Newsletter | February 2020

“PAINTING THE TOWN” Mural Book Celebration
Presented by Copperfish Books
103 W. Marion Avenue
Tuesday, February 11th 6-7pm
Free Event
Join us for a fun hour of Local Story Telling, Drinks & Desserts
Call 941-205-2560 for Reservations



Our 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Over 200 attended our celebration reception and silent auction on January 30th at the Visual Arts Center. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and we enjoyed seeing so many old friends, supporters, and meeting many new ones. We had a full house and everyone seemed to have a great time. All the mural renderings were sold and just over $14,000 was raised to be split by the Mural Society and the Visual Arts Center.

Thanks for buying tickets, coming out to bid and taking home our wonderful pieces of history. 
Here are a few photos from the reception.



THIS THURSDAY – Get a Small Taste of our Local History
Join Us for the 4th Lecture in Our
1-Hour Local History Series
Meet Punta Gorda’s First City Council

Thursday, February 13th
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda



Get the Whole Story
Sign Up for These 2 Popular LOCAL History Classes
 January, February & March Dates Listed Below

Join us as we present the history of the area as told through the murals throughout our beautiful City.  Visit all the murals from the comfort of your 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 2 Parts:
     Part 1 – “The Early Years” – from pre-Spanish Exploration to pre-WWI
     Part 2 – “Post World War I” – continuing the story from WWI to modern day
Location: Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (PGICA)
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
Cost:  $18/Class  or  $30 for both Classes
Class Size is limited ~ Register at PGICA Office or call 941-637-1655

Check the schedule at CLASSES

Part 1 – The Early Years Part 2 – Post World War I
Monday, Feb 17 1 – 3pm Wednesday, Feb 19 1 – 3pm
Tuesday, Mar 17 1 – 3pm Thursday, Mar 19 1 – 3pm



Update on Library Mural Fundraising
Our 25th Anniversary Celebration reception and silent auction raised the remainder of the funds needed for this mural. Our artist, Skip Dyrda, is scheduled to start painting the week of February 17th. He estimates it will take three months to complete the mural. Please stop by and say “Hi”.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated to make this mural possible!






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PO BOX 510506
Punta Gorda, FL  33951-0506
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