ArtZone Drop-in Studio

August 12 - May 29, 2020

The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting art projects like printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and more.
The ArtZone has a children's art library and exhibition space for children/student exhibitions. Visit our Facebook events page for information on each month's featured artists and storybooks.


Friday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Story Time is at 11 am every First Saturday (recommended for children ages 7 and under)
Group visits may be scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 850-627-5023.
Cost: Free for all visitors, thanks to our sponsors!

13 N Madison St. Quincy, Florida

Last week to view the 31st Annual Art in Gadsden exhibition!

August 12 - August 24, 2019

The 31st Annual Art in Gadsden exhibition will be on view through this Saturday, August 24. Featuring 101 works by 82 artists. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, wood, metal, glass, paper mache, and serigraph.


Galleries and the ArtZone will be open from 10am to 5pm
Admission:Museum Members and Children 17 & under: FREE
Nonmembers: Adults $5, College Students $3

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Food Truck Fridays

September 13, 2019

Join us Friday September 13th, for Food Truck Fridays in front of the Quincy Courthouse from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M,
Enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, games and giveaways!
FREE admission to the Gadsden Art Center's ArtZONE and much more!

10 E. Jefferson St Quincy, Florida 32351

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August - 2019

ROOTS: Selections from our region's artists

February 01 - January 31, 2020


The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to present its newest exhibition Roots, featuring works from the museum's Permanent Collection by some of our local artists. The North Florida region is home to a great many visual artists, and the Gadsden ArtsCenter & Museum is honored to preserve and collect their work. Over half of the works included have never been on display in the Gadsden Art Center & Museum before, making Roots a compelling exhibition for all visitors of the museum. Roots features work by several well known artists from the region, including Dean Mitchell, Beth Appleton, and Joe McFadden.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

Mark Dickson: Construction to Commemorate

May 28 - August 24, 2019

This summer, Gadsden Arts is pleased to exhibit Construction to Commemorate, a 2011 monumental sculpture by Mark Dickson, created of welded steel and stainless steel that stands 7 feet tall. On display in the Jessie Shaw Bates and Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. Lobby, this sculpture is typical Dickson, an entanglement of steel and fire and appears modern, while at the same time reveals elements of the distant past. Dickson is ever exploring and pushing the boundaries of the medium. The artist works in his studio in Railroad Square, Tallahassee, and teaches sculpture part time as a member of the adjunct faculty at North Florida College in Madison, Florida.

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Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

June 22 - September 14, 2019

On display in the Bates Community Room, is the third of the four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild members. View work by Nancy Adams, Matthew Brady, Terrie Corbett, Karole Curtis, Wendy Devarieux, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Brenda Bethany Martin, William McKeown, Pamela McLean, Kent Putnam, Maria Antionette Renzulli, Stephen Revell, Robert DeWitt Smith, Chuck Stannard, and Siroos Tamaddoni.

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round and volunteer their time helping with Gadsden Arts fundraising events and educational programming. The Guild has over 50 members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including glass, mixed media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink. Learn more about the Artists Guild here.












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ArtZone Drop-in Studio

August 12 - May 29, 2020

The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting art projects like printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and more.
The ArtZone has a children's art library and exhibition space for children/student exhibitions. Visit our Facebook events page for information on each month's featured artists and storybooks.


Friday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Story Time is at 11 am every First Saturday (recommended for children ages 7 and under)
Group visits may be scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 850-627-5023.
Cost: Free for all visitors, thanks to our sponsors!

13 N Madison St. Quincy, Florida

Last week to view the 31st Annual Art in Gadsden exhibition!

August 12 - August 24, 2019

The 31st Annual Art in Gadsden exhibition will be on view through this Saturday, August 24. Featuring 101 works by 82 artists. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, wood, metal, glass, paper mache, and serigraph.


Galleries and the ArtZone will be open from 10am to 5pm
Admission:Museum Members and Children 17 & under: FREE
Nonmembers: Adults $5, College Students $3

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Artist Workshop featuring Midori Okasako: ZENDALA: ZENTANGLE in A Circle

August 24, 2019

Zentangle, a 'no mistakes' art method, is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns found in our daily lives. Inspired by the ancient mandalas (circular art form), explore a calming rhythm as you ink 'one-stroke- at-a-time', add shading and hints of color on white Zendalas, round paper tiles, Gently guided through the core 8-steps of Zentangle, allow yourself to slowly unwind, to focus on the process and perhaps, to rekindle your creative flow.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:15am-4pm
Tuition: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members + $8 Required Supply Fee Due Day of Workshop
Register by: August 10th

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3-Week Docent Class

August 29 - September 12, 2019

Become a volunteer Docent at Gadsden Arts by learning to lead engaging, interpretive tours of exhibitions in this free three-week class!
Docents ask questions, tell stories, offer information, and create an exciting, enriching experience for visitors of all ages. Enroll by contacting Anissa Ford, 850-627-5023

Thursdays, Aug 29, Sept 5, Sept 12 from 10:30am-12pm

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September - 2019

Big Bend Quilt Trail

September 01, 2019

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to coordinate the Big Bend Quilt Trail Project. A public art installation of large wooden quilt blocks placed around the community.The trail will be launched September 1st with a website detailing all participants and locations.

