Original artwork is certainly a common element in many hotels. There can be many reasons for it: to support local artists, to support a good cause, to enhance an aspect of the building’s design, etc. Earlier this month—April 1 to be exact—The Luna Fine Art Gallery opened at the Courtyard & Springhill Suites by Marriott Amelia Island. The Innisfree Hotels art gallery was inspired by one of the company’s regional managers, Olivia Hoblit, who lost her 14-year-old daughter due to an aneurysm. The hope is the gallery will raise money for the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation.
The purpose of the foundation is to support and fund neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Baptist Neurological Institute, or any other similar local, regional, national or international facility; and to raise awareness and educate the public about the causes, identification, diagnoses, prevention, and treatment of brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions.
Created by Innisfree’s social responsibility program (The Hive), The Luna Fine Art Gallery will provide a venue for local and regional artists to exhibit their work. The first one opened in Pensacola Beach in 2017 and has featured more than 60 local artists. Like the Pensacola Beach gallery, the Amelia Island gallery will feature local artists and host four exhibits each year with all gallery commissions being donated to the foundation.
According to Innisfree Hotels, the largest beachfront hotel owner/operator in the Southeast, it prides itself on being a people-first organization. “The concept of helping those who help us has long been ingrained in our company culture,” the company says.