Spend the Day in the Fishing Village at Art & Fashion Walk
by Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant
In its seventh year, the Art & Fashion Walk has grown to be a day full of fun and exciting deals and unique artistic finds. What began as the Art Walk has morphed into the Art & Fashion Walk showcasing local Keys arts and crafts, as well as merchandise from your favorite stores on The Reef.
On Saturday, February 15, you’ll begin your Art & Fashion Walk stroll at the entrance to the Fishing Village. As you make your way from The Burgee Shop to the Raw Bar (where the Fashion Walk will take place), you’ll have the opportunity to browse booths featuring arts and crafts created by talented artists here in the Keys. Items on display range from beautiful pieces of artwork from local artists (sponsored by Reef Gallery), to wood art, nautical jewelry, furniture, décor and more. Some of our Reef stores, including The Dive Shop, The Dress Code and MarineMax, will have booths set up featuring retail promotions and items on display as well. Additionally, there will be trunk shows by Dena Lyons (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Floafers (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
As you venture closer to the Raw Bar, you’ll notice a tent and runway setup where the Fashion Walk will be held at 1 p.m. Here, Itsy Bitsy Burgee, The Burgee Shop, The Dive Shop, Dockside Living, The Dress Code, Member Fitness Center, Gloss by Anne, Golf Shop, J McLaughlin, Lilly Pulitzer, Tennis Pro Shop, The Spa and Vineyard Vines will show off their favorite items. As you sip complimentary champagne, Members, Club Associates and employees of the stores will walk the runway modeling items from the various shops. Audience members will receive giveaways on a first come first served basis – so don’t miss it!
On the Schedule
In addition to the various booths that will be set up all day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the Fashion Walk that commences at 1 p.m., there will also a host of demos and other unique offerings as the day goes on.
At 12 p.m., learn how to cut flowers from the very best at R.F. Orchids. Then at 2 p.m., they will host an Orchid Demo. Both offerings will be located in-store.
At 1 and 3 p.m., Barton & Gray will offer boat tours. Just head over to their slip on the Marina side of the Fishing Village and enjoy a tour around The Reef. First come first served.
Somerset Charters will host an open house for all. Signature drinks and cool refreshments will be offered as you tour the Somerset and learn about all it has to offer for your next cruise.
For the Kids
As always, there are events for the kids too. The parents and grandparents can shop freely while the younger members of the family enjoy a bounce house, caricaturist, face painting and other fun activities with the Recreation Team – all complimentary.
Live music will play throughout the day, cocktails will be available for purchase, and the ORC Food Truck will be open for a quick and delicious bite. The Art & Fashion Walk opens at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.