Great art, delicious food, stimulating conversation and the warmth of friends… Artful Dining celebrates the arts through a series of spirited gatherings. Meet local artists, learn about their works, enjoy original art displays and tasty delicacies. We invite you to join in the fun:
• Look over the menu of events and decide which one pleases your palate.
• Love the variety of offerings? You may sample more than one if you like.
• Make your reservation online here, or by calling 352-291-4455 ext. 1831.
Carnival Meets Mardi Gras
Saturday, March 1, 5-7 p.m. - $45/members, $55/non-members.
A dash of island spices, a pinch of New Orleans, stir and simmer… its colorful, festive and creative. Enjoy carnival inspired cuisine which complements the art of Grace Senior Morandi and Lisa Russo. $45/members, $55/non-members.
Wine and Roses
Sunday, March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - $55/members, $65/non-members.
The mood is mellow and the wine is smooth. Relax and enjoy Sunday lunch with hosts Fred and Carolyn and the fabulous food of Woodlea Gardens. Experience the mixed media artwork of Meagan Chaney Gumpert and Ed Franklin’s abstract painting.
All Aboard the Art Train
Saturday, March 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.- $55/members, $65/non-members.
Next Stop – Artful Dining. Immerse yourself in Ocala’s rich history at the Tuscawilla Park’s newly renovated train station. This casual atmosphere with heavy hors d’oeuvres complements the watercolors of Sue Primeau and unique jewelry designs of Juan Carlos Cahue.
Sunday, April 13, 1-4 p.m.- $55/members, $65/non-members.
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and Spring is in the air. Let’s welcome nature at this casual indoor-outdoor celebration of the arts. Meander along the garden to admire the outdoor sculpture of John Gamache. Randall Smith’s contemporary paintings add to the festivities as you enjoy the sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres of Woodlea Gardens.
Art at Spruce Creek
Sunday, May 4, 4-6:30 p.m.- $55/members, $65/non-members.
Lean back, take a deep breath - we are at Toppers Tavern in Del Webb Spruce Creek with hosts Bettye Daugherty and Mary Kraus. Enjoy casual dining, appreciate the cool green outdoors which complements artist Don Borie’s plein air landscapes and people in oil and watercolor paintings. Admire the unique jewelry designs by Lynda Ryan, as well as works by Spruce Creek artists, Carol Catania and Eileen and Dennis Jones.