Brigantine Beach is just one of the many seashore themes featured at the art gallery / coastal gift shop of Donna Elias. This jam-packed collection of seashore art, hand-made crafts, gifts and beachy treasures is just 5 minutes over the Brigantine bridge in Gardners Basin, Atlantic City. Click to see pics.
Donna is best known for painting lighthouses, but she also delights in painting other coastal scenes. Her love and life at the seashore have inspired numerous other paintings and series of work.
Elias is a true Jersey Girl and is proud to call the Jersey Shore her home. Donna’s workshop is in a 100-year-old bay front warehouse, and her home is on the Great Egg Harbor River. No wonder she only paints in watercolors.
Open Friday & Saturdays, 10 am to 7 pm. Sunday through Tuesday, 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Wed & Thurs.
Located at Historic Gardner’s Basin Maritime Park, 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City. 609-266-5826
If you haven’t been to Historic Gardner’s Basin, you’re missing out on the “other” Atlantic City. Located on the back bay, where Gardner’s Basin, Clam Creek and Absecon Inlet all come together. In addition to Donna Elias’ Bayside Gallery, there are scenic boat tours, Para-sailing, half and full day fishing trips, eight unique shops and waterfront restaurants, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner….plus beautiful views of the back bay, commercial fishing fleet and a wonderful sunset.
There’s even the Atlantic City aquarium. Plenty of FREE, safe, on-site parking.