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Not-For-Profit Membership - $50.00

Individual or Family Membership - $50.00

Business Membership - $125.00

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GMA Membership Information

GMA Membership Information

New Member Letter

New Member Letter

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GMA Makes a Difference

The Gulfport Merchants Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Gulfport’s Art Village as “a flourishing and evergrowing art, shopping and dining destination in Pinellas County.”

The GMA sponsors, promotes and advertises Gulfport’s popular First Friday and third Saturday Art Walks throughout the year, Tuesday Fresh Markets, and annual events including GeckoFest and Get Rescued. GMA cosponsored events include SpringFest and the July 4th Festival.

Civic improvements including streetscaping and tree lighting are also GMA sponsored activities.

GMA, working closely with the City of Gulfport, has generated significantly increased tourism and business traffic benefiting all Gulfport merchants.

All Gulfport businesses in and near the waterfront district are encouraged to support GMA as it supports Gulfport.

If your business is not a member, please join us. Add your voice to ours. Additional benefits to members include advertising space in the St. Petersburg Times, placement in promotional brochures, and a presence on its website.

Dues are as follows:

  • Business Membership - $125.00
  • Individual or Family Membership - $50.00
  • Not-for-profit Membership - $50.00

GMA meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 and are open to all.

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Please contact a GMA Board member for more information.

Gulfport Merchants Association:
Thanks to Our Members

The Gulfport Merchants Association continues to make strides in attracting visitors to Gulfport and creating traffic in local businesses. Creating and maintaining a healthy business climate in Gulfport’s Waterfront District is the primary purpose of the GMA.

Art Walks, the Tuesday Fresh Market and special events regularly attract crowds in the hundreds or thousands. Many of these visitors are discovering Gulfport for the first time. Many of these new and repeat visits can be attributed to the efforts of GMA:

  • Paid advertising
  • A strong presence on the web
  • Community networking
  • Promotion of events through press releases and our GMA information booth at the Fresh Market and other events.

Without the support of member businesses, the GMA would not be able to continue its efforts to keep customer traffic strong. GMA member dues and participation are repaid by streets full of visitors who are populating our restaurants, shops and businesses, discovering all we have to offer, and putting Gulfport on the map as one of the area’s top destinations.

We wish to thank each of these businesses for being members of the Gulfport Merchants Association and, by extension, actively contributing to our progress.

Your GMA Board Members

Feel free to contact board members with questions and comments about GMA activities and events. Your input matters.


Gulfport Art Walk

Gulfport Art Walk in beautiful Gulfport, Florida

Every First Friday and Third Saturday

6:00 pm until 10:00 pm

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Tuesday Fresh Market

Tuesday Fresh Market in Gulfport Florida

Weekly, Year Round, Every Tuesday

9:00 am until 3:00 pm

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Gulfport Geckofest

Geckofest 2009

Saturday, Labor Day Weeekend!

10:00 am until 10:00 pm

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