By Tony Ernst, General Manager
Come join Pompano Dive Center at Veteran Earth's 2d Annual "Do Your Part, Buy Some Art Charity Festival". Every artist in attendance has agreed to give 20% of their total sales, regardless of profit to the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House.
There will be silent auctions - with some amazing items. There will be a FREE raffle for anyone who makes a purchase ( don't forget to turn in the bottom of your receipt! ) and of course - great food and drink specials. Try the wings - you will be happy you did !
We will have some diverse art - most of which is related to the Ocean. From Wood Art, to hand paintings, etched glass, and milk art - we have it covered. Learn more about the Artist's here:
Artists who will be presenting:
Veteran Earth - your host for the event.
"Art with a Purpose" Veteran Earth is a company that prides themselves on using good ol' American sweat, tools, metal, and wood to build custom, handmade items. Our items have a conservation theme, and many of our sales include a donation to ocean conservation or Veteran organizations.
Point of Contact: Tony Ernst
Unique Marine life art using ceramics and glass
Point of Contact: Joanne Fraser
Stoked On Salt clothing is designed with the passion for the sea to help preserve and protect our living coral reef ecosystems to help increase public awareness.
Point of Contact: Lisa Miceli
Amazing Underwater Photography, from Sharks to Coral - he does it all! Be sure to check out what he has "captured" !
Point of Contact: Guillaume Bauch
Nurtured Naturals is dedicated to all-natural skin care products and household cleaning products. Every product is hand-made and does not contain chemicals
Point of Contact: Melissa Lea
At Stream2Sea, we’re passionate about making natural products that are good for you and the planet. Stream2Sea is a brand of sustainable skin and sun care.
Point of Contact: Autumn Blum
After an abundance of maps some how made their way to the Mejeur household from several friends, she took it as a cue to explore the medium. Her first Octopus, designed to fill an empty wall in her own home, became the official catalyst for the nautical chart series.
Point of Contact: Carly Mejeur
JessicaAnnArt - Waiting for Confirmation !
Jessica is a marine-life inspired artist. She creates pieces that are all influenced by her love for the ocean, her educational background in marine biology, and most importantly, her desire to recreate the beauty she sees every day in the Florida Keys.
Point of Contact: Jessica Ann
This page showcases the art work made from toothpicks, wood, coral pieces found at the beach, and other miscellaneous items.
Point of Contact: Lisa Morse
PDC will be donating a Nitrox Course for the Raffle
Will be donating 2 packages. Both will allow 2 snorkelers and chance to snorkel, at no charge, including gear.
Sharks4Kids will have a booth present with information and shark related items to share with the visitors of the event.
Stand by for more silent auction items and vendors that are being added daily !
The event location is at Omalley's Bar and Grill in Margate, Florida. ( Central Broward County off of 441 just north of Atlantic Blvd ) - but most importantly, it has GREAT parking. Over 300 parking spaces right out front! Their food is ridiculously good - and we were told that drink specials/happy hour will be happening during the entire event!
Located at: 1388 N. State Rd. 7 Margate, Fl, 33063. (954) 979-8540
About the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House. They are a 501(c)3 Non Profit who's Mission and Vision include:
The mission of the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is to provide outstanding marine education, interactive learning, and research with a focus on endangered sea turtles.
The vision of the MEEC, a partnership between Nova Southeastern University and Broward County, is to be a premier marine environmental education facility that engages residents and visitors by increasing conservation awareness and action in a way that ultimately results in greater protection of our marine and coastal environments.