Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kef Time Tampa Bay is Back

Kef Time Tampa

October 24th & 25th at 6 pm – Save the Date & Reserve Your Tickets Today

Join Armenians in Tampa Bay for dinner and dancing at the Roosevelt Marriott Hotel St. Petersburg on Friday and Saturday, October 24th & 25th starting at 6 pm each night. Richard Hagopian’s Kef Time Band and Otis Velt return for an amazing two nights of dancing and music.The hotel is even preparing Armenian food!

Receive a 10% discount for tickets purchased before September 1st. Special discount for current St. Hagop dues paid members. For tickets, or questions regarding the ad book and event sponsorship, please contact David Kazarian at or (727) 692-3992. Click here to learn more. Please join us for an unforgettable weekend!


PSA: Vote Today!

FLArmenians Vote Today-PSA

The following is a public service announcement from Florida Armenians, LLC:

Florida Armenians highly encourages our officers, members, friends and supporters across the great State of Florida to exercise your democratic right and vote in today’s state party primary election. It is crucial that every Armenian American in Florida participate and, together, we can make our voices heard in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

Baterbys Art Gallery in Winter Park to Feature Local Artist Virginia Arakelian

By Taniel Koushakjian
FLArmenians Managing Editor

Baterbys Art Gallery in Winter Park, Florida will host an Open House event featuring local artist Virginia Arakelian on Friday, September 5th from 6-9 pm. Baterbys Art Gallery will showcase a live painting performance by Virginia Arakelian and Robin Pedrero in their new 15,000 square foot warehouse/showroom space. The Open House will introduce Baterby’s entire collection of art featuring over 1.7 million artworks, the largest collection of art for sale in Central Florida, to the community for the very first time.

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Virginia Arakelian standing next to her work (Baterby’s Art Gallery)

In an interview with Baterby’s, Arakelian says that she grew up in her father’s workshop making jewelry at a very young age. Her art ranges from colorful and fascinating paintings to “mixed media pieces,” her latest work.

Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida. To learn more about the benefactor please visit

The event is free of admission and includes complimentary wine and food provided by Whole Foods. Baterbys Art Gallery is located at 6848 Stapoint Court, Winter Park, FL 32792. Click here for a Google maps listing.