Geckowood Features Glamour, Glitz in Gulfport

Geckowood guests were treated to the red carpet Saturday night at the Peninsula Inn. Complete with paparazzi, movie stars received "Oscars" for best dressed and some walked away with one-of-a-kind geckos.

From Carmen Miranda to Sonny and Cher, the starts were out in Gulfport Saturday night. The fourth annual Geckoball, known as Geckowood this year, drew more than 150 partygoers and helped raise more than $2,800 for the Gulfport Merchant Association's public art initiative.

In all, eight geckos were auctioned off and sold for $2,865.

A portion of proceeds from the Gecko Ball and Gecko Fest will benefit additional public art installations in Gulfport’s Waterfront District, adding to the two art installations on Beach Blvd. funded from last year’s events. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or dan@igc.org.

Contact the Artists

  • Peter Janus: petejanus@yahoo.com or (727) 656-3395
  • Derrick Johnson: stankinstudios2004@yahoo.com
  • Frank Strunk III: www.frankstrunk.com
  • Mary Joyner: www.maryjoyner.com
  • Linda Worsham: lindajhw@yahoo.com
  • Jonathan Schork: jonathanschork@aol.com
  • Victoria Wenners: www.facebook.com/victoryhenna
  • Owen Pach: Owenpachglass@gmail.com

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