WELCOME TO OUR 7th SEASON
Island City, Inc. is pleased to announce our 7th season of the Island City Art Walk. The art walk will resume on November 16, 2012. The public is invited!
The Island City Art Walk is held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy.
Wilton Manors, known also as the Island City, was founded in the 1920's. It was incorporated in 1947 as the Village of Wilton Manors and eventually became an official city in 1953. The Middle River forks and loops around Wilton Manors, making it a river island, which means that to enter the main portion of the town, you must cross over a small bridge at the various entry roads.
Wilton Manors continues to improve its infrastructure especially along the drive. Just recently, new traffic lights, parking meters and pedestrian lamps have been added along the drive. (Bring quarters). A new paved parking lot has been added off of Wilton Drive and 21st Court in place of the old City Hall. A new City Hall is now located on Wilton Drive. The addition of new contemporary apartment and loft buildings along with many upscale, creative businesses and fabulous restaurants along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive are all evidence of a lively and friendly town bringing vitality to the urban village. A bit of history mixed with South Florida style contemporary life, only adds to ambiance of the town.
Come and enjoy an evening of fun in one of South Florida’s most eclectic and easy-going neighborhoods. South Florida fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs and sculpture at the various business locations. Have an early dinner in one of the great restaurants then take a stroll. Enjoy the works of art, discover a new place to shop, people watch, ride the free trolley and make new friends. Wine and cheese and other treats will be served in many of the participating businesses.