Creative Women's Connection of the International Network of Creatives invites women in all genres of the arts and those with a passion for the arts to the 2024 Spring into the Arts Brunch on March 7, 2024, at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, FL. The attire for the event is "Creative Chic" - Hats/Fascinators encouraged.
CWC connects, mentors, and encourages women in the arts to discover, grow, and live out their God-given purpose in the community and world. An art-filled, artful, colorful celebration of the arts - with a high-value silent auction, brunch, stellar entertainment, and more! Mrs. Jamie Harber, and Mrs. Meribeth Ver Hulst are co-chairs.
Spring into the Arts features Paul Joachim, Food Network star and chocolate and cake sculptor known as "The Chocolate Genius," who will entertain and amaze attendees. The world-acclaimed artist is well-known for his whimsical, fantastical cake and chocolate sculptures. You'll get to savor the exotic sweet treats with tastings and samplings. Joachim will create a mystery chocolate sculpture during the event.
Concert pianist Tamra Richardt and Naples solo Classical Violinist Misty Drake will entertain attendees with various music genres. An art exhibit will feature the works of accomplished SWFL artists Cheri Dunnigan, pastel painter and metalsmith; Sue Riger, painter; Carri Colvin, painter; Jamie Harber, painter; and others. Kay's On the Beach will present the finest elegant dresses, outerwear, sportswear, and shoes with sophisticated and casual styles. Vibrant colors to match the warm spring season collection and fresh prints will be seen - with stunning jewelry and accessories.
Dr. Bill Barnett, INC President shares:
"INC is honored to celebrate women in the arts at Creative Women's Connection's first Spring into the Arts Gala. We are excited to gather some of the most talented women in Southwest Florida for a creative experience of connecting, inspiring, and networking."
Watch Food Network Star and Renowned Chocolate Sculptor
Paul Joachim, "The Chocolate Genius"
Don't miss this exciting event!
The International Network of Creatives (INC), a Florida faith-based 501c3 non-profit (IRS# 46-0715738) is passionately committed to discipling creatives and bringing hope and healing to the underprivileged. INC has touched thousands of lives for over a decade, reaching the disadvantaged, disabled, and addicted. INC's global ministry reaches creatives in the USA and abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
INC is addressing the Addiction Crisis in SWFL
INC is committed to meeting and addressing the tremendous need for addiction recovery in Southwest Florida. Each year, INC touches hundreds in the community who battle addiction, mental illness, and homelessness with the love and hope of Christ.
“Entering rehab was the most difficult choice of my life. The problem with not being a stranger to the dark, is that you become a stranger to the light, God’s light. I was scared to be seen as an alcoholic and scared to continue the role of a drunk. God used a humble group of artists, who shared their stories and the love of Christ, to bring about a shift and to draw me closer to Him.”
“This ministry will take people into deeper parts of their own being. I was able to see myself and experience healing. Through the creative arts ministry, I could express my feelings and drop the cloak of shame. I witnessed the advance and recovery of other men in the rehab program – lives being transformed as God unlocked the door to healing through the ministry of art. Men from all backgrounds, all types of addictions, homeless, and from prison, were so excited to be creative. It was a beautiful miracle. I was given a voice and hope as I journeyed through healing and my renewed relationship with Christ.”
Arts for Recovery
INC’s Arts for Recovery program is achieving significant outcomes. In 2022, INC touched over 400 adults who battle addiction and mental illness with the presentation of the Gospel. Ours is a Christian faith-based approach to the arts and recovery, combining the arts and faith for life transformation to reach the least, the lost, and the last, to achieve a significant, results-oriented impact and connect people to the faith community. Participants engage in Christ-centered, Bible-based activities of prayer, music, and creative arts expression. They gain confidence and hope for their recovery journeys and relationship with God.
INC is honored to partner with some great organizations making a difference in Southwest Florida. Some are David Lawrence Centers, NAMI Collier, Pathways Early Education, Path2Freedom, New Horizons, and others.
Spring into the Arts benefits INC's community arts programs and outreach to underprivileged children, families, and adults battling addiction and mental illness.
Get tickets at https://www.internationalnetworkofcreatives.org/event-details/spring-into-the-arts-gala. Sponsorships available. Call for information: 239.234-2745 or email: INCEvents@incswfl.org.
INC is a Southwest Florida-based, global non-profit that disciples creatives to reflect and proclaim Jesus in their lives and work.
For more information on our outreach programs, community groups for artists, and upcoming events. volunteer opportunities or to donate, email: or call (239) 234-2745.
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