MARDI PAWS PHOTOS BY MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
Gracie Lively Not only a prime spot for shopping, dining and movies, Mercato sets the stage for some of the best events around town. Recent fun has included Asia Fest celebrating all things Asian in Southwest Florida and Mardi Paws to benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. Coming up next: First Friday at Mercato (March 4) and the second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival (March 5-6). ¦
Asian drummer band Matsuriza
Tyler and Maddy Cox
Marlene Lietzan and Mindy, April Swisher and Kali, Kevin Swisher and Hailey, Paul Farmer and Buddy, Theresa Hixon with Spike.
Katie Macbeth with Marshall and Ashley Scouller with Jaida
John Ozga with Jake, Marley and Pierre