Lodging and Lounging
Café Evergreen (Organic Restaurant)
Below are just a few of the many things to do nearby! These are the “artsy” things. There are many other opportunities such as golf, fishing, antiquing, shopping, eating and much, much more! This is the "Cultural Coast" of Florida.
Things to do near the studio.
The Venice Theater
Historic Spanish Point
Visit Sarasota County:(a good overview)
Ringling Museum (30-40 minutes)
Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center (45-60 minutes in Saint Petersburg )
We are anxiously awaiting your visit to PlayWeek at BeadCamp!
PlayWeek Goodby and Final Sale
Restaurants Next Door to the Studio:
Nokomos Sunset Hut
(on the water and across the street)
Additional Transportation Options:
For those who are flying in we can offer airport transportation from and to Tampa International Airport and Sarasota International Airport.
We have made arrangements with a local limo service for special rates and lower group rates if you can share with other BeadCampers. The contact information is:
"Airport Trips" (Private Car Service)
941-412-3314 or 941-266-7747
If you are flying into Sarasota please contact Marley or Jetze beers at email@example.com or call 919-323-9799 or 919-323-7097 we pick up in Sarasota between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. due to the shorter distance. Cost for Sarasota is $20 per person each way. If you need other times please contact Sue above at "Airport Trips"
Airport limousines are available at much higher rates ($80–$140) at both locations and so are rental cars from the usual sources. We would be happy to take you to in-town rental car locations.
PlayWeeks and Goodbye Parties 2018
Last year we had two wonderful PlayWeeks and will do so this year but with a bittersweet finality.
PlayWeeks will be similar to our regular BeadCamps but at less than half the price because they include lodging, breakfasts, a "Meet and Greet Dinner" and Goodbye Party, free local transportation and use of the studio! We can do this because we won't have instructors. But we will have each other!
It's a "sharefest" where a small group of artsy folks (glass, metal, precious metal clay, or whatever) can work in their preferred media and have like minded people with whom to share ideas and techniques. Sort of like "Open Torch" but including other appropriate media that people want to share. AND a vacation on the "Cultural Coast" of SW Florida! Nokomis, Florida is on the Gulf of Mexico, a few miles south of Sarasota. Friends and family welcome too. There's other stuff they can do if they aren't interested in using the studio!
Yippee, fertile ground for creative exploration and an escape from cold weather if you live in colder climes!
1. Free local transportation:
Free transportation to and from the studio morning and evening at designated times. Free transportation to and from group meal destinations as needed. Occasional trips to beach or elsewhere to be determined by the group. If you want more freedom it's very affordable to rent a car. We also have several complimentary bicycles available.
2. Six nights lodging with a full breakfast:
Six nights lodging and a “Meet and Greet" dinner” on each Monday arrival day and a full breakfast daily. Our overnight accommodations include the use of a full kitchen and lounging areas. (There are four restaurants within one block of the studio for lunch or dinner, one is organic and one is waterfront).
3. An assigned work station and tools:
An assigned work station with torch and tools for each person at the BeadCamp studio is provided. A good assortment of glass is available for sale or you may bring your own. Also included is the use of a full range of tools and equipment for working with glass, metal and precious metal clay.
Cost per week:
Price $650 per person for double occupancy room, $950 for single occupancy, including studio and tools, lodging, full breakfast daily, local transportation,
"Meet and Greet" dinner on Monday and a Goodbye party on Saturday!
Cost for both weeks:
Price $1200 per person for double occupancy room, and $1800 for single occupancy room, including studio and tools, lodging, full breakfast daily, local transportation, "Meet and Greet" dinner on Monday and a Goodbye party on Saturday! Wow, a Florida vacation at high season for that price!
Note: Space is very limited so let us know ASAP if you want a spot!
Captain Eddies Seafood Restaurant and Pub
Nokomis and Venice Beaches are only 5 minutes away!