This is a portion of downtown known as Towles Court. It's a colorful, funky artist colony that's amazingly serene considering it's just three blocks from U.S. 41, a busy five lane highway. I don't know if it's the large old oak trees creating so much shade, the lush vegetation or all the bright old cottages snuggled close together, but when you step foot into Towles Court you feel like you've been transported to a remote little island. A few dozen artists work in the renovated cottages and open their doors the third Friday night of every month for Art Walk where there's live music, cocktails and, of course, art. Coastal Living Magazine named Towles Court one of the top ten artist colonies in the U.S. I had a great time taking pictures here....more posts to come!