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The event, produced by the Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 pm every first Friday and third Saturday, rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftspeople each month. Selections may include but are not limited to: wood crafts, sculpture, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, imported metal art, painted glass, handmade candles, aromatherapy, massage, shell crafts, clay art, jewelry, upcycled items, body products, pet products, authors, and more. Art Walk spans 6 city blocks that includes more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants. For your musical entertainment, live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district. Past performers have included the Urban Gypsies, Double M Band, Henry Ashwood, and Pete n’ Me. Over the last few years, several new art venues have popped up around town including Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, Country Harvest Craft Studio, Suzanne Vernon Mosaics, August Vernon Studios, Rejoys, Portspace Art Gallery, ProjectFree Gallery & Studio, and Pitzen Studios. Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront Arts District is also known as one of the foremost dining destinations in the Tampa Bay area, featuring over a dozen delicious restaurants, and all are within walking distance. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly.