JULY 2013

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We Want To Welcome...
Lots Going On...
Just A Note...
Come Take A Class...
Monthly Specials


  Scallop Season is Officially Open!


In the Spotlight     In The Spotlight


 We Want To Welcome

Karen Anderson and Jerry Smith from




Franklin Anderson Gallery began in 2012, when longtime friends, Karen Anderson and Jerry Smith decided to join forces to promote their own artistic talents.


Jerry is a talented songwriter and has his own CD called "Out in the Swamp" for sale on, Facebook, and Amazon. We also carry the CD in the gallery. Jerry is now working on his next CD production coming this fall. He writes modern and old style country music.


Jerry's talents don't stop there - He loves to build rustic furniture and does custom work as well. Although he is very humble about his abilities, he is really an outstanding craftsman in wood and metal and he has a vision for creating spaces. Just stop by and visit us to see for yourself.


Karen is a mural artist specializing in nature art. A native Rhode Islander, she studied painting and figure drawing in her home state. Karen loves to work by commission. Her goal is to go beyond the expectation of a client's idea and bring it to life visually. She has painted large scale murals at both the Ellie Schiller State Park in Homosassa and in the museum of the State Park Buffer Preserve in Crystal River. Karen paints in acrylics, loves to do pastels, carves gourds, and creates whimsical suncatchers of fish, turtles, manatees and dolphins on display at the gallery. You can almost always find her in the shop.


We plan on keeping our tradition of monthly events of classes, featured artist openings, and musical talents as well. Our focus is to encourage people to enjoy the "art experience." Check out our website at  and visit us on Facebook.


Last Saturday, we enjoyed Skip Staab's Face Mug/Piggy Bank Workshop. Lots of fun! We are taking names for the next class. Coming soon will be Watercolor Painting Classes with Helene Lancaster, member of the Watercolor Society. (Another talented artist!)


Other art, music, and cultural activities and events will be on schedule as we settle into our new location.



Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm

and by appointment.



Please Visit Our Website
Shoppes of Heritage Village 
Be sure to visit the following links to the Shoppes of Heritage Village.
 You can also follow the link to the Shoppe's Website for further details
Manatee Toy Co.

The Cotton Club  
La-Te-Da Boutique 352-563-2572


Franklin Anderson Gallery of Art




 Heritage House
The General Store
GlassWerx Studio

Just A Cupcake
Bakery & Cafe


The Mullet Hole Tavern
DownStairs Art
Studio & Gallery
Dayz Gone By

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Lots Going On...





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     Upcoming Events Calendar 

Monday, July 1st


Monday, July 1st


Call (352) 564-0902 for more information.

 Saturday, July 13th


Market Day with Art is adding treasures
 to our 2nd Saturday Event. We are looking

for antiques and vintage collectibles

to compliment our artists and crafters.





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Just A Note... 


 Come Check Out Our New Website



Go to

 and take a lovely tour

of our Heritage House.

For more information,

call (352) 564-1400.


A Little Hungry? or


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Art On The Avenue

I'll let "the cat out of the bag" and advise you of a brand new idea that will be implemented starting July 12th. "Art On The Avenue" will be held every 2nd Friday evening of each month from 6 to 9 in hopes of becoming an ongoing event and a draw to the area. We artists, Alexis from DownStairs Art Studio & Gallery, Karen from Franklin Anderson Gallery, and myself met last night to bounce some ideas around for this and have decided to move forward and make it happen. People can visit their local working artists and watch live demonstrations, take pleasure in viewing our art galleries, and participate in art experiences. We're hoping to also showcase other art forms in future months with LIVE music and street performances. For more information, call (352) 586-8546.


~ Deb (GlassWerx Studio)



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            Come Take A Class

   With Us at Heritage Village 



DownStairs Art  Studio & Gallery 


DownStairs Art is looking for students! Pottery lessons for individuals or small groups start at $25/hour for adults and $18.75/hour for students. All skill levels welcome! Open studio time is available for advanced students at hourly, weekly or monthly rates. Contact Ellis the Potter (352) 257-5129 or or visit for more information and to schedule a lesson today.






We are offering classes in stained-glass all inclusive from $35, fusing classes from $25, & mosaics classes. Some are "make it, take it" one session classes while others are 4-week courses. Also offer refresher courses, workshops, and private classes. A popular class is "Fusing Friday," no experience or appointment needed from 6 to 8 on Friday evening. We can also accomodate groups for parties, fundraising projects, ladies night out with wine & cheese and more.....For more information, call (352) 586-8546.



July 23 learn the basic decorating with butter cream. July 30 learn the basic of working with fondant. Each class is $20.00 and is held from 5-7pm. Everything is supplied. You just have to bring a baked 8" round cake on a cake board and a way to transport it home. Class size limited please call (352) 601-1556.

We will be on vacation July 4-13 open on July 15 from 10-5.











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Heritage Village Walking Map


 "Whether Crystal River is your home place or you're traveling through, we encourage you to include Heritage Village as a stopping place to relax and unwind during your daily travels near or far. For the traveler, we know your Journey is not complete until you've  found that Unique treasure that represents the memory...our goal is to make sure you find it here at one of our many specialty shoppes".
What more can you ask for...a sense of Yesterday, with an Artistic Flare of today's Market, all for you right here at "The Shoppes of Heritage Village".

 Antique Truck

 Once you turn off of US Hwy 19 in Crystal River onto North Citrus Avenue and see our old red "Classic Antique" truck, you'll know you have arrived. 



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  Please call

Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick

at (352) 302-3026

for more information. 

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