In conjunction with the promotion of the Gadsden Community Quilt Trail, the Museum will host From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830's to Today, an exhibition of quilts borrowed from private and public collections in the North Florida area. Curated from multiple generations, the exhibition will be on display at the Museum September 14 - December 14. 2019. It will include antique to modern quilts, and will discuss the practical function of quilting, the social value, the preservation family history through fabrics, and the art of traditional symbols and designs. Havana Main Street is also developing an annual quilt exhibition and sale that will be opening in September.

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Story Time in the ArtZone

September 07, 2019

Join us for reading and art-making in the ArtZone September 7th at 11am! Recommended for ages 7 and under. The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting art projects like printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and more. The ArtZone also has a children's art library and exhibition space for children/student exhibitions. The ArtZone is part of the Community Connections Renovation & Expansion Project.

Story Time in the ArtZone with the Gadsden County Library will resume first Saturdays in August.

ARTZONE Fees: FREE for all visitors, thanks to our sponsors: Centennial Bank, Second Saturdays are sponsored by Marjorie Turnbull, Third Saturdays are sponsored by Bell & Bates Home Center, and Fourth Saturdays are sponsored by the Woodward and Fleming Families. Media Sponsor: Gadsden County Times. Weekdays are sponsored by an anonymous friend of Gadsden Arts.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Food Truck Fridays

September 13, 2019

Join us Friday September 13th, for Food Truck Fridays in front of the Quincy Courthouse from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M,
Enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, games and giveaways!
FREE admission to the Gadsden Art Center's ArtZONE and much more!

10 E. Jefferson St Quincy, Florida 32351

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From the Cedar Chest: Generations of Southern Quilting, 1830s to Today

September 14 - December 14, 2019

From the Cedar Chest: Generations of Southern Quilting, 1830's to Today is an exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our community, beginning 200 years ago and in an area spanning just 50 miles. The quilts selected represent the multiple generations of quilters, beginning as far back as the 1830's to present day, the multiple cultures living in our community, the various quilting traditions used in the area and ultimately, how these generations, cultures, and traditions come together through the beloved art of quilt making.

Encompassing quilts from multiple generations, this exhibition will present quilting traditions from our rural North Florida community, borrowed from private and public collections. Many of the quilts have been completed by several family members over a period of time, as the projects have been passed down through the generations. Including antique to modern quilts, this exhibition discusses the practical, social, and special values of quilting in addition to its artistic qualities.

Interested in sponsoring this exhibition? Contact Grace Robinson at 850-627-5020

Dates: September 14 - December 14 Tuesday- Saturday 10am - 5pm

Cost: Free for Gadsden Arts Members and Children 17 under
Non-Member Adults $5 with the ArtZone and Fletcher Museum Shop Free

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Fall Town-Wide Sidewalk Sale

September 14, 2019

The Havana Fall Sidewalk Sale is here!
Join us on September 15 from 10 am - 5 pm.
Deals and steals will be featured left and right from all of our wonderful shops.
You'll be amazed at how much we can fit in our sidewalks.

Downtown Havana, FL

Quilt Show

September 21, 2019

Second annual Quilt Show is coming back to Havana! Over 100 quilts will be spread throughout downtown.

Downtown Havana, FL

Antique & Classic Car Show

September 21, 2019

Join us September 21st from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.



1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

October - 2019

Artist Workshop featuring Melanie Morris: Fast and Fearless Floral

October 04 - October 05, 2019

Join Melanie Morris for a fun workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings. Each student will choose a floral from a number of arrangements that will be provided. Melanie will start the class by walking students through how to create a successful floral painting from composition to color mixing. The class will then paint a series of timed, small paintings with Melanie providing individual instruction. Melanie will also paint numerous demos each day. Students love this class and are often surprised to find their favorite paintings are the ones they created in the shortest amount of time. If you want to create looser florals without fear, this is the class for you.


Tuition: $320 Members, $340 Non-Members
Register by: September 4th

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Charity Auction

October 05, 2019

Havana, FL

Free Admission Saturdays

October 05, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by October 5th and explore our exhibitions featuring From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting 1830s to Today.
Visit the ArtZone, a drop-in studio for visitors of all ages to get creative as well as the Museum Shop featuring unique items from local artists, craftspeople, authors, and more!

