The Ringling Museum Store hosts a variety of trunk shows, bringing you the very best from local and international artisans. The Museum Store is located in the Visitors Pavilion and everyone is invited to drop by and shop these unique collections; no Admission is required.
Feb 18 & 19 @ 10:00 AM-5:00PM
True to its origins, ITALIANISSIMO® jewelry components are made by different artisans throughout Italy, then assembled here in the USA. Creative, colorful, casual chic to elegant, a continued passion for "very Italian" quality, style, and craftsmanship combine with the skills of a new generation of modern Murano glass masters to transform jewelry by ITALIANISSIMO® into a fun and unique collection of ART TO WEAR. Modern Murano glass jewelry, handmade in Italy….one at a time….timeless.
Diane & Mauro believe their jewelry should be as fun as it is fabulous, as creative as it is affordable, should never go unnoticed, and should always make you smile. To this day, they are driven by their passion for modern Italian design, as they continue their travels throughout Italy, meeting with artists, designers, and manufacturers, to discover innovative new design ideas for their ITALIANISSIMO® collection.
Sugar Sand Silver
Feb 25 & 26 @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Kim Schmeits learned the art of metal-smithing while earning her degrees in fine arts. She received her post-grad in paintings conservation in Antwerp, Belgium and has lived and worked in Europe, Mexico City, and the U.S., always gathering artistic inspiration from her travels along the way.
Working exclusively with sterling silver, natural stones, pearls, and sea-glass, each of Kim’s pieces is hand-crafted in her Sarasota studio where she creates casual yet elegant pieces that flow easily from daytime to evening wear.
The Jewelry of Carrie Notari
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
For the past 12 years, Carrie Notari has created mixed media jewelry using archival photographic prints set in glass cabachons in sterling-plate settings. She makes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cuff links with tiny artworks and encourages everyone to wear and give miniature art.
Art Not Just Jewelry
Mar 24 & 25 @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Art, Not Just Jewelry, is a local Sarasota/Manatee business that promotes and sells a line of quality, hand-made beaded jewelry produced by a not-for-profit organization in Tanzania, Africa that empowers Maasai women. Sales from this unique collection provide these artisans with steady employment.