ROOTS Art Show

February 14 to April 10 2018

Featuring the original work of Carol McArdle in the Great House.

ROOTS Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artist and view their work.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6-9pm FREE to the public

Join us for an evening of artistic experience at the opening of the ROOTS art show featuring the original work of Carol McArdle, recognized for her inspiring art highlighting natural Florida landscapes and wildlife.

Art & Nature Community Nights

The events will feature an abundance of artistic performances and activities throughout the property, including the Longhouse and Courtyard, Oak Creek Lawn, Octagon Breezeway, Spa Lawn, and the Great House. Guests can enjoy locally-brewed beer on tap from Momentum Brewhouse and organic wine at the bar in the Great House, as well as an all-levels yoga class at 7 p.m. in the Octagon and complimentary massage treatments in the spa.

Below you'll find a list of activities, live performances and programming scheduled for the February and March Art & Nature Nights:

Great House
  • Cesar Aguilera - Live Painting
  • Live Piano Performance
  • 3-Course Valentine's Day Dinner (Feb 14) For Purchase
  • Tapas Menu For Purchase (Mar 14) For Purchase
  • Beer and Wine For Purchase
Longhouse and Courtyard
Oak Creek Lawn (6:30 to 9pm)
  • 7pm - complimentary yoga class
Octagon Breezeway
Private Dining Room
Spa Lawn
  • Beating heart – Installation of Giant Paper heart and video projection by Lily Hatchet with audio of love poems by Zawi
The Spa
  • Complimentary mini-spa treatments


Celebrate Love with a Romantic Evening on Valentine's Day – Wed Feb 14

Perfect for a romantic date night, the event will include a delightful Valentine’s Day dinner for $68.50 per person, available in the Great House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The organic prix-fix three-course meal, prepared by Artichoke & Company, a local full-service catering company, is available by-reservation-only, and will feature ingredients from the onsite garden. To make a reservation, call 239-676-7334.

Paper Grotto

Paper Grotto LIVE...

is a Video, Dance and Music performance inside a giant paper sculpture set. The performers appear and disappear inside the sculpture installation as it is built from the inside out. The video projection on sculpture and dance creates a mesmerizing look into a hyper-real "living painting".
Press Release [PDF]

Performances of PAPER GROTTO start at dusk.

Please Note

Event festivities advertised may vary from time to time due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you.

Shangri-La Springs is a pet-friendly venue but due to limited space in the main house, pets are limited to the outside grounds and deck.


No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events.

About the ROOTS featured artist

Carol McArdleA View of Paradise Carol McArdleEgret Wings

Carol McArdle

Carol McArdle has gained local and national recognition for her Natural Florida series of landscape, wildlife and plein air paintings. She has had museum and gallery solo exhibits, been in national juried shows, won awards and earned grants.

Carol finds inspiration for her joyous capture of local scenery and wildlife in preserved areas like State and National Parks, Preserves and Wildlife Refuges. She was a State Park resident artist at Delnor Wiggins State Park and her work has toured the USA representing The Everglades National Park.

Carol McArdle was born in Jamaica but from age 3 grew up in England. After high school she attended West Surrey College of art and Design but left early to become mostly a self taught artist. In 1995 carol moved to South West Florida and in 2001 she became a USA citizen.

Her work can be seen @

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