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Meet this Gulfport man who says the painting changed his life

Meet this Gulfport man who says the painting changed his life

09/25/2020



At every Gulfport Art Walk, you can meet Florida and Gulf Coast artists who say living and working in Gulfport changed their life, and oil painter Jack Providenti is no exception. 

“Art has been my inspiration, my comfort, my source for healing and my most effective means of communicating the richness and magnificence of nature and people celebrating life,“ Providenti told Gulfport's hometown newspaper, The Gabber Newspaper

If you're looking for one of the best things to do on a Friday night in Tampa Bay, the Gulfport First Friday Art Walk is definitely where you want to be. Not only can you see world class art in all media, you can have dinner on the water at many of the seaside Florida city's restaurants on Shore Boulevard, or you can dine at one of the best Cuban restaurants in Florida, Habana Cafe. And, of course, Isabelle's at the Historic Peninsula Inn — the vintage hotel with modern amenities on Beach Boulevard — has a wide array of Southern food to keep you fed and happy. 

So don't miss meeting artists like Jack Providenti at the First Friday Art Walk in Gulfport, Florida. It's the best Art Walk in Tampa Bay, and who knows? It could change your life, too!

That painting, "Touch of Tangerine," is one of Jack Providenti's beach paintings, and it's used with permission. You can see waterfront scenes just like this one when you visit Gulfport, Florida, so what are you waiting for? Make reservations to stay at the best hotel in Gulfport, the Historic Peninsula Inn, today!