Antique & Classic Car Show

July 20, 2019

Join us July 20th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana (Florida, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

Fuse Beads in the ArtZone

July 27, 2019

Families are invited to the ArtZone on July 27 for a special ArtZone project: Fuse bead creations!
The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum for families and visitors of all ages.
As always, there will be several projects in the ArtZone, as well as this special one-day project. Limited supplies available, so this fuse bead project is first-come, first-serve.
The ArtZone will be open 10am-5pm.

Regular ArtZone Hours
Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
The ArtZone is always FREE to all visitors thanks to generous sponsors.
Free admission, no registration required.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

Free Admission Saturdays

August 03, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by August 3rd and explore our exhibitions featuring the 31st Annual Regional Exhibition of Fine Art in Gadsden.
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

July - 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.

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2019 Art in Gadsden Student Poster Competition Exhibition

May 31 - July 20, 2019

Gadsden Arts is pleased to present the 2019 Art in Gadsden Student Poster Competition exhibition of children's art, on view now in the Jane & Alex Hinson Children's Art Gallery in the ArtZone! Students from 3 schools - Gadsden Elementary Magnet School, Robert F. Munroe Day School, and West Gadsden Middle School - designed "PEACE" themed posters and submitted them to compete for awards.

Students created powerful pieces like the Best in Show winner, which says "We are all different in our own way" (Sarah Fulmer, 7th Grade, GEMS), and the 2nd place work of art depicting peaceful figures from history (Jasmine Huff, 7th Grade, GEMS). Thank you to teachers Joyce Austin (Gadsden Elementary Magnet School), Beth Cox (Robert F. Munroe Day School), and Dionne Davis (West Gadsden Middle School) for encouraging students to participate in this project!

Student Award Winners:
Best in Show - Sarah Fulmer, 7th Grade, GEMS
First Place - Amber Jenkins, 11th Grade, RFM
Second Place - Jasmine Huff, 7th Grade, GEMS
Third Place - Jhermani Enzor, 7th Grade, WGMS

Student Honorable Mentions
Addie Cox, 2nd Grade, RFM
Leah Fain, 7th Grade, 7th, GEMS
Victoria Stone, 11th Grade, RFM
Alondra Cruz, 5th Grade, GEMS

View the exhibition in the ArtZone through July 20 at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum.
Hours are Tuesdays - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and ArtZone admission is always FREE for everyone.

Gadsden Art Center & Museum: 2019 Summer Art Camp

June 10 - July 26, 2019

Every year, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's Art Camps offer creative fun with experienced art educators! Children are invited to experiment with a variety of art mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, clay, collage, assemblage, mixed-media, and more! The goal of our camps is to create a fun, inspiring, and educational program where campers can build skills in the arts and find confidence! Register by June 1st for 6 One-Week Sessions June 10-28 & July 8-26 9am-12pm (ages 6-12)

Weekly Tuition:
$65 members,
$75 nonmembers
Limited Scholarships Available
*A $35 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration to reserve a space.
The balance is due and refundable up to one week before each camp week begins.


Weekly Themes Include:

Week 1 - Line, Shape, & Color - June 10-15, 9am-12pm
Explore the essential elements of art: line, shape, and color in our first week of art camp. Featured project: abstract paintings

Week 2 - Art, Animals, & Symbols - June 17-21, 9am-12pm
Dive into animals and symbols in art and create your own projects inspired by YOU! Featured project: my personal symbols collage

Week 3 - Around the World - June 24-28, 9am-12pm
Learn about art from cultures around the world and get inspired to create your own fun art and craft projects. Featured project: paper mache

Week 4 - Build, Sculpt, & Weave - July 8-12, 9am-12pm
Creating sculptures, weaving, and quilt-making are our focus for week four of art camp. Featured project: collaborative quilt

Week 5 - Move & Flow - July 15-19, 9am-12pm
Make art with movement, inspired by dance, rhythm, and poetry in this exciting week of camp. Featured project: pendulum paintings

Week 6 - The Art of Storytelling - July 22-26, 9am-12pm
Every artist tells a story. Find your story to tell through art! Featured project: art zines.

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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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Under the Tapper Bridge By Jimmy Nicholson

June 29 - August 17, 2019

Gadsden Arts is pleased to present Under the Tapper Bridge, a series of black and white silver gelatin photographs by Quincy photographer Jimmy Nicholson that document the local residents and visitors who come under the bridge in Highland View, Florida. Nicholson's love affair with photography originally began in 1972 with a visit to the Northwood Mall where he stumbled upon the portrait studio of Richard Parks. Parks's dramatic, razor sharp, black and white photographs inspired Nicholson to adapt a style of his own. Under the Tapper Bridge is on view at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum through August 17, alongside the 31st Art in Gadsden exhibition and two additional exhibitions.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, with $5 admission (free for members and children 17 and under).
ArtZone drop-in studio hours are Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 5pm, with group resevations available Tuesdays through Thursdays, admission-free.

For more information, call 850-875-4866

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Antique & Classic Car Show

July 20, 2019

Join us July 20th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana (Florida, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

Fuse Beads in the ArtZone

July 27, 2019

Families are invited to the ArtZone on July 27 for a special ArtZone project: Fuse bead creations!
The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum for families and visitors of all ages.
As always, there will be several projects in the ArtZone, as well as this special one-day project. Limited supplies available, so this fuse bead project is first-come, first-serve.
The ArtZone will be open 10am-5pm.

Regular ArtZone Hours
Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
The ArtZone is always FREE to all visitors thanks to generous sponsors.
Free admission, no registration required.

13 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351

August - 2019

Free Admission Saturdays

August 03, 2019

Join the Gadsden Arts Center for FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS.

Come on by August 3rd and explore our exhibitions featuring the 31st Annual Regional Exhibition of Fine Art in Gadsden.
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

Story Time in the ArtZone

August 03, 2019

Join us for reading and art-making in the ArtZone August 3rd 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.

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Food Truck Fridays

August 09, 2019

Join us Friday August 9th, 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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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!

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Artist Workshop featuring Wendy Devarieux: Painting the Landscape in Soft Pastel

August 16 - August 17, 2019

In this workshop, students will learn how to use pastels effectively in creating landscapes. Soft pastels will be used as oil painters and water-colorists use a brush. Devarieux will focus on mark making, composition, color theory, and design used in creating a painting, and also discuss techniques and under painting. Workshop includes discussion of design elements and principles, demonstrations of techniques, individual assistance, and a critique.

Fri-Sat, August 16-17, 2019 10am-5pm
Tuition: $180 for Members, $200 for Non-Members
Register by: August 2nd

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Antique & Classic Car Show

August 17, 2019

Join us August 17th from 4pm-7:30pm in Havana (Florida, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First Street NW, Havana, FL 32333

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

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, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First 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, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First 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.

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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, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First 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, not Cuba) invites antique and classic cars to a monthly cruise-in held in historic downtown.
Located 1 block off US 27, 12 miles north of I-10. Enjoy shops and cafes. Pet-friendly. Sponsored by Havana Main Street Program.

First Street NW, Havana, FL 32333