The pubic is invited to a beach reading and open studios featuring the State Teacher Artist Residency (STAR) Florida public school teachers who will be in residence at the Hermitage this summer. This annual program is a partnership of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Open studios with the artists and tours of the historic campus will be offered from 6 to 7. The beach program runs from 7 to 8 pm. Bring your own chairs and refreshments. Admission is free and parking is available at Blind Pass Beach and across from the Hermitage. Please do not park along the street. In case of rain, the program will move to the Englewood Art Center (a division of the Ringling School of Art and Design) at 350 S. McCall Road. Please visit the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Facebook or call (941) 475-2098 after 3 p.m. that day, if weather appears threatening.
As part of Englewood’s annual Pioneer Days celebration, the Hermitage will hold an open house and tours of the historic buildings and campus. Meet Hermitage staff and supporters, see artwork created by our Fellows, learn more about our volunteer organization The Friends of the Hermitage, and enter for your chance to win a beautiful framed print of the Hermitage. Rain or shine. Free.