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The Hub Baja Grill, Original Oil Paintings and Photography

The Hub Baja Grill, Original Oil Paintings and Photography.

Come in and enjoy original art and photography at The Hub Baja Grill on Siesta Key, Florida. The perfect complement to a sumptuous feast is inspiring art and photography at The Hub Baja Grill. They celebrate the sensory by treating you to art and photography that is as fresh and contemporary as their cuisine. If you eat with your eyes first, consider the original art as your first course by artist Lloyd Dobson and photographer Mike Beck.

Lloyd Dobson local Siesta Key – Sarasota artist feels like beauty is essential to the well being of the soul. Lloyd’s work is designed to bring a sense of beauty, fun and inspiration to the everyday routines creating a palette of God’s Siesta Key beach scenes.

To create a moment in time when your mind is full of joy. Lloyd brings back the memories of this paradise island in his oil paintings – classical forms, attention to detail, elegant compositions and the eternal search for the Masterpiece.

Mike Lee Beck Photography is breathtaking and especially his metal prints. If you are in the Sarasota, Florida area, it is a must to stop by Mike’s booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market on the beautiful tropical paradise island of Siesta Key to see for yourself. The market is open every Sunday at located 5104 Ocean Blvd. in the Village from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Besides the The Hub Baja Grill you can find Lloyd Dobson at the Siesta Key Farmers Market where you can buy affordable original paintings by this local artist every Sunday, 8:00am to 1:00pm – 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village, Florida. And he does ship FREE to the lower US 48 & Canada.

Discover why The Hub Baja Grill is the talk of Siesta Key. After your relaxing day at Siesta Key Beach, come down to The Hub Baja Grill. The Hub Baja Grill has been serving up fresh Baja cuisine for locals and tourists alike since 2008. The Hub Baja Grill’s famous Grouper fish tacos, hand-made lobster bisque and other Latin American and tropical inspired creations are sure to exceed expectations of the most discerning palate.

They offer indoor dining and a covered patio on the sidewalk. They offer live music day and night. “Fiesta Hour” runs Monday – Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm and features, $7.50 House Margaritas, $4 House Wines, $3 Well Drinks, $2 Domestic Drafts & One Great Time! LATE NIGHT FIESTA HOUR 10:00PM – Close with the same Great Prices 7 Nights A week!

The Hub was awarded #1 margarita in Sarasota/Siesta Key by The Sarasota Herald Tribune in 2010, and voted #1 restaurant for popularity and customer service in Siesta Key by the users of www.TripAdvisor.com. So come on down and find out why we really are “The Hub” of Siesta Key and Sarasota!!

To find out more about The Hub Baja Grill go to their website at: www.thehubsiestakey.com

You may find out more about Mike Lee Beck Photography on his website www.MikeLeeBeckPhotography.com

You may find out more about Lloyd Dobson Artist on his website www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

Lloyd Dobson Artist at the Siesta Key Farmers Market

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Buy Direct From Local Siesta Key – Sarasota Artist

1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointing Buy Direct From Local Siesta Key – Sarasota Artist off of his website or from the Siesta Key Farmers Market held every Sunday in the Village from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You want to buy a piece of art for your home or work but think you can’t afford it as art is way too expensive? Save money purchase art online, direct from the artist, at an affordable price to suit your budget than go to this website http://www.LloydDobsonArtist.com Plus Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 & Canada.

Lloyd’s paintings are enjoyed by hundreds of collectors throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany,  and Switzerland. For testimonials on his oil paintings visit his website and click the “Testimonial” tab.

It is commonplace to hear people talking about buying art as a art_-_145516_-_beach_access_-_26x34financial commitment, but should this be the true reason we buy art? Big auction houses and bigger galleries encourage this particular kind of thinking because it will help them to sell art to the upper crust of contemporary society. They treat art more like a investment than what it truly is, which is loveliness to be enjoyed by anyone.

The fact of the matter is, there are more artists and works of art than there are spaces on a gallery wall. This means that the galleries have to be very picky about the works they take in, because they are in the business of making money by representing artists whose work will sell quickly.

If you want to buy art and avoid the hassle and outrageous prices of galleries and auction houses, read on! A savings of 50% – 60% awaits you! What you should take away from this article is the simple message that art is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, especially those who own it. If you are buying art as an investment, and you happen to make some money off of it, well done!

However if you do not, make sure to enjoy the art for what it is and ensure that it at least has value because it is beautiful. Browse art online through my virtual gallery and deal with Lloyd Dobson the artist direct on Siesta Key!

If this video or article was of benefit, please leave a comment and share it. For additional information on the artist, available paintings, prices, and how to get FREE shipping, please visit www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

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Best Kept Secret Townhome For Sale On Siesta Key, Florida

Hello my followers and readers of this blog post. The reason for this post is to share with you about my dear friends Pam and Drew Trapani. They recently built a beautiful home here on Siesta Key and111_-_67_Avenida_Messina_#3 now have their incredible townhome for sale.  If you would like to have  the ability to experience island life on the best sugar white sand beach, then this is home is for you.

Beachside Perfection! Astonishing views of the Gulf of Mexico begin 111_-_67_Avenida_Messina_-_Level_Three_Patio_Area_#5at the front porch of this luxurious townhome, and continue to unfold throughout almost every room. Privately nestled in an enclave of just four residences between Siesta Village and the blissful beach, this coastal retreat truly lives like a single family home.

