It started a year ago, when I began looking for a way to showcase a beautiful contemporary home in Tallahassee, FL. It was a custom designed home with distinct industrial architecture. It was the perfect backdrop for beautiful art, and that’s where the idea was born. I decided to hold a non-traditional open house, feature two local artists, Bev Shots, with Lester Hutt and Tire Swing Designs with Lucas VanSickle. It was a successful event resulting in over 50 people who came through the home and who were able to meet and greet the artists while previewing the listing.
This year, we will repeat the event only on a larger scale. Seven featured homes for sale in Myers Park, Tallahassee, FL will be open for tours and works from over 20 artists will be on display, many represented by the artists themselves. Works by Missionary Mary Proctor, Lucas Vansickle, Sandy Proctor, and more will be showcased. Complete Schedule of homes and list of Artists – PRINTABLE FLYER.
I have a new listing located at 832 Governor’s Drive which is a home lovingly maintained and whose gardens were lovingly planned by a Master Gardner/owner on tour in the historic Myers Park are and on the tour. There are a Seven homes for sale in this neighborhood, all of which are unique and have beautiful architectural design features reminiscent of early craftsman and millwrights. See all Myers Park Homes for Sale.
It’s springtime in Tallahassee, what a great time to revisit the open house and art show concept. Myers park is on the fringe of the Tallahassee Art district. The location of this neighborhood is perfect for those who want urban tranquility. Myers park is Minutes from the Capitol, from shopping, groceries, restaurants, entertainment venues. Major renovations are taking place in the area beginning at Cascades Park which historically drew hundreds of visitors and residents to the Tallahassee capitol area. This enhancement and restoration of the corridor along W. Gaines Street from downtown to just beyond the art district almost to FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium is underway. The Gaines Street Revitalization Plan is sure to help bring life to downtown Tallahassee.
You might want to begin your weekend on Friday, March 4th at 10 am by attending the Grand Opening of the Lafayette Street Pedestrian tunnel. A much needed access point for pedestrians and cyclists navigating Lafayette Street.
Later Friday night begins this year’s inaugural Art Showcase Trolley running on First Fridays. Two trolleys provide hop-on-hop-off services at the following locations:
- Old Fort Park (Trolley #1 only) pickups at 6, 7:30 with a drop off at 9.
- New Leaf Market with free wine tasting!
- 1020Art featuring Body of Art show with The Wharf Express’s gumbo as an appetizer. For more info on 1020’s show, visit 1020Art on Facebook.
- LeMoyne: High school art show
- Le Roc Bistro in Hotel Duval with specialty drinks & hor d’oeuvres
- Brokaw McDougal House: one-woman show, featuring Audra Price Pittman