Shopping Planner: Art sales, wedding warriors, makeup workshops and more
GET ARTSY: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Huzzah! Saturday offers an array of local art sales, and you won’t want to miss your chance to find a one-of-a-kind piece during these events.
Tampa ceramics artist Kimberli Cummings is hosting a trunk show at Florida CraftArt. Her latest work includes signature sangria pitchers and serving trays perfect for summer gatherings. 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391. floridacraftart.org.
Swing by the Westchase area to toast local artists with a champagne brunch, art show and sale that will feature interactive art, live entertainment, door prizes and an auction at 11 a.m. at Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay, 12951 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. $20 suggested donation. (813) 855-2811. astongardens.com.
Graphi-Ko Gallery, home to locally designed jewelry and apparel, is exhibiting the work of more than 30 local artists at 4 p.m. at 669 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 667-8126. graphi-ko.com.
BYO … : BRING YOUR OWN MAKEUP BAG WORKSHOP
Do you have a makeup bag full of products you’re probably not using right? Can’t achieve that flawless face? Desperate to perfect your beauty routine? Giselle Espinet has your back. The professional makeup artist is hosting an interactive Bring Your Own Makeup Bag Workshop that sounds pretty cool and will help you master your morning routine using the products you already own. Bring your makeup bag to the event and Espinet will teach you insider tips and tricks to achieve the look that suits you best. The beauty guru will tell you what’s missing from your bag and how best to work with what you’ve got. Space is limited for this hands-on beauty workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $75. Discounts for groups. (813) 395-1218.
WEDDING WARRIORS: TAMPA BAY BRIDAL SHOW
What, you thought wedding season was over? Scoff. Fall is one of the best times to tie the knot in the Sunshine State, and brides- and grooms-to-be are sure to flock to the Tampa Convention Center for the Tampa Bay Bridal Show on Sunday to meet with more than 130 local bridal professionals all under one roof. If you’re in planning mode, this is a chance to see the latest in fashion, jewelry, flowers, venues, photography, cakes, catering and more. Be sure to get in on the door prizes and giveaways, too. Noon to 4 p.m. at 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $5. (727) 893-8523. tampabaybridalexpos.com.
DAD’S DAY: FLEA MARKET FINDS
Still haven’t found that perfect Father’s Day gift? You’re not alone. Fortunately for all the undecideds, the Gunn Highway Flea Market is hosting a Father’s Day Vendor Event in its front field on Saturday. Hunt for unique gifts for Dad as local artists and direct sales reps fill the field to help inspire and spark your giving spirit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2317 Gunn Highway, Odessa. (727) 264-8041.
ITEM OF THE WEEK: CROW AND LION LAMPS
In keeping with the spirit of giving Dad something he’ll actually like this Father’s Day, check out the latest Crow and Lion lamp collection at Strands of Sunshine during the ’Burg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk this weekend. St. Petersburg artists (and couple) Calan Ree and Jim Morey have joined forces to create a unique line of vintage-inspired lamps that skew a bit masculine. Ree designs and finishes the pieces while Morey focuses on building. The pair hunt for fun items like vintage horns, doll heads and old beer cans. Then they work them and some repurposed wood — plus the occasional ceramic or mixed-media sculpture by Ree — into Edison bulb lamps. Check them out 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The popup shop will remain open while supplies last through June 18 at Strands of Sunshine, 633 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-2878. strandsofsunshine.com.