Designed to perfection, each space maximizes the dazzling views through abundant glass and crisp neutral tones, with over 3,800 sq. ft. comprised of five bedrooms, five full baths and a rooftop deck for sunset soirees. A private elevator, garage space for 2 cars and your boat, as well as abundant storage space all add to optimum ease of living.

A - Siesta Key SignThe unparalleled Siesta Key location creates a walkable beach lifestyle that makes each day an indulgence in island living. After watching the sun melt into the Gulf, Siesta Village beckons with its laid-back live music and eclectic options for open-air dining. There’s no place like the beach.

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 5, 3 car garage, 3824 square feet and built in 2006.

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.

While on Siesta Key you can do as much or as little as you want. You can enjoy fishing, boating, parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, or you can just dip your toes in the sand and enjoy a good book or the amazing view, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for those playful dolphins.

In 2011, Siesta Beach was rated as the #1 beach in the United States A - Siesta Key Beach #1by “Dr. Beach”, a.k.a. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s highly respected Laboratory for Coastal Research. In 2004 the Travel Channel named it “The Best Sand Beach in America” because of its 99% pure quartz sand that stays cool under your feet.

Siesta Key beach offers tennis and volleyball courts, shaded playground and picnic area, and convenient concession stands for a quick bite or a refreshing drink. Its shallow water near the shoreline and year-round lifeguard protection make it a great beach for the whole family. You can even borrow beach wheelchairs if you have visitor that needs help across the sand.

Whether you enjoy playing tennis or volleyball, fishing or boating, or a Drum Circle on Sunday evening to mark the end of another perfect weekend on Siesta Key, there’s always something to do on Siesta Beach and it is all within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants on Siesta Key Village.

1_-_Siesta_Key_The_Hub_-_TEMPLATESiesta Key Chambers of Commerce Fun Events Calendar  and all kinds of Things To Do   while you are in town.

 

 

For additional information and appointment concerning this beautiful Siesta Key townhome you may contact Drew & Pam Trapani or myself at the following email addresses:

Drew Trapani:  drewtrap@aol.com
Pam Trapani:  idittou2@aol.com
Lloyd Dobson:  lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com

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Things To Do On Siesta Key

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Things To Do On Siesta Key! Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida,
that features a tropical atmosphere such as white sands, and several waterfront hotels, resorts and condos. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet.

Like most of the vacationers to the Key you will definitely want to check out the Siesta Key Beaches including the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach, rated as the 2nd best beach in all of Florida by cable-TV’s “The Travel Channel.” There are over 100 boutiques, A - Siesta Key Beach #1cafes, restaurants and bars in the Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key Village is not overly large to navigate by walking. It all lies within a 3 to 4 block area.

Types of Activities:

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

Many activities in Siesta Key take place right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, boating, sailing, beach volleyball, nature walks, swimming, cave exploring, watching street performers, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Siesta Key is home to several state-owned parks, and many offer beach access. These parks are idyllic destinations for picnicking, camping and hiking.

Events:

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Village_CafeSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the market before heading to the beach.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Davidson’s Pharmacy at the 5100 block of Ocean Blvd. The market includes many vendors such as fresh fruits and veggies by Yum Yum Tree, Fouta Spa towels, hand made pottery, Vinsoy hand made candles by Kim Johnson.

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In addition Tropical silk paintings by Rita Van Gorder, plant varieties of bromeliads by Jason Mellica, photography by Mike Lee Beck and renowned artist Lloyd Dobson Artist exhibiting tropical beach themed oil paintings with FREE shipping to the lower US 48 & Canada and many more vendors including live music.

After walking the beach come into the Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

Another favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like 1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templatethey could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

If late night is your thing then The Beach Club is the place to go for late night dancing and socializing.

My Favorite Sunday “Funday” afternoon schedule is the following:

1) Breakfast sandwich from Alex’s Village Cafe booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

2) Selling my paintings at the the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

3) Going to The Hub for a great lunch, island live music and adult beverages after leaving the Siesta Key Farmers Market.
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4) Late afternoon for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food at Gilligan Island Bar.1 - Desi Adams Playing At Gilligans

For additional information about things to do on Siesta Key you can click this link Chamber of Commerce

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Florida

a-siesta-key-signThings To Do On Siesta Key, Florida are plentiful. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet. The accommodations are wonderful and varied, you can find anything you are looking for from inner coastal rentals to beach side, at most price ranges.

You can walk for miles on the beach, check out the local restaurants and stores and enjoy awesome weather… a must visit.1_-_siesta_key_public_beach_-_template What a great beach! Soft sugar white sand and beautiful sunsets! Love walking here and you will have no problem biking with your beach cruisers! You can find quieter parts of this beach if you walk a bit further away from the main area where the shops and food stations are. Just take in the sea breeze!

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

1_-_iesta_key_market__-_side_view_of_boothSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1:00pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointing Siesta Key Farmers Market before heading to the beach.  A number of local artists display their work including renowned local artist Lloyd Dobson with his affordable beach themed Oil paintings, photography by Mike Lee Beck and his Siesta Images, shell art, ceramics, metal art, clothing, batik, candles, jewelry, plus fruits and vegetables and other food items. Health and beauty items as well. Again they have live music every week for your listening enjoyment. Its a great way to get in the local groove!

After walking the beach come into the Siesta Key Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templateAnother favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like they could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

My Favorite Sunday Funday afternoon restaurant pub on the Key for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food is Gilligan Island 1_-_siesta_key_gilligans_island_bar_-_templateBar.

You can find Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village at 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Florida. Come by and say hello.

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