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First Friday Art Event at Rio Carrabelle

May 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Several large paintings hang on the outside of the windows of an empty storefront

Rio Carrabelle is hosting a First Friday art event on Friday, May 5 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Rio Carrabelle. This First Friday art event will be held in celebration of the new outdoor art recently installed along Tallahassee Street in Carrabelle. These large pieces of public art were created by phenomenal artists William Owen, Roger Leonard, Pat Moore, Barb Ryan and Bo May. This wonderful art project, fully funded by Rio Carrabelle and the artists themselves, was installed and unveiled just in time for the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. The artists felt it was important to take a key location in the historic business district, which had become empty and boarded up, and turn it into a delightful enhancement for Carrabelle citizens and visitors to enjoy. These outdoor art pieces include abstracts, large scale historic photographs, landscape photographs, coastal themed paintings and striking portraits including a painting in memory of Ron Gemple of Carrabelle Junction. Guests can also browse new artwork recently put on display inside the Rio Carrabelle Gallery. These include new works by Joe Kotzman, William Owen, Pat Moore and Barb Ryan as well as the art of the “Dog Island guys”, artists Bradlee Shanks and Roger Leonard and owner, Bo May.


This indoor / outdoor First Friday art event will be filled with interesting art, live music, local artists, lively conversation, and refreshments and is a wonderful chance to meet several of these talented artists in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Rio Carrabelle Art Gallery is located at 102 St. James Avenue (US Hwy 98), Carrabelle, Florida. Rio Carrabelle is a unique art and music destination located in beautiful Carrabelle. Visit www.riocarrabelle.com for more information or on Facebook, The Gallery at Rio Carrabelle.

Rio Carrabelle
102 St. James Avenue
Carrabelle, FL 32322 + Google Map