Jan 08, 2019

Newsletter | January 2019

Skip working on Mural

Looking forward to a GREAT 2019 The Weather is Perfect for a Walking Tour  ~~~ JOIN US Lace up those walking shoes and join us for a 2-hour stroll around downtown Punta Gorda seeing and learning about our historic murals along the way. We'll visit 12 murals and also stop and meet the artist painting our newest mural. First tour is this Thursday, January 10th - space is still available. Call the Punta Gorda Chamber and reserve your spot (941-639-3720). Weekly Tours every Thursday | Jan 10th - April 4th 9:30am - 11:30am; Check-in 9:20am Tours start & end at the Punta Gorda Chamber Office 252 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda $15 per person Call the Chamber Office to Register 941-639-3720 Tour size is limited - Sign up Early Skip is at the Wall The Harborwalk Mural has begun! Our Artist, Skip Dyrda, started the Harborwalk Mural on Monday with layouts, measurements and paint colors. He'll be painting during the week, beginning in the late morning hours (after the dew dries off). Stop by and take a look. Again many THANKS to the City of Punta Gorda for the prep work and giving the wall a good rinse before we started!   See and hear about all the Murals & the History they capture Attend Our HISTORY CLASS: "THE HISTORY OF PUNTA GORDA IN ITS MURALS" Join us as we present the history of the area as told through the murals throughout our beautiful City.   Visit all 30 murals from the comfort of your Air Conditioned classroom seat while we present 450 years of history using the murals as a guide.   Hear about the Mural Society and get a sneak peek of upcoming projects. Presented in

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Jan 08, 2019

Mural Walking Tours

Weekly tours every Thursday January 10, 2019 through April 4, 2019 9:30am – 11:30am  |  Check-in 9:20am Join us as we lead you on a 2-hour leisurely Walking Tour of our beautiful city stopping at our historic murals along the way. Learn about the local history depicted in each mural, when it was painted, as well as the artist. See if you can find the objects hidden in some of them. You’ll also get an overview of the Mural Society, the process for creating these historic murals and a sneak peek at the current projects. $15 per person | Tour size limited, sign up early! | Purchase online now or call 941-639-3720 to reserve. Tours start (and Check-in location) at the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce: 252 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda New Equipment for Our Mural Walking Tours We’re pleased to announce that we have purchased a professional portable wireless headset tour guide system funded with generous grants from the Shively Charitable Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota. During seasonal tours, traffic is heavy making it difficult for patrons to hear our tour guide. This new equipment will allow us to more effectively communicate with participants and increase the size of each tour.

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