Shadowboxing in Dunedin

Me and My Shadow [box] returns to Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

7th Annual Me and My Shadow [Box]

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.

May 18: 6:30 p.m.

$20; $25, door — includes dessert and one ticket. Additional tickets cost $10 per group of six.

727-298-3322. Learn more.

click to enlarge Come out from the shadows at the Dunedin Fine Art Center's 7th Annual Me and My Shadow [Box] art extravaganza. - Courtesy of Ken Hannon and the Dunedin Fine Art Center
Courtesy of Ken Hannon and the Dunedin Fine Art Center
Come out from the shadows at the Dunedin Fine Art Center's 7th Annual Me and My Shadow [Box] art extravaganza.

Ikea donates the shadowboxes.

Artists provide their art.

Dunedin Fine Art Center puts those two together in its annual Me and My Shadow [Box]. This night of anonymous artists creating art in small shadowboxes (9" x9") offers the off-center type of art show/event/night out for which DFAC is so well-known. It's one part art party, one part grab bag, one part culture. Also, it's at least one more part dessert. You show up, you pay admission, you get one ticket. You can buy more, and after that's it a game of chance. 100 pieces of art go home with 100 lucky ticket-holding attendees, so buying more tickets increases your chances of getting some local art in your living room.

And, yeah, once you win the piece, they will tell you who made it, so you get bragging rights when you hang it at home or at work. Hey, we love Dunedin and we love the chance to eat at Casa Tina's pre-event and have a beer at Woodwright Brewing after, so, really, this is a hat trick of a Friday night.  

The Dunedin Fine Art Center, by the way, promises it is "an organization that is known for putting on some of Tampa Bay’s best events according to the people who choose those sorts of things." We can't argue, but that made us chuckle. Oh, DFAC, you wacky upstarts, we can't wait to see you again. And your tiny IKEA art. 

FYI, those IKEA shadowboxes? If you're wondering which ones, they're the RIBBA ones. 

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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