Here are a few other local attractions that our area has to offer:
THE VISUAL ARTS CENTER
The Visual Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization that opened its doors over 30 years ago. It brings together people interested in the visual arts. The Guild now boasts over 800 members, and with its many professional and extremely qualified instructors, promotes greater knowledge, skills and appreciation of the visual arts through classes, programs, workshops and exhibits for adults, high school students and children.
The building includes two galleries, a photography lab, office area, classrooms, gift shop and library. Abundant lighting, extended cathedral ceilings and over 225 feet of exhibition space make the Visual Arts Center an ideal location for year-round exhibits. The Visual Arts Center is located at 210 Maude Street in Punta Gorda across from Fishermen's Village. Admission is free. For information call (941)639-8810.
This is a unique waterfront destination of 33 gift, clothing and specialty shops, 7 restaurants, a 98 slip marina and fully furnished luxury villas. Attractions include fishing, sailing, water sports, sightseeing cruise boats, live entertainment, special events and gorgeous sunsets. Located on beautiful Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. For information call (941)639-8721 or (800)639-0020. You can also visit their website at www.fishville.com.
KING FISHER FLEET
The King Fisher Fleet, located at Fishermen's Village, offers the best of Florida for both sightseers and fishermen. Sightseeing cruises, eco-tours, full and half day cruises, sunset cruises and harbor tours are available. Fishermen can enjoy deep sea charter fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or back bay fishing in the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve. For more information call (941)639-0969, email them at [email protected] or visit their website at www.kingfisherfleet.com.
Celebrating over 40 seasons, the Charlotte Players offer six or more productions each season with musicals and plays. There are several community groups offering a variety of live theater. Call (941)255-1022 for more information.
PUNTA GORDA GALLERY WALK
The Punta Gorda Gallery Walk is a popular downtown happening held from 5-8 p.m. every third Thursday. Stroll at your own pace or hop on a trolley and cruise from stop to stop. Soak up the atmosphere in charming cafés and restaurants and explore unusual shops and boutiques. Browse the work of local artists and boogie down with lively street magicians.