Cost: Admission FREE
Parking: On the Courthouse Square: 2 hours Streets leading into Washington Street, East of Duval Street: all day, free Handicapped Spaces available.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

Pumpkin Festival

October 12, 2019

Join us for the 22nd annual Pumpkinfest in Havana! This will be an all-day family event. Lots of fun activities such as pony rides, train rides, face painting and carriage rides will be available for children. Lots of arts and crafts, homemade goodies and food vendors will be lined up along the streets for your enjoyment.

Downtown Havana, FL

Cocktails and Collections

October 17, 2019

Save the Date! Join the Gadsden Arts staff for refreshments and the fascinating collection of Lou and Calynne Hill at their beautiful home in Tallahassee.
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact Anissa Ford (850) 627-5023.

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Antique & Classic Car Show

October 19, 2019

Join us October 19th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

2019 Behind the Scenes Florida Art Trip

October 22 - October 24, 2019

Annual Fine Art Trip!
Every year, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum takes a group on an exciting and art-filled city- part fundraiser, part fun trip! We've gone to Philadelphia, New Orleans, Tampa/St. Pete, Boston, Bentonville, Arkansas, Chicago, and Havana, Cuba!

This year's Annual Fine Art Trip will be a 3 day, 2 night behind the scenes trip to a few of the hidden gems in Northeast Florida. The tour begins at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum, the largest collection of Florida art in the world housed in a brand new building designed to look like a tobacco barn, then checkout a whiskey distillery, and stay at the luxury Shores Resort & Spa right on the beach. Next day tour the art museum at the Daytona Museum of Arts & Sciences with Director Andy Sandall, then drive up to St. Augustine and get a behind the scenes tour with Registrar Megan Mosley of the Lightner Museum, the home of one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country. Then the group will stay at the OMNI hotel on Jacksonville's Riverwalk, and finally tour one of the finest collections of art in the Southeast spanning from 2100 B.C. to 21st century at the Cummer Museum with a special tour by Chief Curator, Holly Keris. Price $995/per person based on double occupancy, $200 additional for single, and includes: Admission, tour fees, 2 dinners, 3 lunches and 1 breakfast, and hotel in Daytona and Jacksonville are in included in the trip fee. Participants will be responsible for transportation to venues.

DEADLINES
Director's Circle deadline to register and pay deposit: July 19, 2019
Membership deadline to register and pay deposit: August 16, 2019
Trip balance due: September 20, 2019

CALL 850.627.5020 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

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November - 2019

Free Admission Saturdays

November 02 - December 07, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by November 2nd and December 7th and explore our exhibitions featuring From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting 1830s to Today.
Visit the ArtZone, a drop-in studio for visitors of all ages to get creative as well as the Museum Shop featuring unique items from local artists, craftspeople, authors, and more!

Cost: Admission FREE
Parking: On the Courthouse Square: 2 hours Streets leading into Washington Street, East of Duval Street: all day, free Handicapped Spaces available.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

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Holiday Open House

November 09 - November 10, 2019

Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping in Havana, FL. The quaint & charming shops will hold their annual Holiday Open House on November 9 & 10. You don't want to miss the chance at winning a shopping spree, the lighting of our infamous Christmas tree, and the Christmas cookies of course!

Downtown Havana, FL

Chicken Pileau Event

November 14, 2019

The Havana History & Heritage Society will be hosting a Chicken Pileau on November 14 at the Pavilion in front of the Museum.This event is sponsored by the Don Vickers family. Proceeds will benefit the Havana History & Heritage Society Museum (Shade Tobacco Museum).

204 NW 2nd St., Havana, Florida 32333

Antique & Classic Car Show

November 16, 2019

Join us November 16th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

December - 2019

Winter Festival & Lawnmower Parade

December 14, 2019

Event will have train rides, carriage rides and face painting, plus snow! The parade features cool cars, local school bands, cheerleaders and more! After the parade, Santa will sit in his big chair and listen to every Christmas wish from the children. Food and craft vendors will line the street.

Downtown Havana, FL

Antique & Classic Car Show

December 21, 2019

Join us December 21st from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

January - 2020

Antique & Classic Car Show

January 18, 2020

Join us January 18th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana, Florida, for The Havana Antique and Classic Car Show! Come and find out why Havana was named "Florida's Friendliest Small Town" at Town, while enjoying some amazing shopping and cafes. Plus, we're Pet Friendly.

The show takes places in Havana's historic downtown district on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Havana is located on U.S. 27, just minutes north of Tallahassee and the I-10 interchange in eastern Gadsden County.

1st Street NW, Havana, FL 32333