The Left Bank Art Show at the Esplanade, hosted by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts was a success. Twenty artists laid out their work in a casual and easy way on the Esplanade grounds. It was intended to be along the water, but most of the artists hung near the colonnades for protection from potential rain and occasional sprinkles. Despite the threat of rain, there was a good turnout of patrons from both the island and nearby Naples. We were enchanted by the work of high school sophomore Camille Alwing. Her work was lovey, and she gained much support from the arts community here. Artist Steve Muldoon was there with his wonderful work for the Marco Island Historical Society. The Historical Society, after much fundraising, has just broken ground for a museum on Marco. What a bonus this will be for our community! Steve is selling giclees of the originals he's created for the Museum. Highlight of the day was the five year Birthday Celebration for the Foundation for the Arts with happy birthday sung and a beautiful cake shared with the crowd. Best for me personally was a trade with artist Angelika Kade for one of her beautiful sculptures! Happy Spring!