The Artful Lobster

Where can you feast on a gourmet lobster buffet in splendid surroundings of historic buildings nestled among the coastal environment of Manasota Key and engage in easy conversations with great friends and talented artists? PLUS, at the same time, raise essential funds for an artist retreat that is recognized nationally? Answer: at the Artful Lobster at The Hermitage Artist Retreat every November!

This year charismatic Hermitage fellow and MacArthur Genius Award-winning flutist Claire Chase will return by popular demand to delight us with her music.

Stay tuned for invites and eblasts. And enjoy these smiling faces from 2016's Artful Lobster...

Event Details

The Artful Lobster Facts:

WHAT: A luscious lobster feast by Michael's On East on our Gulf-front beach campus with entertainment and delightful auction items.

WHERE: Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm

WHY: All proceeds support the Hermitage core residency program, with a paddle raise in support of a specific (and exciting!) annual project.

Tickets on sale now. Click HERE or contact Development Director Craig Badinger at or 941-475-2098 ext 2.