Shangri-La Springs reintroduces Arts & Nature Night Dec.13

Shangri-La Springs is pleased to reintroduce Art & Nature Night Community on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. As we continue to renovate the property, we have made a few changes to the Art & Nature Night to accommodate, but please know that the event will include all of the known and loved components that make Art & Nature Night a large success.

Filled with abundant artistic experiences, the event will feature performances and activities at the Gazebo, Longhouse and Courtyard, Oak Creek Lawn, Octagon Breezeway and the Great House. Guests can enjoy a decadent organic tapas dinner ranges from $9- $15 per menu item between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Enjoy beer brewed locally from Momentum Brewery on tap and organic wine at the bar, as well as a live piano performance by Marc Meyer and live painting by Cesar Aguilera in the Great House. In addition, an all-levels yoga class will be offered to guests at 7 p.m., complimentary massage treatments will be available, and a community drum circle led by Sayer Ji will take place at 6:00 p.m., where everyone is invited to bring drums, shakers and hula hoops and join in. Santa Claus will visit the family-friendly event at 8 p.m., and will be available for a meet-and-greet and family holiday photo opportunities.

The “Dream or Reality” event will feature works from photographer Mila Bridger, painters Danielle Branchaud and Cesar Aguilera and sculptor Tim Smith among other local artists, and live musical presentations from Kat Epple on flute and Debo performing on a hammered dulcimer. The event will also include live performances of lightbox painting by Juan Diaz, sidewalk chalk art by Jane Portaluppi Durand, performance painting by Michael Monroe, pottery throwing by Matt Kearney, Paper Grotto Theatre by Lily Hatchett and interactive experiences creating butterfly cards with Susan Martin and poetry with Rosemary Allen.

In addition to all of the Art & Nature Community Night offerings, Shangri-La Springs will have a special guest for the entire family to enjoy, Santa Clause will be available to take photos and spread a little holiday cheer.

Experience an array of artistic and uplifting artwork and programs during the event. Below you'll find a list of activities, live performances and programming scheduled for the December Art & Nature Night.


Longhouse and Courtyard 
Oak Creek Lawn (6:30 - 9 p.m.) 

  • Complimentary all-levels yoga class - 7 p.m. 

Octagon Breezeway
  • Rosemary Allen - Spoken Poetry
  • Debo - Hammered Dulcimer Music 
  • Pottery Throwing 
Dining Room 
The Spa 
      - Complimentary mini-spa treatments 

Great House 
  • Cesar Aguilera - Live Painting 
  • Live Piano Performance
  • Tapas Menu and Beer and Wine For Purchase - 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the "Dream or Reality" Art & Nature Night, please call 239-949-0749.


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