Posted: February 1, 2018
Award-Winning Artist will be at the resort during Holmes Beach Art Walk
WHO: Mainsail Lodging & Development’s newest property Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, and award-winning local artist Cory Wright
WHAT: As a participant in the Holmes Beach Art District’s annual Holmes Beach Art Walk, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is welcoming guests and art enthusiasts to preview the artwork of island resident and award-winning “plein air” artist Cory Wright. Wright will be making an appearance at the resort, where guests and visitors will have the opportunity to meet her as she demonstrates her art. The sole artist featured at Waterline, Wright’s work is on display in the resort’s lobby and public areas. (All works are available for purchase.)
Cory Wright graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 with a BFA degree in Painting. In addition to being an art instructor and studio painter, she has had an accomplished 25-year career as a muralist, specializing in the tromp l’oiel technique. In 2011, Wright discovered her passion for painting outdoors en plein air during a workshop in Italy. Since 2013 she has been represented by The Studio at Gulf & Pine Art Gallery on Anna Maria Island and her paintings are now held in numerous national and international private collections. These days, the Holmes Beach resident can most often be found outdoors at her easel or in her art studio in Historic Palmetto.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, 5325 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida
For additional information about events at Waterline, visit www.waterlineresort.com/events
About Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club
Tampa’s Mainsail Lodging & Development opened Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida, this winter. The boutique waterfront hotel offers exclusive amenities, distinctive services and numerous opportunities for guests to enjoy the authentic, laidback, beach town vibe of Anna Maria Island. The new resort features 37 stylish, two-bedroom suites with gourmet kitchens, a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, the signature Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar, and a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina. Waterline’s separate Beach Club offers exclusive beach access, kayaks, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach toys. Through a partnership with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring, the resort will support efforts to maintain a suitable habitat for sea turtles, shorebirds and the island ecosystem through special guest programs, promotions and messaging. WaterlineResort.com
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; The recently opened Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida (WaterlineResort.com); and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown. MainsailHotels.com
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