Main Gallery Schedule

Visual Arts Center exhibits are always FREE to explore and feature original works of art created by local artists. Most art is for sale, making our galleries a fantastic place to find a new piece for your home or office. The public is welcome to attend our opening receptions- a great time to mingle, enjoy refreshments and meet exhibiting artists.

For Artists: If you are an artist looking for prospectus for upcoming exhibits, visit our Call to Artists page.

VAC Student Show

On Display December 4 - 21, 2018

Visual Art Center students have worked all year with the support of our instructors to bring their best work forward for this special exhibit. The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.


Plein Air & Quickdraw

On Display January 8 - 31, 2019

Plein Air features traditional 2D media painted outdoors, or 'en plein air'. Paintings from the annual Quickdraw (happening Jan. 14) will also be on display! The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, January 17 at 5:00 pm. 


ACSWF Winner's Circle

On Display February 2 - 28, 2019

The ACSWF Winner's Circle is a prestigious showcase, featuring the work of artists/craftspeople who have won awards at ACSWF member organizations’ art exhibits during the two-year period preceding the show. Thus, it is the “Best of Southwest Florida,” from all of the Art Council’s Member Organizations.


Primavera

On Display March 3 - 28, 2019

Primavera is our annual Springtime juried exhibit featuring fresh, exciting art inspired by a world in bloom all around us! The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, March 14 at 5:00 pm.


Pictures in Paradise

On Display March 31 - April 24, 2019

Photographers are tasked with capturing a special place they call their very own 'Paradise' for our second annual digital photography exhibit, Pictures in Paradise! In addition to the physical exhibit, a separate online exhibit titled “A Week in Your Paradise” will be on display at visulartcenter.org. The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 pm.


Charlotte County High Schools

On Display April 27 - May 8, 2019

Charlotte County High School student artwork will be on display April 27 - May 8 in the Main Gallery. 


Charlotte County Elementary Schools

On Display May 11 - 18, 2019

Charlotte County Elementary School student artwork will be on display May 1 - 18 in the Main Gallery. 


Water, Water, Everywhere

On Display May 21 - June 27, 2019

Water, Water, Everywhere has anything and everything to do with water: boating, fishing, shells, beaches and more. See the unique ways our artists represent water in various types of media, from paintings to pottery, glass, fiber art and more! The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, May 30 at 5:00 pm. 


Member's Showcase

On Display July 1 - August 22, 2019 

A select group of VAC Members will display a special selection of their favorite, best or most significant works, as their art tells you their story! The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for The Member's Showcase Thursday, July 11 at 5:00 pm. 


Color!

On Display September 10 - October 3, 2019

The possibilities are endless when our artists express themselves through Color! Color is splashed across all types of 2D and 3D media, from paintings to sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more! The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, September 12 at 5:00 pm. 


Harvest of Art

On Display October 7 - 31, 2019

Harvest of Art is the Visual Arts Center's first and finest annual juried exhibit of traditional two-dimensional art. The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 pm. Harvest of Art is proudly sponsored by Centennial Bank. 


Fun Arts Festival

On Display November 4 - December 4, 2019

The FUN Arts Festival is our annual fall exhibit fundraiser celebrating artists of the past! The public is invited to attend the  Reception Thursday, November 7 at 5:00 pm. 


Instructor Show

On Display December 10 - 20, 2019

The Instructor Show presents artwork by Visual Arts Center Instructors. Learn more about our talented group of artists and see what they have to offer in each of their classes! There is no reception for this exhibit.


A Week in Your Paradise Online Exhibit 

"A Week in Your Paradise" is the Visual Arts Center's flagship online exhibit, featuring photography from all around the region, that describes  "Paradise", from the Photographer's point of view.

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