'The Corner' by Gary Mack
To evoke feelings of nostalgia and raise funds for the Beaches Town Center Agency (BTCA), local artist, Gary Mack has been commissioned by the agency to recreate his original painting of Beaches Town Center, painted in 1992.
Since the original perspective of Beaches Town Center was created, the corner has evolved tremendously, solidifying its reputation among locals and tourists as a one-stop dining and shopping destination on the beach. Bid now on this original artwork by clicking the link below; bidding starts at $1500.00. Bidding will close at midnight on June 30, 2015.
Want to meet Gary? He will be at Dancin' in the Street on Saturday, May 16 - event goers will have the opportunity to learn about his new painting and purchase prints of the artwork. Following DITS, the painting will travel to select Beaches Town Center merchants, including Ragtime, Red Daisy, and The Palms Retro. During this time, locals and tourists will have an opportunity to view Gary's original artwork and place their bids at beachestowncenter.com.
This month’s “What’s in your Beach Bag?” features Ben Lewis, owner of AB Surf and Sport. Ben is originally from Sydney, Australia, but found his way to Atlantic Beach after living in New York where the water wasn’t nearly as warm and the Summers weren’t nearly as long.
Beaches Town Center is the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean, twelve miles east from downtown Jacksonville.
The inviting, pedestrian friendly area offers many boutiques, fitness centers, restaurants and two oceanfront hotels in close proximity - a destination appealing for both tourists and locals!