Come often to explore, create and to share art...
The Visual Arts Center mission is to Inspire, Explore, Create and Promote the Visual Arts
The Visual Arts Center serves Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Southwest Florida and beyond, with three major galleries, an extensive arts library and a gift shop of unique, hand crafted items made by our artists.
We provide the best art classes, instructors and exhibit opportunities for our members and visitors alike. Our courses are designed for all ages and skill levels and we offer a variety of both classes and workshops throughout the year in all the arts media.
We sponsor events, gallery openings, competitions and groups for community participation with help from our dedicated volunteers, without whom we would not be able to provide our variety of services and opportunities for all.
The Visual Arts Center galleries are free to all. Use our site to help discover all the art classes, workshops, events and exhibitions where you can explore your imaginative soul.
The Visual Arts Center's friendly, welcoming environment makes new and returning visitors feel comfortable lingering over our local, regional and national art exhibitions. Year-round classes taught by our talented, award winning instructors provide life-long learning experiences to young and old alike. We invite you to come see for yourself why Charlotte County Art Guild's Visual Art Center is truly a community gathering place.
Bringing inspiration and creativity to our community!
We're Going to Cuba!
The Visual Arts Center will be offering an Art Education trip to Cuba in May! Learn all the details at the presentation being made by Janey Duke from AAA Travel on Monday, October 12 at 5pm in the Visual Arts Center’s Goff Gallery. Please RSVP to (941) 639-8810 by Thursday, October 5.
Charlotte County's First & Finest juried art exhibit is celebrating it's 26th year! Open to both members and non-members with 2D work. Find entry guidelines on our prospectus. Come to A Harvest Celebration: 1890's themed festival with dancing, food and dring and prizes. Period attire is encouraged. November 20 from 6pm - 9pm. Purchase tickets for $35 at the Visual Arts Center.
Download the Complete Prospectus and Entry Form.
Everyone is welcome to JOIN and ENJOY what the Visual Arts Center offers. While membership dues help support our programs, membership is not required to take classes, participate in workshops or enter most exhibits. JOIN NOW!
Understanding and implementing that philosophy, in 1960, a group of local Punta Gorda artists held an outdoor art show which drew an astounding 3,000 people. That vision of the power of art evolved into the Visual Arts Center which created educational, cultural and economic impacts for Southwest Florida.
A special thank you goes out to all our Corporate Partners!
Without their support, our costs would become overwhelming.
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