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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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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories?
Our homes are natural storytellers. Their adorned walls, marked-up floors, slept-in sheets all paint a vivid picture about the places we’ve been and the kind of people we are. To say that looks aren’t important, in this case, doesn’t fly. Your space truly serves an extension, not of your appearance, but of your experiences.

So, how do we keep our best memories and experiences alive?

Art, of course. Commissions, more specifically.

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What’s a commission? A commissioned work of art is a piece created specifically for you based on your specifications and desires, by Lloyd Dobson Artist from Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida.Lloyd_Dobson_-_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Horizontal

How does it work? It starts with you and your ideas – whether they be extremely detailed, or loose guidelines.

Let’s pretend for a minute. (Say your favorite place in the world is Siesta Key, Florida.)

You traveled there when you were 27. You walked the sugar white sand beach for three weeks with your best friend from college. You unlocked the condo door for the first time and were welcomed by an open view of the aqua Gulf waters that could only be outdone by the green coconut palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze peeking through between you and the beach. You flung your suitcases on the floor and cracked the 2 euro bottle of vino you picked up stared out the window until it was gone.

"Siesta Key Public Beach" Siesta Key, Florida
“Siesta Key Public Beach”
Siesta Key, Florida

THOSE are the kind of moments commissioned artworks are capable of capturing.

How does the artist know what to do? You will connect with Lloyd Dobson Artist and facilitate the back and forth to make it as seamless as possible. You’ll work with him and relay details, big or small, that you want included in your piece, along with the feeling you want it to convey and specifics you have in mind like size, color and orientation. All of his artwork is on stretched canvas.Lloyd_Dobson_Painting_A_Beach_Scene_#1

Lloyd Dobson Artist will then give you a timeline and update you with his studio sessions before you receive your final piece.

Why are commissions awesome?  They simultaneously “bring you back,” and move forward with you for the rest of your long life. Plus, the artistic flairs of your favorite artist make these types of pieces rich with personality and authentic style.

Have your favorite memory in mind?

Well it is simple to recapture. Send an email to lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com for a FREE quote.

Commission a piece now >

 

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach are many including Lloyd Dobson Artist LIVE every Wednesday morning.
Siesta Public Beach offers tennis, playgrounds and a picnic area. Attend events on the beach, including Siesta Fiesta, volleyball tournaments, craft shows, festivals, concerts and art exhibits.

Siesta Key’s annual events include Safe Treats Halloween, SandFest, and the Siesta Key Crystal Classic professional sand sculpture contest in the fall. Light Up the Village starts the holiday season, and the Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest is in May.

The amazing natural beauty of Siesta Key is unforgettable. The beaches are jewels, literally, as the sand is composed almost entirely of pure quartz. Lush tropical palm trees and plants thrive, and wildlife flourishes. Dolphins and manatees play in the warm Gulf and bay waters. Pelicans, cranes, egrets and shorebirds are plentiful here.

You’ll feel at ease here in the comfortable atmosphere of 1 - Siesta Village SignMom-and-Pop businesses, free of the hype of mega-hotels and chain restaurants that characterize so many other resort areas.

Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and beyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you’ll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training… the list goes on.

Besides the Siesta Key Public Beach you can find Lloyd Dobson every Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

Why not an affordable original oil painting by Siesta Key – Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson capturing the voted #3 beach by Tripadvisor? Come by and say hello! It is a Sunday morning tradition since 2008 from 8am to 1pm, the Siesta Key Farmers Market located in the Siesta Village – 5104 Ocean Blvd. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower 48 United States & Canada.

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Siesta Key Public Beach With a Live Artist

1_-_Siesta_Key_Pavilion_#6Siesta Key Public Beach With a Live Artist enhances your visit to this paradise island. Watch local Siesta Key – Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson capture on canvas this tropical paradise island at the Siesta Key public beach pavilion upper level patio every Wednesday beginning June 29, 2016 – 9am to 12pm. You can go to his website, click on the ART SHOWS and LIVE EVENTS tab.

Siesta Key is a barrier island off the central western coast A - Blue Lifeguard Shack - TEMPLATEof Florida in the United States of America. It is situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place in Sarasota County.

