an epicenter for the sailing community in Sarasota. The artist has meticulously rendered the building's distinctive architectural style, characterized by its sleek and modern lines, which reflect both tradition and contemporary influences. Outside the club, a row of palm trees stands as a testament to the region's tropical climate and natural beauty, offering a picturesque view for both members and visitors.

The green waters depicted in the painting highlight Sarasota's vibrant maritime environment, a key aspect of the county's heritage. Over the decades, the Yacht Club has hosted numerous regattas and social events, contributing significantly to Sarasota's reputation as a haven for boating enthusiasts. The inclusion of sailboats gently docked near the shore invokes a sense of leisure and tradition, capturing the spirit of the community's longstanding relationship with the sea. Through this artwork, the viewer is invited to reflect on the cultural and social importance of the Sarasota Yacht Club in shaping the county's identity, past and present.

Artist

Mandy

Mandy Fulton

Mandy Fulton is completing her final year at Ringling College of Art and Design, studying fine arts. In Sarasota, she runs a local tie dye business where you can find her on Instagram @thetiedyeria. Her art work is primarily experimental. She uses mediums such as mold that allow room for chance to come into play, while incorporating elements of control herself. Mandy is currently interested in the art of abstraction through nature, but she used to work more figurative-based.

I wanted to be a part of this experience to bring art to the community, and do so with fellow friends. I think sidewalk art is such an exciting way to view art, getting to walk up directly on what you are looking at is a fun way to experience seeing art work. The variety of different artist's styles is something else that I love about this experience. Each piece is so diverse in style, and as you walk from square to square you can recall seeing an artist's hand you have already become familiar with. This project also brought a lot of people together in a positive way. Families gathering on a hot sunny day to paint together was very heart warming.

First, a clown. Then, Sarasota's Citrus Growers Association. An old drive-in movie theatre. Then, a map of the state, surrounded by native plants. I even had the pleasure of painting Elvis! I completed an alligator in Myakka State Park. And finally, an illustration-based piece of an old railroad.

Sponsored By

CPC

Child Protection Center

Child Protection Center

The mission of the Child Protection Center (CPC) is Child Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. The CPC envisions a community in which children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. To successfully address the issue of child abuse, efforts in prevention, intervention and treatment must be implemented. The unique comprehensive continuum of services developed over the 40 year history of the Child Protection Center exemplifies such an effort.