Almost all of yesterday was spent attending meetings, so all I have for you today is a mini! Two meetings were for reasons of promoting art on the island, always time well spent. I'm a member of the City of Marco's Arts Advisory Committee, working to develop a plan for ensuring that the arts will have a place in our community in the future. The arts can help build and strengthen a community, and that's especially important where most everyone has come from "somewhere else!" I'm also working to help plan a wet paint event with a committee from Marco Island's Chamber of Commerce Leadership Marco . If you're on the island January 29th it's an event not to be missed. Twenty Island Artists will paint in some of the most beautiful spots around the island for the day. Their original paintings, oils still "wet," will be auctioned off at a Hideaway Beach event that evening. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber and will be limited. Don't miss this fun art event!