Featuring 99% quartz, Siesta Key is proud of its sand. Siesta Key even won an award from the International Sand Contest in 1987 for having the best overall sand anywhere! That means that Siesta Key has the best sand in the WORLD! Even the Travel Channel agrees. In 2004, the Travel Channel’s Best Beaches in America show featured Siesta Key as the Best Sand Beach…on the planet!

A_-_Siesta_Key_Beach_Palm_Trees_-_TEMPLATEA short drive from downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named one of the nation’s best. Siesta Key is known for it’s world class powdery white quartz sand beaches. It has 100 golf courses within driving distance, and an endless selection of cultural and family activities.

Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and A - Siesta Key Signbeyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you’ll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training… the list goes on.

Siesta Key accommodations range from the simplicity of a hotel to the convenience of a week-long (or more) rental. From cozy, beach-side cottages outfitted with the basics to posh condominium complexes complete with every amenity imaginable, there’s an option for all visitors and budgets. Of course, no matter where you choose to stay, Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach or Turtle Beach are just a short walk away.

When you arrive at the Siesta Key public beach pavilion make sure you stop by and say hello and maybe pause a moment and watch me create a painting inspired by this incredible tropical paradise island. You can also catch me every Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers Market at 1_-_SKFM_Booth_&_Me_-_05-22-20165104 Ocean Blvd in the Village from 8am to 1pm. For additional information about Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings go to www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

 

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Affordable Oil Paintings As Gifts



Private Collection Of: Pete Zawoiski Wilkgs Bare, Pa Sunset On Siesta Key #124315 - $495 24x36
Private Collection Of:
Pete Zawoiski
Wilkgs Bare, Pa
Sunset On Siesta Key
#124315 – 24×36

Affordable Oil Paintings As Gifts. How will you celebrate your wedding anniversary, magically? How can you mark a big birthday, unforgettably? How can you thank your best client, remarkably? Why not an experience created in an affordable oil painting by Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida artist Lloyd Dobson?

An experience of Art

An experience of art is an everlasting and meaningful gift, one that you know the recipient has yet to receive. This extraordinary gift celebrates shared treasured moments artfully. Savor the colors of the moment with an affordable original oil painting. Imagine choosing your favorite landscape, beach or sunset, the place or vacation holding your heart’s most meaningful memories.

Now take those memories to the next level by sending a

Private Collection Of: Lloyd Dobson & Sandi Carney Sarasota, Florida Me...You...Us #124215  -  24x36
Private Collection Of:
Lloyd Dobson & Sandi Carney
Sarasota, Florida
Me…You…Us
#124215 – 24×36

photo to Lloyd Dobson Artist at lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com with the size you would like and obtain a FREE quote.

Only 20% Deposit

* Pay only a deposit!
* Remaining balance after painting approval and before shipping

Your painting will take a couple of weeks to complete and will be shipped FREE, if you live in the lower USA 48 states or Canada.

Next gather a circle of friends and family for an inspired celebration. Host an unveiling where your painting will be revealed.

Original oil paintings have always been the most popular pieces of art, either displayed in museums for visitors and admirers, or as a decorative piece in our homes. There are

Private Collection Of: Dee Houden & Jeff Hudson - Wisconsin "Our Paradise Retreat" #117114 - 28x44
Private Collection Of:
Dee Houden & Jeff Hudson – Wisconsin
“Our Paradise Retreat”
#117114 – 28×44

many people around the world, who are avid collectors of oil paintings, spending from small amounts of money to entire fortunes in order to obtain the object of their desire, both for personal pleasure and as investment. Lloyd Dobson’s oil paintings hang in hundreds of happy homes and offices throughout the United States, Canada and the UK.

A wonderful original oil painting can become the focal point of your decor, setting a totally personalized tone in your home or office; it can also be the final touch in a special room and space. Lloyd Dobson’s oil paintings are always in vivid colors and can be an excellent gift to yourself or others of nonpareil beauty and uniqueness.

Private Collection Of: Deborah Buchanan - Sarasota, Florida Red Life Guard Shack On The Key #110714   $395 24x36
Private Collection Of:
Deborah Buchanan – Sarasota, Florida
Red Life Guard Shack On The Key
#110714 –  24×36

Now let’s re-vacation or visit that special place with recognized artist Lloyd Dobson at www.LloydDobsonArtist.com or email that special moment photo and size to lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com and get a FREE quote of your affordable oil painting.

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