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Shangri-La Springs invites the community to experience an evening of artistic and tasteful experiences at its Art & Nature Community Night “Roots.” The free event will take place on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature a tapas dinner, live performances and presentations of artistic works from local artists and musicians. The “Roots” event will feature award-winning painter Carol McArdle, recognized for her inspiring works-of-art highlighting natural Florida landscapes and wildlife.
Guests can enjoy a decadent organic tapas dinner in the Great House from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring small plate entrees infused with fresh ingredients from the on-site garden at Shangri-La Springs. The tapas dinner, prepared by Artichoke & Company, a local full-service catering company, will serve items priced between $9 and $15 each. Guests can also enjoy locally brewed beer on tap from Momentum Brewhouse and organic wine at the bar in the Great House.
The event will include a community drum circle at 6:30 p.m., where everyone is invited to bring drums, shakers and hula hoops to join in. Complimentary massage treatments will be offered in the spa, and an all-levels yoga class will take place at 7 p.m. in the Octagon. Guests can also purchase local jewelry from Winnie Purple Jewelry and Hummingbird & Connie Jewelry Designs.
The “Roots” event will feature live performances by Michael Oakland on guitar, Kat Epple on flute and Debo performing on a hammered dulcimer. Other performances include sidewalk chalk art by Jane Portaluppi Durand, performance painting by Michael Monroe, pottery throwing by Matt Kearney, Paper Grotto Theatre by Lily Hatchett, interactive experiences creating butterfly cards with Susan Sholle-Martin and poetry with Rosemary Allen.
For more information about the “Roots” Art & Nature Community Night, or to view a full schedule of the event’s programming, visit http://shangrilasprings.com/events/roots.asp or call 239-949-0749.