Those who appreciate local paintings, photographs and handicrafts no longer have to wait for the next Craft Show; Blue Mangrove Gallery has a huge selection of hand crafted items available seven days a week!
Located at 1089 N Collier Blvd, Blue Mangrove Gallery prides itself on stocking the very best creations in their hand crafted art gallery. Whether you are looking for a gift, artwork or home accent you are likely to be spoiled for choice.
Entrepreneur Christie Marcoplos opened the gallery in 2006. It quickly became popular as the local showcase for over 150 local artisans to display and sell their work. As you would expect, the gallery has a beautiful selection of paintings by exceptional artists, but it has far more to offer.
There are copper mangrove tables, hand-blown glass, pottery, photography, stained glass, jewelry and a host of unique items that make affordable gifts for all occasions.
Handcrafted gifts can be as practical as handpainted towels, or as decorative as colorful glass kisses (although they do serve as single ring holders too!) The gallery is the largest dealer of Trollbeads in Southwest Florida.
Bangles, bracelets, toe rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and more are beautifully displayed. Whatever color you want to wear, there is sure to be something for you. Jewelry items feature natural items such as seaglass and seashells, sterling silver, mother of pearl, abalone or manmade beads, enamel and other elements.
Marco Island Beads feature manatees, pelicans and dolphins that make beautiful souvenirs for visitors to take home as a memento of their stay on this gorgeous island. Alternatively, how about an affordable sand ornament or manatee shaped spoon rest?
Home accents range from novelty Gecko lamps to fish wall art or accent tables featuring encrusted sea shells.
Even youngsters are not overlooked with clothing, stuffed toys, placemat art and plush books on display. There’s no end to the diversity and creativity of Marco Island artisans!
Meet the Artists
Several times a year Blue Mangrove Gallery hosts a “Meet the Artist” reception. The event takes place generally on Mondays between October and May. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors and Marco Island residents to meet and talk to local artists, ask questions, admire the artworks and get an insight into what inspired the artists to paint their masterpieces.
Artists such as Leoma Lovegrove, Natalie Salminen, Linda Roberts and Steve Vaughn all have their artworks on display in the gallery. Lovegrove’s project “Painting Peace” toured galleries along the coast of southwest Florida and as far as Staten Island and Long Island after featuring at the Blue Mangrove Gallery.
Other special events throughout the year may include charity auctions or local artists setting up their easel and painting in public, as renowned Tara O’Neill was happy to do.
The beauty of shopping at Blue Mangrove Gallery is that anything you buy is made with handcrafted love, skill, and attention to detail. Each item reflects these priceless qualities to make them particularly special to grace your own home, or give to someone close, making shopping at the gallery a genuine pleasure.